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AI Pro + Preview: Liverpool vs West Ham

AI Pro + Preview: Liverpool vs West Ham

With season 2018/19 set to kick-off, Eddie Gibbs and Gags Tandon can't contain their excitement at the new look Reds and their prospects of inflicting a hammer blow in their opener at Anfield on Sunday. - Transfer Window & Expectations - Danny Ings & Expected Departures - Fitness Update + Team & Score Predictions - Alisson Impact & Sturridge Future - Emergence of Youth - Philips, Camacho, Jones - Closing gap on Man City & Being more like Rocky - Manuel Pellegrini & West Ham - AI:PRO Highlights Get all of this and more on the latest Pro + Preview podcast.
AI Pro + Podcast: The LFC Squad – At Ease or Dissatisfied?

AI Pro + Podcast: The LFC Squad – At Ease or Dissatisfied?

Gags Tandon welcomes Guy Drinkel and debutant Joey Connors onto AI:PRO to discuss Liverpool's squad. Which camp are you in? Are you at ease with the transfer dealings so far or are you dissatisfied? The guys discuss: - Are LFC’s new buys enough to challenge for the title? - Where are Liverpool short for players? - Can the current squad topple City? - Failing to add to the squad - bad luck or bad planning? All this and more on the AnfieldIndex Pro + Podcast!
AI Pro + Podcast: The Return of Sturridge and Potential Squad Holes

AI Pro + Podcast: The Return of Sturridge and Potential Squad Holes

Daniel Rhodes and Paul Dalglish have no games to tactically analyse so they thought they'd get together on the AnfieldIndex Pro + podcast to discuss a whole of things in the current LFC sphere including: - A brief discussion of the Dortmund match.  - Sturridge's quality in the friendlies and link up play with Keita.  - Can he be back up to Firmino?  - Will Origi stay?  - Cover for the forward positions and a lack of like for like replacements.  - Midfield quality, but do we still need a Fekir (or type)?  - Are we light at centre-back with the Matip injury and Lovren still on holiday after the World Cup? All this and more on the AnfieldIndex Pro + Podcast!
AI Pro + Podcast: Liverpool Sign Alisson for World Record Fee!

AI Pro + Podcast: Liverpool Sign Alisson for World Record Fee!

Writer, broadcaster and ex-professional goalkeeper David Preece joins Eddie Gibbs to look at the breaking news that Liverpool FC have completed the signing of Brazilian keeper Alisson Becker from AS Roma for a World Record Fee!! - Reaction to signing, world record fee & statement made by LFC - How does Alisson compare to the world's best keepers? - Alisson strengths and weaknesses? Suitability for Klopp style? - Impact on Karius, Mignolet and Ward + John Achterberg role? All this and more on the AnfieldIndex Pro + Podcast!
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!
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!
AI Pro + Podcast: The Transfer Committee Show – Part 3

AI Pro + Podcast: The Transfer Committee Show – Part 3

For the first time on the AnfieldIndex Pro + Podcast we've tried to do something a little different. Gags Tandon invites Dave Hendrick, Dan Kennett and Mo Chatra to re-create a transfer committee and try to plan Liverpool FC's summer with the best players possible within a budget. The following roles were set for the podcast: Gags Tandon - The Manager Dan Kennett - Lead Data Analyst Dave Hendrick - Head Scout Mo Chatra - Financial Director Gags set out the requirements for the squad, what types of characteristics the players need to have. Dave comes up with lists of players whilst Dan Kennett provides some statistical analysis of the players mentioned as well as any he has found by using the data. Mo Chatra discusses the valuations of the players and the types of deals they may need to be completed as which would have an effect on the budget. Mo Chatra also sets the budget at the start with some assumptions. In Part 3 the committee finalises their plan and sets out a list of players that become their targets for the 18/19 season!
AI Pro + Podcast: The Transfer Committee Show – Part 2

AI Pro + Podcast: The Transfer Committee Show – Part 2

For the first time on the AnfieldIndex Pro + Podcast we've tried to do something a little different. Gags Tandon invites Dave Hendrick, Dan Kennett and Mo Chatra to re-create a transfer committee and try to plan Liverpool FC's summer with the best players possible within a budget. The following roles were set for the podcast: Gags Tandon - The Manager Dan Kennett - Lead Data Analyst Dave Hendrick - Head Scout Mo Chatra - Financial Director Gags set out the requirements for the squad, what types of characteristics the players need to have. Dave comes up with lists of players whilst Dan Kennett provides some statistical analysis of the players mentioned as well as any he has found by using the data. Mo Chatra discusses the valuations of the players and the types of deals they may need to be completed as which would have an effect on the budget. Mo Chatra also sets the budget at the start with some assumptions. In Part 2 the committee look for a wide forward, a number nine and some cheap options that Liverpool FC could explore. Make sure you tune in next week when the guys look for Nabil Fekir alternatives and make their final decision on what the transfer strategy will be for 2018/19!
AI Pro + Podcast: The Transfer Committee Show – Part 1

AI Pro + Podcast: The Transfer Committee Show – Part 1

For the first time on the AnfieldIndex Pro + Podcast we've tried to do something a little different. Gags Tandon invites Dave Hendrick, Dan Kennett and Mo Chatra to re-create a transfer committee and try to plan Liverpool FC's summer with the best players possible within a budget. The following roles were set for the podcast: - Gags Tandon - The Manager - Dan Kennett - Lead Data Analyst - Dave Hendrick - Head Scout - Mo Chatra - Financial Director Gags set out the requirements for the squad, what types of characteristics the players need to have. Dave comes up with lists of players whilst Dan Kennett provides some statistical analysis of the players mentioned as well as any he has found by using the data. Mo Chatra discusses the valuations of the players and the types of deals they may need to be completed as which would have an effect on the budget. Mo Chatra also sets the budget at the start with some assumptions. In Part 1 the committee look for the Coutinho replacement, a goalkeeper and a centre-back.  Make sure you tune in next week when the guys try to reinforce the attacking midfield and forward line, only on the Anfield Index Pro + Podcast.
AI Pro + Podcast: What The Fekir Has Happened?

