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Rival Recon returns with a look ahead to Sunday’s clash with a beleaguered looking Manchester United. Hari’s joined on the pod this week by poet, writer and musician Musa Okwonga who provides his typical insight and wit when looking at the unprecedented situation unfolding with Manchester United. - Do Utd owe Ole more time at the wheel? - Is Utd’s miserable midfield the biggest issue? - Musa’s view on the enigmatic Gini All this and more on #RivalRecon
On this week’s edition of Rival Recon, Hari Sethi welcomes on lifelong Foxes fan Jim Knight to discuss Saturday’s clash with Leicester as Brendan Rodgers returns to Anfield. - Rodgers returns to Anfield - Rodgers’ impact on Leicester’s young talents - Can Leicester finish Top Four All this and more on #RivalRecon
With the Reds remaining 5pts clear atop of the Premier League following their win over Chelsea last Sunday, Rival Recon returns, looking ahead to this weekend’s game against newly promoted Sheffield Utd.Joining Hari this week, we welcome on Jay Cosik, otherwise known as Blades_Analytic on Twitter to delve into the fascinating rise of Sheffield Utd and the unique approach employed by beloved coach Chris Wilder.- Overlapping Centre-Backs- Wilder’s fusion of old school & innovation- How will The Blades deal with LFCs threats?All this and more on this week’s #RivalRecon
After a disappointing night in the CL saw the Reds leave Naples on the end of a 2-0 defeat, Rival Recon returns, looking ahead to Sunday’s game at Stamford Bridge, as the Reds take on Frank Lampard’s youthful looking Chelsea side.Joining Hari this week, we welcome on Rebecca Watkins from @DidItCross pod to share her insight on the academy revolution taking place at Chelsea and expectations for the season ahead.- Mount’s influence & injury - Abraham responding to critics- Lampard learning from his mistakesAll this and more on this week’s #RivalRecon
With the International Break drawing to a close, Rival Recon returns to look ahead to Saturday’s game against Newcastle United. Joining Hari this week to provide us with insight into the turbulent world of Newcastle, we welcome on Newcastle correspondent for The Athletic, Chris Waugh.- Benitez’s long shadow - Bruce battling perception- How effective can Joelinton be?All this and more on #RivalRecon
On this week’s edition of Rival Recon on Anfield Index pro, Hari welcomes on Burnley correspondent for The Athletic, Andy Jones, to help preview the Reds upcoming trip to Turf Moor this Saturday.- How will Dyche approach Saturday’s game?- Burnley’s under appreciated flexibility - Gomez returns to Turf MoorAll this and more on #RivalRecon
After slogging it out with Chelsea in the Istanbul humidity for the UEFA Super Cup, then travelling to St Mary’s to overcome a game Southampton side, Liverpool ended last week as league leaders, with another trophy won under the Klopp era.With the Reds finally having had a full week to rest, Rival Recon returns to preview this weekend’s game against Arsenal as Unai Emery’s side arrive at Anfield on Saturday.Here to him dive into the world of the Gunners, Hari Sethi welcomes on co-host of the brand new football podcast, @Stadio, it’s @Ryanhunn.All this and more on #RivalRecon
On the last edition of the Rival Recon Top Six series, we focus in on last season’s Premier League winners, Man City. Hari is joined by MEN writer Simon Bajkowski to discuss all things Man City. After winning a domestic treble and topping Liverpool in one of the tightest title races in history, what can Man City do to match or even top last season? All this and more on #RivalRecon
After the Reds kicked off their season with a 4-1 home win at home to newly promoted Norwich, Rival Recon returns as our focus shifts towards Saturday’s game against Southampton.Hari welcomes on Southampton correspondent for The Athletic, Carl Anka, to offer his insight on the task facing Hasenhuttl this season and just what to expect from the Austrian’s side this weekend.- Southampton fans prepared to be patient- Hasenhuttl’s pressing approach - Reds to rotate after Super Cup exploits?All this and more on #RivalRecon
On the penultimate edition of the Rival Recon Top Six series, we focus in on last season’s 3rd place finishers and Europa League winners, Chelsea. After a turbulent and eventful season under Sarri, Chelsea embark upon a new PL campaign with club legend Frank Lampard at the helm. Hari welcomes on Rebecca Watkins from the DidItCrossTheLine podcast to dive into the world of Chelsea and just what fans are expecting from the season ahead. - How much patience will Lampard be afforded? - A season under the spotlight for Chelsea’s forgotten youth - How will Chelsea approach the Super Cup? All this and more on #RivalRecon
