Liverpool FC through the eyes of match-going supporters, the award-winning Anfield Wrap podcast talks honestly and passionately about every game The Reds play home and away in the Premier League, the cups and European competition. Also covering LFC news, gossip and analysis, TAW has grown from two free shows a week in 2011 to a subscription package of circa 30 shows a month in 2016. More information at www.theanfieldwrap.com
Liverpool are European Super Champions but barely have time to celebrate with Southampton on the horizon. Jay McKenna and Ian Ryan join Neil Atkinson in the studio to look back the final and towards Liverpool's trip to St Mary's. Also in the show Neil talks to Amy Lawrence about matters pertaining Mesut Özil and Sead Kolasinac and Rory Smith about the current hot topic and football nostalgia.
Liverpool opened their Premier League 19/20 campaign with a strolling win over a newly promoted Norwich City. Joining Neil Atkinson to run the rule of the performance and look towards Liverpool's clash with Chelsea in Turkey for the Super Cup are Paul Cope, Dan Austin, Paula Murphy and Andy McCann.
Excitement is building ahead of the new season and Anfield just got a new attraction with a 26ft Trent Alexander Arnold mural.Hear Trent's reaction at the unveiling of the mural, commissioned by the Anfield Wrap, in support of Fans Supporting Foodbanks.Joining John Gibbons is Chris Maguire, Paul Hogan, Paula Murphy and James Pearce, who also talks about his new role for The Athletic.Also, hear about new exhibition "Red" by photographer Emma Case and new amazon series "This Is Football" with dir...more
Last season was a highly successful one for Liverpool on and off the pitch. For supporters there were countless memorable nights and incredible experiences to enjoy. Yet British society has seen an increase in racial tension during this time.In March of this year, a supporter was banned for life from Anfield for racially abusing an Asian family at a legends game. With Liverpool's fan base still predominately white, we wanted to speak to Liverpool supporters from other ethnic groups about their e...more
Liverpool fell to Manchester City after a penalty shoot out in a pulsating fixture at Wembley in the Community Shield despite dominating for much of the piece and will be encouraged going into their season opener proper on Friday night against Norwich at Anfield. Joining Neil Atkinson for a chat about the Wembley showpiece are Andy Heaton, Jay McKenna, Mo Stewart and Neil Jones. Also in the show we discuss events off the pitch with Liverpool coming under scrutiny for their approach to copyright...more
Liverpool head into Sunday's season curtain raiser against Manchester City off the back of a reassuring display against Lyon whwhat can the Reds expect from Manchester City and how will both teams line up? Joining Neil Atkinson for this weeks show are Siobhan Biggane, Phillipa Smallwood and Andy Heaton. Also in the show Lizzi Doyle is joined by Andy Jones and John Brewin to talk about 'This Charming Man' exhibition in honour of Jack McLoughlin and John Gibbons chat to Chris Torpey of Bido Lito ...more
Liverpool's latest loss to Napoli has left some supporters concerned that the squad may be short, but should we be worried or is it too soon to say? To discuss that and what's to come for The Reds, Neil Atkinson is joined by Ian Ryan, Adam Melia, Chloe Bloxam and Dan Austin.Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of...more
The US tour is over for another year with what seems a disappointing string of results for Liverpool. How much do the results actually matter and what can Klopp take into the final two games of pre-season?Mo Stewart is your host alongside Andy Heaton, Adam Smith and Stu Wright.Also, our Trent Alexander-Arnold Mural is finally finished on Anfield Road and local councillor Ian Byrne tells us how good it is for the area hear and from the TAW crew who are over in the US as they wrap up their pre-se...more
Lizzi Doyle is joined by Professor Phil Scraton, well known figure in the city for his incredible and selfless work with the Hillsborough Independent Panel.Phil stopped by for a cup of tea and to talk about what he's been up to recently as well as his thoughts on the reds next season.
Liverpool's owners FSG were present as Boston got to welcome the European champions at the home of the World Series champions.Just how significant a moment was that for John Henry and co? To discuss that Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Craig Hannan, Melissa Reddy and Chris Pajak.Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to...more
The Anfield Wrap had the chance to sit down for a 20-minute chat with Liverpool’s European Cup-winning manager Jürgen Klopp, going into depth on his pre-final preparations, his feelings immediately after full time and his perspective from the parade.Here’s a short clip for you of Jürgen discussing his side’s greed for more trophies and THAT Barcelona game. Subscribe to The Anfield Wrap's TAW Player service at https://www.theanfieldwrap.com/taw_subscribe.php to hear the full interview.
Liverpool have hit the States for their pre-season tour and with the return of the first team players, will Jurgen Klopp's intentions for the season be revealed?Mo Stewart is your host alongside Emilia Bona, Mike Kearney, Lizzi Doyle and Joel Rabinowitz.Plus, Simon Hughes tells us about his new book "Allez, Allez, Allez", Kris Walsh on the new "Liverpool.com" project and Paul Amann from Kop Outs joins John Gibbons ahead of Liverpool Pride.
Liverpool successfully navigated their final friendly before the US tour with a 3-1 win over Bradford City.Which players stood out and what have The Reds’ first two games told us about the current shape of the side?Joining host Neil Atkinson for this week's show are John Gibbons, Ben Johnson, Adam Smith and Paul Hogan.Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with...more
Liverpool face Bradford City at Valley Parade on Sunday with the proceeds from the game going towards the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.Joining John Gibbons to shed some light on the work of the foundation and the importance of the game are Stephen Warnock and Katie Whyatt.
Liverpool are back after what feels like the smallest break in living memory to thump Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park in thier first warm-up match of the season. Joining John Gibbons in the studio this week are Lizzi Doyle, Ian Salmon, Andy Heaton and Neil Jones. Also in the show, Andy Heaton chats to Tranmere chairman Mark Palios about their plans for season after back-to-back promotions and John Gibbons has Yaw Owusu in the studio to fill us in on all thing Liverpool International Music Fest...more
With Liverpool apparently on the verge of signing Fulham youngster Harvey Elliott from under the noses of Barcelona and Real Madrid does this again signal the reds intent to secure the best young talent in Europe? And with further talk of Jurgen Klopp's future and speculation of a new contract sparked by comments from his agent, should Liverpool have any concerns about what the future might hold. Joining host Rob Gutmann for this week's show are Andy Heaton, Joel Richards, Ian Ryan and Ben John...more
With Chelsea legend Frank Lampard returning to the club as head coach, is the possibility of Steven Gerrard following Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool becoming more likely? Neil Atkinson is joined by Sanj Shetty, Alison McGovern and Neil Jones to discuss that. Also on the show, Chelsea fan Rebecca Knight reacts to the Lampard news, Man City fan David Mooney on their latest bit of business and Alison McGovern talks all things Women's World Cup and its impact on the game.
