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Liverpool: Could Anfield Opportunity Pass The Dutchie Or Is Gini Wijnaldum Ready To Fight For His Fu...

IT was a lovely way for Liverpool to send us into a 10-day break without football. The 5-0 demolition of Porto in the Champions League last 16 sent a message to the rest of Europe and gave us all a very welcome boost ahead of an important last few...
liverpool - 2018-02-19 16:51:28

The Anfield Wrap: Question Time

Gareth Roberts hosts an Anfield Wrap with a difference as we take questions from Facebook and Twitter about anything and everything about Liverpool FC, on the pitch and off it. In a wide-ranging debate clocking in at over an hour, a panel made up...
liverpool - 2018-02-19 19:51:36

The FA Cup Final Big Match: Liverpool 3 Newcastle 0

Gareth Roberts was joined for the latest edition of The Big Match by Dan Austin, Ian Salmon, Mike Nevin and Dan Morgan to talk through and over the second half of Liverpool’s historic FA Cup victory over a cocksure Newcastle United and mighty...
liverpool - 2018-02-18 16:50:00

Radio City Talk: Porto Pulverised As Reds Run Riot

The Reds have smashed the absolute bells out of Porto and joining Neil Atkinson to reflect on Liverpool Porto annihilation are Eddie Ginn, Ian Salmon and Gareth Roberts. Once again Liverpool have blown away the opposition on their travels,...
liverpool - 2018-02-17 08:50:01

AFQ: Frozen Coffee

Dan Austin hosts this weeks AFQ and is joined by Andy Heaton, Anna Walsh, Gareth Roberts, Mo Stewart and Tim Smith. The post AFQ: Frozen Coffee appeared first on The Anfield Wrap.
liverpool - 2018-02-16 19:51:14

Liverpool: When Spirited Supporters Took To The Streets To Rid The Reds Of Hicks and Gillett

IN February 2007, Tom Hicks and George Gillett purchased Liverpool FC. It was a turbulent three-and-a-half years in the history of the club, and it also sparked the birth of Liverpool Supporters Union, Spirit of Shankly. “An Epic Swindle? was...
liverpool - 2018-02-16 16:51:33

FC Porto 0 Liverpool 5: James Milner – The Man Who Never Lets The Reds Down

A moment please, to reflect on the majesty of James Milner 14 February 2018 JAMES Milner has never let Liverpool football club down. There are times when a certain player’s career in the red shirt can hibernate in your subconscious when...
liverpool - 2018-02-15 08:50:12

The Friday Show – The Foxes Focus, But What About Every Other Side"

It’s a Friday Show about an uninspiring set of fifth round FA Cup fixtures but for Leicester City it should be a massive opportunity at this stage of the season. They should be able to devote their energies to this competition more than any other...
liverpool - 2018-02-15 19:51:19

FC Porto 0 Liverpool 5: Match Review

IT’S a magnificent Liverpool victory. An historic one and one which signposts exactly where Liverpool stand in Europe’s current reckoning. Imagine this was Barcelona or Real Madrid or Bayern Munich going to somewhere like Porto and doing...
liverpool - 2018-02-15 08:50:12

Liverpool: How Perceptions Of Mane’s Form Have Been Affected By Firmino And Salah

SADIO Mane is crap. That was it. That was the conclusion. We?d been drinking together on a stag do in Hamburg for three days and were now sitting in the darkest pub in the middle of the city, half watching Liverpool beat Southampton. We?d spent...
liverpool - 2018-02-15 19:51:19

FC Porto 0 Liverpool 5: The Review

The Review has a fantastic game to take a long look at Liverpool’s victory against Porto. The Reds blew the Portuguese side away and romped home 0-5. But what did they do so well" How difficult a game was it" How was the shape different" And...
liverpool - 2018-02-15 16:50:31

Post Match Show: Porto 0 Liverpool 5

What a win for The Reds, what a performance from Liverpool, what a night in Portugal. It’s a great showing from a Liverpool side that looks built to terrify Europe and we discuss the hows, the whys, the wherefores and the fuckinggetins of the...
liverpool - 2018-02-15 08:50:12

