"We've another boy who's ten and if he sees a tin can on his way to school, he steps over it. Steven was the opposite." Steve McManaman's father could see that his son was born to play football. Steven grew up as an Everton supporter, but joined Liverpool at 14 years of age. Ten days after his first England u-21 international, the 18-year-old got his first taste of first-team action when he came on against Sheffield United at Anfield on 15 December 1990. He made a couple more substitute appearances before making the starting line-up in the…
"It felt fantastic pulling on the red shirt. I played a couple of games pre-season, but to actually play at Anfield in an important game in the Champions League and to see the Kop, was magnificent. I don't think I could have asked for more. What's great about the Liverpool fans is if you're putting in the effort, they are going to stand by you. I was so pleased when they were cheering me on and it gave me such a lift. You can't help but respond positively to that."
Selhurst Park | Sunday 23 Jan 2022
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Eleven against ten can prove problematic.