Watch Irish commentator confuse Liverpool legend for Alexis Sanchez

Irish broadcaster George Hamilton had a nightmare on Wednesday night after confusing Luis Suarez for Alexis Sanchez

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Alexis Sanchez and Luis Suarez are both talented South Americans with a connection to Barcelona, but Irish commentator George Hamilton was stuck in the past as he covered Barcelona v Manchester City last night.

The RTE commentator regularly referred to Suarez as Sanchez throughout the La Liga outfit’s 1-0 victory over the defending Premier League champions at Camp Nou in the Champions League last-16.

Of course, Chile international Sanchez moved to Arsenal in a £35m deal from Barcelona last summer, before Suarez swapped Liverpool for the four-time European champions in a £70m deal later in July.

However, Hamilton must have been in hibernation for the first half of the season and missed Sanchez’s impressive Arsenal displays as the esteemed Irish broadcaster clearly thought the 26-year-old still plays for the Catalan side.

The Belfast-born commentator was joined by former Liverpool legend Ronnie Whelan for the Champions League clash, but the retired Republic of Ireland international failed to alert his colleague to his glaring error.

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