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Blood Red: The Liverpool FC Podcast

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Liverpool FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO, including our main Blood Red show with James Pearce, Ian Doyle, Joe Rimmer and Paul Gorst; Neil Fitzmaurice's Poetry in Motion; Peter Hooton's Allez Les Rouges; Analysing Anfield with Kristian Walsh and Josh Williams, and Behind Enemy Lines and Post-Game with Paul Wheelock.


All Podcasts produced by Paul Wheelock and Michael Pearson

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There are just eight days to go until the 2019 Champions League final. So are our Blood Red panel feeling nervous? Join host Joe Rimmer and guests Ian Doyle, Caoimhe O'Neill and Paul Gorst for an eventful podcast discussing all the latest Liverpool FC news. The panel ask whether Spurs' impressive showing at Anfield has been overblown, why Real Madrid are so upset with Tottenham and discuss the possible signing of a new teacher's pet at Liverpool. A discussion also breaks out over whether Liverpool's amazing 4-0 victory over Barcelona has been forgotten. Meanwhile, Caoimhe goes off on a tangent about life in Madrid, Ian's personal hygiene is discussed, Joe receives a text from a friendly gangster and Paul doesn't bother listening. There's also an update on Blood Red Live returning to Liverpool, as well as a special event in Dublin ahead of the final on June 1. Enjoy!
A club-record 97 Premier League points and a Champions League final to come – it’s been some season so far for Liverpool. From Jurgen Klopp’s incredible motivational and tactical powers, to the club’s razor-sharp recruitment, and the tight-bond in a squad packed full of world-class talent, the reasons for this campaign to remember are manifold. But another contributing factor is the vastly improved relationship between supporters and the club itself. One of the key strands of that has been the way that the Reds have bought into the thriving fan culture that surrounds the club. Central to that is BOSS Night, which was borne out of the magazine of the same name and will on Bank Holiday Monday hold its biggest event yet with a Madrid Send Off Party at Space by M&S Bank Arena. So ahead of the event, and the Champions League final with Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid, Paul Wheelock and Paul Philbin are joined by BOSS co-founder Dan Nicholson, and singer and musician Kieran Molyneux, who will be performing alongside Jamie Webster, Ben Burke and some very special guests on Monday night. We last had Dan and Jamie in before the start of the season, so we look back on what has been a memorable campaign both on and off the field, why Klopp’s squad are totally tuned into what’s going on in the fanbase, and just what the plans are for a Shevchenko Park-style party in Madrid. Click here to buy tickets for the Madrid Send Off Party.
Liverpool have answered almost every question asked of them this season - and now it is our turn to do the same. With 10 days to go until the Champions League final, Kristian Walsh and Josh Williams open up the floor to the listeners and answer their questions on the 2018/19 campaign - and what is still to come. The display of the defence and Virgil van Dijk's perfect partner is assessed, as is the question of whether Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson can continue to sustain their performances. Areas of underperformance and overperformance are also looked at, as the team look at what marginal gains the Reds can rely upon to maintain their rise both in the Premier League and Europe. Jurgen Klopp's tactics are assessed, and why he changed from 4-2-3-1 to 4-3-3, and no surprise, either, that transfers form a lot of questions as Liverpool's perfect transfer window is deliberated over Enjoy!
Our podcast build-up to Madrid starts today with our first Blood Red of the week - and there's a lot for host Ian Doyle and guests James Pearce and Paul Gorst to get stuck into. Jurgen Klopp's side have jetted off to a warm-weather training camp in Marbella buoyed by a major injury boost, which James reveals before joining Ian and Paul in discussing the prolonged break between the final Premier League game of the season and the Champions League final in the Spanish capital - and just what it means for Liverpool and their opponents Tottenham Hotspur. Naby Keita has been named in the Reds' 26-man squad for Marbella so does that mean the midfielder has a chance of being fit to face Spurs? That leads to a debate about Klopp's midfield dilemma for the final, Tottenham's bigger selections headaches, and whether it would actually be better for Liverpool if Harry Kane recovers in time to play. Next up are comments made by Dejan Lovren, and what they say about the magic of Klopp's man-management, before talk turns to the the team who will not be appearing in Madrid on Saturday week - Manchester City. City may have won an unprecedented domestic treble but neither they nor their manager Pep Guardiola look too happy. Paul calls Guardiola's men the 'angriest' treble winners of all time while James explains why their annoyance toward the Reds could be about to get even greater. Oh, and he also rubbishes those Matthijs de Ligt rumours. It's one not to be missed.
It's the first Blood Red podcast since the transfer window was flung wide open this week. Ian Doyle, Paul Gorst and Connor Dunn join host Sean Bradbury to take a look at what business the Reds should do this summer. Ian spoke to Jamie Carragher today and the Liverpool legend had his say on Philippe Coutinho returning to Anfield. The panel discuss that prospect, and also play fantasy football and each name two players they would like to see signed up. There is debate on the viral video of Man City players chanting about Liverpool after winning the league - and how it jars with the incredible title race between the two clubs this season. And the pod concludes with a look at which stars could be leaving L4 over the next few months. Enjoy!
Liverpool may not be Premier League champions, but it was still a campaign to celebrate and be proud of. It was also a season for some deep thinking and analysis - and that's exactly what Kristian Walsh and Josh Williams do as they decipher Jurgen Klopp's 97-point haul. An overarching view of the season - what went right (a lot), what went wrong (not much) - is offered, while there is also an interesting look at where the Reds might be able to usurp Manchester City next season with yet more marginal gains. An interesting pressing trend is also discussed, as is the efforts of Sadio Mane, who could be one of the more complete strikers in Europe right now. There is also a look at how Klopp and his Liverpool side went so close, and what is needed next to push them over the line. A must-listen. 
