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Ragnar Klavan: The Estonian’s Exit Is A Sign Of Improvement At The Heart Of Liverpool’s ...

ALITTLE under 12 months ago, Ragnar Klavan lined up alongside Dejan Lovren at the centre of the Liverpool backline against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. The Estonian?s presence in the starting 11 that afternoon was enforced; with Joel...
liverpool - 2018-08-19 16:51:03

AFQ: Donuts

It’s your Friday AFQ and Neil Atkinson is joined by Dan Austin, Stephanie Heneghan, Paul Senior, John Gibbons and Gareth Roberts. TAW Player subscription required to listen to this podcast. To listen, please either LOG IN or SUBSCRIBE The...
liverpool - 2018-08-18 08:50:36

Make Us Dream: The Story Of 2013/14 – Part One

It is five years now since the start of the 2013/14 season, the last time Liverpool had a tilt at the title. At the end of that season Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons wrote the ultimate season review and this is the audiobook of that review. It is...
liverpool - 2018-08-18 19:50:38

The Weekender: Liverpool’s Crystal Clear Task

The Weekender looks back on a quiet Liverpool week and ahead to Crystal Palace. What should The Reds do against Wilfried Zaha" Just play their natural game or make a change" We also reflect on the summer the U23s had with Andy Kelly, look ahead...
liverpool - 2018-08-17 12:51:17

Crystal Palace v Liverpool: The Team Talk

In our look ahead to Liverpool’s trip to Selhurst Park on Monday night, John Gibbons is joined by Mo Stewart, Ian Ryan and Gareth Roberts to assess The Reds chances in the game and reflect on Jurgen Klopp’s press conference. Neil Atkinson also...
liverpool - 2018-08-17 19:50:53

The Friday Show: Howe’s About That

This week on The Friday Show we have a good long look at Cardiff City’s game against Newcastle United with Bethan Phillips, a chat about Huddersfield Town with Eliott Wheatbowen and Rebecca Knight letting us know about Chelsea before...
liverpool - 2018-08-17 08:51:32

All Goalies Are Crazy: Will We Learn To Embrace Alisson’s Madness"

ALL goalkeepers are mad. Let?s get that out of the way, first and foremost. They are all in some form absolutely insane and, in many ways, need to be for the occupation they have. A position which is the most isolated, in terms of a team...
liverpool - 2018-08-17 16:50:39

One For The Future: All Change At The Academy

Andy Kelly is joined by Glenn Price and Rob Guttman for a new show looking at Liverpool’s emerging talent at the academy. The lads look back on the impact Curtis Jones, Nat Phillips and Rafael Camacho made during the pre-season and what the...
liverpool - 2018-08-16 19:52:35

The Mo Salah Autograph Saga: What Do We Expect From Footballers"

HAS it all stopped yet" I really want it to have all stopped. If I want one side jumping on any tiny thing a man does and calling him a disgrace, whilst the other side blindly refuses to accept their hero can do anything wrong, I’ll just...
liverpool - 2018-08-16 19:52:35

Are The Reds Better Built For A Title Challenge Than 2009 and 2014"

I?LL always be asked by my non-Liverpool supporting mates (of whom I have a worryingly high number): ?How many Premier League titles have Liverpool won"? That is to say, I?ll always be asked that question untilLiverpool actually win one. I say...
liverpool - 2018-08-15 08:51:05

Wildcards: Shaqiri The Wildcard Liverpool Have Been Waiting For"

Wildcards is the show where you decide what we talk about. We have one topic around current LFC questions, one around LFC past, one around General football and another one at random. Hosting this show is John Gibbons and the panel are Jonny...
liverpool - 2018-08-15 16:51:49

Liverpool’s Controlled Aggression: The Final Piece Of The Puzzle

I?M excited. Excited and a little bit afraid, if I?m being completely honest. Excited that this could well be the best Liverpool team and squad that I have ever had the pleasure of watching in my entire adult life (which I count as 1998 onwards,...
liverpool - 2018-08-15 16:51:49

The Market: Has Liverpool’s Window Given Them The Spine For Success"