Liverpool: How Far Can Joe Gomez And Trent Alexander-Arnold Go Under Jürgen Klopp"

?THERE?S only two things for a full back; you?re either a failed winger or a failed centre back. ?No one wants to be a full back as a kid, no one wants to grow up and be a Gary Neville.? It?s hard to argue with the latter part of that statement...
liverpool - 2018-02-15 19:51:19

FC Porto 0 Liverpool 5: Match Ratings

SO The Reds are in the European Cup knockouts for the first time since we were all either a) kids, b) optimistic, or c) less baldy. These are what proper nerves are all about. Apparently, the last time we had one of these was that mad Chelsea one...
liverpool - 2018-02-15 08:50:12

Review: Southampton 0 Liverpool 2

In our long look at Liverpool’s win at Southampton we discuss the different phases of the game. Liverpool putting early pressure on the Saints, the home side coming back to donate the ball in the first period but unable to carve Liverpool open,...
liverpool - 2018-02-13 12:49:51

The Coach Home: Sacked The Board

The Coach Home this week finds itself in West Brom at first and Dan Hewitt has given up all hope and all pretence. The board has been sacked; that doesn’t happen very often these days, but is it too little too late for the Baggies" Dan most...
liverpool - 2018-02-13 19:50:30

Cup Of Tea: Anwar Uddin

Gareth Roberts is joined by Anwar Uddin and Amanda Jacks from The Football Supporters Federation for a Cup of Tea show. Anwar was the first British Asian to play professionally in England and enjoyed 17 years at clubs including West Ham, Sheffield...
liverpool - 2018-02-13 16:53:09

Virgil van Dijk: Are Liverpool On The Virg Of Having A Good Defence"

ALL eyes were on the world’s most expensive defender on Sunday. The return of Virgil van Dijk just over a month after his record £75million move from Southampton to Liverpool was always going to be the headline, but an assured and measured...
liverpool - 2018-02-12 16:51:17

FC Porto v Liverpool: The Big Match Preview

IT?S Feb and it?s fab. The Reds are back in the knockout stage of the European Cup for the first time since 2009. Those were heady days. I was nine years younger for start. My youngest, Rafael, wasn?t even alive. Well, he was about to be alive....
liverpool - 2018-02-12 19:51:01

Southampton 0 Liverpool 2: The Post Match Show

Andy Heaton, standing in for Neil Atkinson, hosts your post Southampton Pink after Liverpool have dispatched their South Coast satellite club in a rare two nil victory. Joining Andy for immediate post match reaction are Mo Stewart, Stu Wright and...
liverpool - 2018-02-12 08:49:48

Southampton 0 Liverpool 2: Match Review

THE game is about the second goal. The second goal tells us everything about the game and about these two teams and where they are right now. It is a goal Southampton never score. It is a goal Liverpool score all the time. Or a goal it feels...
liverpool - 2018-02-12 08:49:48

FC Porto v Liverpool: Under The Lights

Liverpool travel to Portugal on Wednesday for the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie against Porto. Joining John Gibbons to preview Liverpool’s first Champions League knock-out fixture since 2009 are Andy Heaton, Craig Hannan and...
liverpool - 2018-02-12 19:51:01

Southampton 0 Liverpool 2: Match Ratings

THE South Coast Everton 0 Liverpool 2. The Reds went into this afternoon’s game with the knowledge that a win would well and truly ensure second place is all of our business, and they delivered against a side who love a ?boo? so much at the...
liverpool - 2018-02-12 08:49:48

The Anfield Wrap: A Rare Routine Win For The Reds Keeps Them Right In The Race

A run of the mill 0-2 win away from home" With this Liverpool team" And yet run of the mill victories have indeed become part of this season’s package. Liverpool crushed Southampton’s spirit just before the break and left them for dead....
liverpool - 2018-02-12 19:51:01

Southampton 0 Liverpool 2: Is Karius’s New-Found Confidence A Result Of Klopp’s Public B...