AI Pro + Podcast: What The Fekir Has Happened?

Gags Tandon is joined by Joseph Cousins (Cuzzy) and Stu Bridson for their AI:PRO debuts to discuss what the hell happened to the Nabil Fekir deal! The three go through specific scenarios that have been touted online or by the media to logically decipher what may be the truth. Apart from those involved, nobody will know the truth but the guys try to see which stories are the most likely. Have LFC messed up another transfer or are they blameless in this one? All will be answered on the Anfield Index Pro + Podcast.
AI Pro + Podcast: Nabil Fekir & The Pressure of Expectation

AI Pro + Podcast: Nabil Fekir & The Pressure of Expectation

Gags Tandon welcomes on Paul Dalglish to discuss the news that Nabil Fekir will soon join the LFC ranks. Paul discusses what he thinks of Nabil and how he differs to the other midfielders bought. Paul then looks at the qualities of the three players bought this summer by LFC and gives his verdict on them. During the show they also discuss what the good old days were like at Liverpool and how the club is now approaching that level again with their recruitment. Paul also talks about the pressure of expectation at LFC and how many players find that expectation difficult to deal with. Finally, Paul discusses what he thinks Liverpool still need this summer to be able to challenge for trophies next season. All this and more on the Anfield Index Pro + Podcast!
AI Pro + Podcast: Shock Horror

AI Pro + Podcast: Shock Horror

Gags Tandon, Harinder Singh and Eddie Gibbs discuss the full Champions League match experience as they were together in Kiev to witness Liverpool's loss. Gags and Harinder discuss the lead up to the game, all three cover the major talking points of Salah's injury and Karius' shocking blunders and then they discuss the horror of deflation afterwards as they all met up back at a hotel bar. All this and more on the AI Pro Plus Podcast.
AI Pro + Podcast: The Morning After The Night Before

AI Pro + Podcast: The Morning After The Night Before

Eddie Gibbs has some reaction to the disappointing Champions League Final as he sits down for some orange juice to have a chat with Jimmy McCloughlin and Joe Swede. Jimmy and Joe are veterans of European Cup finals having attended all eight that Liverpool have participated in. They give their view on the major incidents and their feelings before and after the game. They also discussed the squad prospects going forward. All this and more on AI Pro Plus.
AI Pro + Podcast: Liverpool Supporter Stories From Kiev

AI Pro + Podcast: Liverpool Supporter Stories From Kiev

Gags is in Kiev and he's been talking to supporters from all over the globe about their journies to Kiev, how they got hold of a ticket and more! Harinder paaji is the familiar voice whilst former AI Aussie podcast Simon Kroger also makes an appearance. Gags is also joined by Reds; Ash, Simon, Raj & Apoorv on this show! This week on AI:PRO Get all of this and more on the latest Pro + podcast.
AI Pro + Podcast: Liverpool v Brighton Preview

AI Pro + Podcast: Liverpool v Brighton Preview

A very focused Jurgen Klopp faced the media ahead of Liverpool's final Premier League match of 2017/18. Eddie Gibbs and Gags Tandon return once more to dissect the press conference and, with Champions League qualification on the line; look forward to the decisive final match at Anfield. - CL Qualification Frustrations - Manager of the Year - Mo Salah Awards - Injury Update: Can, Lallana, Gomez - Brighton Key Stats & Predictions - AI:PRO Summer Plans This week on AI:PRO Get all of this and more on the latest Pro + Preview podcast
AI Pro + Podcast: Chelsea v Liverpool Preview

AI Pro + Podcast: Chelsea v Liverpool Preview

With the euphoria of Rome put to one side, Eddie Gibbs and Gags Tandon return to preview the Reds trip to Stamford Bridge and battle for a top 4 place. - Full Strength Reds XI? - Karius & Henderson - Key Stats on Chelsea - Steven Gerrard: Rangers Manager - Injury Update & Predictions - This week on AI:PRO Get all of this and more on the latest Pro + Preview podcast!
AI Pro + Podcast: We’re Going To Kiev, BABY!

AI Pro + Podcast: We’re Going To Kiev, BABY!

Gags Tandon and Kam Brainch react immediately after the game as they discuss Liverpool qualifying for the 2018 Champions League Final! They discuss the game, the key players, the late goals, the achievement from Liverpool, the squad's experience, Jurgen Klopp and much more! Get all of this and more on the latest Pro + Preview podcast.
AI Pro + Podcast: AS Roma v Liverpool Preview

AI Pro + Podcast: AS Roma v Liverpool Preview

Breaking away from our regular preview format, Pro+ returns to look ahead to Liverpool's trip to Rome. Eddie Gibbs poses the questions to Dave Hedrick and Gags Tandon. - Mentality: Confident or Nervous? - Expected Lineups & tactics - Buvac Factor - Official Safety Advice - Predictions Get all of this and more on the latest Pro + Preview podcast.
AI Pro + Podcast: Liverpool v Stoke City Preview

AI Pro + Podcast: Liverpool v Stoke City Preview

Eddie Gibbs and Gags Tandon look ahead to a crunch game with Stoke City at Anfield and discuss Klopp's press conference from Melwood - Fan Safety in Rome - Steven Gerrard Rangers Links - Injuries and Youngsters - Trent Alexander-Arnold in Midfield? - Key Stoke Stats & Predictions - This Week on AI:PRO Get all of this and more on the latest Pro + Preview podcast.