of Birth: February 11, 1972
One of the successes of Euro 96. Runs freely, passes well, scores, and is the cornerstone of most of Liverpool's attacks. Has sublime ball control, excellent pace and capable of creating chance after chance in a match. Lacks the killer instinct in front of goal, but an outstanding talent who has been linked with a move to Barcelona throughout the '97-98 season. On his day a devastating match-winner whose direct runs at defences can cause panic for the opposition, McManaman is finally wedding consistency to superb ball skills.