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Media Matters – With Neil Jones on Transfers & the World Cup

Media Matters – With Neil Jones on Transfers & the World Cup

On this week’s Media Matters, Gags Tandon & Nina Kauser are joined by Goal.com's Neil Jones. The former Liverpool Echo journalist is asked about how different it is working for Goal.com than working at Liverpool's local newspaper. The trio move onto discuss the Nabil Fekir transfer, the rumours about Alisson and Shaqiri, and a look at the Reds at the World Cup. They also discuss Rhian Brewster and his chances of first-team football at Liverpool FC in the coming season after Neil interviewed the youngster for a feature on Goal.com. All this and more on Media Matters!
Media Matters – David Preece Talking Concussions & Karius

Media Matters – David Preece Talking Concussions & Karius

On this week’s Media Matters, Gags Tandon is joined by retired goalkeeper and now coach, writer and broadcaster David Preece. Gags speaks to David about his experiences of suffering from concussions as a goalkeeper. They also discuss the Karius concussion story, with some focus on the reaction to it by the goalkeeper's fans, peers and the media. All this and more on Media Matters!
Media Matters – Jonathan Johnson on Nabil Fekir

Media Matters – Jonathan Johnson on Nabil Fekir

On this week’s Media Matters, Gags Tandon and Nina Kauser are joined by ESPN's French football correspondent Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) to discuss Nabil Fekir as the links to him moving to Liverpool strengthen. They discuss the following: - Suprised at the link? - Type of player he is, is Fekir ideal for a Klopp team? - Strengths & weaknesses - Any concerns over his knee injury? - What formation will Fekir suit? - Rating a midfield of Keita, Fabinho and Fekir - Could Fekir support Liverpool's front three? - Discussion about goalkeepers in Ligue 1 - Discussion on the highly rated Guedes' future at PSG All this and more on Media Matters!
Media Matters – Discussing Fabinho

Media Matters – Discussing Fabinho

On this week’s Media Matters, Gags Tandon is joined by writer Ryan Baldi to discuss Liverpool's brand new defensive midfielder - Fabinho. They discuss the following: - Reaction to the surprise signing - A look at Fabinho's background, where he started. - Strengths & weaknesses - His versatility - can play a variety of positions - Comparison to LFC's midfield - Comparison with rivals like Kaante & Matic - Brief thoughts on Fekir - A look at what a midfield of Naby Keita, Fabinho & Nabil Fakir would bring to Liverpool FC. It’s a packed show and essential listening before THE game of the season.
Media Matters – Champions League Preview with Andy Brassell

Media Matters – Champions League Preview with Andy Brassell

On this week’s Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by European football writer Andy Brassell to preview Saturday’s Champions League final. Andy gives the lowdown on Real Madrid as a somewhat strange season for Zinedine Zidane’s men reaches its climax. The guys also discuss Liverpool’s progress under Juergen Klopp and how the German has evolved as a manager since his Borussia Dortmund days. Andy also talks about his love of European football and how he stays on top of so many leagues each and every week. It’s a packed show and essential listening before THE game of the season.
Media Matters – Italian Football Special

Media Matters – Italian Football Special

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by Italian football writer Adam Digby to reflect on Liverpool's epic Champions League semi-final tie with Roma. Adam gives his perspective on Roma's approach to the two games and whether or not Eusebio Di Francesco could have done any more to stop Jurgen Klopp's rampant Reds. Sachin and Adam also discuss Serie A in general, assessing the most exciting title race in European football this season as well as the state of the two Milan clubs, Lazio and some of the other contenders. Finally, there is some chat about the Italian national team as well as Adam's take on a couple of players from Italy that have been linked with summer moves to Anfield.
Media Matters with James Pearce – Talking Liverpool 5 Roma 2

Media Matters with James Pearce – Talking Liverpool 5 Roma 2

On this week’s Media Matters, Gags Tandon and Nina Kauser are joined by The Liverpool Echo's James Pearce to discuss Liverpool huge victory over AS Roma in the 1st leg of the Champions League Semi-Final. Gags, Nina and James discuss: - Thoughts on the result after Roma scored two late goals? Is the tie in the balance? - Discussion on Liverpool's impressive performance. - Insight from James on a typical day as a journalist at Anfield on a European Night. - Discuss Oxlade-Chamberlain's injury - Thoughts on Salah's performance and PFA award. - Has there ever been a buzz around a player like Salah in James' time as a journalist covering Liverpool FC? - Discuss Firmino and Mane's performances. - James' view on Klopp after the game. - An update on the brutal attack from Roma fans that left a 53-year-old Liverpool fan injured and in critical condition. All this and more on a packed episode of Media Matters!
Media Matters with John Bradley on Football Commentating

