Dominik Szoboszlai and Curtis Jones Shine in Liverpool’s Midfield
The latest player stats from the Premier League highlight the impressive performances of Dominik Szoboszlai and Curtis Jones in Liverpool’s midfield.
Since his arrival at Anfield from RB Leipzig for £60 million in July, Szoboszlai has been a revelation. He immediately caught the attention of fans with his performances in the pre-season lactate test, famously conducted by James Milner.
The Hungarian midfielder has completely transformed Liverpool’s midfield dynamic. The updated player stats from the Premier League after gameweek 12 demonstrate the athleticism he has displayed so far. Szoboszlai has covered 132.2km of total ground this season, ranking second on the list behind Brentford’s Christian Norgaard.
Jones’ Lively Performances
Curtis Jones has also been lively in Liverpool’s midfield. During September’s match against Wolves, Jones covered an impressive 13km, a total that has only been surpassed three times in the current Premier League campaign.
Speed and Stamina
Szoboszlai’s impact goes beyond his energy on the pitch. He has registered the third-fastest sprint speed of the season at 36.8km/h, trailing only Luton’s Chiedozie Ogbene and Wolves’ Pedro Neto in that category.
A Revitalized Midfield
Last season, Liverpool’s midfield was criticized for being stale and aging. However, the summer overhaul has injected a renewed sense of vigor in the middle of the park. With Szoboszlai and Jones leading the way, Liverpool is closing the gap on league leaders Man City and aims to secure victory in their upcoming match at the Etihad.