Unlikely Liverpool star now THIRD FASTEST Premier League player of the last three years, with Kyle Walker still the fastest at a whopping 37.31km/h
- A Liverpool star has been named the third fastest player in the Premier League
- Kyle Walker retains his title as the league’s fastest player for the past three years
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Kyle Walker is still the fastest player in the Premier League over the past three seasons, but a Liverpool star has surprisingly climbed to the top of the rankings and above his teammate Mohamed Salah.
Last week, the Premier League announced its fastest players yet for the opening stages of the 2023-2024 season.
Salah and Walker were surprisingly not in the top 10, while Dominic Solanke and Anthony Gordon raced to the top of the leaderboard.
But a Liverpool midfielder surprisingly surpassed both with his pace during their dramatic late win against Wolves at Molineux on Saturday.
Dominik Szoboszlai may not be known for his pace, but he managed a top speed of 36.76 km/h (22 mph) during the race.
Manchester City star Kyle Walker (pictured) remains the fastest player in the Premier League over the past three seasons
Mohammed Salah remains in the top ten, but has been overtaken by a Liverpool colleague
Dominik Szoboszlai (left) clocked a high speed of 36.93 km/h against Wolves
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According to Stats Perform, the midfielder, who joined Liverpool from RB Leipzig for a fee of £60m, is the third fastest player in the top flight over the past three seasons.
He comes behind Walker, who maintains his position in first place with a top speed of 37.31 km/h.
Behind him is former Brentford and Luton Town winger Chiedozie Ogbene, who has clocked a top speed of 36.93 km/h.
Former Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger, who ended a five-year spell at Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid in 2022, is fifth after a fast pace of 36.72, which puts him fourth in the standings.
Brennan Johnson, who signed a five-year contract with Tottenham earlier this summer, but will certainly be missed by former Nottingham Forest after reaching a top speed of 36.70km/h last season.
The Spurs star overtook Mykhailo Mudryk to become one of the fastest players in the league last season, with the Chelsea winger ranking ninth in the speedsters rankings for the past three seasons.
Adama Traore comes in sixth place in the rankings with a fast speed of 36.64, while Salah is in seventh place.
Anthony Gordon makes up the top 10 fastest players over the past three seasons, with the Newcastle man returning one goal and one assist at the start of the new Premier League season.
Antonio Rudiger (left) is interestingly one of the five fastest players in the Premier League
Adama Traore (right) is also in the top ten, with a top speed of 36.64 km/h
Mykhailo Mudryk and Anthony Gordon both make up the top ten, with the Chelsea star racing to a speed of 36.63 km/h
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|*Statistics according to Stats Perform|