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The Red Agenda - A show about Liverpool FC

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The Athletic's James Pearce, Simon Hughes and Caoimhe O'Neill are alongside Steve Hothersall to bring you the very best insight into Liverpool Football Club every week. Subscribe for expert knowledge of the club, big name guests, breaking news and entertaining discussion.

The Athletic's James Pearce, Simon Hughes and Caoimhe O'Neill are alongside Steve Hothersall to bring you the very best insight into Liverpool Football Club every week. Subscribe for expert knowledge of the club, big name guests, breaking news and entertaining discussion.

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The Athletic's James Pearce, Simon Hughes and Caoimhe O'Neill are alongside Steve Hothersall to bring you the very best insight into Liverpool Football Club every week. Subscribe for expert knowledge of the club, big name guests, breaking news and entertaining discussion.

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English


Episodes

A lack of confidence

10/3/2022
The Athletic's Andy Jones and the Daily Mirror's David Anderson join Steve Hothersall to reflect on Liverpool's 3-3 draw with Brighton at Anfield. The team's lack of confidence and cohesion are discussed as well as the obvious defensive problems and another below par performance from Trent Alexander-Arnold. One bright light is the form of Roberto Firmino - is the Brazilian set for a new contract? Plus there's a look ahead to the Champions League clash with Rangers. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:34:27

The vital month of October

9/29/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce and football writer David Lynch join Steve Hothersall to look ahead to a pivotal few weeks in Liverpool's season. There's an Anfield injury update with Ibrahima Konaté set to return to first team action, the guys discuss reports Real Madrid have moved into pole position in the chase for Jude Bellingham, while could Trent Alexander-Arnold and Thiago Alcântara both miss out on the World Cup with their respective countries? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:34:06

Naby Keïta: Stay or Go?

9/26/2022
The Athletic's Caoimhe O'Neill and Andy Jones join Steve Hothersall to discuss Naby Keïta's Liverpool future. Also on the agenda is Trent Alexander-Arnold's form and his omission from the England squad to face Germany, Mo Salah's double for Egypt against Niger, while there's a report on how Liverpool's loan players are getting on. Plus LFC Women's defender Gilly Flaherty reflects on Liverpool's start to the WSL campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:43

Liverpool medical department deep dive

9/22/2022
The Athletic's Simon Hughes joins Steve Hothersall to discuss his recent article 'Inside Liverpool's medical department'. Internal battles, staff departures, the negative impact of injuries to success and the FIFPRO data which shows Andy Robertson plays most games in the 'critical' zone are all discussed. Plus, there's reaction to the report which claims Uefa pre-prepared their Champions League final statement blaming ‘late’ fans for the chaos at the Stade de France. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:32:39

Henderson, Núñez, Bellingham... It's your Liverpool questions

9/20/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce joins Steve Hothersall to answer questions from Reds fans in a mailbag special. Jordan Henderson's England call-up, Darwin Núñez' start to life at Anfield, future formations, Jude Bellingham, Liverpool's set-play prowess and Arthur Melo's progress are all on the agenda. Plus, who have the guys picked for a historical Liverpool five-a-side team? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:47

Ajax defeated / A midfield future for Trent?

9/15/2022
The Athletic's Simon Hughes and the Daily Mirror's David Anderson join Steve Hothersall to reflect on Liverpool's 2-1 win over Ajax. There's praise for Thiago Alcântara's performance while they ask if Trent Alexander-Arnold's Liverpool future lies in midfield. Plus, is Andy Robertson's regular starting place under threat from the impressive Konstantinos Tsimikas, and there's appreciation for Tuesday's match winner Joël Matip and the returning Diogo Jota. Learn more about your ad choices....

Can Sacchi's Milan provide inspiration for malfunctioning Reds?

9/12/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce and Oliver Kay join Steve Hothersall to analyse Liverpool's start to the season. Can the aura of invincibility from last season be restored and has the club been slow in rejuvenating the squad? Plus Oliver draws possible parallels with Liverpool's current position and Arrigo Sacchi's legendary AC Milan of the late 1980s, while the guys look ahead to the visit of Ajax to Anfield in the Champions League. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:52

Time for a Liverpool reinvention?

9/8/2022
The Athletic's Simon Hughes and Andy Jones join Steve Hothersall following Liverpool's 4-1 Champions League defeat to Napoli. The guys reflect on a humbling night for The Reds in Naples and Jürgen Klopp's post-match comments, with the Liverpool manager alluding to possible changes at Anfield. Plus Trent Alexander-Arnold's form and chances of going to the World Cup with England are also discussed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:42

Derby frustration at Goodison

9/5/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce and Caoimhe O'Neill join Steve Hothersall to reflect on Liverpool's 0-0 draw at Everton. They analyse why The Reds are failing to hit the heights of last season, Mo Salah's lack of goals and the loss of form of key players including Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho. There's also a preview of the Champions League opener with Napoli, Caoimhe looks ahead to this weekend's big kick-off for Liverpool FC Women in the WSL, plus what's the verdict on the club's new green third...

