Soccer Saturday talk about Paolo Di Canio and to Steven Gerrard

Last Updated: 05/04/13 1:05pm

Soccer Saturday, 12pm, Sky Sports News HD

We'll be speaking about Sunderland's new boss and hearing from a Liverpool legend on this week's Soccer Saturday.

Paolo Di Canio's appointment at the Stadium of Light has caused plenty of controversy - but should the Italian have succeeded Martin O'Neill and can he keep the Black Cats in the top flight? Our team will have their say.


12pm, Sky Sports News

There are not many more popular figures around Anfield than Steven Gerrard, who has made over 400 Premier League appearances for Liverpool since making his debut as a teenager against Blackburn in 1998.

The England midfielder will give his take on the Reds' first season under Brendan Rodgers's tutelage and discuss his own form ahead of the Merseysiders' Sunday-afternoon clash with West Ham.

Jeff Stelling and the boys will also look at the frantic fight for survival in the Championship and speak to the manager of one of the clubs in peril, Wolves' Dean Saunders; while we will profile Conference table-toppers Kidderminster, too.

And once the day's game kick-off, we will bring you bang up to speed with all the scores.

You will be kept abreast of proceedings at the lunchtime duel between Premier League strugglers Reading and Southampton, and be told whether the nets have been rippled in the 3pm games, where Norwich host Swansea, Stoke meet Aston Villa and West Brom battle Arsenal.

But you will also hear about all the happenings in the Championship, League One, League Two and the Scottish divisions, as sides aim to boost their promotion hopes or ease their relegation fears.

Don't miss Soccer Saturday, from midday on Sky Sports News HD (channel 405).