MAD what happens when your goalkeeper isn?t a nervous wreck, permanently looking over his shoulder, isn?t it" A clean sheet and a 2-0 away victory with a game-affecting save in a decisive moment. I felt sorry for Loris Karius last week against...
liverpool - 2018-02-12 08:49:48

Radio City Talk: Can Liverpool Be The Real Pantomime Villains At St Marys"

Citytalk this week fires the starting pistol on the run in. With 12 league games to go what can Liverpool look to achieve this season and how do they go about it" What will the main challenges be" John Gibbons and Josh Sexton had a chat with Gary...
liverpool - 2018-02-10 08:49:44

The Friday Show: What’s Your Game"

What a weekend of football – what a Derby to start the occasion. The North London Derby tends to be the best of the Derbies these days. They play their football and then their heads go rather than the other way around. Neil Atkinson hosts as Dan...
liverpool - 2018-02-09 08:49:51

Southampton v Liverpool: The Team Talk

A trip to Southampton is on the horizon for The Reds, in what has become an increasingly tense affair with the transfer dealings between the two clubs in recent times — only heightened by the January signing of Virgil van Dijk. To discuss that...
liverpool - 2018-02-09 16:54:22

Southampton v Liverpool: The Big Match Preview

I?M brimming with something. Not quite confidence. I think it might just be plain old excitement. The Reds aren?t quite on the boil but they continue to simmer nicely. There?s 12 games left and we?ve got ourselves involved in a good, ol’...
liverpool - 2018-02-09 19:49:55

AFQ: Thursday Nonsense

Neil Atkinson was joined for a Thursday AFQ by Steph Heneghan, Paul Senior, Anna Walsh, Dan Morgan and Joe Connolly. The post AFQ: Thursday Nonsense appeared first on The Anfield Wrap.
liverpool - 2018-02-09 08:49:51

Liverpool, Jon Moss And VAR: The Future Of Football Or An Absolute Farce"

?NEVIN! Where?s your bloody kit"? ?Sorry Sir, forgot it (again)?. My classmates trudged off onto the cold, windswept rugby pitch while I tried to avoid a beating. Where school rugby was concerned I was in a state of permanent futuristic...
liverpool - 2018-02-09 16:54:22

The Rider: One Day There Will Be Presents

This week The Rider revisits some old friends with new material and some old topics. What are we having for our tea for example" You’ve heard that before. And what did we get up to at the weekend. You know that one. And will there be presents"...
liverpool - 2018-02-09 19:49:55

Fantasy Football: I Would Love It!

Josh Sexton is under the cosh in League Two at the top but he is smoking cigars in his demeanour. John Gibbons would love to beat them. But there is a long way to go. Josh has Ian Ryan in a 1st vs 2nd clash this weekend. Neil Atkinson is hugely...
liverpool - 2018-02-08 19:50:19

Liverpool’s Transfer Waiting Game: Will The Reds’ Patient Approach Pay Off In The Long T...

BEFORE taking a break from social media in 2017, I wrote a fair bit on the subject of how Liverpool?s footballing structure seemed to be quietly changing behind the scenes. I started out pissed off, talking about how the club seemed headed for a...
liverpool - 2018-02-08 19:50:19

Liverpool-Spurs Controversy, Mauricio Pochettino’s Comments And ‘Cheating’ In Foot...

?DURING different games, a lot of situations like this happen. ?The problem today is that more than this type of situation, I am worried that we are going to change the game that we know, how we know football. ?It?s a mix that I am worried that...
liverpool - 2018-02-08 19:50:19

Wildcards: O Captain! My Captain!

Stepping in to host the latest edition of Wildcards, the show shaped by you is John Gibbons. Joining him to debate the four subjects voted for in each category are Andy Heaton, Neil Atkinson, Tim Smith and Adam Melia. – The Liverpool...
liverpool - 2018-02-07 19:50:53

The Overview: A Dry January

Rob Gutmann is joined for the latest Overview show to look back at Liverpool’s January by Mike Nevin, Paul Cope and Ian Ryan. Did Liverpool do enough in the market" All things considered, are things as bad as the mood in the stands would have...
liverpool - 2018-02-07 08:49:45

‘Liverpool Can’t Compete With Manchester City’: A Red Herring Or A Real Concern&qu...