The window might have closed but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty to talk about as the dust settles around Liverpool’s transfer summer. With chat about who ‘won’ the window and the general consensus around Liverpool being very...
liverpool - 2018-08-15 19:51:21

The Coach Home: Watford Start Well As Benitez Struggles On

A new Premier League season has begun, but very often the more things change, the more they stay the same. Watford have had a rare summer of stability and were rewarded for it by a routine home win. John Gibbons and Mo Stewart chat to Bradley...
liverpool - 2018-08-14 16:51:12

Forget Crowing Rivals – Klopp’s Reds Are Making All The Right Noises

WE all tell ourselves stories to get through life and, let?s be honest here, not all of them are strictly true. Whether it?s work, relationships, how you look, how you feel, or pretty much anything else important, a bit of internal spit and...
liverpool - 2018-08-14 08:50:46

Liverpool 4 West Ham United 0: The Review

Our first Review proper of 18/19 has a 4-0 Liverpool win to talk about. We break down the approaches of the two sides and talk through how Liverpool isolated the wide areas and built two mini teams capable of overloading West Ham across the course...
liverpool - 2018-08-14 12:51:29

James Milner: An Ode To The Tireless Yorkshireman

?MILNER?S a phenomenon, a guy with big balls…? That was Manuel Pellegrini back in March 2015, quite literally talking bollocks. Three years and five months later, the Chilean was reminded of just how big James Milner?s are. Significantly more...
liverpool - 2018-08-14 16:51:12

AFQ Football: Sturridge To Light Up Liverpool’s Season"

With the Reds suddenly, spectacularly back in love with Daniel Sturridge can the hugely talented talisman make his mark on Liverpool’s season after many had written the wriggly-arms off" We all love a good goal, but if you could blam one in at...
liverpool - 2018-08-14 08:50:46

The Anfield Wrap: Liverpool Back With A Bang

Normal service resumed at Anfield as Liverpool swotted aside West Ham in the 18/19 season opener, inflicting a four goal victory that did not flatter Jurgen Klopp’s charges. And with promising debuts for Naby Keita and Alisson Becker the Reds...
liverpool - 2018-08-13 16:51:53

The Rider: A Man Called Steve

Top of the tower, top of the hour, albeit a bit late, The Rider is back with tales of weekends long gone and lost, stories of kindness and a Man Called Steve. The full team are around and about and Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons have obviously...
liverpool - 2018-08-13 16:51:53

Liverpool 4 West Ham United 0: Match Ratings

THAT was a summer, weren?t it" What have you been up to" I?ll be honest, I?ve tried to swerve The Reds, there; I haven?t seen a minute of pre season, didn?t really get involved in all the transfer voyeurism, just sort of lived for a bit, which...
liverpool - 2018-08-12 19:51:45

Are We Seeing A Different Daniel Sturridge"

THE Reds are top of the league. The wriggly arms are back. What a time to be alive. Liverpool didn’t need to get out of first gear to finish off a West Ham side who were there for the taking, and even a convincing 4-0 flattered The Hammers in the...
liverpool - 2018-08-12 19:51:45

Liverpool 4 West Ham United 0: Match Review

WEST Ham United were quite good for 45 minutes. They looked a side capable of upsetting the odd applecart. They weren’t upsetting this one. Liverpool had other ideas. The Reds were irresistible from about15 minutes in and they were not to be...
liverpool - 2018-08-12 19:51:45

Liverpool 4 West Ham United 0: The Post Match Show

Liverpool have opened their 2018/19 Premier League account with interest after thumping West Ham by four goals to nil without really getting out of 3rd gear. Joining Neil Atkinson for the first ‘Pink’ of the season proper is a joyous John...
liverpool - 2018-08-12 19:51:45

Liverpool v West Ham United: Preview with LFC Daytrippers

This weekend thousands of fans from outside Liverpool will make the pilgrimage to Anfield in the hope of seeing The Reds start their 2018/19 Premier League campaign with a win. Amongst them are the lads from LFC Daytrippers podcast in Ireland....
liverpool - 2018-08-11 16:50:59

