Anfield’s New Favourite: Szoboszlai Dominates Shirt Sales
Szoboszlai’s Swift Rise to Anfield Stardom
In the bustling world of football, few signings have made as immediate an impact as Dominik Szoboszlai at Liverpool. The Hungarian midfielder, acquired for a tidy sum of £60m from RB Leipzig, has seamlessly integrated into the Reds’ setup, becoming an instant fan favourite.
A Stellar Start to the Premier League Season
At just 22, Szoboszlai has showcased his footballing prowess, with his maiden goal for Liverpool in their 3-0 triumph over Aston Villa being a testament to his talent. Not just a goal-scorer, he’s also been clocking impressive stats, featuring prominently on the Premier League’s distance covered and top speed metrics.
Paul Merson, the former Arsenal luminary, penned his thoughts on Sportskeeda, noting, “Szoboszlai’s transition to Liverpool has been nothing short of remarkable. While I hadn’t followed his journey at RB Leipzig closely, his performances in a Liverpool shirt have been consistently top-notch. He’s a complete player and will undoubtedly be a key figure for Liverpool in the foreseeable future.”
Shirt Sales Speak Volumes
The adulation isn’t just limited to pundits and peers. The Anfield faithful have voted with their wallets, making Szoboszlai’s number eight jersey the most sought-after piece of merchandise. As per the official data from Liverpoolfc.com, from May 29 to September 10, ‘Szoboszlai 8’ has eclipsed even the iconic ‘Salah 11’ in terms of sales through official club channels.
While the club hasn’t divulged exact numbers, it’s evident that Szoboszlai leads the pack among male Liverpool players. Following him are stalwarts like Salah and new recruit Alexis Mac Allister. Other notable mentions in the top five include Trent Alexander-Arnold and Darwin Nuñez.
Liverpool’s Top 10 Shirt Sales:
- Dominik Szoboszlai, 8
- Mohamed Salah, 11
- Alexis Mac Allister, 10
- Trent Alexander-Arnold, 66
- Darwin Nuñez, 9
- Luis Diaz, 7
- Alisson Becker, 1
- Virgil van Dijk, 4
- Cody Gakpo, 18
- Andy Robertson, 26