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Liverpool 3-1 Leicester: Dominik Szoboszlai scores stunner in Liverpool win

Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai has scored two goals since arriving at Liverpool for £60m in the summer

Dominik Szoboszlai’s stunning second-half strike helped Liverpool come from behind to beat Leicester City in the Carabao Cup third round.

Kasey McAteer gave Leicester the lead just three minutes in as the Championship leaders hit their Premier League hosts on the counter-attack.

Liverpool pushed hard for a leveller, with youngsters Harvey Elliott and Ben Doak rattling the woodwork and Jarell Quansah thwarted by Jakub Stolarczyk.

Cody Gakpo was the man who got the Reds’ equaliser with a well-taken finish just after half-time, having earlier been denied by Conor Coady’s goalline clearance.

It was then the Dutch forward’s turn to strike the woodwork, as his header hit the bar following good build-up play from Doak and Elliott.

Szoboszlai edged Liverpool ahead when, moments after being introduced as a second-half substitute, he arrowed an unstoppable shot in off the crossbar.

Leicester looked to respond as they sought a first victory at Anfield since 2000, but incessant pressure from the hosts eventually told with a third goal.

A nonchalant flick from Diogo Jota put the result beyond doubt as the 2022 winners reached the fourth round, where they will visit Bournemouth.

‘It was one of my best’

Dominik Szoboszlai
At the age of 22, Dominik Szoboszlai captains Hungary and has scored seven times in 34 matches for his nation

Szoboszlai spoke to Liverpool’s club media following the game, stating that the strike against Leicester was among the best in his catalogue.

“It was very special,” he said. “I don’t know if it was the best goal, I scored one of my best in the national team and also in Salzburg.

“But one of the best for sure.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also spoke about the Hungary international in his post-match press conference: “Since the first minute of training he has been impressive. He is a top bloke, a really top guy.

“I don’t have to tell him to shoot, he knows better than I – he’s really good. That is a really good skill. [It was a] super goal.”

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