Liverpool’s latest signing, Dominik Szoboszlai, has said he is excited to be given the No. The 8 jersey is worn by the young man because he loves England legend Steven Gerrard, who donned the shirt for the Reds.
The Hungarian midfielder joined Liverpool from German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in a €60 million deal on Sunday.
Shortly after arriving at Anfield, Szoboszlai wore the No. 8 jersey.
He said it was a great number because it was his idol, Steven Gerrard’s number, at Liverpool.
“I will be number 8 as I have a Steven Gerrard tattoo. That was the reason. He was one of the biggest when I was a child,” Szoboszlai said shortly after penning a five-year deal with Liverpool.
The Hungary captain also relished his move to the Premier League.
“I’m joining a historical, top club. I’m very happy. The last three or four days went really long; it was not that easy!” he said.
“I’m here finally, and I really want to tell Liverpool fans that I can’t wait to see them at Anfield. Getting started is something I can’t wait to do.”