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Chelsea fans had to do double-take when their side ran out to face Liverpool in Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul.
Wasn’t there a transfer ban in place? How had Frank Lampard managed to smuggle a new player into their starting line-up?
– Ogden: Super Cup first of many hurdles for Liverpool
– Liverpool ratings: Mane decisive in Liverpool win
– Chelsea ratings: Pulisic 7/10 on first Chelsea start
Alas, it wasn’t a new player after all. It was just the alter-ego of Jorginho, the midfielder they signed in 2018 from Napoli.
Yes the kit man had made a mess of the Chelsea playmaker’s moniker, but he’s not the first to make such a mistake. Just last month, LA Galaxy’s front-line was led by a certain Zlatan Irbahimovic!
You had one job. pic.twitter.com/8G0jpL1shh
— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) July 5, 2019
Still, the typo didn’t stop the Brazil-born Italy international scoring an extra-time penalty in typically cool fashion to send the match to a shootout, which Liverpool won to lift the trophy.