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AI Pro + Podcast: Musical Goalkeepers - Alisson Bid Reaction

AI Pro + Podcast: Musical Goalkeepers - Alisson Bid Reaction

With news that Liverpool have launched a £62 million pound bid for Roma's Alisson; Eddie Gibbs hooked up with Dave Hendrick, Dan Rhodes and Joseph Cousins to take a deeper look at the Reds Goalkeeping situation. - Record bid for a Goalkeeper, good value? - How much of an upgrade would it be? Comparisons to world's best keepers. - What sort of statement does this make to competitors and Liverpool's own players? - Prospects for Karius, Mignolet & Ward All this and more on the AnfieldIndex Pro + Podcast …
Molby On The Spot - HE’S A ‘KEEPER

Molby On The Spot - HE’S A ‘KEEPER

With LFC fans everywhere in World Cup withdrawal and on tenterhooks about the potential arrival of Alisson Becker, Trev Downey and his partner in crime, Reds’ legend Jan Molby, return to analyse the move for the bearded Brazilian. The two lads also chat about the arrival of Xherdan Shaqiri and analyse what he will add to Jürgen Klopp’s squad, they reflect on the World Cup exploits of Dejan Lovren and they discuss England’s run to the semi-finals. On a domestic note, there is some chat about Harry Wilson’s loan move, the potential signing of Nabil Fekir and the high-status friendlies coming up in The USA …
Media Matters - Shaqiri - The View From Stoke City

Media Matters - Shaqiri - The View From Stoke City

On this week’s Media Matters,  Nina Kauser is joined by Pete Smith, Sports Reporter for Stoke on Trent Live at The Sentinel. Pete gives the view from Stoke City on Liverpool's new boy Xherdan Shaqiri and gives insight into what Liverpool should expect from the Swiss international. Nina and Pete discuss: - The transfer from Stoke to Liverpool, including the fee - Shaqiri's time at Stoke - Xherdan's reputation at Stoke - Relationship with the fans - What type of personality he has, any funny stories of his whilst at Stoke. - Strengths and weaknesses - Any truth to attitude issues? How will he cope with rotation? - Fitness concerns Nina is then joined by Gags to close off the podcast and discuss Shaqiri some more after what they'd learnt from the interview with Pete. All this and more on Media Matters …
The Mind-Field Podcast: Being Replaced - Part 2

The Mind-Field Podcast: Being Replaced - Part 2

Regular presenters Allen O’Donoghue & Andrew Vincent are joined by Nina Kauser for part 2 to explore the how players can deal with the psychological impact of being replaced by big money signings, how these new boys can handle the weight of the badge and what it’s like being shipped out on loan. Get all of this and more on the Mind-Field podcast …
AI Pro + Podcast: Shaqiri Shaqiri - His Hips Don't Lie!

AI Pro + Podcast: Shaqiri Shaqiri - His Hips Don't Lie!

Eddie Gibbs is back on Anfield Index Pro after his cricketing break and he's joined by Swiss football expert and scout Oliver Zesiger. Oliver is also the co-head researcher on Switzerland players for Football Manager and he shares his thoughts on Liverpool's brand new signing Xherdan Shaqiri. The pair discuss: - Shaqiri's background and early days - His time at Bayern Munich - His importance to the Switzerland national team - Moving to Italy and then Stoke City - Strengths and weaknesses - The price Liverpool paid for him - Will the quality of this Shaqiri be different because of the quality of players around him? All this and more on the AnfieldIndex Pro + Podcast …

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Latest Podcasts

Episode 202: ALISSON’S STARTING TO HAPPEN

Episode 202: ALISSON’S STARTING TO HAPPEN

On the new Anfield Index Podcast, Trev Downey, Kam Brainch and Karl Coppack discuss the final work in the Steve Barnes trilogy, the enigmatic awfulness of Sid Little’s autobiography and the problematic wonder of Blazing Saddles before inevitably veering back to Alisson Becker, Xherdan Shaqiri and Dejan Lovren in a wide ranging look at potential comings and goings in the short spell left before the transfer window closes. It is, therefore, the usual mixture of enjoyable nonsense.

The Nina Kauser Show: Feel Good Summer Vibes

The Nina Kauser Show: Feel Good Summer Vibes

Nina is back for pre-season as she returns to the hosting seat to discuss transfers, players linked and rivals activity during the silly season with AI's newest podcasters Mark, Hakeem and Umar. The trio give their verdict on the window so far and where Liverpool need to strengthen. There are also predictions on where Liverpool will finish next season. All this and more on The Nina Kauser Show!

Liverbirds Podcast: Episode 61 - What's that coming over the hill - is it a title tilt?