AFQ: Happy New Season

Our first AFQ of the season, Neil Atkinson is joined by Craig Hannan, Samantha Brocklehurst, Steve Graves, John Gibbons and Rob Gutmann. TAW Player subscription required to listen to this podcast. To listen, please either LOG IN or SUBSCRIBE...
liverpool - 2018-08-11 08:50:34

The Weekender: A Good Start

Our new free show for every Friday – This is The Weekender. Expect something a bit more raucous than Citytalk but just as informative as The Anfield Wrap looks back on the Liverpool week, gets outside its bubble with Oli Kay, talks men’s health...
liverpool - 2018-08-10 12:50:38

The Friday Show: Liverpool Look To Get A Head Start As Arsenal Hope To Make An Early Impression Agai...

What a first weekend of the season awaits us on The Friday Show. We have Everton having a ridiculously difficult opener at Wolves. Matt Jones and Rich Hobbs are here to talk about that game. Liverpool have West Ham United at Anfield and both Ste...
liverpool - 2018-08-10 08:50:49

Liverpool Must Take Advantage Of The Opening Day Excitement At Anfield

?ILOVE the first day, man, everybody all friendly and shit.? Namond Brice in The Wire had it right. School is in as of this weekend and we all get to go back to an environment where fun and enjoyment is just as fundamental as the learning...
liverpool - 2018-08-10 19:50:45

How Liverpool Turned The Tables And Got Supporters Back On Side

WHAT was the image of the summer for you" Xherdan Shaqiri’s acrobatic finish" Mo Salah turning into Bob Latchford in New Jersey" (Ask your grandad.) All the lads bored senseless in the Nascar museum" Curtis Jones strutting around like he...
liverpool - 2018-08-09 19:50:51

TAW Alternative Deadline Day LIVE

Transfer deadline day comes early this year, and The Anfield Wrap are with you every step of the way until after the 5pm deadline. So rather than sitting off and refreshing social media in your bills, press play below for instant reaction to all the...
liverpool - 2018-08-09 12:51:16

The Overview: Little Room For Manoeuvre In Liverpool Opening Four Fixtures

West Ham, Brighton, Brighton and Crystal Palace – All perfectly winnable games for the Reds as they open up their 18/19 campaign but the opening weeks of the season never seem to go as planned. But with the Reds rivals seemingly in a state of...
liverpool - 2018-08-09 08:51:14

The Gutter: Liverpool To Get One More In"

With Jurgen Klopp once again refusing to categorically deny Liverpool will make any more moves in the transfer window with just over 24 hour to go, what are the odds are the Reds splashing the cash" Joining Rob Gutmann to talk about how...
liverpool - 2018-08-08 16:51:52

What Can We Take From Liverpool’s Pre-Season Games"

LOOK, I?m not falling for this again. An almost fully fit Liverpool squad, battering all and sundry in pre-season, major acquisitions made and no one of note leaving (sorry, Emre) and things look rosier than ever. I?m still not buying it though. As...
liverpool - 2018-08-08 19:50:58

Liverpool 3 Torino 1: The Post Match Show

Liverpool have completed their pre-season campaign with a victory over Torino by 3 goals to 1 and joining Neil Atkinson for instant reaction is Andy Heaton, Dan Morgan and Craig Hannan.
liverpool - 2018-08-08 08:52:04

Why It’s Important For Liverpool To ‘Stay Angry’ This Season

  “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill   THEstart of another journey. Thirty-eight games. One match, one step at a time. Week by week, month by month. Slowly...
liverpool - 2018-08-08 16:51:52

Mo Salah: The Egyptian King Is Ready To Rule Again For Liverpool

HISface is everywhere. On billboards across the world, on the side of planes, even in Times Square in New York City. Mo Salah is a world-renowned superstar. Twelve months ago, to many outside of Egypt and Rome, he was still that Chelsea reject...
liverpool - 2018-08-07 16:50:50

Liverpool 5 Napoli 0: The Review

Our Review starts with the new goalkeeper and ends with Daniel Sturridge. What impact can we expect Alisson to have, what did we see against Napoli that suggests things may well be different" Did he go with a two in holding midfield" Is that a...
liverpool - 2018-08-07 12:54:23

