Liverpool avoided a major scare on Wednesday night as they beat Red Bull Salzburg 4-3 at Anfield, in a game which became a lot closer than they would have expected.
The Reds raced into a 3-0 lead in the first half, with Sadio Mane, Andrew Robertson and Mohamed Salah all finding the net, before Hwang Hee-chan pulled one back for Salzburg.
Liverpool were then rocked in the second half as Takumi Minamimo and Erling Braut Haaland scored to haul Salzburg level, meaning Liverpool's three-goal lead had evaporated – but Salah struck again to seal all three points.
Jurgen Klopp had a real scare, and Salzburg again showed how talented their crop of young players are, and it's not just goalscorers Hwang, Minamino and Haaland.
Midfielder Enock Mwepu impressed too, as did playmaker Dominik Szoboszlai, who is already attracting major interest after notching three goals and three assists this season.
Arsenal fans unsurprisingly kept a close eye on Szoboszlai's display against Liverpool, and many suggested that they want to see the Gunners sign him as he is the 'real deal'.
Others said he was 'incredible' and needs to brought to North London as soon as possible, comparing him to Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz after a promising performance against Liverpool.
Told you about Dominik Szoboszlai. Kid is the real deal. Need to bring him to N5 sharpish. #afc— Ryan (@_RyanAFC) October 2, 2019
Overall I really liked how Szoboszlai has played tonight. Worked his arse off, picked up some great positions in Liverpool's half and has played some really smart passes.— Séan (@LogicalScouting) October 2, 2019
Thought Dominik Szoboszlai the no.14 for Salzburg looked a player!— MikeAFC (@MikeAFC4) October 2, 2019
Looks comfy on the ball likes to link up with his teammates quick one two's can ping a good ball just a tad quick i would say , we should look at minamino he was class tonight absolute pest for liverpool— ¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥ (@VeerKantelia1) October 2, 2019
First time I'm having a proper look at Szoboszlai. He's skillful with that light touch, and a good decision maker.— Gilles (@GrimandiTweets_) October 2, 2019
Needs to strengthen.
Looks like he'd require at least a year's adaptation in the PL.
Mane went from RBS to Soton, Keita RBS to RBL to Liv.
Shld follow similar path.
Omg Szoboszlai— Big Smoke (@DripOrDash) October 2, 2019
Szoboszlai is incredible— Daniel (@DannyAFC91) October 2, 2019
Bring Szoboszlai to N5 as soon as possible man.— Pádraig (@afcpadraig) October 2, 2019
Szoboszlai - I want him— M.Malone (@kingtxfi) October 2, 2019
Dominik Szoboszlai to Arsenal in the summer make it happen.— maNav (@givemesamosa) October 2, 2019
Arsenal Yh get haland and Szoboszlai— Mercedes Second Son (@ospiprime23) October 2, 2019
Szoboszlai is one interesting midfielder. Right footed Fabían Ruiz?— Yudha TP (@yudhatystm) October 2, 2019
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