Liverbirds Podcast: Episode 61 - What's that coming over the hill - is it a title tilt?

The Liverbirds regroup to dissect the Russia 2018 World Cup, discuss Liverpool's preseason so far and debate who might still join in this transfer window. Gae hosts Leanne, Randi and Mollie as we start the March towards the 18/19 PL season.

AI Face Off Podcast - Enter Shaq-Karius

AI Face Off Podcast - Enter Shaq-Karius

With the World Cup newly concluded, Anfield welcomes Xherdan Shaqiri into the fold. Kay hosts Face Off regular, Tadiwa, and podcast debutante, Jay Reid, as they discuss the positive and potential negative of his arrival. While we also wanted to discuss some of the existing squad members, the panel got a bit carried away talking about Loris Karius, as his critics renew their calls for his exit after a pre-season clanger. We look at a complicated situation and try to foresee how it will play out.

AI Desi Podcast: Episode 74 - The Desi Summer Barbecue

AI Desi Podcast: Episode 74 - The Desi Summer Barbecue

Gags, Harinder, Nina and Kam are back for more fun during the summer as they try to set out a guest list for their Desi summer barbecue! The guest list has to be an LFC player from the past or present and there is criteria that they have to meet! Listen to this crazy gang argue which players need to be invited and there's also a discussion on Loris Karius sandwiched inbetween all of the madness!


All this and more on Desi!

AI Channel

The 1Up Podcast: Karl's Top 10

The 1Up Podcast: Karl's Top 10

Guy is joined by Karl to discuss Karl's top 10 games ever going from 10-1, a nostalgia filled pod with great memories. They also discuss the gaming news from this week, as the pressure continues to build on Sony about cross play.

The 1Up Podcast: Guy's Top 10

The 1Up Podcast: Guy's Top 10

Guy is joined by Karl to discuss Guy's top 10 games ever going from 10-1, a nostalgia filled pod with great memories. They also discuss the gaming news from recent days as Sony address Cross Play and may Google be joining the gaming industry?

AI Movie Night Podcast: 80’s Movie Special

AI Movie Night Podcast: 80’s Movie Special

Your host Rory returns with guests Simon Dowling and Stuart Bridson, to discuss all things 1980’s. 


An era full of iconic films and nostalgic bliss. Our trio have their work cutout to countdown their top 5 films of the decade and unsurprisingly have an absolute blast whilst doing so.

AI Movie Night Podcast: Ryan Gosling Special

AI Movie Night Podcast: Ryan Gosling Special

Your host Rory Greenfield is joined by pod debutant Robin Cooper to discuss the career of Ryan Gosling. The often divisive Canadian actor is given a glowing recommendation, as they delve through his vast catalogue of cinematic releases.  


Described by Rory as a “chameleon in Cinema”, they discuss Gosling’s wide ranging career. From his Oscar nominated breakout film Half Nelson (2006). The hilarious Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011). The masterpiece that is Drive (2011) and the controversial Only God Forgives (2013). More recently the excellent Big Short (2015), The Nice Guys (2016), La La Land (2016) and last year’s visual wonder Blade Runner 2049.

The 1Up Podcast: E3 Review Part 2

The 1Up Podcast: E3 Review Part 2

Guy is joined by Karl @KMacDW to discuss all the E3 conferences, in part 2 they discuss Ubisoft, Sony and anything from the remaining conferences. They also talk about their thoughts on the overall event and thoughts on best conference, best game etc.

LFC News

Sport Podcasts

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: NXT Takeover & WWE Money In The Bank Preview

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: NXT Takeover & WWE Money In The Bank Preview

In this edition of the Pro Wrestling Index, Andy Wales and Guy Drinkel look ahead to an exciting weekend of WWE action by previewing the NXT Takeover and WWE Money In The Bank cards

Pro Wresting Index Podcast: WWE Backlash Review

Pro Wresting Index Podcast: WWE Backlash Review

Andy Wales and Mo Chatra reunited to look back on the WWE Backlash event that received a lot of criticism and give their own thoughts on the show.

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: Greatest Royal Rumble Preview

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: Greatest Royal Rumble Preview

Guy is joined by Mo Chatra to discuss the Greatest Royal Rumble live event in Saudi Arabia. They go through the 6 hour long card and discuss each match individually.

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: All Shook Up

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: All Shook Up

On this edition of the Pro Wrestling Index, Andy Wales was joined by Mo Chatra and Guy Drinkel to discuss the WWE 'superstar shake up' and what it might mean for Raw and Smackdown. 

Liverpool FC Articles

Is the Alisson transfer really a statement of intent from FSG?

Is the Alisson transfer really a statement of intent from FSG?