Liverpool?s Players Have Embraced The Positivity: Now Anything Is Possible

IT?S a good time to be alive, isn?t it" A few days till the league starts and The Reds are all on the karaoke. The Instagram videos of new boys Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all having to sing in front of their new...
liverpool - 2018-08-07 19:50:45

The Anfield Wrap: Liverpool Make Light Work Of Napoli

Fresh from another positive preseason performance having dispatched Napoli with aplomb by five goals to nil Neil Atkinson is joined for this weeks big show by Ian Salmon, Ian Ryan and John Gibbons for our first ever live streamed podcast. What...
liverpool - 2018-08-06 19:50:42

Klopp, Trent, Jones And The Importance Of Scouse Values At Liverpool

?IT?S always this little plus if they come from Liverpool. “If I have two players, same quality, but one speaks proper English and the other one speaks Scouse, the Scouser is in! “That?s why we are Liverpool.? It’s a small statement from...
liverpool - 2018-08-06 16:51:14

Are Reds Wrong To Be Optimistic About Liverpool’s Title Hopes"

NEW season eve. Reds all over the land will go to bed on Saturday dreaming of what the football gods will bring like kids dreaming of Father Christmas. The World Cup was a good distraction, but that is all it can ever be. I can?t wait for the real...
liverpool - 2018-08-06 19:50:42

The Gutter: Will Liverpool Leave It Late In The Window"

Rob Gutmann is back for the the first Gutter of the week in which the transfer window shuts for clubs in England. With Jurgen Klopp refusing to absolutely rule out the possibility of further additions to his squad can we expect any big last minute...
liverpool - 2018-08-06 19:50:42

Liverpool 5 Napoli 0: The Post Match Show

It’s your penultimate post-match ‘pink’ of the season as Liverpool battered Napoli in Dublin, and joining Neil Atkinson for immediate post match reaction show to talk about Naby Keith, Daniel Sturridge, Mo Salah and more are Timo Tierney, Dan...
liverpool - 2018-08-05 08:51:01

Liverpool 5 Napoli 0: Match Review

IUSED to say this: Delusion leads to hope. Hope leads to belief. Belief leads to achievement. If you can’t kid yourself you can do something, then you just can’t do it. That definitely remains true. The maxim is correct. The thing is...
liverpool - 2018-08-05 08:51:01

Radio City Talk: Champing At The Bit

A summation of the summer and a look ahead to Napoli and a chat about the evolution of the LFC pre-season fanpark. Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Ste Browne and Dan Morgan. Direct – Radio City Talk:Alisson Announcement Another Big...
liverpool - 2018-08-04 08:50:28

The Rider: Quorate

It’s the full room, it’s top of the tower. The Rider at its best. Looking back on the United States, looking back on Pride weekend, going through the business that needs to be got through. AND NEW ROBYN! That’s right. We are backing Robyn...
liverpool - 2018-08-03 16:52:32

The European Show: From Paris Down To Turkey

Allez Allez Allez! It?s new season time, and we turn our attention the European shores for the return of the European Show on TAW Player. Paul Senior hosts Mo Stewart & Rebecca Knight as they delve into all the wheelings and dealings from across...
liverpool - 2018-08-03 19:51:21

Liverpool v Napoli: A Tale Of Two Like-Minded Cities

?FOOTBALL, football, football, football, football, football, football, football, football…? There are few cities in Europe as passionate about football as Liverpool and Naples. The game isatheartof both cities, skipping a beat on...
liverpool - 2018-08-03 16:52:32

The Gutter: Can Everton Find A Silva Lining Before The Window Shuts"

Paul Senior, hosting his last ‘Gutter’ show of the summer is joined by Mo Stewart, Josh Sexton and Andy Heaton For this final show before handing the microphone back to Rob Gutmann, the show looks at the rest of the league and see who has and...
liverpool - 2018-08-03 19:51:21

