The €70 million (£60 million) release clause in Szoboszlai’s contract with Leipzig expires at the end of June, and sources have indicated that Liverpool have reinforced their intention to exercise that provision despite their initial reluctance.
The 22-year-old is now scheduled for a physical with the goal of becoming Liverpool’s second summer signing after personal terms with Szoboszlai were also agreed upon.
Szoboszlai’s negotiations have not been mixed up with those involving Fabio Carvalho, who earlier on Friday signed a season-long loan without a buyout agreement with Leipzig.
Szoboszlai had a standout season for RB Leipzig last year, scoring ten goals and dishing out 13 assists across all competitions.
Szoboszlai, an offensive midfielder by trade, played on the wing for Leipzig for the bulk of the season, with the majority of his minutes coming on the right side of the team’s attack.
“I really like Klopp. The way he can inspire his players is unbelievable,” Szoboszlai said in 2020. “Even when they have nothing, they can stand up and his players can achieve anything. For me, he is the best manager in the world.”