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Liverpool FC podcasts each week from the Liverpool Echo sports desk with Andy Kelly, James Pearce, Ian Doyle, Neil Jones, Kristian Walsh and more.

Liverpool FC podcasts each week from the Liverpool Echo sports desk with Andy Kelly, James Pearce, Ian Doyle, Neil Jones, Kristian Walsh and more.
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Liverpool FC podcasts each week from the Liverpool Echo sports desk with Andy Kelly, James Pearce, Ian Doyle, Neil Jones, Kristian Walsh and more.




Post-game podcast as relentless Liverpool beat Southampton to make it a magnificent seven and create club history

Today's 3-0 win over Southampton means Liverpool have won their opening seven competitive matches of a season for the first time in the club’s history. And more importantly it means Jurgen Klopp’s side moved two points clear at the top of the table ahead of a Carabao Cup and Premier League double-header with Chelsea and then a trip to Manchester City before the next international break. Little wonder, then, that spirits are high on your latest Post-Game podcast. The show, as always, kicks...


Danny Ings, Virgil van Dijk and the team standing in the way of Liverpool making club history

Liverpool will look to make it a club record seven straight wins to start a season when they welcome Southampton to Anfield this afternoon. And you would not bet against them given the fabulous form Jurgen Klopp’s side are in. But what of the team standing in their way? Well, for our Preview podcast, we spoke to a Saints expert to get the inside track. Adam Leitch is the chief sports writer of the Southern Daily Echo, who can also be found on the Total Saints Podcast, and we talked...


Blood Red: Liverpool's big change, the Anfield atmosphere and what to do with Mohamed Salah

In the latest Blood Red podcast, regular host and Liverpool reporter Ian Doyle is joined by full-time Liverpool correspondent - both home and away - James Pearce along with ECHO duo Joe Rimmer and Theo Squires to discuss the last few days of all things Anfield. Among the topics up for discussion are the Anfield atmosphere, whether to rest Mohamed Salah, the team to beat Southampton and progress with Liverpool's new training ground. Warning: Includes Joe Rimmer swearing AGAIN, the...


Reflecting on a great week for the Academy and the Liverpool youngsters catching the eye

The wins over Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain have made it a superb week so far for Jurgen Klopp’s senior side. But it’s also been seven days to savour for the club’s younger teams. There was a third straight league victory for Barry Lewtas’ U18s before Neil Critchey’s U23s got their season up and running with a success that was aided by the inclusion of a number of first-team players. But arguably the most impressive result of the lot came on Tuesday when the U19s, managed by...


Poetry in Motion: The area Liverpool need to improve and Jurgen Klopp’s intriguing team selections

Neil Fitzmaurice is back with his Poetry in Motion podcast and for the latest episode he is joined by Dan Kay and reunited with Joe Rimmer. The trio kick off the show by looking back on Liverpool's statement-making victories over the past week. Dan explains why the win over Tottenham was proof positive of the biggest development in Jurgen Klopp’s side and why Tuesday must go down as one of the great European nights at Anfield. Whereas Joe was shocked at just how much better Liverpool were...


Blood Red: Debunking the Mohamed Salah myths and what's next for Daniel Sturridge

It was a special night, so it is only right that we mark the thrilling 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain with a special, impromptu edition of our Blood Red podcast. James Pearce joins Paul Gorst and host Joe Rimmer to assess and analyse a superb victory that underlined why the Reds are now considered one of the top teams on the continent once again. There is plenty of praise for Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and, particularly, the indefatigable James Milner. There is also a...


Post-Game podcast as Liverpool leave it late to seal thrilling victory over Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League opener

New Champions League season, same old, thrilling Liverpool. The Reds kicked off their Group C campaign with a late but fully deserved 3-2 victory over Paris Saint-Germain. And in our latest Post-Game podcast we look back on yet another European night to remember at Anfield. The podcast kicks off with the thoughts of our Liverpool FC correspondent James Pearce. You then hear from six Reds fans who have called into the show – Alex Watt, Simon Donnelly, Sam Planche, Mark Baker, Graham Agg...


Blood Red: Stirring Firmino, spine-setting Wijnaldum and why Liverpool are Oliver Twist no more

A win at Wembley is always something to celebrate, especially when it extends Liverpool's perfect start to the Premier League campaign. Host Kristian Walsh is joined by James Pearce and Dan Kay as they pick apart the performance, including a Jurgen Klopp spine which is growing ever stronger. Roberto Firmino is given a moniker nobody has heard before, there's more Gini Wijnaldum love, while Alisson Becker's distribution with the ball raises some eyebrows. There is also discussion on those...


How Liverpool can exploit vulnerable Paris Saint-Germain and why Anfield atmosphere will be new test of Kylian Mbappe

Champions League football is back with a bang at Anfield tonight as Liverpool take on Paris Saint-Germain in a match that would not look out of place in the later rounds let alone a group opener. The Reds have made a superb start to the Premier League with their perfect record of five wins from five meaning they share top spot with Chelsea. But how are PSG getting on under their new manager Thomas Tuchel? And how are the world’s most expensive footballers, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, faring...


Story of the Liverpool fans who make the Kop look special – and the importance of getting the next generation to the game

With the impressive Wembley win over Tottenham Hotspur continuing the perfect start to the Premier League season, Liverpool can now turn their attention to their Champions League opener with Paris Saint-Germain. And what a match it should prove to be as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Co come to Anfield for what could be another European night to remember at Anfield. The ground will be a vibrant sea of colour and noise – and a lot of down will be down to the guests of our latest podcast. We...


