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Episode 140: Tight Nucleus

Episode 140: Tight Nucleus

Liverpool remain in touching distance for the title race, even if this wasn’t their best week in the results department. Host Marco Lopes (@FootyML) is joined by Anfield Index wordsmith Joseph Cousins (@JCuzzy1) the stats and science musings of Simon Brundish (@StatsSwearwords) as they navigate a busy week in Liverpool news, and discuss Liverpool’s progress in matches within the Top 6, and against everyone else 7th down in the EPL table. Are Liverpool tired? Should Klopp rotate? Is there a player Liverpool should transfer in to win the title? Or will not making a transfer cost them Top 4? All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!
Episode 139: Feeling The Pointy End

Episode 139: Feeling The Pointy End

Kay, Roy and Sri get the band back together, this time for the AI pod. The first part of the pod looks at the topic of perception, and how any anticipated or achieved relative success is contextualised by fans and media. The second half of the pod focuses on the Liverpool attack, emphasising how exhilarating it has been, why it works, and how it could possibly be improved in the coming seasons. It's been a cracking season so far for LFC! Let's enjoy the ride!
Episode 138: Every Game Is A Big Game

Episode 138: Every Game Is A Big Game

A strange week for Liverpool, where the casual brilliance vs Stoke & the dogged display vs Man City was cut at the knees with a flat display vs Sunderland. Host Marco Lopes (@FootyML) is joined by Chris Williams (@Chris78Williams) and Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) to talk about the implications; Did Liverpool focus too much on Man City? Is big match temperament even a concept in the Premier League? And are fans being too harsh on Liverpool’s progress this season? The lads also discuss transfer rumours, youngsters on the doorstep of the 1st team and their Lucas Leiva memories. All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!
Episode 137: Buckling In!

Episode 137: Buckling In!

LFC seem to have sustained a recent blip in result, but performances prior to that have cast some doubt on the ability of Klopp's Reds to sustain a title challenge. We look over the season so far and try to dig out the cause this dip in form. We also look at ways the manager can address these in the new year, including possible transfers. Host Kay is joined by Jagdesh and Tabish for this show.
Episode 136: Tactics, Transfers and Title Talk

Episode 136: Tactics, Transfers and Title Talk

With Liverpool still making progress and a title challenge (albeit difficult) still in reach, host Marco Lopes (@FootyML) takes a serious examination on the current team’s progression, its weaknesses and how to address them through tactical shifts and transfers. Joining him for such an introspection is the ever outspoken Dave Hendrick (@DaveHendrick_) making a long awaited return to the show. The two gents discuss loads of key questions; Was Lorius Karius fairly treated this past week? Which are the most upgradeable positions in Liverpool that should be addressed in the transfer window? Should Emre Can be repurposed as a centre back? Why has Adam Lallana blossomed? And just who is Liverpool’s most important player? All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!
Episode 135: The Anfield Roar

Episode 135: The Anfield Roar

Kaylon is joined by Gae and Justin Wells for this episode if the Anfield Index Podcast. Has Anfield grown cooler in their vocal support over recent season? Has social media taken support to a relatively worse place? A special topic following the LFC fan fallout at Bournemouth (but before the West Ham game): we look into fan reaction of such games in terms of criticism against the team, manager and individual players and ask if some of it goes a bit over the top and why.
Episode 134: Ice In Your Stomach

Episode 134: Ice In Your Stomach

The title race (yes, Liverpool are still in it, believe it or not) took an unfortunate turn with defeat down south, but host Marco Lopes (@FootyML), and his guests Jon Buscall (@jonbuscall) and Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) aren’t all so convinced of the exact reasons for the mishap. While the narratives suggest that the match exposed particular vulnerabilities that have existed for a while, the three take on a considered debate of whether the reality check needs to be for the defence, Jurgen Klopp’s heavy metal football, mental fitness… or all of the above. All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!
Episode 133: Kick 'em in the morals!

Episode 133: Kick 'em in the morals!

Kaylon welcomes Mike von Herf and Joseph Cousins on to the AI Podcast where they talk about out hard fought victory against Sunderland, and (briefly) on the post retirement plans of one Steven Gerrard. Their main topic concerns footballers, and therefore football fans, within the subject of modern morals and ethics. Enjoy!
Episode 132: Three’s a Crown

Episode 132: Three’s a Crown

The Anfield Index podcast is 3 years old! To help him with the birthday candles, host Marco Lopes (@footyml) is joined by Anfield Index brain Gags Tandon (@GagsTandon) and fellow SAfrican AI host Kaylon Karrim (@The_KYLN) as they discuss their favourite moments from past podcasts down the years, the value and evolution of podcasts in supporting Liverpool, the nuances of arguing with opinion and statistical based fact, and whether or not there’s an objective truth in football. The lads also speculate about Steven Gerrard’s next job, Joe Gomez’s return from injury and discuss a item of critical importance… just which player from Liverpool’s unofficial feeder club (Southampton) made the best impression in front of their (possible) prospective employers? All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!
Episode 131: Saints Redemption

Episode 131: Saints Redemption

A nice little distraction for you on your international break. Kay asks Karl and Jim to reflect on and evaluate our buys from Southampton. We look back to the time of purchase and recall what we thought on each transfer before mulling over each players evolution at Anfield. We end the pod with a cheeky question on who we'd get from the current Southampton team if we could.
Episode 130: The Director’s Cut

Episode 130: The Director’s Cut

It’s a bumper podcast as Liverpool fans enjoy the feeling of being TOP OF THE LEAGUE! (long may it last…) Marco Lopes (@FootyML) hosts the pod centurion Nina Kauser (@NinaKauser) and the local half of the Red Room podcast (@GraemeKelly1) on this installment, discussing Europa League money, Danny Ings, Raheem Sterling, and moanings on Twitter. The deep dive topic for the week focuses on new Sporting Director Michael Edwards, the structure at Liverpool and most important of all… whether we think it’s going to work out or not… All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!
Episode 129: Ten Down

Episode 129: Ten Down

Kay is back hosting the AI Podcast with guests Chris Williams and Henry Jackson! Just how bad is our defence? And how good is our attack? We unpack these issues in light of our rather action packed game against Crystal Palace, specifically looking at whether it's player or system that is causing the goals at either end. Further along, we look at the subject of good players and discuss whether there really is a case for a system not catering for them. We end with a bit of a lighter touch on a recent Klopp comment regarding whether LFC can win the league!
Episode 128: Is it Just A Good Start?

Episode 128: Is it Just A Good Start?

The biggest challenge facing the voices on episode 128 of the Anfield Index podcast? Trying to wade through the cautious optimism and feel good sensations of a team that NEARLY dared to top the EPL pile over the recent matchday weekend. Host Marco Lopes (@FootyML) tries to coax the reasons why it may, or may not be just a good start to the season from AI Movie Night host Joe Simpson (@JoeSimpson79) and Anfield Index personality Jay Patel (@Jay82_LFC). The lads also discuss Danny Sturridge’s resting face, a return for Steven Gerrard, and the merits of Joel Matip being a spiritual successor to Sami Hyppia! All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!
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