Media Matters with John Bradley on Football Commentating

On this week’s Media Matters, Gags Tandon and Nina Kauser are joined by LFCTV commentator and presenter John Bradley. For the first time on Media Matters this season we discuss everything to do with commentating and John's career. Gags, Nina and John discuss: - John's start in football commentating. - Coverage of the Russian league, how did he get into that? - Most iconic game commentated on as well as favourite goal and moment. - What skill sets are required to become a commentator. - What type of preparation is required before a game? - Do you solely commentate from the stadium or do you have to do it from studios too? - Who's your favourite colour commentator? - Thoughts on commentators on other channels. - Who was your role model as a commentator? - Discussion on players that are now co-commentators. All this and more on a fun show with an excellent guest. Make sure you tune into Media Matters!
Media Matters with Jonathan Northcroft on Liverpool knocking out Man City

Media Matters with Jonathan Northcroft on Liverpool knocking out Man City

On this week’s Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by the Sunday Times’ football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft to discuss Liverpool’s stunning Champions League victory over Manchester City. The lads dissect both legs, discussing the power of Anfield’s atmosphere as well as the enthralling tactical battle that took place at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening. Jonathan was at both games and gives a first-hand account of bearing witness to the Reds’ push to the semi-finals of a competition they are looking to win for the sixth time.  Jonathan also gives his take on the improved form of Dejan Lovren as well as superb insight on fellow Scot Andrew Robertson. Along with Sachin, he also looks ahead to Friday’s semi-final draw. Bring on Bayern Munich!
Media Matters with Paul Tomkins – Analysis Of Refereeing Decisions

Media Matters with Paul Tomkins – Analysis Of Refereeing Decisions

On this week's Media Matters, Nina Kauser is joined by Paul Tomkins and Dan Rhodes, as the duo from The Tomkins Times website, discuss their recent findings of refereeing decisions and subconscious bias' that may affect officiating. Dan and Paul also share their findings on how referee decisions impact Liverpool at home and away and compare them to the other top six teams. They also bust the myth that top four sides get all the major decisions! All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Paul Brown – London Football Special

Media Matters with Paul Brown – London Football Special

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by London football writer - and long-time friend of Anfield Index - Paul Brown to assess the state of the Premier League's capital-based clubs. The lads first focus on Crystal Palace, Liverpool's opponents at the weekend, before discussing Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham. Sachin and Paul also have a chat about Saturday-for-Monday match reports as well the future of mainstream football coverage in general. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Ali Khaled: Mohamed Salah Special

Media Matters with Ali Khaled: Mohamed Salah Special

On this week’s Media Matters, Gags Tandon & Nina Kauser speak with Ali Khaled, editor of Four Four Two Arabia and a Liverpool supporter too. Ali gives his expert take on the impact Mo Salah has made at Liverpool from the Arabian point of view. Having followed Salah's career Ali talks about what his expectations of the Egyptian were at Anfield, how significant his success so far has been for the Arab nations and how Liverpool FC's profile can grow in the Middle East. Ali then talks about other talents that could follow in Salah's footsteps as well as whether or not the Premier League's top-scorer should be in line for the major awards this season. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Gary Al-Smith: African Football Special

Media Matters with Gary Al-Smith: African Football Special

On this week’s Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani & Nina Kauser speak with Gary Al-Smith, African football writer for the likes of the BBC and the New York Times. Gary gives his expert take on the impact Mo Salah and Sadio Mane have made at Liverpool as well speaking about African football in a wider context. He also assesses the chances of an African nation making an impact at this summer’s World Cup as well as giving his take on soon-to-be-Liverpool player Naby Keita, as well as on the potential superstars to emerge from the continent. It’s a show packed with insight and energy. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters: Manchester United v Liverpool – Rivals Special!

Media Matters: Manchester United v Liverpool – Rivals Special!

