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Macca vow to Kop fans.

STEVE McManaman has insisted he will be fully committed to Liverpool until he joins Real Madrid at the end of the season - and has branded any fan who believes otherwise as "ridiculous".

The England winger was booed at Anfield last weekend after he was substituted following a poor game against West Ham.

McManaman, who is moving to Spain on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling when his contract runs out at the end of the season, said he expected such a reaction but stressed his commitment to the club.

He said: "That's understandable, when I came off I knew the reaction there was going to be.

"But I think if they put themselves in the same predicament, and the fact that I have been at Liverpool for 12 years and that I would like to test myself in a foreign country, that's understandable."

He said yesterday: "If it's the end of my Liverpool career, I would like to finish on a high at the end of the season and the lads want to - that goes without saying. The fans appreciate that but if there's a small minority who think other things, I think that's ridiculous."

McManaman will link up with former Liverpool player John Toshack, who has just been appointed Real's new coach.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Feb 28, 1999
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