RB Leipzig Troll Liverpool’s Gaffe After They Misspelled Dominik Szoboszlai’s Name

RB Leipzig Troll Liverpool’s Gaffe After They Misspelled Dominik Szoboszlai’s Name

Elijah Odetokun
updated at August 4, 2023 at 7:43 AM
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  • Liverpool have made themselves a subject of mockery after misspelling Dominik Szoboszlai's name on his shirt
  • His former club RB Leipzig could not look away and amplified their mess to the world
  • The Reds triggered the Hungarian's release clause of £60m to bring him to Anfield

Liverpool's kitman will have to be careful from now on after a major gaffe on the back of a player's jersey set the club up for drags on social media and from the club from which they signed him.

The Reds lost 4-3 to Bayern Munich in a pre-season friendly in Singapore thanks to a last-minute goal from Frans Krätzig, which handed Thomas Tuchel's men the bragging rights.

The German champions twice came from behind in the first half and the second half after going down 2-0 and 3-2.

Dominik Szoboszlai, Diogo Jota, Cody Gakpo, Alexis Mac Allister, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Singapore.
Cody Gakpo celebrates his opening goal against Bayern Munich with his Liverpool teammates. Photo from @LFC.
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New captain, Virgil van Dijk marked his first outing with a goal, assisted by Scottish fullback Andrew Robertson, while summer recruit from Brighton, Alexis Mac Allister, struggled.

RB Leipzig troll Liverpool

Dominik Szoboszlai may not have gotten on the scoresheet against a familiar foe in the German champions, but he is getting the most attention after a major blunder from the club.

The kitman misspelled his name with an extra 'S'. 'Szoboszlai' was misspelled as 'Szosbozlai'. His former club could not look away and told the English club they'd get the hang of it very soon.

According to The Athletic, Jurgen Klopp prompted the club to trigger a £60m release clause for the Hungarian midfielder before it expired on June 30 to reinforce his midfield after several departures.

He was the second signing in the department after the Reds poached World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister for £35m from Brighton, which fans described as the steal of the transfer window.

Szoboszlai reveals Gerrard's inspiration

Sports Brief reported that Szoboszlai claimed he chose number 8 to take after his idol and former captain, Steven Gerrard.

The 22-year-old also claimed he has a tattoo of a quote from the Al-Ettifaq manager on his forearm in Hungarian, exemplifying how much of an inspiration he was for him.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.