With Liverpool yet to make a significant move in the transfer market and the other top-six teams starting to kick into gear, should we be worried about The Reds and their rivals? Melissa Reddy is joined by Chloe Bloxam, John Gibbons, Ian Ryan and Josh Sexton to discuss that and dissect the business being done by those around Liverpool. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasti...more
Newcastle United confirmed this week that Rafa Benitez is to leave at the end of his contract, leaving the Spaniard stranded after another owner dispute. John Gibbons is joined by Gareth Roberts, Leanne Prescott, Andy Heaton, Kev Walsh and Jay McKenna to talk Anfield Road expansion and player awards before joining Newcastle fan Alex Hurst about the Rafa situation, Chelcee Grimes about the Women's World Cup and Simon Edwards gives us another update on the Copa America all on the weeks Weekender....more
With Liverpool still yet to strengthen in the transfer market and with Alberto Moreno and Daniel Sturridge sized holes to fill in the squad, can Liverpool afford to remain calm in a quiet market? Joining Neil Atkinson to discuss what Liverpool might do and why they've yet to do anything of note, as well as the latest Liverpool news are John Gibbons, Melissa Reddy, Ian Salmon and Rob Gutmann.Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an o...more
Liverpool may be shaping up for a quiet summer this time around, but with expiring contracts and other factors are you getting behind #Mbappe2020? Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Dan Austin and Dan Morgan in the studio to put forward their cases for signing the Frenchman. Also in the show, John Gibbons chats to Anders Borg about the Liverpool International Tennis tournament and Neil Atkinson is joined by a South American football journalist to chat about the Copa America.
Lizzi Doyle is joined by Paul Duhaney, the Artistic Director of Africa Oyé, to talk about the origins of the festival and its importance to the community.For more details on the festival itself, click www.africaoye.com
It's all a bit quiet on the transfer front as clubs jockey for position over the big names, but how will that affect preparations for the new season?Joining Neil Atkinson to discuss the latest Liverpool news are Ian Salmon, James Sutton and Rob Gutmann.
The fixtures are out and already we're plotting Liverpool's path to the Premier League title. Neil Atkinson is joined for your latest Weekender by Caoimhe O'Neill, Rob Gutmann and Adam Smith who, as well as plotting next seasons campaign, also look at the potential ins and outs of the transfer window. Also in the show, John Gibbons chats the Ste Martin about the Anne Williams golf day, Chelcee Grimes about the Women's World Cup. Neil also chats to Ryan Baldi about his book 'The Next Big Thing: ...more
It's your free big show with a twist as we ask TAW contributors to review their Liverpool season. Joining Dan Austin are Ian Ryan, Gareth Roberts, Kevin Walsh, Andy Heaton and Craig Hannan.
They only went and did it, Liverpool are SIX times Champions Of Europe. John Gibbons is joined for a look-back at an incredible season by Lizzi Doyle, Dan Morgan and Paul Cope. Also in the show, Neil Atkinson chats to Michael Cox about his book 'Zonal Marking' and John Gibbons is joined by Claire McColgan of Culture Liverpool to talk about the impact the Reds success will have on the city itself.
With the news that Daniel Sturridge is leaving Liverpool Football Club on a free transfer Neil Atkinson is joined by Steve Graves and Rob Gutmann to pay tribute to the European Cup Winner.
Homeward bound, as we embark on the last leg of the bus journey home, we once again celebrate the Champions Of Europe. Joining Dan Austin is Shaun Walsh, Andy Heaton, Josh Sexton, Craig Hannan and Ian Ryan.Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of net profits generated from bets to be used specifically for fan caus...more
Liverpool are only a day away from facing Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League Final in Madrid and the we've never been busier.In the run up to the final we've been fortunate enough to speak to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jordan Henderson and the King himself, Kenny Dalglish.Here are two clip for both interviews, with the full shows available exclusively on TAW Player.The Reds are one win away from lifting their sixth European Cup, there has never been a better time to be a Red and to subscrib...more
This week's show is all about building up the excitement and anticipation for the biggest game of Liverpool's entire season.Mo Stewart is your host this week alongside Lizzi Doyle, Dan Morgan and Emilia Bona to talk line-ups and predictions ahead of the Champions League Final.Hear from The Anfield Wrap as they make their way to Madrid via bus and find out about the lads journey so far.Plus, hear from Chris Paouros of "Proud Lily Whites", Spurs' LGBT supporters group, about how he feels heading i...more
Professor Phil Scraton, best known for his tireless work and campaigning on Hillsborough, joined John Gibbons to talk through some of the goals that have defined his life as a Liverpool supporter. Stories of Billy Liddell, Dalglish and much more in this fascinating episode of Desert Island Goals.
It's your last big show before the big one as Liverpool prepare to travel to Madrid to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League Final.To chat all the bubbles leading in to a huge week for LFC are Melissa Reddy, Andy Heaton, Mike Nevin, Fuad Hasan, Dan Morgan and Rob Gutmann.Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 5...more
It's another packed Weekender, and bringing you into the weekend to preview ALL the action are Dan Austin, Dan Nicholson, Dan Morgan, Lizzi Doyle and Adam Melia. Also in the show Josh Sexton chats to Terry McDermott about Liverpool's first ever European Cup win, John Gibbons talks to Jennifer Johnston about her new album and Miguel Delaney about the UEFA Cup Final in Baku.
Here is short clip from today's TAW Player show 'Liverpool v Tottenham: Jamie Carragher On The Champions League Final' - We all know what it's like to watch your team in a Champions League Final, the anticipation, the nerves, the hopes and dreams, but what must it be like to PLAY in one? John Gibbons in joined by Jamie Carragher to kick off our Champions League Final preview specials where we'll be talking to players who know what it's like to step out in a European C...more
John Gibbons is joined by some of the lads from BOSS Night (Jamie Webster, Kieran Molyneux and Shaun O'Donnell) to chat about the idea behind its inception and what's next for them in the buildup to Madrid. For more details on their upcoming shows, including how to get tickets, head over to their Twitter page: @aBOSSNight
There's one more game to go in Liverpool's season and all eyes are on the reds as they aim to finish their record breaking season with some silverware. Neil Atkinson is joined by Melissa Reddy, Paul Cope, Ben Johnson and Rob Gutmann to look ahead to Madrid and to cast an eye over the Premier League season. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with s...more
It's another packed Weekender, and bringing you into the weekend to preview ALL the action are Dan Morgan, Dan Austin, Kim Gordon and Caoimhe O'Neill. Josh Sexton also chats to Neil Jones for an brief chat about how the younger reds seasons have gone. Also, Neil talks to Matt Jones about Tranmere now annual visit to Wembley and David Mooney on ANOTHER Cup Final for Manchester City.
They may have fell agonisingly short, but this Liverpool side has shown us levels unseen for generations and enough promise to know that they should, incredibly, only get better. Neil Atkinson is joined for the final big show of the League campaign after Liverpool dismissed Wolves by two goals to nil by Melissa Reddy, Paul Senior, Adam Melia and Gareth Roberts. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which s...more
This is a free taster of our press conference reaction show, The Team Talk, which previews Liverpool's final league game this Sunday against Wolves. The Reds are one game away from a long-awaited league title and, with a Champions League final to come, there has never been a better time to be a Red and to subscribe to TAW Player. Subscribe at theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe.
Dan Austin is joined by Alison McGovern, Jay McKenna, John Gibbons and Lizzi Doyle for this week's Weekend warm Up to look towards a Sunday in which Liverpool could win the Premier League title. Also in the show John Gibbons talks to Jonathan Liew about his piece on the madness of Tuesday night, Dan Austin chats to Paul Duhaney about the second best comeback of the week before we re-join John to talk about Bido Lito's 100th issue with Chris Torpey.