Duration:00:31:21

Anfield welcomes Arthur / Liverpool leave it late

9/1/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce and Andy Jones join Steve Hothersall to discuss Liverpool signing Brazilian Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus. They also reflect on the dramatic 2-1 win over Newcastle United and headline performances from Harvey Elliott and match-winner Fábio Carvalho. Plus there's a preview of the weekend's Merseyside derby with Everton. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:59

The Red Machine Returns

8/29/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce and Steven Beacom from the Belfast Telegraph join Steve Hothersall to reflect on Liverpool's 9-0 win over Bournemouth. Harvey Elliott, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino receive praise for their individual performances while the need for a new midfield signing this week is also discussed. There's also a preview of Wednesday's game with Newcastle while James remembers an encounter with Napoli ultras ahead of next week's Champions League clash. Learn more...

Duration:00:36:24

The Road to Istanbul starts here

8/25/2022
The Athletic's Andy Jones joins Steve Hothersall following the UEFA Champions League draw which sees Liverpool in Group A alongside Ajax, Napoli and Rangers. Liverpool writer David Lynch is also on the podcast to give his thoughts on the disappointing start to the Premier League campaign as the guys discuss if this could prove to be a transitional season for The Reds. Plus there's a look ahead to the weekend visit of Bournemouth to Anfield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:41:13

"A lack of desire in game number three"

8/23/2022
The Athletic's Caoimhe O'Neill and Simon Hughes join Steve Hothersall following Liverpool's 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. They analyse where things are going wrong for Jürgen Klopp's side including the poor form of Virgil van Dijk, a lengthy injury list and a hangover from the Champions League final in Paris. With an ageing Reds squad, the importance of sporting director Julian Ward's recruitment role is also discussed, while Simon looks at the contrasting strategies and fortunes of...

Duration:00:32:59

The Fiercest Rivalry in English Football

8/18/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce and the BBC's Phil McNulty join Steve Hothersall to preview Manchester United v Liverpool. The guys discuss the current chasm between the clubs both on and off the pitch and look at the origins of one of the greatest rivalries in world football. Plus there's more on the fall-out from Darwin Núñez' red card against Crystal Palace and reaction to reports Naby Keïta is unhappy at Anfield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:48

Díaz rescues Reds after Núñez sees Red

8/16/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce and Simon Hughes join Steve Hothersall to reflect on Liverpool's eventful 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Anfield. Darwin Núñez' actions which saw him sent-off for violent conduct are placed under the microscope, while Luis Díaz' outstanding goal and second half performance are lauded. There's an injury update on Roberto Firmino, Simon discusses the prospect of protests from Man Utd fans when Liverpool play at Old Trafford next week, while James has his say on a...

Duration:00:34:49

Is now the time for Harvey Elliott at Liverpool?

8/11/2022
The Athletic's Caoimhe O'Neill and the Liverpool Echo's Paul Gorst join Steve Hothersall to analyse the prospect of Liverpool entering the transfer market following Thiago's injury. Also, with a new five-year contract under his belt, is this the ideal moment for Harvey Elliott to establish himself in Liverpool's midfield? Plus there's a preview of Monday night's Premier League match with Crystal Palace at Anfield. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:35:15

Klopp's midfield conundrum

8/8/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce and Simon Hughes join Steve Hothersall to reflect on Liverpool's 2-2 draw at Fulham and more injury woe for Thiago Alcântara. The guys discuss if Liverpool need to strengthen the midfield now, while Roberto Firmino and Darwin Núñez' contrasting fortunes at Craven Cottage are analysed. Plus we hear from Liverpool assistant manager Pep Lijnders on the Anfield Portugal connection. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Liverpool Kings at the King Power

8/1/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce and Andy Jones join Steve Hothersall to reflect on The Reds' 3-1 victory over Manchester City in the Community Shield. The guys look at the tantalising prospect of Mo Salah and Darwin Núñez linking up in the new season, Roberto Firmino's future is on the agenda following recent transfer speculation while they also discuss the growing injury list at Anfield. Plus there's a preview of Liverpool's Premier League opener at Fulham. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:36:22

Núñez & Carvalho wet the appetite

7/26/2022
The Athletic's Caoimhe O'Neill and commentator John Bradley join Steve Hothersall to reflect on Darwin Núñez' four goal display against RB Leipzig and an impressive performance from Fábio Carvalho. There's also a look ahead to the Community Shield match with Manchester City, tributes are paid to former Liverpool chairman David Moores and we get the low-down on exciting Irish youngster Trent Kone-Doherty following his Anfield arrival. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:36:35

19 days to the big kick-off

7/18/2022
The Athletic's James Pearce and Liverpool programme writer Chris McLoughlin join Steve Hothersall to continue the build-up to the new season. They reflect on the Far East tour and their initial impressions of summer signings Darwin Núñez and Fábio Carvalho. James discusses his recent interviews with Fabinho and CEO Billy Hogan, while the new sponsorship deal with Standard Chartered is analysed. Plus Liverpool FC Women manager Matt Beard looks ahead to the upcoming WSL campaign. Learn more...

Duration:00:41:22