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Paul Merson 'sweating' over covering Liverpool games next season due to £60m signing

Joshua Nair

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Paul Merson 'sweating' over covering Liverpool games next season due to £60m signing

Paul Merson is terrified of covering any Liverpool games next season following their latest midfield signing.

The ex-Arsenal midfielder turned pundit has joked that he is 'sweating' at the mere thought of covering the Merseyside club after they secured the signature of £60 million midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai.

The Hungarian completed his move to Anfield last Sunday, joining from German outfit RB Leipzig on a five-year contract.

But Merson is not looking forward to trying to pronounce his name on live television next season.

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Replying to a tweet about Szoboszlai, Merson posted the famous GIF of Jordan Peele sweating and wrote: "Me doing Liverpool games next season."

The former Villa midfielder is well-known for his mispronunciations of player names on Soccer Saturday, as he had fellow pundits in stitches in February when he talked about Chelsea's new signings.

Not only did the 55-year-old mispronounce Noni Madueke's name, but he didn't even try to say Mykhailo Mudryk.

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Merson instead described the ex-Shakhtar forward as "the lad that comes in on the wing", following it up by saying "Sorry I can't pronounce his name."

Merson will surely be practising his pronunciation of Szoboszlai so he can avoid a similar situation when he plays for the Reds next season.

Szoboszlai joins Liverpool on the high of winning the DFB Pokal. (Credit: PA Images)
Szoboszlai joins Liverpool on the high of winning the DFB Pokal. (Credit: PA Images)

The Hungary national team captain has inherited the number eight shirt at Liverpool, taking after his idol Steven Gerrard, who has made the shirt number legendary.

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Liverpool beat out competition for Szoboszlai's signature, which included Newcastle, after triggering his release clause in June.

Newcastle were originally interested in the Hungarian, but instead turned to Italian international Sandro Tonali, who has joined the Magpies from AC Milan.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Dominik Szoboszlai, Liverpool, Paul Merson, Football, Premier League

Joshua Nair
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