Due to popular demand and brilliant feedback we've decided to release last weeks EPL show for free. The EPL show is back, with your host Ben Johnson and guests Neil Atkinson & Paul Cope conducting a group therapy session and discussing Flat Earthers, Faith, religion and fandom, in the context of the reds. Subscribe to TAW Player here- https://www.theanfieldwrap.com/taw_subscribe.php
Here's a clip from our immediate post-match reaction show in the aftermath of Liverpool's historic 4-0 win over Barcelona at Anfield. It contains a whole host of Anfield Wrap regulars and even a cameo from Hollywood star Michael Fassbender. (No, seriously...) To listen in full and for more reaction to one of The Reds' greatest European triumphs, subscribe to TAW Player on www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe
Liverpool, by jove, they don't half put you through the ringer don't they, Divock Origi delivering again under incalculable pressure to steal victory in the last moments of a pulsating fixture at St James Park. Joining Dan Austin for the big show of the week are Paul Hogan, Andy Heaton, John Gibbons and Gareth Roberts. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partne...more
Back with another packed show, Neil Atkinson hosts this week's Weekender and is joined by Dan Morgan, Leanne Prescott and Damian Kavanagh to reflect on the Barcelona defeat and look ahead to Liverpool's penultimate game of the season. Also in the show, Neil Atkinson chats to Liverpool Sound City CEO Becky Ayres about the upcoming festival, author Ken Early about his latest piece and Jason Murugesu about the lack of Asian footballers in the English league.
We’ve just recorded our Champions League preview show on location from Barcelona, as The Reds look ahead to another huge night on the continent. Here is a short clip of the show, featuring John Gibbons, Gareth Roberts and Josh Sexton. To hear the full version of our Under The Lights show of the season as Liverpool face Porto in the Champions League quarter final second leg at Estádio do Dragão, subscribe to TAW Player. https://www.theanfieldwrap.com/taw_subscribe.php
Liverpool annihilated Huddersfield Town in their penultimate home game of the season registering 5 goals in the F column and 0 in the A column. And with another goal from Naby Keita and a brace apiece from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, the Reds look well positioned to capitalise on Man City misstep. Joining Neil Atkinson for the big show of the week are Alison McGovern, Rob Gutmann, John Gibbons and Caoimhe O'Neill. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liver...more
Back with another packed show, John Gibbons hosts your latest Weekender and is joined in the studio to look forward to another exciting weekend of football by Ian Salmon, Emilia Bona, Caoimhe O’Neill and Kev Walsh. Also in the show, John Gibbons talks to Loyle Carner about the Levi's project and Sound City 2019, he is also joined by Lizzi Doyle for a chat about the Writing On The Wall Festival before finally crossing to Andy Heaton and Paul Cope for a conversation with Liverpool FC statisti...more
John Gibbons speaks to Liverpool's U18s manager Barry Lewtas ahead of their FA Youth Cup Final against Manchester City on Thursday. Barry discusses the team's recent trip to compete in the Dallas Cup, their never say die attitude and how much he is enjoying his side being part of a such an exciting time for the club. For further information on the game go to https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/tickets/346189-fa-youth-cup-final-tickets-city-liverpool
There are three league games to go and Barcelona in the semi final of the European cup to come. We thought the Cardiff Post Match Show was a belter and so we wanted to give you the opportunity to listen to it in full for free to give you a sense of what our Post Match Shows will be like in the run in. Huddersfield will be next and then we'll be in Barcelona next week with loads lined up for you. To enjoy all of our content at what is such an exciting time to be a Red, subscribe at theanfield...more
Liverpool win and return to the Premier League summit AGAIN after dismissing Cardiff City by two goals to nil. Joining Neil Atkinson for the big show this week are Steve Graves, Gareth Roberts and Phillipa Smallwood. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of net profits generated from bets to be used specificall...more
The Reds have amassed 88 points by beating Cardiff, a record points total for any Liverpool side in Premier League history and have gone top of the league with three games to go. This is a free taster from our post match show for you to enjoy. If you'd like to listen to the rest, visit theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe to listen to all of our shows in what promises to be a memorable run in.
Neil Atkinson is joined by Alison McGovern, Andy Heaton, Stu Wright and Ian Salmon for this week's Weekender to look back at Liverpool's Champions League victory over FC Porto. Also in the show, Neil talks to Rory Smith about Barcelona and the genius that is Lionel Messi before joining Comfort Etim of Refugee Women Connect FC to talk about Refugee Women Connect and the work they do, you can find out more here - https://www.refugeewomenconnect.org.uk/
Liverpool win and return to the Premier League summit AGAIN over a resolute Chelsea side at Anfield. Joining Neil Atkinson for the big show this week are James Sutton, Gareth Roberts and Paul Cope. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of net profits generated from bets to be used specifically for fan causes and ...more
It's your Weekender and what a Weekender it is as Liverpool once again go know that once again the season is potentially on the line as they entertain Chelsea at Anfield. But before all that in part one we reflect on the Porto game and whether Liverpool have massive concerns on their trip to Portugal in the return fixture. Joining Neil Atkinson in the studio are Andy Heaton, Adam Smith, Caoimhe O'Neill and Mike Nevin. Also in the show, John Gibbons chats to Michael and Louisa who are ...more
Liverpool emerged from the first leg of their quarter final tie against Porto at Anfield by tow goals to the good thanks to goals from Naby Kieta and Roberto Firmino. Here is a preview of tonights immediate post match show, you can subscribe for the full edition of the show here - https://www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe
Oops, they did it again. Resplendent in Purple and Orange, the men from L4 once again stared a potentially fatal result in the face, and once again they emerged victorious with the return the goalscoring form of the irresistible Mo Salah. Joining Neil Atkinson for an early free show this week are John Gibbons, Phillips Smallwood and Steve Graves. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build s...more
It's your Weekender and it's another packed edition casting an eye over the weekends action and this week Neil Atkinson is joined in the studio by Craig Hannan, Rob Gutmann and Craig Hannan. Also in the show John Gibbons chat to Chelcee Grimes and her football and her music and Neil chats to RTE's Tom Lee about Aintree.
Good Lord that was tense but Liverpool, somehow, managed to squeeze past Tottenham in a fraught affair at Anfield in a game that saw Liverpool take the lead and dominate only to concede and for a sustained second half period look like they might very lose only to then grasp victory, once again, at the death to further embolden the sense of destiny at Anfield. Neil Atkinson is joined for this weeks big show by John Gibbons, Lizzi Doyle and Gareth Roberts. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supp...more
Here is a preview of tonights post match show after Liverpool beat Spurs by 2 goals to 1 Liverpool, somehow, get it over the line literally and metaphorically once again to keep their hand in the race for the League title and return to the top of the table. Joining Neil Atkinson for the immediate post match reaction by Phillipa Smallwood, Kevin Walsh and Sasha Goryunov. Subscribe at https://www.theanfieldwrap.com/taw_subscribe.php
It's your Weekender and it's another packed edition casting an eye over the weekends action and this week Neil Atkinson is joined in the studio by Emilia Bona, Adam Melia and Mike Nevin. Also in the show Neil talks to Daniel Storey about the current state of Women's Football, John Gibbons chats to Yaw Owusu about the Levi's Music Project and Josh Sexton get stuck in to Liam Smith about his upcoming fight with Sam Eggington.
