Steven Gerrard and Gary Lineker lead new BT Sport line-up

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by David Prior

Former England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been unveiled as part of the new BT Sport line-up.

Gerrard, who has recently left Anfield for a move to LA Galaxy, will take up a role as a Champions League pundit when the MLS season finishes in October.

BT Sport will screen both the Champions League and Europa League next season after signing a three-year deal worth £897million.

Steven Gerrard alongside Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker and Glenn HoddleSteven Gerrard alongside Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker and Glenn Hoddle

Current Match of the Day host Gary Lineker, who last week agreed a new non-exclusive deal with BBC Sport, will host the channel's Champions League coverage alongside Jake Humphreys.

Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand was announced as lead analyst, with Paul Scholes, Michael Owen, Steve McManaman, Owen Hargreaves, Harry Redknapp, Glenn Hoddle and Howard Webb also part of their punditry team.

John Petter, chief executive of BT Consumer, said: "When we launched BT Sport we promised to make televised football far more accessible and affordable than it has been to date. We have opened the market to millions of new customers and we want to build on that as BT Sport becomes the undisputed home of European football."

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