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On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 a.m. ET, Liverpool legend and former England national team player Steve McManaman will be in ESPN2’s television booth with Ian Darke providing match commentaries for one of the English Premier League’s most anticipated matches in the 2011-12 season — Manchester United vs. Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Since joining ESPN full-time in November 2010, McManaman has been the lead game analyst for ESPN’s coverage of the Barclays Premier League in the United States. He and Darke originate live from the match sites.
Also, McManaman periodically appears on ESPN UK’s presentation of the Premier League and the FA Cup.
Leading up to Manchester United vs. Liverpool, McManaman previewed the matchup on ESPN Front and Center podcast.
He also discussed the Manchester United-Liverpool rivalry (note: McManaman played in 16 Liverpool-Manchester United matches); Liverpool’s Luis Suarez playing in the match after serving an eight-match suspension for a racial abuse incident during their last meeting; the exit of Fabio Capello from coaching England’s national team; and more.
Below, Darke and McManaman also preview the match.