John Gibbons is joined by Professor Damian Hughes to talk about his new book The Barcelona Way: Unlocking the DNA of a Winning Culture. Damian discusses how Barcelona achieved their unique sustained success since 2008 and what lessons can be learned from it. You can buy the book on the following link - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barcelona-Way-Create-High-performance-Culture/dp/1509804420/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Dan Austin hosts a post international break big show for a chat about the international break and whether it was a help or hindrance to Liverpool’s title run-in as well as a chat about the visit of Tottenham and the returns of Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Joining Dan for all the above as well as a chat about ticketing over in Porto are Rob Gutmann, Lizzi Doyle, Paul Senior and Jay McKenna. Also in the show, Josh Sexton and Andy Heaton managed to catch some of the former Liverpool pla...more
John Gibbons is your host for this week's packed Weekender show and he is joined for a chat about the who is and who isn't involved from Liverpool during the international break by Andy Heaton, Lizzi Doyle and Mo Stewart. Also in the show, Lizzi talks to Craig Charles about the 6 Music Festival coming to Liverpool, while John first talks Kevin Morland and Gillian Watkins about the amazing 'An Hour For Others' charity and the upcoming annual ball before crossing to Andy Higgins...more
Liverpool go in to the international break astride the top of the Premier League after nervous ninety minutes at Craven Cottage, finally overcoming Fulham via a James Milner penalty by two goals to one. Neil Atkinson was joined for this week's main show by John Gibbons, Adam Melia and Rob Gutmann to reflect on narrow victory for Liverpool. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build st...more
In a free TAW Special, John Gibbons spoke to U18s manager Barry Lewtas ahead of Liverpool's FA Youth Cup Semi Final against Watford. Barry discussed how excited the team are to play at Anfield, this season's explosive partnership of Bobby Duncan and Paul Glatzel, who have 53 goals between them so far, and the emergence of centre half Rhys Williams, who this week was called up to England U18s. FA Youth Cup Semi Final: Liverpool U18s v Watford U18s - Anfield, Sunday 12pm Ticket info: Ad...more
Here is a little preview from our Post Match Show, you can listen to that in full by subscribing to TAWPlayer at www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe. You'll also be able to hear all of our content from Munich and the aftermath of the result, as well as our Champions League draw reaction show today and build-up to Fulham.
What a week this has been for Liverpool, one which holds so much promise that it could only get better as Liverpool come off the back of a monumental victory over Bayern Munich to head to Fulham to try and regain top spot at the summit of the Premier League. Joining Neil Atkinson in the studio to chat all things Liverpool are Damian Kavanagh and John Milburn and Caoimhe O'Neill. Also in the show Neil talks Liverpool FC Women's Jemma Purfield about their season so far before crossing to...more
Ahead of Liverpool's second round Champions League fixture against Bayern Munich, Andy Heaton sat with Steven Kolinko, who is a Detective CID for Munich Police and is part of 'Coordination Group Football' which manages the policing around all sporting events in Munich. In the show Steven chats to Andy about what Liverpool fans can expect in Munich, the do's and the dont's, what they can expect from the Munich police leading into the game and also a little chat about the fixt...more
This is a short preview for Under The Lights, recorded from a train to Munich. We discuss Liverpool's first trip to Munich since '81, The Reds European heritage and why the European cup will always be special. To listen in full, subscribe at theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe
Liverpool come from behind once again to claim victory at Anfield against an industrial Burnley side built in the image of their manager. Aided and abetted by a referee determined to be the centre of attention the Reds rallied to put the Clarets to bed. Joining Neil Atkinson for this week's big show are Ian Ryan, Joel Richards and Gareth Roberts. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to bu...more
It's another packed weekender with talk of Burnley on Sunday as Liverpool look to get back to winning ways at Anfield. Also in the show, Neil talks to Emma Case about the Open Eye Gallery exhibition '209 Women' and then later in the show he talks to Duovision about the 'Foreign Trade' exhibition at the gallery on Stanhope Street. We also shoot over to Hotel Football for a Cheltenham Preview. A packed show.
Andy Robertson sat down exclusively with The Anfield Wrap to discuss the impact a positive crowd and a show of support can have on player performances ahead of a crucial run of games for Liverpool's Premier League title challenge. Gareth Roberts hosts alongside Sam Evans from Spion Kop 1906 and Liverpool's head of club and supporter liaison Tony Barrett.
Liverpool drop further points in the race for the league title in the dreariest of Merseyside derbies at Goodison Park. Neil Atkinson is joined for a chat about the game and it's wider ramifications by Andy Heaton, Gareth Roberts and Melissa Reddy. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of net profits generate...more
It's another packed Weekender Neil Atkinson, Adam Melia, Kev Walsh, Lizzi Doyle and Mike Nevin. Also in the show, John Gibbons talks to Jane Boland about James Place, a suicide crisis centre for men, and what the charity have been up to in the last few months since the Talk Tonight event. Neil Atkinson also has a chat with Frances Molloy about a monumental week for Tyred, the campaign to ban old tyres on coaches and buses, as government unexpectedly announced midweek that they are to con...more
This is a 5 minutes taster from our very lively Post Match Show recorded immediately after the game at Anfield. If you'd like to listen to this and more reaction from the Watford win and build up to the Merseyside Derby, subscribe to TAWPlayer at www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe.
Liverpool returned from Old Trafford with a point which keeps them at the top of the Premier League table but after another poor showing from the front three do Liverpool have enough miles left in the tank? In what was always going to be a tricky fixture the Reds weathered the storm in Salford but did little in the way of imposing themselves on their opponents. Joining Neil Atkinson for this weeks big show are Gareth Roberts, Andy Heaton, Ian Salmon and Jay McKenna. Today’s free Anfield Wrap ...more
It's your Weekender show in the week that Liverpool travel to Old Trafford to take on Bayern Munich and joining Neil Atkinson in the studio are James McKenna, Alison McGovern and Dan Austin to look towards a potential humdinger of a fixture. Also on the show, John Gibbons talks to Curtis Jones, Rafa Camacho and Forbes Duff to talk about Liverpool's Red Neighbours scheme and Rory Smith about Bayern Munich. Football Flash is the best football breaking news app available. To get all the l...more
In a free Anfield Wrap 'Cup Of Tea' John Gibbons speaks to Mike Kearney about his life following the Reds, being an internet sensation and what it's like meeting Mo Salah. Mike, who is visually impaired, was recently in the news having been captured celebrating a goal at Anfield with his cousin Stephen Garcia and as a result was subsequently invited to Melwood by Salah to meet the Liverpool squad. In our half hour show John and Mike's chat about his experiences following the Re...more
'Under The Lights' is our preview show, hosted by John Gibbons, covering the Reds upcoming fixtures in European competition and here is a 5 minute preview of our latest show looking towards tomorrows clash with Bayern Munich. Joining John on this weeks show are Kevin Walsh, Lizzi Doyle, Paul Senior and Paddy Fitzsimons. Subscribe to TAW Player on the following link: https://www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscription/signup
Liverpool are back in Champions League action this week as they face Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 clash at Anfield before travelling to Old Trafford to face down Manchester United as the battle for top spot intensifies. Joining Dan Austin for this week's big show are Andy Heaton, Rob Gutmann and Mike Nevin. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting p...more