NOPE. Simple. It's not. I am done here. You can move on now But wait, you say, how come? A world record fee bid for a keeper. Potentially getting in one of the best keepers in the Serie A and current Brazil #1. If there ever was a statement of intent, surely this is it? Well, what exactly is a statement of intent? It's when you dramatically change the way you behave in order to achieve a certain objective. The …
International Football: Simplicity, flexibility and its lessons for Liverpool

International Football: Simplicity, flexibility and its lessons for Liverpool

International football has many joys. Whether its the carnival atmosphere at major international events, the seeming togetherness produced both intra-nationally and internationally, or just the chance to see teams and players you would never normally get the chance to watch, international football can be an enjoyable departure from the closer-to-home tribalism and intensity of club football. A further joy to be added to the list is the simplicity of international football compared to the club game. International managers are not …
Faux Forwards and False Expectations

Faux Forwards and False Expectations

Aside from the strange machinations of Adenor Leonardo Bacchi, otherwise known as Tite, we are all generally aware of the value of Roberto Firmino at this point. Brazil was boring with Jesus, boisterous with Bobby, and ultimately the exclusion of the Reds' frontman would prove to be their undoing. Back on Merseyside, Bobby Firmino has been lauded for his incredible all-around game in the middle of Liverpool's attack. He finishes his campaign with 30 goals and 14 assists in all …
Why Liverpool Can Win The League (Redux)

Why Liverpool Can Win The League (Redux)

Last summer I wrote a piece on how I thought it was possible Liverpool could win the Premier League title. I felt most of the points that I made in that article were largely valid, although of course things didn’t pan out the way we hoped. Overall, the lack of a centre-back signing, Phil Coutinho turning into a huge snake and Man City going full cheat mode were the big reasons we didn’t end up winning the league, but here …
Why Liverpool need to do the right thing and take Karius out of the spotlight

Why Liverpool need to do the right thing and take Karius out of the spotlight

Martin Luther King once said that
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”.
He could very well have been talking about Loris Karius after the Champions League final. It is the biggest games that will test the measure of a man. How he copes under extreme pressure and adversity will show a lot about the strength of his …
Has Klopp built a stronger back-up squad to the XI he inherited?

Has Klopp built a stronger back-up squad to the XI he inherited?

This summer's been a bit of a whirlwind, hasn't it? We've had the highs and lows of England's World Cup campaign, with ironic jeers of 'it's coming home' appearing more and more realistic as the Three Lions reached the semi-final. The dramatic use of VAR to keep pulses racing as modern technology enlarges its grip on football. The widespread appreciation of Jordan Henderson and his importance to the national side in Russia. I could go on. As far as the …
Errors - The Worst Currency for a Goalie

Errors - The Worst Currency for a Goalie

So I like stats. I’m an unabashed stats lover. Whenever I can I write using stats, about stats or using stats in my articles. One of the benefits of being in an LFC community is that there are people who are smarter than me on Twitter who occasionally post interesting stats. This is one of those occasions, and one of those articles. So AI’s own Dan Kennett recently did this thread highlighting goalkeeper error rates: https://twitter.com/DanKennett/status/1017407619508498435 My reaction to this …
The Karius Conundrum

The Karius Conundrum

Liverpool have made huge strides under Jurgen Klopp on and off the pitch; the German’s infectious touchline antics have fuelled a strong feeling of togetherness between the fans and players. Then there’s the enhanced decision making in the transfer window, the cohesion between Michael Edwards and Klopp and a surge of optimism that this side is quietly worming their way towards some silverware. Yet, Klopp remains imperfect. Loyalty is a powerful thing. Used in good proportion, it provides players with …
Dejan Lovren: Chutzpah or Chump?

Dejan Lovren: Chutzpah or Chump?

It’s Friday afternoon as I write this and the World Cup is all but over. On the whole, it’s been a triumph. The home nation’s journey to the quarter-finals have made it interesting domestically – ever the hallmark of a good World Cup – and the introduction of VAR have kept all but the usual blowhard pundits happy. True, the majority of the big teams went out early, but that did little to reduce the intrigue of the fixtures. There …
Jürgen Klopp's Midfield Minefield: Getting the Balance Right

Jürgen Klopp's Midfield Minefield: Getting the Balance Right

Jürgen Klopp has a bit of a dilemma on his hands. And for once, it's not a bad one (well, at least not where his midfield is concerned). The arrivals of Keita, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wijnaldum in the central midfield area, along with the stalwarts of Henderson and Milner have given the Reds boss a wealth of options in the middle of the park. The two newest recruits of Keita and Fabinho have certainly got fans excited about what they …
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