I LOVE magic. Since I was a young boy I?ve been captivated by someone?s ability to make things disappear or to make something materialise from nowhere. I was always amazed by how even the most hardened of grown ups around me were astounded by...
liverpool - 2018-02-07 19:50:53

The Big Question: What Is “Success” For Liverpool"

FOLLOWING Jürgen Klopp’s suggestions that Bill Shankly would understand the merits of a fourth-placed finish for modern-day Liverpool FC, Gareth Roberts asks a panel of Reds what constitutes success for the club in 2018. Melissa Reddy, Andy...
liverpool - 2018-02-07 16:51:00

Liverpool 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2: The Review

A game with so much to Review from the points of view of both sides. Liverpool started well and faded, Tottenham grew into the contest. Could either side have done more or better throughout" What was successful for The Reds and is it sustainable at...
liverpool - 2018-02-06 08:50:34

The Coach Home: Sun Shines On The South Coast But Can Conte Cling On"

It’s a Coach Home over two days this week, but I think we’ll all agree that the Watford v Chelsea game was well worth waiting for. Of course we speak to Rebecca Knight on the mess at Stamford Bridge at the moment, who is to blame and what needs...
liverpool - 2018-02-06 16:49:43

Liverpool 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2: Ref Justice For The Reds But Klopp Still Fits The Bill

“If you can?t make decisions in life, you?re a bloody menace. You?d be better becoming an MP.” ON a day when the great Bill Shankly has been the subject of much discussion amongst the Liverpool faithful, this particular quote felt quite apt...
liverpool - 2018-02-05 08:49:35

So Salah, So Good: But How Far Can Magic Mo Go At Liverpool"

THERE’S a lot to discuss after Liverpool?s 2-2 draw with Tottenham. Not all of it very cheery. From questioning why Jon Moss decided to give a penalty, despite admitting he had no idea what had just happened, to why The Reds decided to allow...
liverpool - 2018-02-05 16:50:15

Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge: A Pair Of Aces That Could Never Deliver A Winning Hand

ONLY two players now remain from Liverpool?s 2013-14 squad. The rapid turnover reflects not just a change of manager but also a freakish squad that all too briefly peaked for one glorious spring and a resultant change of approach in the transfer...
liverpool - 2018-02-05 19:49:44

Liverpool 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2: Match Review

THESE two statements are equally true: Liverpool had the hardest of hard lines Liverpool were lucky to take a point from the game. It was a crazy evening at Anfield with Liverpool spending much of the game either acting — or being —...
liverpool - 2018-02-05 08:49:35

Liverpool 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2: Match Ratings

FOOTIE, mate. How often does a referee listen to a linesman" They are absolutely the mings of the footie world. Imagine being that unsure of your own ability that you defer to a skinny fella who can?t ref a game, can?t control a game, can?t make...
liverpool - 2018-02-05 08:49:35

The Anfield Wrap: Spurs Draw Ref Justice For Reds

So much to talk about in Liverpool 2 Tottenham 2. Shall we run down the list" – Liverpool’s excellent first half approach. – Salah’s brilliance. – Tottenham’s resilience. – The atmosphere. – The goalkeeper and the...
liverpool - 2018-02-05 19:49:44

Post Match Show: Liverpool 2 Tottenham 2

The best of times, the worst of times. Liverpool draw with Tottenham in a game they should have won, drawn and lost in equal measure. Summing it up for us are Ste Browne, Adam Smith, Peter Marshall and John Gibbons. What will they make of those...
liverpool - 2018-02-05 08:49:35

Radio City Talk: Payback Time

Liverpool face Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield this Sunday looking to avenge their 4-1 mauling at White Hart Lane earlier this season and put breathing space between themselves and Tottenham in the table. Joining host Neil Atkinson this week to...
liverpool - 2018-02-03 08:50:03

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur: The Big Match Preview

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR are a very decent side. Our encounter with them on Sunday is the 22nd match we have played since they beat us 4-1 at their temporary home of Wembley Stadium back in October. There?s been an ocean flow under a bridge since...
liverpool - 2018-02-03 08:50:03

