Liverpool fans declare Dominik Szoboszlai a ‘Steven Gerrard regen’ following the Hungarian’s Carabao Cup stunner in the Red’s 3-1 win over Leicester City
- Liverpool fans salivated over Szoboszlai after his stunning Carabao Cup goal
- The Hungarian was described as a Steven Gerrard ‘regen’ for his displays
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Liverpool fans have believe they have found the perfect player to finally fill Steven Gerrard’s number eight shirt in Dominik Szoboszlai, after his Carabao Cup stunner against Leicester.
The Hungarian hit a stunning strike as the Reds came from behind once again to beat the Foxes 3-1 at Anfield and book their place in the competition’s fourth round.
All the talk after the match was about Szoboszlai’s goal of the season contender, as he rifled in a shot from just outside the box that crashed into the net off the underside of the bar.
It was the 22-year-old’s second goal in Liverpool colours, following his move from RB Leipzig in the summer, and it brought comparisons to one of the club’s greatest ever number eights, in Steven Gerrard.
Fans took to social media to praise the midfielder and to suggest they had finally found an heir to the former Liverpool captain.
Dominik Szoboszlai celebrates after his stunning strike in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Leicester
Szoboszlai’s goal and performance have seen him being described as a ‘Steven Gerrard regen’
The thunderbolt was likened to one of Steven Gerrard’s strikes wearing the number eight shirt
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‘Ladies and Gentlemen. We found him. We found the Gerrard Regen’ one post read as they added a side-by-side image of the two players in similar celebrating stance.
Another fan echoed the same sentiment by posting matching images of Szobozslai and Gerrard shaping to shoot, alongside the caption ‘We have our own Gerrard regen.’
The same theme continued with another post reading: ‘I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Szoboszlai is Gerrard’s regen.’
Others got all emotional at the thought of a seeing a player show the same qualities as Gerrard did as a Liverpool player and posted a hilarious GIF of a Pep Guardiola full of emotion with the statement ‘We have our Steven Gerrard back.’
Some went even further with their praise for the Hungarian, suggesting that not only does he share the same attributes as Gerrard but that he’ll be one day spoken about in the same discussion alongside the reds icon, Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes as the Premier League’s very best.
Liverpool fans took to social media to declare Szoboszlai as the heir to Steven Gerrard
‘I have already seen enough of Dominik Szoboszlai to tell you that he is the closest thing to Steven Gerrard that I’ve seen since his retirement.
Szoboszlai will be in the Kevin De Bryune and Eden Hazard category in no time. And if he stays at Liverpool for a 5-6 years, he will be in the Gerrard, Scholes, Lampard conversation. You heard it here first.
Unreal talent, great attitude and the best coach behind him – Sky is the limit.’
Gerrard played over 700 games for Liverpool, scoring 185 goals and led the club to to two FA Cups, three League Cups, the UEFA Cup and that glorious night in Istanbul in 2005 when they won the Champions League after coming from three goals down against AC Milan.
Szoboszlai has some way to go to emulate those feats, but he did help Liverpool turn around their Carabao Cup tie, after Jurgen Klopp’s men fell behind to an early Kasey McAteer goal.
The Foxes went into the break with a 1-0 lead, but second half goals from Cody Gakpo, Szoboszlai’s worldie and Diogo Jota turned the game around and booked their place in the fourth round, where they’ll play Bournemouth.
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