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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.
Media Matters with Jonathan Northcroft on Lijnders, Coutinho, Transfers & VVD

Media Matters with Jonathan Northcroft on Lijnders, Coutinho, Transfers & VVD

On this week's Media Matters, Gags Tandon speaks to Jonathan Northcroft about a variety of topics regarding Liverpool FC. Jonathan provides his insight on the following: - The loss of Pepijn Lijnders, what he meant to Liverpool FC & his closeness to Klopp. - Thoughts on the Coutinho transfer and the surprise at the timing of it. - Transfer targets, Jonathan knows of Jason Burt's mystery player but does not let on, however, does give some hints! - Fantasy Transfers by Jonathan on who would suit Liverpool or the profile they should try to aim for. - Thoughts on those linked so far and the likelihood of them joining: Mahrez & Lemar. - Thoughts on Virgil van Dijk's debut and the transfer too. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Jason Burt On Coutinho’s Transfer To Barcelona

Media Matters with Jason Burt On Coutinho’s Transfer To Barcelona

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani speaks to the man from The Telegraph that broke the story regarding Philippe Coutinho's transfer to Barcelona, Jason Burt. Sachin and Jason discuss the following: - Thoughts on the transfer and the fee - Why would Liverpool sell in January? Despite holding all of the aces. - Why would Coutinho go to miss out on a Champions League run? - Who got the better of the deal? Liverpool or Barcelona? - Links to other players like Mahrez and Lemar, are they true? Gags Tandon then joins Sachin to complete the show and give their reaction to the Coutinho transfer. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Neil Jones – On Coutinho, VVD & Everton

Media Matters with Neil Jones – On Coutinho, VVD & Everton

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani and Gags Tandon speak with Neil Jones, sports reporter at the Liverpool Echo. The lads reflect on Liverpool's excellent run of results during the Christmas & New Year period as well as their overall development under Jurgen Klopp. They also tackle the return of the Philippe Coutinho saga, the arrival of Virgil Van Dijk and look ahead to Friday's FA Cup third-round tie with Everton. Neil also recounts THAT tweet he received about Luis Suarez in 2013. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Jeremy Wilson – The Virgil Van Dijk Transfer

Media Matters with Jeremy Wilson – The Virgil Van Dijk Transfer

On this week's Media Matters, Gags Tandon speaks to the man from The Telegraph that broke the story regarding Virgil Van Dijk's transfer to Liverpool FC, Jeremy Wilson. Jeremy details how the deal came about as it's rare for a transfer to be announced five days before the window opens and talks about the details of the £75m fee too!  AI Pro subscribers then sent in questions for Jeremy: Jamal Soliman - Were City in for VvD? Nick Summerfield - who briefed the press about VVD and LFC agreeing on a deal in June? Was it someone from LFC side, or was it as suggested someone from Southampton to try and drive the price up? Harinder Singh: Does the difference in reporting tides show how quickly things changes? A northern correspondent for the same paper had VVD nailed for City. Then Jeremy Wilson swoops in with us and then rest history at lightning speed!! Umang Vithlani: It's been said Mike Gordon worked really hard behind the scenes to rebuild the relationship. Can you specify any details on exactly how this was achieved? Manish Mistry: We saw an unusual silence from the usual LFC journalists in the build-up to the VVD transfer news. Were they fed information and trusted to keep quiet or just told very close to the news officially breaking?  Joshua Ocampo: Does VVD’s form concern you at all? All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Kay Murray – Women in Football Media Special

Media Matters with Kay Murray – Women in Football Media Special

On this week's Media Matters, Nina is on solo hosting duties on Media Matters as she brings a very special episode covering the topic of women in football media. Nina is joined by Bein Sports Kay Murray, as the pair discuss this hot topic and Kay shares her thoughts and experiences on how she broke into this industry and gives insight into her fantastic broadcasting career. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Andrew Mangan

Media Matters with Andrew Mangan

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani talks with Andrew Mangan, the man behind the long-running, influential and hugely successful ​Arsenal fan site, areseblog. Andrew gives the low down on Arsenal's start to the season, focusing on the form of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette in particular, as well as his views on the man in charge - Arsene Wenger. He also discusses the origins and rise of arseblog as well as Arsenal fan media in general. Sachin and Andrew finish up by previewing Friday's big game at the Emirates and why they hope it finishes in a 4-4 draw.
Media Matters with David Downie – Derby Special

Media Matters with David Downie – Derby Special

On this week’s Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani and Nina Kauser speak with David Downie, producer at Radio City in Liverpool and founder of the Blue Room podcast. David gives the lowdown on Everton ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside Derby - his views on what exactly has gone wrong at the club this season, who is to blame and what the future holds at Goodison Park. He also explains how the Blue Room has gone from strength to strength and why he has little hope of Everton causing an upset at Anfield this weekend.
Media Matters with Raphael Honigstein

Media Matters with Raphael Honigstein

On this week’s Media Matters podcast, Sachin Nakrani & Gags Tandon speak with renowned journalist and German football expert, Raphael Honigstein about his new book on Jurgen Klopp - Bring The Noise. Raphael discusses how the book came about, who he spoke to in order to discover more about Klopp & what he ultimately learnt about the man in charge at Liverpool and how he is going about bringing success to the club. There is also talk about Klopp’s relationship with the media, in England and Germany, and the likelihood of him sticking around at Anfield.
Media Matters with Paul Machin from The Redmen TV

Media Matters with Paul Machin from The Redmen TV

On this week’s Media Matters podcast, Nina Kauser and Sachin Nakrani are joined by Paul Machin, creator and co-host of Redmen TV, to discuss the rise and strength of Liverpool fan-content and the ongoing success of Redmen TV in particular. Paul explains how the channel got off the ground, how it has developed and what is next for the award-winning multi-platform operation. Nina, Sachin and Paul also discuss the difference between Scouse and southern supporters, negativity on Twitter and the positivity of Jurgen Klopp.
Media Matters with Amar Singh

Media Matters with Amar Singh

On this week's Media Matters podcast, Sachin Nakrani and Nina Kauser welcome West Ham United's head of content Amar Singh to talk about his career in journalism and the journey to working for West Ham United as the head of their content team.  Sachin, Nina and Amar discuss: Amar's duties as head of content at West Ham What the duties are on match days for a content team in the Premier League What Slaven Bilic was like in the weeks leading up to his departure. If Amar misses his career in journalism? The lack of Asians in journalism, do they have it tougher now? All this and plenty more on the Media Matters Podcast!
Media Matters with Paul Tomkins – Part 2

Media Matters with Paul Tomkins – Part 2

On part 2 of this week's special fan media orientated Media Matters podcast, Gags Tandon continues his discussion with Paul Tomkins to talk about his career in fan media/journalism with the focus this time on his meetings with Rafa Benitez and John Henry as well as a brief discussion on social media.
Media Matters with Paul Tomkins

Media Matters with Paul Tomkins

On this week's special fan media orientated Media Matters podcast, Gags Tandon welcomes Paul Tomkins to talk about his career in journalism, the journey to creating The Tomkins Times website and the Transfer Price Index. This is the first of two parts of this special Media Matters episode. 
Media Matters with Jonathan Northcroft

Media Matters with Jonathan Northcroft

On the first-ever Media Matters podcast, Sachin Nakrani and Gags Tandon welcome Jonathan Northcroft to talk about his career in journalism. Jonathan talks about his journalism career, how his job has changed in that time, how covering Liverpool FC changed during his time as a journalist, how he feels the club has changed in general. […]