Liverpool fans hope 'embarrassing' Dominik Szoboszlai comments have been 'lost in translation'

The comments of Dominik Szoboszlai as he prepared to lead Hungary at EURO 2024 left some Liverpool fans irked on social media
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Liverpool fans have expressed their discontent after Dominik Szoboszlai addressed his mixed end to the season at Anfield.

The Hungarian star started brightly on Merseyside, with some good performances in the early months of the campaign after making the move from RB Leipzig. The 23-year-old was a marquee addition to Jurgen Klopp's squad last summer as part of an extensive overhaul in midfield.

However, a hamstring injury picked up in January halted his progress and he managed just one full 90 minutes from his return versus Nottingham Forest in February. Now, the former Bundesliga prospect has looked back over his first campaign in England as he admitted that he is hoping to improve on his showings next term.

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However, Szoboszlai's comments to the Hungarian Football Federation appeared to leave some supporters vexed. Preparing to lead his country at Euro 2024, he remarked: "I've just finished a difficult season, but since this was my first in the Premier League, I'm not dissatisfied with my performance, although I definitely want to have a better season next time

"I usually think positively, so it didn't bother me that I played a smaller role at Liverpool at the end of the season, he said, before making a comment which left some Reds fans disgruntled, adding: "At least the chance of injury was lower and I could focus on the European Championship earlier."

Taking to social media, one irked Liverpool fan said: "Hope that's been translated wrong, because that statement is absolutely embarrassing if that's what he actually said," while another said: "We were competing for four trophies and this guy was focused on the Euros?"

Dominik Szoboszlai struggled to live up to his early season form during the second half of 2023-24
Dominik Szoboszlai struggled to live up to his early season form during the second half of 2023-24 -Credit:Getty

One Kopite then gave their own assessment of Szoboszlai's first campaign at Anfield, saying: "Great start but it kind of showed where his head was second half of the season" as one fan argued: "Definitely taken wrong. Everyone needs to calm down," and another added: "You’ve mistranslated or just misunderstood what’s he’s said, lads."

After his second half of the season yielded zero goals and assists in the league, alongside just one start in the last six games, he will be hoping he will have more joy in exerting his influence for his country at the Euros. Szoboszlai became the youngest player in his nation's history to wear the captain's armband as he led out his team in the Group A opener.

Although Hungary fell to a 3-1 defeat against Switzerland, the midfielder appeared back to his best as he provided the assist for Barnabas Varga in the contest. However, their efforts were not enough as they started their tournament with a loss as they prepare to face hosts Germany in Stuttgart next.