Liverpool have signed another Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Phil Coutinho for Jurgen Klopp


Liverpool have signed another Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Philippe Coutinho in Dominik Soboszlai. The Reds are due to announce the arrival of the Hungary captain imminently after he flew into Merseyside on Saturday to undergo a medical and sign a long-term contract.

Soboszlai will cost the Merseyside club £60million in arriving from RB Leipzig and will be their second signing of the summer after Alexis Mac Allister. Among his many qualities include a brilliant ball-striking technique, which has helped him to 67 career goals for club and country - many of them eye-catching.

And The Athletic say his long-range shooting is part of the reason the versatile attacking midfielder is headed to Anfield. They report that Oxlade-Chamberlain, who left the club this week as a free agent, was widely encouraged by the playing staff to shoot from distance.

The former England international - who is still yet to confirm his next club - scored several notable long-range strikes, with his two most famous ones coming against Manchester City. And before that, Jurgen Klopp had Philippe Coutinho who boasted an entire catalogue of phenomenal goals in his five years at Anfield.

The Brazilian scored 54 times for Liverpool with many of them coming from 25 yards out or even further. And like Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Reds made the most of Coutinho's shooting ability when he was a first-team regular with it one of the main weapons in their attacking arsenal.

In Soboszlai, Liverpool have a new specialist from distance and like Coutinho, the Hungarian has a penchant for dead-ball situations too. After losing Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Reds are lacking in players who can threaten from outside of the box regularly.

While Soboszlai faces a fight with Trent Alexander-Arnold for the honour of taking free-kicks, from open play it is anticipated he - like Oxlade-Chamberlain - will be encouraged to test opposition goalkeepers with his powerful technique.

Such ability will come in handy for Liverpool against deep-lying defences whom Klopp's side struggle to break down. Soboszlai is also another capable of finding the killer pass, similarly to Alexander-Arnold, which offers another way to get through stubborn backlines.

Liverpool's new signing is expected to take up a role as the right-sided No 8. With Klopp adopting a 3-2-2-3 'box' midfield formation, the 22-year-old will operate beyond Alexander-Arnold but behind Mohamed Salah.

But there could yet be more additions before the summer window shuts, with Khephren Thuram and Romeo Lavia options to further improve the midfield. A left-sided centre-back who suits the formation better than Andy Robertson could also be recruited.

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