"I really like Klopp..." - Liverpool target Dominik Szoboszlai's comments resurface amid Anfield links
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Liverpool are interested in signing RB Leipzig midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai this summer, according to reports.
Jurgen Klopp is thought to be in the market for midfield recruits following the impending departures of Naby Keita, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Arthur Melo.
Having stuck a pin in their pursuit of Jude Bellingham last month, the Reds have turned their attention to Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister.
However, the latest name to be rumoured with a move to Anfield is Szoboszlai, who has impressed for Leipzig this season.
The 22-year-old has managed a strong return of nine goals and 13 assists in 44 games this season, having mainly operated as right-winger or as a number 10.
Danish journalist Daniel Nielson confirmed Liverpool's interest on Twitter, explaining that Szoboszlai is a potential alternative to Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount, with the Reds keen to avoid any bidding wars.
Nielson adds that Szoboszlai is likely to cost £45 million plus bonuses, revealing that the "player is ready to make the switch to Merseyside".
While that price is not cheap, it is significantly less than the £70 million Chelsea are asking for Mount, according to Sky Sports.
What has Szoboszlai said about Klopp?
Szoboszlai has previously been very complimentary of Klopp, labelling him "the best manager in the world"
Speaking to Hungarian YouTube channel Csisztu in 2020, the Hungary international said (quotes via Liverpool.com): "I really like Klopp. The kind of human being he is.
"The way he can inspire his players is unbelievable. Even when they have nothing, they can stand up and his players can achieve anything. For me he is the best manager [in the world]," the young midfielder added.
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