It's your Weekender and with two games that very well define Liverpool's season on the horizon as the Reds first take on Bayern Munich in the Champions League at Anfield before travelling to Old Trafford to face a Manchester United side stung by a rampant PSG side, what shape are Klopp's men in heading into a crucial week? Joining Neil Atkinson for this week's show are Melissa Reddy, Gareth Roberts and Craig Hannan before chatting to Leighanne Robe about how she's settling i...more
Liverpool Football College are trying to raise money to help let the local lads of Liverpool follow their dreams and get to the Dallas Cup. The Dallas cup is an annual international football tournament that offers youth teams the chance to experience playing in front of thousands of spectators. The tournament which was established in 1980 and begins every easter includes youth teams from under 13’s to under 19’s. Some of the most prestigious clubs in Europe have competed in the tournament from ...more
Liverpool got back to winning ways after two consecutive draws to thumped Bournemouth to briefly return to the top of the Premier League table. Joining Neil Atkinson to look back at an imposing performance from Jurgen Klopp's men are James Pearce, Dan Austin and Josh Sexton. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share ...more
Neil Atkinson is alongside John Gibbons, Rob Gutmann, Emilia Bona and Paddy Fitzsimons ahead of Liverpool's game against Bournemouth this weekend. Paddy Fitzsimons is from fan group Spion Kop 1906 and spoke passionately about how we all need to get behind this unbelievable football team in the last few home games in the run up to the end of the season. We have the latest from the LFC Legends training camp ahead of their big game against AC Milan on 23rd March and David from Liverpool Footb...more
Liverpool dropped their second consecutive points to a side outside the top 5 on Monday night. Joining host Neil Atkinson for this week's free show are Adam Smith, Ian Salmon and Mike Nevin. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of net profits generated from bets to be used specifically for fan causes and oth...more
Liverpool dropped points. Man City dropped more. How does Adam Melia feel? What about Caomihe O'Neill, John Gibbons and Joel Sanderson-Murray? We have Rory Smith on the top six dropping points, Nish from Kop Kenya and Daniel Geey on his book Done Deal. And then we look at West Ham away where we will do it all over again. Football Flash is the best football breaking news app available. To get all the latest Liverpool FC news stories sent straight to you as soon as they are published down...more
Liverpool are back in action on Wednesday after what has felt like a huge break to face Leicester City after a warm weather camp, but can the Reds make the most of the rest by putting the foxes to the sword? Joining host Melissa Reddy for this week's free show are James Sutton, Andy Heaton, James McKenna and Lizzi Doyle. Also in the show Neil Atkinson talks to Ian Byrne about a new initiative to keep Anfield tidy. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Li...more
In a packed show, Neil Atkinson is joined by Adam Melia, John Milburn and Lizzie Doyle to chat about all things Liverpool going into a fixtureless weekend. Also on the show Neil is joined by Josh Sexton and Glenn Price to talk about developments on the Liverpool academy front before chatting to James Tozer about his piece in the Economist about managerial impact, Paul Cope about his new book and Jordan Jarrett-Bryan about his new podcast. Full to the brim. Football Flash is the best footbal...more
Liverpool win at Anfield again but for the first time in a while, not without it's fair share of bumps along the road, coming from behind to overcome Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace by four goals to three. Joining Neil Atkinson for this weeks big show are Mike Nevin, John Gibbons and Adam Melia Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters tha...more
In another extended Weekender we chat about Andy Robertson's contract renewal at the end but before then we get into Liverpool's right back situation, speak to Miguel Delaney about his piece on youth and Germany. We have Courtney Sweetman-Kirk talking injury time winners for Liverpool Women and Josh Sexton chats to David Edgar about Steven Gerrard and Rangers. You want more? We look ahead to Palace at the weekend and then get into Andy Robbo himself. Everything you need within. Footb...more
Liverpool overcame a stubborn and well disciplined Bright & Hove Albion side to restore their lead at the top of the Premier League table thanks to a Mo Salah penalty. Joining Neil Atkinson for this week's big show are Paul Senior, Melissa Reddy and Rob Gutmann. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of ne...more
Neil Atkinson hosts your Weekender and is joined by Melissa Reddy, Dan Morgan and Jay McKenna. Also in the show, Josh Sexton talks to Liverpool under 18 coach Barry Lewtas and John Gibbons speaks to Robert Pires, former Liverpool goalkeeper Paul Jones and former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders.
Liverpool suffer yet another January exit in the FA Cup at the hands of a strong Wolverhampton Wanderers side. With necessity dictating that Jurgen Klopp shuffle his pack, with 16 year-old Ki-Jana Hoever making an unexpected debut alongside Curtis Jones and Rafael Camacho, what positives can be taken from the game? Joining Neil Atkinson for this weeks free show is Ben Johnson, Mike Nevin and Adam Melia. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, R...more
This weekend, Liverpool's U18s travelled to Stuttgart to take part in the Mercedes-Benz Junior Cup 2019, an indoor six-a-side tournament featuring teams from across Europe (and Atlanta United from the US), and The Anfield Wrap were lucky enough to be invited by Mercedes to cover the event. During that time we were able to sit down with Liverpool U18s coach Barry Lewtas to get his thoughts from the tournament, his role within The Reds' youth setup, Jürgen Klopp's influence on goings ...more
Neil Atkinson is joined by Alison McGovern, Kev Walsh, Adam Melia and Lizzi Doyle to look back at Liverpool’s defeat to Man City and look ahead to the reds third round FA Cup tie against Wolves. There’s also reaction to the news that both Clyne and Solanke are off to Bournemouth in this transfer window. Plus, Max Rushden talks about this weekend’s games with John Gibbons, Bundesliga journalist Chris Williams talks about Dortmund’s rise and author Matt Jones talks to Neil about his new book “Back...more
Pressure? What pressure. Liverpool once again make light work of a potentially tricky fixture despite falling behind to strengthen their grip on the top of the table and lay down the gauntlet to their title rivals. Joining Neil Atkinson this weeks for a festive period free show are Phillipa Smallwood, Ben Johnson, Karl Coppack and Rob Gutmann. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build stro...more
It might be Christmas but that isn't stopping us as Liverpool steam into the visit of Arsenal with a chance to further strengthen their grip at the top of the table. Joining Neil Atkinson for the weekender this week are Gareth Roberts, John Gibbons, Emilia Bona and Adam Melia. Also in the show, Neil Atkinson speaks to Laura Brown about her latest venture with Bido Lito.
Liverpool don't just remain but extend their lead at the top of the Premier League after overcoming a spirited and technically skilled Wolves side. And then a gift out of the blue from Roy Hodgson with possibly the shock of the season as Crystal Palace overcame Manchester City at the Etihad to hand Liverpool the initiative going into the Christmas programme. Joining Neil Atkinson for this weeks show is John Milburn, Adam Smith, Paula Murphy and Karl Coppack. Also joining us on the line fo...more
Neil Atkinson is joined for this week's Weekender by Emilia Bona, Dan Austin and Micheal Welch and Ben Sharples of MiC Lowry to chat all things Liverpool and for a little chat about the pair have been up to on the road in Europe. Also in the show Neil Atkinson talks to Ken Early about Manchester United and Jose Mourinho and John Gibbons talks to Andy Cheshire of Curzon Ashton to talk about the clubs community work.
Liverpool absolutely rinsed Manchester United at Anfield last night, taking a dour Manchester United side built in Mourinho's image to pieces. Joining Neil Atkinson for this week's big show are Paul Senior, Ian Ryan, John Gibbons and Phil Blundell. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of net profits gene...more
Neil Atkinson was joined for this week's 'Weekender' by Joel Sanderson Murray, Melissa Reddy and Mo Stewart to bring you right in to the weekends action as Liverpool face Manchester United at Anfield.