Liverpool could not have done much more to win the Premier League. But even though they were pipped at the post by Manchester City, Neil Fitzmaurice's latest Poetry in Motion podcast attempts to underline just what an incredible campaign it has been. There's disappointment, of course, not least because the Reds' remarkable' 97-point haul would have been enough to bring the title back to Anfield in 117 of the past 120 top-flight seasons. But Fitzy, alongside his regular guests Joe Rimmer and Dan Kay, explain why the positives firmly outweigh the negatives. And the great thing is, the season is not over yet, not with the little matter of a Champions League final to come. Jurgen Klopp's side booked their ticket to Madrid with the most astonishing of performances in their semi-final second-leg with Barcelona, and given this is the first Poetry in Motion recorded since then, our trio look back on what was one of the all-time great nights supporting Liverpool. Joe also believes it featured one of the club's all-time great goals, which Dan brilliantly describes as the Scousest strike of all time given it's magnificent mix of cheek and ingenuity. The future of the man who put the ball into the back of the net is also discussed, as is one of Reds boss Klopp's greatest assets, before talk turns to the player who had a miserable night on his return to Liverpool, Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian looks to be on his way out of Barcelona, for a significantly reduced fee, but would the Reds take him back? And, more pertinently, would Klopp take him back? And another brilliant edition rounds off with Fitzy, Joe and Dan looking back on the predictions they made at the start of the season.. Without giving the game away, they were not bad at all. Enjoy!
In the latest Blood Red podcast, regular host Ian Doyle is joined by full-time Liverpool correspondent - both home and away - James Pearce and ECHO regulars Paul Gorst and Connor Dunn to assess the end of the Premier League season. It wasn't meant to be for the Reds, who ended up a point short of champions Manchester City. James believes there is much to celebrate for Jurgen Klopp and realises that almost every player has had a significant role in a season that, of course, hasn't quite finished just yet. Connor wants to see some new faces at Anfield during the summer while Paul points to the return of phantom goals on the final day. Ian brings up a point that perhaps the rest of the Premier League should be grateful Liverpool turned what could have been a boring title race into a great one, and everyone discusses their player of the year.
The numbers are staggering. 30 wins from 38. Just one defeat. 21 clean sheets. 89 goals scored. But Liverpool finish their record-breaking season second behind Manchester City. The Reds held up their end of the bargain. They beat Wolves 2-0 to make it nine straight victories to end the league campaign. But City also held their nerve to win 4-1 at Brighton - and that was enough to ensure the title remained at the Etihad. However, the final Post-Game podcast of the Premier League campaign is anything but downbeat. And why would it? Not least with the little matter of a Champions League final to come. It's a podcast that starts as ever with our Liverpool FC correspondent James Pearce, continues with every word of Jurgen Klopp's after-match press conference, and also features six of our regular callers, plus many messages left on our Blood Red podcast Facebook page, which you can join HERE. Thanks for listening.
One day to go - one day until Liverpool could be crowned Premier League champions. Yes, the ball remains very much in Manchester City's court, but if Tuesday night at Anfield proved anything, it's that miracles do happen, especially when it comes to the Reds. It's fitting, then, that the latest Allez Les Rouges podcast, hosted by Peter Hooton, and featuring Kieth Culvin, Spirit of Shankly chair Joe Blott, and the ECHO's own Dan Kay, kicks off by looking back on the truly incredible win over Barcelona, which sealed Liverpool's place in the Champions League final for the second season running. But where did it stand in the long list of great European nights? And what must happen next if it is to surpass Istanbul? As well as the atmosphere, there are words of praise for Jurgen Klopp's man-management and tactical nous, so much so that they even had Jose Mourinho impressed, the bravery and maturity of Jordan Henderson, and the unlikely rise and rise of Joel Matip and Divock Origi. The showpiece showdown with Tottenham Hotspur is discussed, as is the outrageous prices fans will have to pay to get a ticket for the final and to get to and stay in Madrid, and what can be done about it in the future. And after the first 30 minutes fly by, talk turns to the last-day Premier League title decider. It's City's to lose, but if the defending champions do indeed retain their crown, the panel are in doubt that this will be the first season of many that Klopp's resurgent Reds challenge for the top prize in English football. That said, they're not ruling out more incredible drama, especially if Liverpool do one thing against Wolves. Enjoy our final podcast before the match - it's a cracker.
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Comments (6)

Rachel McCann

Love the podcasts, but does anyone else skip over Owen Thomas on the post match shows ? He's obviously passionate but I find him annoying !

May 3rd
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Nathan Marston

Matt. arrogance doesnt make a good podcast. huddersfield worst team you ever seen? we played well tonight but its not like they didnt have there chances too. just dont be a gobshite in your 2 min stint

Apr 27th
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Steve G Smith

Tremendous pod. Brilliant 'insight' into what can directly affect a result. Well done! And there's your title - Insight.

Feb 21st
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DJ SVEER

Never commented about a podcast before despite being a podcast addict from footy to true crime to random stuff, but think the comments below are slightly harsh to say the least, I love the difference of journo/fan aspect to contrast the other 4 Liverpool podcasts I listen regularly to, plus the amount put out and for free too has quenched my thirst for LFC content over the last year and I highly recommend this podcast. Allez allez allez

Jan 13th
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Tommy Hannon

awful podcast. 4 guys repeating each other. an insights?

Sep 27th
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Darren McManus

Terrible podcast all round - one lad doesn't watch any foreign, international or even other prem games!!!!! the Firmino discussion was laughable. Klopp takes him off to reserve his energy for the next game. The usual moan stand comment is a bit critical after listening to you lot.

Aug 17th
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