The Lower League Show: A Championship Season

Last time we spoke to fans of the three clubs relegated to the Championship this season and found plenty of optimism. But what of the clubs already there" Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons speak to Villa fan Dan Morgan and Derby supporter Joel...
liverpool - 2018-08-02 16:51:17

The Fantasy Football Show: New Beginnings

Our Roto game is back for the season. Which is a queue for abuse and general unpleasant scenes of competitiveness. If you are interested in getting involved go to rotopremierleague.com. This show features the draw for our draft with Shaun Walsh,...
liverpool - 2018-08-02 19:53:16

AFQ: Cheese & Chips

All the usual AFQ chaos but on a Wednesday with Dan Morgan, Emilia Bona, Paul Senior, Kelly Forshaw and Adam Melia. TAW Player subscription required to listen to this podcast. To listen, please either LOG IN or SUBSCRIBE The post AFQ: Cheese...
liverpool - 2018-08-02 08:51:12

The Friday Show: Starter’s Orders

Our first Friday Show of the season takes a Liverpudlian view of our rivals. We start with Tottenham and talk through the situation they find themselves in. Have they pre-seasoned well" Can they go without any additions" We then shift over to...
liverpool - 2018-08-02 19:53:16

The Gutter: Shipping Out

The Gutter today starts with Christian Pulisic and veers around the odd transfer window freeze which has hit European football. Why is everyone looking at each other" When is the expectation it all starts likely to kick in" Who has to make the...
liverpool - 2018-08-01 16:51:39

Ban This Filth: Overrated

Joining Neil Atkinson for another ‘Ban This Filth’, Steve Graves, Neil Docking and Andy Heaton battle it out over three things they would consign to the ‘Ban This Filth’ bin. – World Cup Tournament – A so called ‘rival’ – Most...
liverpool - 2018-08-01 08:50:52

The Coach Home: Curtain Raiser

A Coach Home covering top to bottom and plenty of the British Isles John Gibbons is joined by Mo Stewart and a variety of guests who have all had intriguing summers. The traditional English football curtain raiser takes place on Sunday, with...
liverpool - 2018-07-31 16:52:06

The Anfield Wrap Live In Belfast And Dublin

LIVERPOOL FC are coming backover the Irish Sea, and so areThe Anfield Wrap! Jrgen Klopp’s menare taking on Napoli at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday August 4, so before that we want to have a drink with some of the local Reds. So if you?re...
liverpool - 2018-07-31 19:51:36

How Joe Gomez Can Take Centre Stage For Liverpool This Season

JAMAAL Lascelles. James Tarkowski. Harry Maguire. Liverpool have been linked to these three centre halves, and quite a few more, over the course of this summer window. These three are significant, however, because Liverpool?s own website ran a...
liverpool - 2018-07-31 16:52:06

The Anfield Wrap: Can Liverpool Get A Lightning Start To 18/19"

This week’s Anfield Wrap takes stock of where Liverpool are at this stage of the preseason. They have bounced through the American tour and enjoyed themselves as they go about their business. Both Sadio Mane and Mo Salah have returned from...
liverpool - 2018-07-30 19:51:42

The Review: Liverpool’s Holistic Approach Paying Dividends

Our first Review of 2018/19 focuses on the progress made by Curtis Jones and Rafa Camacho and how their paths to the first team may well diverge. We have a conversation about Liverpool getting the club playing similarly from top to bottom and how...
liverpool - 2018-07-30 19:51:42

Post Match Show: Liverpool 4 Manchester United 1

From the centre circle of Michigan Stadium we bring you our post match show, reflecting on Liverpool’s emphatic victory against Manchester United in Ann Arbor. Liverpool rounded off their US Tour in style, with The Reds too much for their rivals...
liverpool - 2018-07-29 08:50:18

Citytalk: Liverpool In The USA

Liverpool’s preseason continues apace and now the first game is very much on the horizon. Liverpool face West Ham in less than three weeks. The Anfield Wrap takes stock on Citytalk this week about where those preparations are up to. Both Mo Salah...
liverpool - 2018-07-28 08:50:29