What a week it's been for The Reds, a winner in the last minute of the Merseyside Derby, a comeback against Burnley at Turf Moor, a 4-0 win at Bournemouth with three from Salah. Next up, it's Napoli. It has all the hallmarks of a big European night at Anfield. We've decided to give you a TAWPlayer taster of what our Champions League Preview show 'Under The Lights' is all about. We also talk to BT Sports Serie A expert James Horncastle about Napoli. So here it is. You can su...more
Liverpool, top of the league, Liverpool, Liverpool top of the league! Andy Heaton, sitting in this week for Neil, is joined by Ian Ryan, Ben Johnson, Mike Nevin and Adam Melia to talk through a joyous weekend for the boys in Red who once again dispatched tricky opposition on the road with aplomb. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that ena...more
It's a big weekender, a look back at Burnley starts us off. Then we have Heather Carroll on Liverpool's Women, Josh Sexton with John Arne Riise, and Jacqui McAssey creator of Girl Fans. Then we go back to talk Bournemouth with Kev Walsh, Adam Melia and Daniel Morgan.
What a few days it's been The Reds, a winner in the last minute of the Merseyside Derby and a comeback against Burnley at Turf Moor. We've decided to give you a TAWPlayer taster of what our Post Match Show is all about so here it is. You can subscribe to the Anfield Wrap's TAW Player service here - https://www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe
The Anfield Wrap were lucky enough to be invited down to an evening with the Smith brothers hosted by our partners RedsBet, and Josh Sexton got the opportunity to speak to world champion boxer Callum Smith. Callum spoke candidly about his career so far, his love of Liverpool and what the future holds, with the possibility of a fight at Anfield looming large. This Anfield Wrap special was brought to you by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seek...more
Liverpool have absolutely had Everton's kecks off condemning them to the most last minute Everton defeat in the history of last minute Everton defeats, damning the Toffees to 20 years without victory at Anfield in the most brutal fashion. Joining Neil Atkinson for a jubilant post derby show are Neil Jones, Adam Smith and Craig Hannan. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong la...more
Loads going on in the Weekender this week and not just the derby looming large on the horizon. We look back to PSG as well was talking to Ian Byrne about Fans Supporting Foodbanks, whilst John Gibbons talks to Dave McCabe and Boyan Chowdhury about the new Zutons album as well as a chat with COLFC.
The Reds maintain their relentless pursuit of Manchester City with a controlled victory over Watford at Vicarage Road. Joining Neil Atkinson for this week's show is John Gibbons, Ian Salmon and Mike Nevin. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of net profits generated from bets to be used specifically for f...more
The Weekender this week is packed. Packed with Johns Toshack and Gibbons. Packed with Dan Hunt talking to us about Brazil and Ladytron. And packed with an assessment of where we are before looking ahead to Watford. We do that with Mel Reddy, Alison McGovern and Steve Graves. But at the centre is us talking to Frances Molloy about the Tyred campaign looking to change the law to forbid coach companies from using old tyres on their vehicle. She talks openly with us about the loss of her son and th...more
The Rider this week focusses on weekends enjoyed and lost, Tea Street Band's live showing, where the stockpiling is up to and John losing his head about New Girl. What more do you need? Hosted by Neil Atkinson with John Gibbons and Adam Melia and six great songs. Tracklisting: Red Rum Club - Would You Rather Be Lonely Sophie Hunger - I opened a bar Value Void - Babeland J Mascis - See you at the movies Liz Dawson - I Like You Faten Kanaan - Pendulum
It's the international break and a perfect opportunity to take stock of Liverpool's season thus far. The Reds remain undefeated in the Premier League and find themselves only two points off the top of the table despite Manchester City's imperious start, despite this Liverpool find themselves with questions being asked. Joining host Gareth Roberts this week are Kev Walsh, Lizzi Doyle, Andy Heaton, Adam Melia and James Sutton. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet....more
The Rider with Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Adam Melia get their teeth into the Sheffield synth scene, new LCD Soundsystem, the whys and wherefores of what they have been up to and as per six cracking songs. Track listing: Crystal Fighters - All My Love Panda Bear - Dolphin U.S. Highball - Roppongi Hills, On The Roof LCD Soundsystem - (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang Miya Folick - Thingamajig Bill Ryder-Jones - Don't Be Scared, I Love You
This week our Weekender is very full indeed. We start talking about the Premier League, Scudamore and VAR with John Gibbons, Caoimhe O'Neill and Mo Stewart. Then we speak to football finance expert Kieran Maguire about Manchester City and Der Speigal. Jonathan Northcroft talks to us about his book, Deadlines and Darts with Dele. Steve Morris tells us about his Football Flash app. Andy Kelly talks to John about the U23 and U18 picture as well. Everything you need on The Reds.
Liverpool maintain their unbeaten start to their league campaign, sending Fulham packing in the process by two goals to nil. Goals either side of half time from Mo Salah and the new darling of the Kop Xherdan Shaqiri saw the reds gain another 3 points at Anfield. Joining Neil Atkinson for this week's big show are Rob Gutmann, Adam Melia, Melissa Reddy and Dave Segar. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platf...more
In an action packed weekender we've got Red Star Reaction, Steven Gerrard's new film, Neil Jones on Allison, the book to buy yer da for Christmas and, of course, a look ahead to Fulham on Sunday. What more can you want? Thanks to Robbie O'Neill, Kev Walsh and Emilia Bona for joining John Gibbons in the studio, to Neil Jones and Daniel Gray for joining on the phone and to Neil Atkinson for going to London to talk to the makers of Make Us Dream The new Steven Gerrard documentary MAKE...more
Liverpool emerge from an engaging battle with Arsenal with a point, but having come so close to claiming all three is a draw a bad result for the Reds. Joining Neil Atkinson for this week's free podcast are Paul Senior, John Gibbons and Glenn Price. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of net profits generat...more
John Gibbons sat down with new Liverpool Women's manager Vicki Jepson to discuss her view for the future of the side, her career to date and how it is to take over a side during a season.