AFQ: Shared Armrests

The weekend is here and that means The Anfield Wrap gets in a room and has a lovely chat about goings on. What goings on" You decide. You ask the questions and we answer them one after the other. The we is Timo Tierney, Craig Hannah, Rachael...
liverpool - 2018-02-03 08:50:03

The Rider: If You Are A Scottish Lord…

Scottish wine, leap years and Courtney Cox not understanding Neil Atkinson are the order of the day for The Rider. You know how these things tend to work by now. There is the loosest agenda outside of the songs and then suddenly there is all the...
liverpool - 2018-02-02 08:51:21

Liverpool: Kenny Dalglish ? As Player, Manager And Legend “An Absolute Pleasure”

I WAS a young kid when Kenny Dalglish signed for Liverpool. By the time we began to see the dying of the light; a battered Glaswegian suffering the aftermath of a fractured cheekbone at the hands of Manchester United?s blunderbuss centre-half,...
liverpool - 2018-02-02 19:49:50

The Friday Show: A Season Defining Weekend

Friday Show this week starts with Liverpool vs Tottenham. The game of the week and what could prove to be the game of the season in more ways than one. A definitive result either way would have a massive knock on effect. How will both sides approach...
liverpool - 2018-02-02 08:51:21

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur: The Team-Talk

It?s a huge six-point showdown at Anfield on Sunday when Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in the Premier League. Reacting to Jürgen Klopp?s pre-match press conference this afternoon, and debating Jordan Henderson, Spurs?s status as a...
liverpool - 2018-02-02 16:50:39

Fantasy Football: Devon Loch

Fantasy Football is back and it is the equivalent of transfer deadline day. The waivers after deadline day. And in League Two the pressure is building on Josh Sexton. Defeated again this week and suddenly John Gibbons and Shaun Walsh can scent...
liverpool - 2018-02-01 19:50:50

Huddersfield Town 0 Liverpool 3: The Review

A solid win against Huddersfield Town which will have done wonders for the Liverpudlian collective is reviewed on our show which takes a longer look at the game. How did Liverpool’s shape benefit Emre Can" Is this a sign of things to come" How...
liverpool - 2018-02-01 08:50:42

TAW Subscribers: Kenny Dalglish Leaves Liverpool

This is the first in a series of free audio documentaries, brought to you by The Anfield Wrap, reliving significant days in the history of Liverpool Football Club, in the words of those who were there to witness. Part one of ?TAW Moments In Time?...
liverpool - 2018-02-01 16:55:06

TAW Moments In Time: Kenny Dalglish Leaves Liverpool

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liverpool - 2018-02-01 16:55:06

Huddersfield Town 0 Liverpool 3: The Reds Rescue The Mood With A Routine Win

THE last week or so has been fucking crap, hasn?t it" The Reds don?t half make you feel like shit sometimes â€” the bad tits. It?s mad how much those infuriatingly, inconsistently magnificent nobheads somehow manage to permeate every facet of...
liverpool - 2018-01-31 08:50:36

Liverpool Need To Rediscover Their Appetite For Aggression From Top To Bottom

LIVERPOOL Football Club operates at its supreme best, from top to bottom, when it exerts controlled aggression in all aspects of its operations. The lack of controlled aggression in all parts of the club, from top to bottom, is, in my view,...
liverpool - 2018-01-31 16:51:50

Huddersfield Town 0 Liverpool 3: The Post-Match Show

The Post Match Show is on the train home; The Reds have won and the sun is shining again. Or it would be were it not dark. Liverpool’s win at Huddersfield was much needed, however expected it should have been. Good goals, a good performance and...
liverpool - 2018-01-31 08:50:36

Huddersfield Town 0 Liverpool 3: Match Ratings

I?M not a million miles away from jibbing this footy business, to be honest. I saw something on Sunday morning that has shook me to my core, made me realign my priorities and basically realise that nothing really matters anymore. I was in a...
liverpool - 2018-01-31 08:50:36

The Gutter: A Dry January

More of a summation of a month than a discussion of a day but Liverpool’s incoming transfer business would appear to be done and to have been done for some time. It’s our last Transfer Gutter show of the January window and taking stock are Rob...
liverpool - 2018-01-31 19:50:20