Post-Game podcast as Liverpool make statement of intent with Wembley win over Tottenham Hotspur

Well, what a difference a year makes... Or 11 months to be precise. Last October Liverpool lost 4-1 to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley to slip to ninth in the Premier League and leave them trailing eventual champions Manchester City by a massive 12 points. But fast forward to the present day and Jurgen Klopp’s side sit level on points at the top with five wins from five after they comprehensively outplayed Spurs to maintain their perfect start to the season. Our Liverpool FC correspondent...


The myth of Liverpool's top six away day woe and Jurgen Klopp's biggest test yet

Proper football is back as Liverpool travel to Tottenham - and our latest Blood Red podcast has every angle covered. Kristian Walsh hosts with James Pearce, Theo Squires and Caoimhe O'Neill there to discuss a mammoth seven-game stretch. The long-term future of Fabinho is pondered, while the team explore whether the Reds' record at the top six is much cause for concern. There's also a pretty stern message for Gary Neville and his Champions League theory. A must-listen.


Why mouthwatering run should bring best out of Liverpool as season starts now

With Peter Hooton sunning himself in Sicily ahead of the launch of his brilliant new book, the latest episode of the Allez Les Rouges podcast is hosted by a voice that will be very familiar to our listeners. The Liverpool ECHO’s former Liverpool FC editor Andy Kelly made a warm welcome to our studio to record the show, which also features journalist and author, Simon Hughes, Spirit of Shankly committee member Joe Blott, and regular guest and Kop season ticket holder, John Nicolson. And...


Liverpool's first 'real test' as they head to Wembley to take on a 'fragile' Tottenham Hotspur side

We’re bringing you our Preview podcast a little earlier than usual but after two weeks without a Liverpool match, we’re getting a little excited, especially when a trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham Hotspur kick-starts what could be a season-shaping run of seven games in 22 days for Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League leaders. The show kicks off with a chat with our Liverpool FC correspondent James Pearce who cannot wait for what he believes will be the Reds’ first ‘proper test’ of the...


Story of Joe Gomez’s rise from Charlton kid to Liverpool and England starter – by one of the men who knows him best

Best Liverpool player so far this season? Joe Gomez would have to be in with a shout, and his fine form was recognised by Gareth Southgate at the weekend when he chose the 21-year-old over Manchester City’s £50m man Kyle Walker to start for England against Spain at Wembley It continued a remarkable rise for Gomez that started when he landed a deal with his local club Charlton Athletic – at the second attempt – and it is a rise that has been overseen by one of the men who knows him best,...


Peter Crouch on his Liverpool career, Rafa Benitez Secret Santa stitch-up, Steven Gerrard and the current Reds crop

Your latest spin-off show to our main Blood Red podcast is a quick catch-up with ex-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch, who has been back in the city to promote his brilliant new book, How to be a Footballer. The former England international talks his Anfield career, how a night out with Jamie Carragher helped get it off the ground, and how he risked the wrath of Rafa Benitez, both then and now. He also explains why he dedicated the final chapter of the book to Steven Gerrard before engaging...


Blood Red: Monstrous Fabinho, Liverpool's cash bonus and rebuilding Fortress Anfield

In the latest Blood Red podcast, regular host and Liverpool reporter Ian Doyle is joined by ECHO duo Kristian Walsh and Paul Gorst along with special guest Caoimhe O'Neill to discuss the form of Brazil duo Fabinho and Firmino, decipher Djibril Cisse's interesting Istanbul tale, debate the impact of the new Main Stand and how it is attracting new fans, and start looking ahead to the weekend trip to Wembley to take on Tottenham Hotspur. Also includes brief discussion about which Liverpool...


View from the Kop: Discussing Firmino, midfield poser for Spurs and why tough Champions League draw is just what Liverpool need

With the dreaded international break now very much upon us, we tried something a little different in our latest View from the Kop podcast. Hosted by Paul Wheelock and featuring season-ticket holders Paul Philbin and Dan Kay, the trio kick off the show by going through each individual player who has started for Liverpool so far this season and rating their performances. Dan and Philbo are very much on the same page when it comes to some – Alisson Becker and Joe Gomez to name two – but...


Special: Insight into James Milner the man and why the Liverpool midfielder should be considered world class

Is James Milner getting better with age? Well, the guest of this special Blood Red spin-off show certainly thinks so. Stephen Warnock is a friend and former Aston Villa team-mate of Milner’s and he offers a fascinating insight into the evergreen Liverpool midfielder's character and personality as well as explaining why he should be regarded as world class. Ex-Reds defender Warnock will line up alongside the 32-year-old in this weekend's Match for Cancer at Parkhead, every penny from which...


Blood Red: Liverpool's transfer shift, sword falls on Jordan Henderson and Fabinho hysteria

In the latest Blood Red podcast, regular host and Liverpool reporter Ian Doyle is joined by ECHO triumvirate Paul Gorst, Dan Kay and the lesser-spotted Chris Beesley to pick the bones out of Neymar's comments about the Reds' Premier League hopes, the injury setback to Adam Lallana, Fabinho's progress, the new contract for Jordan Henderson and praise for the club over ticket prices. Also includes Dan killing off Kristian Walsh