AFQ: Dry Roast

It’s payday weekend AFQ and this week Dan Austin is joined by Steph Heneghan, Rachael Biggs, Dan Morgan, Mo Stewart and Josh Sexton. TAW Player subscription required to listen to this podcast. To listen, please either LOG IN or SUBSCRIBE The...
liverpool - 2018-07-28 08:50:29

TAW Special: WWE Superstar Zack Gibson

Liverpool fan and WWE superstar Zack Gibsonjoins Andy Heaton and Neil Docking to talk about his journey so far, including his recent WWE UK Championship Tour success, his first memories of being a Red, how he keeps up with Jrgen Klopp’s side on...
liverpool - 2018-07-27 16:51:51

Jose Mourinho’s Comments And The Truth About Liverpool’s Spending

?IF you are in the relegation zone, then you are in a relegation battle? Good old Roy Hodgson, eh" The manager who will always provide a post-2010 barometer for where Liverpool Football Club once very recently stood; sullen and soaked in dark...
liverpool - 2018-07-27 19:50:41

The Gutter: Will No Nabil Fekir Mean More Minutes For Curtis Jones"

Liverpoolarelooking less likely to make any more movements in the transfer market, with noises surrounding Nabil Fekir dying down by the day. Even an exciting performance and a reported 70million price tag for Christian Pulisic wasn’t enough to...
liverpool - 2018-07-27 16:51:51

The Rider: Outside Benches

The Rider this week sees Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia joined by Joe Connolly to talk about his Port Sunlight life. This mostly consists of tutting at strangers who do not pass Port Sunlight muster and arguing the area is...
liverpool - 2018-07-27 19:50:41

Jrgen Klopp’s 2015 Title Promise: Could This Be The Year"

IT feels like a good time to be a Liverpool supporter. The club have established themselves as serious players in the transfer market, are showing a growing appreciation of Liverpool fan culture and the team remain one of the Premier League?s most...
liverpool - 2018-07-26 19:50:28

Post Match Show: Liverpool 2 Manchester City 1

We’ll list Liverpool as the home side in this game as the crowd in the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey made it feel like a home game tonight. They were rewarded with a late Sadio Mane penalty, after Mo Salah had equalised Leroy Sane’s goal, less...
liverpool - 2018-07-26 08:51:10

TAW Special: Jrgen Klopp Interview

The Anfield Wrap are in the United States, covering Liverpool’s pre-season tour and doing live shows, and we were lucky enough to get time to speak to the Liverpool manager, Jrgen Klopp, prior to the match in New Jersey against Manchester...
liverpool - 2018-07-26 08:51:10

Liverpool 2 Manchester City 1: Match Review

THEREis a murmur. The murmur becomes a buzz and then there is a noise. He is coming. He is coming. The noise becomes a roar as he is on the sideline stripped and ready. This is acclamation. The roar never subsides as he fights for a first ball,...
liverpool - 2018-07-26 12:50:41

Gutter: Liverpool’s Transfer List Confirmed

It was made crystal clear earlier in the week which players Jrgen Klopp is prepared to let leave Liverpool and each of them had a valuation the club were seeking to recoup. Starting with Divock Origi we work through that list. The Belgian...
liverpool - 2018-07-26 08:51:10

Alphabet Soup: M

The idea is this – a host has 20 things related to: a) A letter from the alphabet b) Liverpool FC and the City Of Liverpool In a hat to pull out at random and the panel then discusses them. Hosting the latest edition of Alphabet Soup is Lizzi...
liverpool - 2018-07-26 12:50:41

Desert Island Goals: Tony Barrett

Andy Heaton sits down with a variety of notable Liverpool fans to ask them about their top three goals, the story around them and a little snapshot of their life at the time. Joining Andy for the latest Desert Island Goals is Liverpoolhead of...
liverpool - 2018-07-25 12:51:28

AFQ Football: The Melwood Move v The Anfield Road Expansion

It’s AFQ Football, the show where subscribers send in any question they like so long as it is (in some cases loosely) about the footy. The topics today range from the best animal-related football incident to the future of the Anfield Road...
liverpool - 2018-07-24 16:50:54
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