Former Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City great Steve McManaman shared his thoughts on the World Cup draw with the assembled press in Bristol, CT, USA. including EPL Talk host Kartik Krishnaiyer.
This is part one of two podcasts that will be released with some of McManaman’s public thoughts. Part two will feature Efan Ekoku’s thoughts as well.
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