Paul Merson has hailed Liverpool's transfer chiefs for swiftly sealing a move for the "outstanding" Dominik Szoboszlai - but believes the Hungarian's excellence won't be enough to secure victory at Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.
Szoboszlai, a £60 million signing from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in July, has enjoyed a stellar start to his Anfield career and impressed once again against Leicester City in the League Cup on Wednesday as his emphatic effort helped the Reds on their way to a 3-1 victory.
For the 22-year-old Hungarian, it was his latest remarkable showing since his move to the Premier League in which he has spearheaded Jurgen Klopp's to second in the table, just two points behind Manchester City. Led by interim sporting director Jorg Schmadtke, Liverpool saw off competition from Saudi-backed Newcastle United to secure a move for Szoboszlai.
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The midfielder is expected to be handed another starting berth against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday night, with Liverpool hoping to land an early blow on the North London outfit who have also started the new Premier League season in impressive fashion.
Speaking on both sides' dangermen ahead of the clash in North London, Merson, who won the First Division with Arsenal, singled out Szoboszlai's seamless transition to English football and questioned how Liverpool faced so little competition from Premier League rivals for his signature.
"Dominik Szoboszlai has been absolutely outstanding, how has everybody else missed out on him?" wrote Merson in his Sportskeeda column. "Similarly, James Maddison has done bits forRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk