Score and updates as Van Dijk sent off after Gordon puts hosts ahead

Score and updates as Van Dijk sent off after Gordon puts hosts ahead

by Chris Bascombe

Liverpool new boy Dominik Szoboszlai has assumed the position of noisy neighbour to his shut buddy Erling Haaland, warning the Manchester Metropolis striker ‘we’re coming on your title’.

Szoboszlai and Haaland shaped a bond throughout their time at RB Salzburg, with the Hungary skipper shopping for a home close to Manchester, two doorways down from the Norway striker.

However their respect off the sector shall be an intensive rivalry on it, with the £60 million signing unhesitant when requested who will end increased within the Premier League.

“Us,” he mentioned of Liverpool.

“I at all times suppose that method. Even when that is exhausting and there are superb groups within the Premier League, we’re additionally superb. Now we have an excellent coach and gamers. We’re going to do our greatest and on the finish I wish to be first.

“I’m this kind. I prefer to win. I love to do every thing for the group. In the event that they ask me if I wish to win the Premier League, after all I wish to win it. If I wish to win the Europa League and the FA Cup, the identical. All the things we are able to do that 12 months. I wish to win every thing as a result of no person goes to ask you the way it feels to be second.”

Requested if it is perhaps too quickly for Klopp’s Liverpool to mount a severe title problem, particularly as Metropolis have signed one other ex-team mate Josko Gvardiol, Szoboszlai mentioned: “We are going to see. Now we have a whole lot of video games. They (Metropolis primarily) have a whole lot of video games and we now have to play towards them as nicely. I feel all people within the Premier League who has an opportunity to win, they’re going to wish to win. We’re considering the identical. The opposite guys (Haaland and Gvardiol) are going to suppose the identical when you ask them.

“He (Haaland) is my actually good buddy however I don’t actually care about that for these 95 or 100 minutes. He doesn’t care as nicely, most likely. That is regular. I’m searching for myself and my team-mates to assist and if I’m going to attain a last-minute aim I’m even happier.

“I performed with Haaland at Salzburg, with Christo Nkunku in Leipzig and Josko Gvardiol, I’m additionally actually shut with him. After all they’re nonetheless my buddies however nonetheless for this 90, 95 minutes they won’t be my buddies.”

Szoboszlai admits Haaland’s success at Metropolis has impressed him to succeed in related heights.

“Yeah, he got here right here and confirmed himself, scoring over 50 objectives in a season. I knew he was going to do it as a result of I knew his high quality,” he mentioned.

“What he did final 12 months he’s most likely going to proceed. However I’m trying to proceed for my group. We’re buddies however I’m searching for myself.

“He’s most likely two homes subsequent to me. He is aware of my household, I do know his household just a little bit. We talk about how they’re, how he’s. On a regular basis stuff, not the soccer, just a little bit exterior. However after all soccer (discuss) is coming as nicely.” 


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