The number 10 shirt is the most sought-after in football because of icons like Pele, Diego Maradona, and Lionel Messi.
However, the Liverpool jersey is presently empty due to Sadio Mane’s transfer to Bayern Munich.
The Senegalese player inherited the shirt from Philippe Coutinho, Michael Owen, and John Barnes, two of its most renowned prior bearers, for the first time in Premier League history. It had previously been worn by John Barnes and Michael Owen.
Mohamed Salah was identified as wearing the number rather than his usual number 11, thus when the teamsheet was made public, there was almost another Liverpool number 10 in Singapore.
It wasn’t impossible that the forward had switched teams given that he wears the Egypt jersey. Was Mane, 30, following in the footsteps of his former strike partner considering that he had assumed the job after Coutinho left?
No, Salah’s claim to the most famous of shirt numbers was not an unexpected revelation on the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy final teamsheet.
Instead, it was only a simple error, as evidenced by a video from the locker room that was promptly put on the team’s social media pages and showed his name on his customary jersey.
I guess for the past five years, 11 hasn’t been that awful for him! Even though he didn’t have the number 10 on his back in Singapore,
he did end the game as Liverpool captain since he was the man with the most experience on the pitch following Klopp’s last nine replacements.