Liverpool concluded their pre-season tour of Singapore on Wednesday afternoon with a 4-3 defeat by Bayern Munich.
Despite early goals from Cody Gakpo and Virgil van Dijk, the Bundesliga champions responded with goals from Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane. The Reds would regain the lead through Luis Diaz shortly after the hour mark when the Colombian started and finished a fine attacking move to sweep the ball past Yann Sommer.
However, Thomas Tuchel’s side then picked up an impressive victory following late goals from Frans Kratzig and Josip Stanisic at the Singapore National Stadium.
It’s fair to say that the thousands of Liverpool fans who attended Wednesday’s match in Singapore would have been desperate to catch a glimpse of the summer signing of Dominik Szoboszlai, who signed a £60m deal earlier this month from RB Leipzig.
However, it is clear that the kit men who provided the kits for Jurgen Klopp’s side ahead of Wednesday’s seven-goal thriller weren’t too prepared for the Hungarian international’s performance. This was because Szoboszlai’s name was actually spelled “Szosbozlai”.
During Wednesday’s match in Singapore, ECHO’s Ian Doyle was quick to notice that a “referee” had been hastily waving his cards in the stands of the Singapore National Stadium.
Not to worry though, he looked like he was enjoying himself and it certainly wasn’t the most questionable act on display during the meager 4-3 defeat against Bayern Munich!
Even for a club of Liverpool’s calliber, Jurgen Klopp’s side’s reception in both matches – and in open training sessions – during their six-day stay in Singapore was nothing short of phenomenal.
However, despite high ticket prices, Kopites from Singapore and surrounding regions flocked to the National Stadium to show their support for the Reds. They have clearly outclassed their rivals Bayern Munich and Leicester City.
That was apparent moments after the full-time whistle was blown on Wednesday’s thrilling seven-goal affair, with the PA system blaring You’ll Never Walk out while Jurgen Klopp and members of the playing squad struggled to hear the LFCTV reporter pitching the questions.
In fact, the deafening din of thousands of Reds fans applauding the famous anthem was so great that the Liverpool boss had to repeat a few questions.
A fan lucky enough to be at the National Stadium in Singapore was dying to poke fun at Manchester United and their historic 7-0 defeat at Anfield earlier in the year.
Of course, it’s an afternoon no Liverpool fan will ever forget. This particular fan in Asia, meanwhile, was quick to show off the memory he holds of the occasion by sporting a ‘LFC 7-0 MU’ print on the back of the new 2023/24 kit.