A full weekender this week starts with Paul Senior and John Milburn discussing the quiet Liverpool week before a debate about the nature of the transfers we are linked to. Then Rory Smith joins Neil Atkinson to discuss Manchester City's 100 point threat to the Premier League before we hand the show over to Pete Selby and Jonathan Northcroft who are at the King Power to discuss the tragic events of last Saturday and the impact that will have. John Gibbons chats to Jamie Webster and Louis Be...more
Robyn has Robyned. And The Rider is here like nothing on earth. We have that, we have John Gibbons and Adam Melia and we have five other tremendous songs. Tracklisting: Robyn - Ever Again Ocean Party - What It's Worth Public Service Broadcasting - The Unsinkable Ship Hinds - British Mind Baxter Dury, Etienne de Crécy & Delilah Holliday - White Coats Dawn Landes - Why They Name Whiskey After Men
Liverpool regained their spot, albeit probably temporarily at the top of the Premier League table having seen of Neil Warnock's Cardiff City at Anfield. Joining Neil Atkinson to reflect on another home win for Liverpool are Rob Gutmann, Mike Nevin, Adam Smith and Kristian Walsh. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to sh...more
Liverpool found themselves against Red Star Belgrade, but did they really lose themselves? And what did the system and shape have in common from previous games this season? The Reds are now in the box seat in a tricky group and can kick on from this position. And despite the changes all three of Liverpool's main men stuck the ball in the back of the net over the ninety minutes. Neil Atkinson hosts with Steve Graves and Dan Sheard in the studio and over the phone speaks to Joel Clyne about ...more
The Rider this week chats about the rise of the robots, New Orleans and buying massive freezers. Killing Eve gets a mention. As does Orange Is The New Black. Of course it does. Hosted by Neil Atkinson with Stephanie Heneghan, John Gibbons and Adam Melia it is eight great songs with some talking in between. Critics have said too much talking. They are probably right. Tracklisting: Sigrid- Sucker Punch (Four Tet remix) Neneh Cherry - Natural Skin Deep Tea Street Band - Only Love Lights On M...more
Liverpool return from a trip to Huddersfield with a much needed three points but victory against the Terriers was anything but plain sailing. Joining host Melissa Reddy to talk about Liverpool's trip to West Yorkshire and whether the Reds form is cause for concern are Adam Smith, Adam Melia, Kevin Walsh and Andy Heaton. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnersh...more
In your packed Weekender show this week we get you set the return of the Reds at the weekend with an unrivalled preview show and also a chat with a bona fide Liverpool legend. Hosting this week's preview show is John Gibbons and he is joined by Kevin Walsh, Caoimhe o'Neill and Paul Senior to look ahead to Huddersfield Town. We then have a brief clip from John's chat with Kevin Keegan, taken for a longer TAW Player interview earlier in the week. John and Kevin then talk about the u...more
Gareth Roberts is joined for a mid-international break Anfield Wrap by Jay McKenna, Ian Salmon, Rob Gutmann and Fuad Hasan. Jay discusses some of the work SOS and LFC collaborated on around World Mental Health Day, before updating on a pre-match collection for Sean Cox at the Cardiff City game. The lads then discuss Gini Wijnaldum’s wonder goal, the conundrum of Liverpool’s midfield, the return of Adam Lallana and how fans and players may see international football differently. Today’s free A...more
Jurgen Klopp has been at Liverpool for three years. There have been lots of brilliant nights, but no trophies to show for it....yet. So how do we assess his impact and what does he need to do next to turn potential until silverware? Joining John Gibbons to answer those questions are Caoimhe O'Neill, Mo Stewart and Josh Sexton. John is also joined on the phone by Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft who wrote a piece at the weekend reflecting on Jurgen Klopp's time at Anfield...more
Your standard eight bangers from your fav, fab four. Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan, Adam Melia and John Gibbons bring you two songs each, vaguely relevant chat and regaling of things they have done. Don't switch off for a second. Adam did and he got very confused. The Pollies - You Want It Sigrid - Sucker Punch Steph Nick Ellis - I Get Love John Lydia Képinski - premier juin Marie Davidson - Work It Chip - Good morning Britain Anderson Paak feat Kendrick Lamar Daffodils - ...more
Liverpool keep their unbeaten league record intact following a goalless draw at Anfield in a result that felt like both teams would've taken at kick off. Neil Atkinson was joined by Phil Blundell, James Sutton, Fuad Hasan and Ian Salmon. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which seeks to build strong lasting partnerships with supporters that enable them to share 50% of net profits generated from bets...more
Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia have a chat about their weekends, Maniac, the Tory Party Conference and Society Across The Globe Generally Eroding The Mental Health Of Women And Can It Stop Soon. They also have seven great songs. Which is a relief. And one of them is by Robyn so it counts double. Tracklisting: Yumi Zouma - In Camera Lil Wayne - Uproar Half Man Half Biscuit - Every Time A Bell Rings Riton - Ready To Make A Move Dog Daisies - A River Runs Through It ...more
It's another packed Weekender. We have a long chat about Liverpool falling short at Napoli. What brought about Liverpool's poor performance in this one? Who in particular struggled? We are joined by Joe Blott from Spirit Of Shankly to talk about the work they have done with the club around Mental Health Day. Ragnhild Ansnes talks Bruce Grobbelaar and his autobiography with us - Life In The Jungle. We end looking ahead to City at Anfield. Neil Atkinson hosts and is joined by Ragnhild, P...more
Liverpool maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season in the most dramatic fashion with a contender for goal of the season from the suddenly free scoring Daniel Sturridge. Having had the better of exchanges the Reds found themselves facing their first defeat of their League campaign with only seconds on the clock with a equaliser that felt more like a winner. Joining Neil Atkinson to reflect on a more than useful point on the road are Paul Senior, Adam Melia and Rob Gutmann. To...more
Our Weekender has Mel Reddy, Paul Senior and Adam Melia looking back on Liverpool's first defeat of the season. What did Liverpool do well and what went wrong? How special was Hazard's goal? Then Neil Atkinson speaks to Rory Smith about the cycle sides can end up tangled up in using Manchester United as an example. Timo Tierney talks about Tea Street Band's new album and the importance of it charting well. Paul Senior lets us in on Motel's fifth birthday plans. Then we look ahe...more
Back together, back atop the tower of power. That's (not) what she said. It is The Rider working through all the hits: Innuendo Gmail GOTW The Telly And That Adam's Book Reviews We also have a chat about the Queen's eye surgeon. Because why not. Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons, Adam Melia and Stephanie Heneghan are all on the show. And the songs, always the songs. Julia Holter - I Shall Love 2 Paul Simon - Darling Lorraine Teleman - Song For a Seagull BC Camplight...more
Liverpool continued their excellent start to the season with a 3-0 victory of Southampton at Anfield to maintain their 100% start to the season. Joining Neil Atkinson to go through the games talking points, including a long discussion about the performance and subsequent substitution of Xherdan Shaqiri and the thinking behind the half-time tactical switch are Rob Gutmann, David Lynch and Paul Senior.