On this week's Media Matters, Gags Tandon and Nina Kauser return to look ahead to the Manchester United vs Liverpool fixture that is coming up! They welcome freelance football analyst and YouTuber - David O'Brien aka Statman Dave aka Squawka Dave! If you were a fan of the Nina Kauser Rivals podcasts this show will be one that you'll enjoy. Gags, Nina and Dave discuss YouTube as a media outlet, how popular it is and how many have made careers out of creating their own channels on the medium with many YouTubers becoming celebrities!  The focus of the podcast then turns to the game and they discuss: - United's season so far - Liverpool evolution under Klopp - Will Jose park the bus? - United's weaknesses - Salah v De Gea - Thoughts on Karius' improvement - Predictions All this and more on the latest episode of Media Matters!
Media Matters Special: The Importance Of Talking

Media Matters Special: The Importance Of Talking

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by Lizzi Doyle, producer at Radio City Talk, and Ceylon Andi Hickman, a member of the A Team of John OSheas podcast, for a show focusing on women in football, with Lizzi and Ceylon talking eloquently and with great insight about being lifelong Liverpool supporters and how it can be a very different and difficult experience for female Reds. There is also a discussion about mental health, with Lizzi outlining how she put together Radio City's incredible and important Mental Health Marathon.  Sachin, Lizzi and Ceylon also talk on-pitch matters and, specifically, the return of the one and only Rafa Benitez to Anfield this weekend.
Media Matters with David Preece – Goalkeeper Special

Media Matters with David Preece – Goalkeeper Special

On this week's Media Matters, Gags Tandon and Nina Kauser are joined by ex-goalkeeper, coach and journalist: David Preece. They discuss the following: - David's career and how he became a journalist after being a footballer. - The evolution of a goalkeeper over the years. - David's view on Mignolet, Karius and Ward. - A discussion about the GK rotation at LFC. - Thoughts on criticism of Karius by the media last season. - The difference a GK coach can make. - A look at LFC's rival goalkeepers. - Any other keepers in the league LFC could look at? - Alisson and Oblak thoughts. - Who the best keeper in the world is, currently. - Is Buffon the GOAT? It's a show full of insight and analysis. Get listening!
Media Matters with Pedro Cunha – Discussing Porto

Media Matters with Pedro Cunha – Discussing Porto

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by Pedro Cunha, chief editor at Maisfutebol, to look ahead to Liverpool's Champions League last-16 first leg tie at Porto on Wednesday. Pedro, who is based in Porto and has covered the club since 2006, gives the lowdown on the team currently riding high at the top of Portugal's Primeira Liga - how they've improved under the management of Sergio Conceicao, who their key players are and how he expects they will line-up and play against Liverpool. Pedro also gives his take on the state of Portuguese football in general as well as on how Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo are viewed in their homeland. It's a show full of insight and analysis. Get listening.
Media Matters with Richard Jolly on VAR, WBA & Freelancing in journalism

Media Matters with Richard Jolly on VAR, WBA & Freelancing in journalism

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by Richard Jolly, freelance football writer for, among others, ESPN and Guardian. The guys discuss Saturday's terrible defeat to West Bromwich Albion - what went wrong for Liverpool and what it was like to be in the Anfield press box when VAR went into overdrive.  Richard also outlines how Jurgen Klopp's two-tier transfer strategy is working, as well as giving his views on the manager's decision not to replace Philippe Coutinho during the current transfer window while allowing Daniel Sturridge to leave on loan. That and plenty more on another must-listen show. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters – Fan Media Special: “Internet Terrorists”

Media Matters – Fan Media Special: “Internet Terrorists”

On this week's Media Matters it is a fan media special as Gags Tandon is joined by Jim Boardman. They cover the following: - Whether the Swansea loss was a blip or not? - Should Liverpool buy in January? - His start in fan media back in 2004. - Being called an "Internet Terrorist" by Hicks and Gillett in their infamous reign and the story behind all of that. - The relationship between fan media and the national media. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Sophie Serbini on Keita, Pulisic, Can, Karius & Klopp!

Media Matters with Sophie Serbini on Keita, Pulisic, Can, Karius & Klopp!

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani and Nina Kauser speak with Bundesliga journalist Sophie Serbini, who gives the lowdown on the conflicting reports regarding Naby Keita's rumoured January move from RB Leipzig to Liverpool as well as profiling the midfielder's strengths and weaknesses and how he may fit into Liverpool's first-team team next season. Sophie also gives the lowdown on Liverpool target Christian Pulisic as well as her take on Emre Can's contract situation, Loris Karius's less-than-great form and how Jurgen Klopp's time at Anfield is viewed in Germany. France-born Sophie also reveals how it was her impatient father that turned her into a Borussia Dortmund fan.  All this and more on Media Matters.