With the European Champions kicking things off on Friday at home to newly promoted Norwich, the first episode of Rival Recon for the new season focusses in on The Canaries journey back to life in the Premier League. Hari welcomes on Steve Cook from Norwich City fan-site My Football to give his insight into Farke, Pukki and what lies ahead for the Canaries this season.All this and more on #RivalRecon
On another edition of the Top Six series of Rival Recon here on Anfield Index Pro, we turn our attention to last season’s 4th place finishers and the Reds’ former opponents in Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur. Hari welcomes Editor of Tifo football, Seb Stafford-Bloor back to the pod to take a look at what shape Pochettino’s side are in as they approach their first full season in their new North London home. - A signing! How influential can Ndombele be? - Poch frustrated by slow moving Levy? - Are Spurs in danger of things going stale? All this and more on #RivalRecon
On this edition of the Top Six series of Rival Recon here on Anfield Index Pro, we move onto last season’s 5th place finishers Arsenal. Hari Sethi welcomes on freelance journalist for Vice, BBC, Arseblog and others, Tom Usher to discuss his expectations for Emery’s second season and why selling Mustafi could be as big as signing Nicolas Pepe! - Missing out on CL last season - Spending big… but not on defence? - Emery’s second season under scrutiny All this and more on #Rival Recon
On this Pre-Season series of Rival Recon, Hari Sethi focusses in on exactly what shape the Premier League’s top six are in as we countdown to the start of the new season.Beginning with last season’s 6th place finishers, Manchester United, Hari’s joined by journalist, poet and musician Musa Okwonga to review the Red Devils’ turbulent previous campaign and discuss where fans’ expectations should be set for Solskjaer’s first full season as manager.All this and more on #RivalRecon
On a bonus edition of Rival Recon, Hari Sethi welcomes back Editor of Tifo Football, Seb Stafford Bloor as the pair discuss the UCL final and just how both teams are fairing as they count down to the big one.- Does Pochettino have more to be anxious about as he prepares for the final?- How are Spurs fans feeling about their unprecedented European run?- How important will LFC’s experience last year be?- All this and more on #RivalRecon
On the final episode of Rival Recon for the season, Hari Sethi speaks to Football writer for The Daily Mirror, Alex Richards about Wolves’ hugely impressive return to life in the Premier League ahead of their final day clash with the Reds.- Wolves return to the PL in style?- Will Nuno’s team be on the beach?- Is there to be one final twist in the title race?All this and more on this week’s #RivalRecon.
On this week’s episode of Rival Recon, Hari Sethi is joined by Daily Star Sports Journalist Aaron Stokes, as the pair preview Liverpool's penultimate game of the Premier League season to Newcastle United at St James Park. Some of the key discussion points on the pod are;- Will the loss to Barcelona affect Liverpool's title chances? - Newcastle's season and avoiding relegation - Are Mike Ashley's day numbered at Newcastle United?- The amazing job Rafa has done with limited funds- Will Rafa do Liverpool a favour on Saturday?All this and more on this week’s #RivalRecon.
On this week’s episode of Rival Recon, Hari Sethi walks through what’s been an emotionally draining season both on and off the pitch for Cardiff City FC, with lifelong Bluebird’s fan and blogger for View From The Ninian, Paul Gronow.- Can Cardiff City escape relegation?- How has the Sala tragedy impacted the club?- How has Warnock managed to retain the squad’s fighting spirit/belief?All this and more on this week’s #RivalRecon.
On this week’s episode of Rival Recon, we’re diving into a turbulent first season at the helm for Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, as we look ahead to Sunday’s huge clash at Anfield. Hari Sethi is joined by co-host of DidItCrossTheLine pod, Rebecca Knight, who lends her unique insight into Chelsea’s season.- Who’s to blame for Chelsea’s inconsistency Sarri or the players?- Is Chelsea’s issue cultural?- Can Hazard and Co. ruin LFC’s title hopes?All this and more on #RivalRecon
On the new episode of Rival Recon, Hari Sethi speaks with host of Southampton podcast, The Delivery, Mark Markstone to get the low-down on Friday’s upcoming game.- Where did Mark Hughes go wrong?- How has Hassenhuttl turned things around for Southampton?- How will Southampton look to approach the arrival of the league-leaders?All this and more on #RivalRecon