The Champ19ns heads to Anfield on the 15th of October to take on Liverpool and ESPN is bringing the Grandstand to Red Carpet Avenue – Encorp Strand (Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya). What better way for me to catch the match than to just walk down the road from home to catch the game and in Full HD too! Well, all that said, as long as it doesn’t rain but then, we are talking about Malaysian weather. Right?
The Red Devils racked up a grand total 19 league titles following last season’s victory, elevating the club as the most successful team in England at the expense of Liverpool. However, United will be gunning to set the record straight at the Kop this Saturday after Luis Suarez inspired Liverpool to a 3-1 home romp over Sir Alex Ferguson’s side last season. This matchup seldom disappoints and with bragging rights at stake, one can only expect an epic encounter this weekend!
This will be one of the few true test for David de Gea as he goes between the post for the clash of these two rivals. He has gone through many games now and so far he looked good in terms of performance but this is one that will cement his place permanently into the history of Manchester United vs Liverpool clashes. His Hairness, Wayne Rooney will definitely be looking forward to this game and wish for all the main players be fit and raring to go, the new bloods will take this chance as well to show the faithful what they are made of. What shrewd strategies will Sir Alex Ferguson employ? Will the full strength team be heading to Anfield? We’ll just have to wait for the line up to appear on the big screen to find out.
Expect to have a festive time at ESPN Grandstand with fun and games galore leading up to this pulsating North West derby, will be hosted by ESPN STAR Sports’ Kelly Latimer of Game. In addition to goodie bags, fans also stand a chance of winning great prizes by participating in the games and activities.
Themed “It’s Like Being There”, this event promises to replicate the whole experience of being at Anfield – Sorry if you are expecting the cheers and scintillating on-pitch action that you might get at Old Trafford but then, it’s Anfield. You can’t get them all right? Not until the Home Game of the Devils. We’ll just have to hang in there until that match comes. Anyway, here’s what I gather from ESPN.
Venue: Red Carpet Avenue – Encorp Strand (Kota Damansara, PJ – Opposite Sunway Giza)
Date: 15 October 2011
Time: 6.00pm – Pre-match activities and 7.45pm is Kick-off
Hopefully I’ll get there in time for the 2nd half as I have to attend a good buddy’s wedding reception. I’ll also be streaming the match on this site for those of you who wants to catch it but can’t make it to Red Carpet Avenue. Stay tuned!
Footnote: watching the two videos above make me miss the time I used to spend in the editing suite preparing montages for the weekend’s EPL matches I used to help produce. All the wonders of having all those footages at my disposal to create beautiful montages like the above 2 videos… should have made copies of all those Man Utd footages back then.