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Liverpool newboy enters list of fastest Premier League players

Szoboszlai at Liverpool
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Two Liverpool stars are in the top 10 fastest EPL players.

Dominik Szoboszlai is the third fastest player to have graced the Premier League since 2020-21.

Liverpool signed the Hungary international on a £60m deal from RB Leipzig in early July. Since then, Szoboszlai has found a solid start to his career at Anfield, establishing a regular place in Jurgen Klopp’s starting lineup.

In addition to his clinical finishing and impressive physicality, Szoboszlai’s pace has helped him have a smooth transition into the Premier League.

According to the latest data from Opta, Szoboszlai is the third fastest player in EPL since the start of the 2020-21 campaign. With an incredible max speed of 36.76 km/h, he is only outpaced by Luton Town’s Chiedozie Ogbene and Manchester City’s Kyle Walker.

Szoboszlai’s new record is significantly higher than what UEFA reported in their technical report for the 2022-23 Champions League season. There, Szoboszlai’s top speed was recorded at 35.9km/h.

Here is the full list of the fastest Premier League players since 2020-21 (according to Opta).

#PlayerClubTop Speed (km/h)
1Kyle WalkerMan City37.31
2Chiedozie OgbeneLuton Town36.93
3Dominik SzoboszlaiLiverpool36.76
4Antonio RudigerChelsea36.72
5Brennan JohnsonTottenham36.70
6Adama TraoreWolves36.64
7Mohamed SalahLiverpool36.64
8Tariq LampteyBrighton36.64
9Mykhailo MudrykChelsea36.63
10Anthony GordonNewcastle36.61