Huddersfield Town 0 Liverpool 3: Match Review

ANOTHER crazy win" Nope, far from it. Very much far from it. Sanity abounded in Liverpool’s performance, in the setup, in the game management. Liverpool went through the gears against Huddersfield almost at will but what’s noticeable is that...
liverpool - 2018-01-31 08:50:36

Liverpool: Jürgen Klopp And Co Must Make Sure Mid-Season Stumble Doesn’t Become A Crisis

HOPE. Heartbreak. Rinse. Repeat. Hope. Heartbreak. Rinse. Repeat. Hope. Heartbreak. Rinse. Repeat. Ah, the life of a Liverpool fan. Just seven days ago we were all wondering just what this team could be capable of coming off the back of being the...
liverpool - 2018-01-30 08:49:52

The Coach Home: Over The Top"

This week John Gibbons goes from the top of the Premier League to 2nd top in League Two as he goes in search of the big stories in the weekends FA Cup games. Manchester City had a routine 2-0 win against Cardiff, but the headlines focused on a...
liverpool - 2018-01-30 16:50:04

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool: The Big Match Preview

IT?S the end of the world as we know it. Liverpool falling. Falling, tumbling, spiralling, falling from grace. We?re marching on Melwood, Anfield and Boston. The torches are lit. We?re not doing it for ourselves, but for future generations. Is...
liverpool - 2018-01-30 08:49:52

Liverpool 2 West Bromwich Albion 3: The Review

Rob Gutmann is joined for this week’s in-depth ‘Review’ show by Andy McCann and Sean Rogers to pore over the finer detail of Liverpool’s limp exit from the FA Cup at the hands of West Bromwich Albion. The post Liverpool 2 West Bromwich...
liverpool - 2018-01-30 08:49:52

The Anfield Wrap: Transfer Shy Reds At Risk Of Unravelling

Gareth Roberts hosts this week’s show and is joined by Mike Nevin and Andy Heaton to try and make sense of a week in which Liverpool have gone from joy to abject despair. In a no-holds barred hour long discussion, every aspect of Liverpool’s...
liverpool - 2018-01-29 19:49:53

Gutter: Arrogance Bordering On Negligence

Rob Gutmann is joined for the latest edition of The Gutter transfer speculation show by Andy Heaton and Josh Sexton to look at the latest transfer speculation at Anfield. With exits more likely than arrivals have Liverpool left themselves thin...
liverpool - 2018-01-29 16:53:19

Huddersfield Town v Liverpool: The Team Talk

Jürgen Klopp had a fair bit to answer for in his pre-Huddersfield press conference, with Daniel Sturridge edging towards the exit and the list of potential reinforcements continuing to dry up. Shaking their heads in disbelief and previewing Tuesday...
liverpool - 2018-01-29 19:49:53

Liverpool 2 West Bromwich Albion 3: Match Ratings

FUCKING hell. Watching The Reds in what can best be described as a zoo in the Temple Bar. Stevie Gerrard is bouncing round the telly in a three-piece, three-coloured suit, looking all captainy and that. I?ve drank that much Guinness I?ve had to...
liverpool - 2018-01-28 08:49:45

Liverpool 2 West Bromwich Albion 3: Match Review

SATURDAY night comes creeping. Saturday night comes weeping and sore. Something hits me more than anything else as I ambled out of Anfield tonight: Liverpool have only progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup four times since winning it in...
liverpool - 2018-01-28 08:49:45

Liverpool 2 West Bromwich Albion 3: The Post-Match Show

Craig Hannan, Paul Senior and Steve Graves join John Gibbons for immediate post match reaction after Liverpool have been knocked out of the FA Cup in the fourth round by shit opposition again. The post Liverpool 2 West Bromwich Albion 3: The...
liverpool - 2018-01-28 08:49:45

Liverpool 2 West Brom 3: Simon Mignolet’s Inclusion The Latest In A Long Line Of Goalkeeping E...

JÜRGEN Klopp is now into his third season in the Liverpool job. The Reds are at a point where seasons are made and broken and we?re still having a conversation about the shambolic situation around who is or isn?t wearing the gloves in Liverpool?s...
liverpool - 2018-01-28 08:49:45
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