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Jamie Redknapp made an embarrassing mistake in Chelsea game build up

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From Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher on Monday Night Football to Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy on the BBC, when it comes to football pundits every fan has their favourites.

One who continues to divide opinion is Jamie Redknapp, the former Liverpool star having even been called out by Jose Mourinho in the past.

And Redknapp didn't do his reputation any good in the build up to Chelsea's Sunday afternoon fixture against Southampton after a pretty embarrassing mistake regarding one Blues star.

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Taking up his customary position in the Sky Sports studio for Super Sunday, the ex-England midfielder was discussing the Chelsea squad when the subject of Victor Moses' impressive form came up.

Moses has been one of the biggest positives of the Blues' season so far, having turned from a loan player out in the cold under Jose Mourinho into an important impact player under Antonio Conte.

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Quite reasonably, Redknapp wanted to praise the 25-year-old winger ahead of today's game and, as such, talked positively about the "young English talent".

The only problem? Moses was born in Lagos, Nigeria and has 24 caps and seven goals for the African nation.

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As you can imagine, social media wasn't going to let Redknapp get away with such an embarrassing faux-pas.

In fairness to the former Liverpool man, Moses has lived in England since he was 11-years-old and did represent the Three Lions from Under 16 to Under 21 level.

Nevertheless, when you are paid to watch and talk about football virtually every day of the week, knowing the nationality of a player is probably something you shouldn't mess up.

Redknapp isn't alone in making that kind of mistake, though. BBC reporter Garth Crooks once famously championed Scottish midfielder James Morrison for an England call up, whilst Redknapp's dad, Harry, did the same when it came to Jamaica international Wes Morgan.

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