Neil Patterson hosts the fortnightly AI Writers Football Show as he invites writers from Anfield Index to come on and review the best topical articles on the website. The discussions lead onto the topics themselves regarding all things Liverpool FC.
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AI Writers Podcast: Episode 118 - Shaqiri Spark
Hosts Leanne Prescott and Tom Holmes are joined by Joe Norton to discuss why fans needn’t panic despite struggles in the Champions League. The panel also look at Shaqiri, the spark he’s added to the midfield and whether he should feature consistently in the starting XI.
Host Tom Holmes is joined by Josh Williams and Alex Barilaro to discuss Josh's article on the concept 'packing' and how good at it the Reds are. The panel also discuss Alex's article on the role of Fabinho and his impact on an increasingly problematic midfield.
AI Writers Podcast: Episode 116 - A Battle For The Youngsters
Hosts Leanne Prescott and Tom Holmes are joined by Scott Groom to discuss Harry Wilson’s future in light of his positive form for Derby County and a successful loan spell at Hull last season. The panel also look at Ben Woodburn’s prospects and why the 19 year-old faces a crucial few months.
Hosts Leanne Prescott and Tom Holmes are joined by Stefan Vasilev and Karl Coppack to discuss the so called ‘crisis’ within the front three and a new reliance on an improved defensive picture. The panel also evaluate Liverpool’s midfield, dissecting Fabinho’s man of the match performance and how crucial he can be alongside Gini Wijnaldum.
Hosts Leanne Prescott and Tom Holmes are joined by Hamzah Loonat to discuss whether Liverpool require an aggressive playmaker in the middle of the park. The panel also look at the Oxlade-Chamberlain shaped hole and how Klopp should go about fixing it.
AI Writers Podcast: Episode 113 - LFC: Fueled by Assets
Hosts Tom Holmes and Leanne Prescott are joined by Ayon Anwar and Sam Evans to discuss whether Liverpool's start to the season is being underappreciated in some quarters. The panel also look at the importance of minimising a teams weak link in order to turn a side into one full of assets and how LFC are benefiting from that now.
AI Writers Podcast: Episode 112 - Ghost in the Machine No More?
Tom Holmes is joined by Alex Barilaro and Stefan Vasilev to discuss Gini Wijnaldum and his phenomenal start to the season, as well as his ever-changing role under Klopp. The panel also discuss Stefan's article about the role that set pieces have played in Liverpool's start to the season and how improved the club are in that area of the game.
AI Writers Episode 111: Liverpool's Unique Number Nine
Co-hosts Leanne Prescott and Tom Holmes were joined by Stephen Beaumont-Adam to discuss his article on the changing role of Roberto Firmino and how he’s transformed into a unique number nine. The panel also look at Tom’s article on Jurgen Klopp’s priorities ahead of a busy fixture list.
Co-Hosts Tom Holmes and Leanne Prescott are joined by Henry Jackson to explore two articles based on Jordan Henderson. The panel first discuss Henry's article about whether a view somewhere in the middle is the best way to assess the divisive captain, before moving on to talk about Hendo's new contract and whether or not he has a role to play over the course of that contract.
Co-hosts Leanne Prescott and Tom Holmes were joined by Ash Hebs to discuss his article on the need for improvement in the midfield’s direct contribution via goals and assists, comparing the stats to Man City. The panel also look at Andy Robertson and whether he’s the best left-back in the league.
Co-hosts Leanne Prescott and Tom Holmes were joined by Hamzah Loonat and Scott Geelan to discuss the recent and ever growing plaudits around Virgil van Dijk. The panel also delve into Michael Owen following his interview on BT Sport and whether we should be sympathetic of his injuries or hurt by his move to United.
AI Writers Ep 107: LFC's new generation of leaders
Hosts Leanne Prescott and Tom Holmes are joined by Ayon Anwar and Karl Coppack to discuss the rise of players who act in a managerial role within Klopp's system. The panel also wax lyrical as they debate whether Sadio Mane is under-appreciated in this Liverpool side.
AI Writers: Episode 106 - Taking Stock Of Injuries
Co-hosts Leanne Prescott and Tom Holmes were joined by Hamzah Loonat and Scott Groom to discuss the different angles associated with injuries, delving into the psychological impact of a sustained spell on the side-lines. The panel also dissect Scott’s piece on whether Liverpool have too many injury-prone players at the club.