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Monday, 26 June, 2000, 11:49 GMT 12:49 UK
BBC score with Liverpool
Liverpool's Uefa Cup campaign will be shown on the BBC
Liverpool's Uefa Cup campaign will be shown on the BBC
Liverpool's home games in next season's Uefa Cup are to be screened live on BBC1.

The contract also includes exclusive radio commentary rights for Radio 5 Live, with away matches to be negotiated on a game-by-game basis.

The deal was announced on Monday and represents the first negotiating involvement of Granada Media Group, who took a stake in the Anfield club last season.

Liverpool just missed out on qualifying for the Champions League when they finished fourth in the Premiership after losing to Bradford City on the final day of the season.

We hope it is an omen for a return to the glory days in Europe

Liverpool's Rick Parry

They instead, qualified for the Uefa Cup, which they have won twice in the past.

"Liverpool has had a fantastic history in Europe, and most of it has been shown on the BBC - so it's great to be back where the maximum number of fans will be able to see and hear our progress next season," said Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry.

"We hope it is an omen for a return to the glory days in Europe."

The deal is another boost for the BBC, who are trying to overcome the loss of Premiership highlights to ITV from the 2001-02 campaign after a bidding war.

The BBC also also announced that the Uefa Super Cup Final between Real Madrid and Galatasaray will be screened live from Monte Carlo on 25 August.

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