The young Hungarian supertalent beat World Cup-winning Argentine goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez with a shot from the edge of the area after a corner, giving the lead to Liverpool. The game ended in a 3–0 victory for the Reds against Aston Villa. This was the first time a Hungarian player scored in the English Premier League in over a decade.
The 22-year-old Hungary National Team captain has played through all three Premier League games for his title-challenging Liverpool side this season. The British media is also impressed with his performance. It’s been a long time since a player from Hungary has played such a prominent role at such a prestigious club.
It would have been too great of a risk for Szoboszlai to go against his teammates and refuse to take a knee on his Premier League debut. While playing for the Hungarian National Team, however, he did just that: he, along with his teammates, refused to kneel before the two Nations League games against England in 2022, and they won both times.
The 19-year-old left back is the second Hungarian player to be signed by a Premier League side for a high transfer fee this summer. Kerkez joined Bournemouth only weeks after Dominik Szoboszlai’s transfer to Liverpool was announced.