What a week, what a Weekender we have for you. We start looking back at Liverpool vs PSG, a great win dissected one last time by John Gibbons, Caoimhe O'Neill, Emilia Bona and Adam Smith. Then John chats to Forbes Parr about the work the LFC Foundation is doing before Neil speaks to George Dugdale about Oxford United and BT's football coverage. Then we have Andrew Pimberley and Nisha Katona in talking about their Mowgli Trust Dogs Show at Claremont Farm this week. What a day that sound...more
The Rider this week has Anna Walsh stepping in for both John and Adam and picking a couple of cracking songs for us. Neil Atkinson hosts with Stephanie Heneghan and here is the tracklisting: Santigold - Gold Fire King Princess - 1950 Death Cab for Cutie - 60 and Punk Tropical Fuck Storm - Rubber Bullies Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, Silk City, Diplo - Electricity Bobbie Gentry - Fancy Johnny Kills - Seems Mac Miller - Self Care
Liverpool emerge victorious from a game that everyone thought was a step too far for Jurgen's profligate Reds. But despite dominating for large swathes of the fixture Liverpool's wastefulness in front of goal saw them nearly come a cropper late in the game. Joining Neil Atkinson for this week's free podcast to talk about all the above and more are Josh Sexton, Gareth Roberts and Paul Senior. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, R...more
What a show this is. Neil Atkinson hosts as Melissa Reddy, John Gibbons, Alison McGovern and Robbie O'Neill look back on the progress made by Jürgen Klopp and his side since visiting Wembley last season. The 4-1 defeat last season was a major marker for Liverpool. Neil then speaks to Michael Calvin about his excellent book State Of Play, to Rory Smith about his piece for the New York Times and then to Robbie about his fundraising for post-production for his film Seconds Out. https://www.i...more
This is the third in The Anfield Wrap’s series of free audio documentaries, TAW Moments In Time, bringing you eyewitness accounts of significant days in the history of Liverpool Football Club. This time we travel back to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, on May 12, 2001, for an FA Cup final between Liverpool and Arsenal which is often attributed to one man’s efforts alone. Telling the story of that day are former Liverpool players Sander Westerveld, Stephane Henchoz, Jamie Carragher, Emile He...more
Liverpool are in the middle of an international break, but return to action on Saturday against Spurs, for the start of a punishing yet exciting schedule for The Reds. Looking ahead to a run of games that could set up Liverpool's season are host Neil Atkinson, joined by Adam Melia, Phil Blundell and John Gibbons. They analyse what would be an acceptable return for Liverpool from the games, how much manager Jurgen Klopp is likely to rotate and look ahead to another Champions League campaig...more
A lovely big cast of characters in the Weekender this week. We start talking through the international break, the ticket prices for the League Cup, Adam Lallana and his injuries and the links with Adrien Rabiot which are intensifying. We then chat to David Mooney about Manchester City and their start of the season before speaking to Jonny Bongo about Panto season. Then we shoot over to chat to Chris Pajak about Redmen TV and supporter media before rounding off chatting about Joe Gomez's exp...more
The Rider is back. It has had the summer off, put its feet up. Travelled. Contemplated. Come back with all the bangers you are used to, all the Wham you can hope for and a full house in this week with Neil Atkinson, Steph Heneghan, John Gibbons and Adam Melia. Tracklisting: Uniiqu3 - Phase 3 Travis Scott - Sicko Mode Christine & The Queens - Girlfriend BOII - Trace of Us Marlowe - Medicated Amine - Sugarparents (feat. Rico Nasty) Ariana - The light is coming Yakima - Judy...more
Liverpool weren't at their best but still managed to get the better of a Leicester City side full of endeavour, to make it four wins from four to start the season. Neil Atkinson is joined by Melissa Reddy, Adam Melia and Josh Sexton, to discuss where it went right (and wrong) for The Reds. For more reaction to, and analysis of, Liverpool's win over Leicester, subscribe to TAW Player... Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are...more
The Weekender talks through the Champions League draw, the nature of Mo Salah's issues with the Egyptian FA, a Match For Cancer with Stiliyan Petrov and looks ahead to Leicester away. Hosted by Neil Atkinson with Simon Hughes, Adam Melia and Craig Hannan, it is the boost your Friday needs.
A game defined by moments, by three points and by Liverpool having more to work on is discussed on The Anfield Wrap. There was first half assurance from Liverpool but Brighton came into the game in the second half, leading Jürgen Klopp to be slightly critical of his side and their performance after the game. The front three again never quite fired but the centre back partnership of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk continues to impress Dissecting those moments and those performances are Steve Grav...more
Our Weekender gets stuck into: Transfer Structure Marko Grujic Amortization Manchester City Football Documentaries The Liverpool Bank Holiday Weekend Kick Off Times Naby Keita Brighton And Hove Albion It's absolutely everything you need for a weekend's excitement. Bank Holiday approaching. Sit back and get excited with us. We have Ken Early having a big chat about All Or Nothing, Jack Pitt-Brooke on Liverpool's number 8 and Rob Gutmann, Paul Cope and Dan Austin in the studio. I...more
Liverpool return from Crystal Palace with another three points, grinding out a victory against the most Hodgson of Crystal Palace sides. The Reds didn't sparkle but managed to do enough to keep Palace at bay in a mature, disciplined display to secure a tricky away day victory. Neil Atkinson is joined by Melissa Reddy and Adam Melia for this week's show. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made for Liverpool fans, RedsBet are an online gaming platform which ...more
The Weekender looks back on a quiet Liverpool week and ahead to Crystal Palace. What should The Reds do against Wilfried Zaha? Just play their natural game or make a change? We also reflect on the summer the U23s had with Andy Kelly, look ahead to Liverpool Women's start to the season with manager Neil Redfearn, central defender Niamh Fahey and Heather Carroll, and anticipate our weekends. It is the first step of your weekend with Caoimhe O'Neill, Josh Sexton and John Gibbons. Neil Atk...more
Normal service resumed at Anfield as Liverpool swotted aside West Ham in the 18/19 season opener, inflicting a four goal victory that did not flatter Jurgen Klopp's charges. And with promising debuts for Naby Keita and Alisson Becker the Reds recorded their biggest opening day victory since 1932 without really getting out of 3rd gear. Joining Neil Atkinson for this week's show is Rob Gutmann, Melissa Reddy and Paul Senior. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailo...more
Top of the tower, top of the hour, albeit a bit late, The Rider is back with tales of weekends long gone and lost, stories of kindness and a Man Called Steve. The full team are around and about and Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons have obviously been on their travels. Adam Melia and Stephanie Heneghan are the stars of the show as per. We have a long chat about Adam's social media explosion. Lukewarm, indeed. The tunes are anything but. Eight crackers. Tracklisting: French Horn Rebell...more
Our new free show for every Friday - This is The Weekender. Expect something a bit more raucous than Citytalk but just as informative as The Anfield Wrap looks back on the Liverpool week, gets outside its bubble with Oli Kay, talks men's health with Manwell (thanks to Stuart Fitzgerald and Sean McGivern for coming in for that) and focusses on the weekend and the big start to the season against West Ham United. Hosted by Neil Atkinson with Dan Morgan, Kev Walsh and Adam Melia all kicking bac...more
Fresh from another positive preseason performance having dispatched Napoli with aplomb by five goals to nil Neil Atkinson is joined for this weeks big show by Ian Salmon, Ian Ryan and John Gibbons for our first ever live streamed podcast. What would Jurgen Klopp have taken from the Dublin friendly apart from a clean sheet on his debut for Alisson Becker, have any of the squad asked questions of the manager or put in enough to potentially change the mind of the manager with West Ham on the horiz...more
A summation of the summer and a look ahead to Napoli and a chat about the evolution of the LFC pre-season fanpark. Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Ste Browne and Dan Morgan.
It's the full room, it's top of the tower. The Rider at its best. Looking back on the United States, looking back on Pride weekend, going through the business that needs to be got through. AND NEW ROBYN! That's right. We are backing Robyn without even having heard it. That's the faith The Rider has in the situation. Mamma Mia. Here we go again. Neil Atkinson hosts - John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia do the business. The tracklisting is here: Eliza and the Bear...more
This week's Anfield Wrap takes stock of where Liverpool are at this stage of the preseason. They have bounced through the American tour and enjoyed themselves as they go about their business. Both Sadio Mane and Mo Salah have returned from their summers looking sharp. Daniel Sturridge is still grabbing people's attention and Xherdan Shaqiri did very well on his first start. What should our expectations be for this campaign to come? Should there be a ceiling on those expectations? Are...more
Liverpool's preseason continues apace and now the first game is very much on the horizon. Liverpool face West Ham in less than three weeks. The Anfield Wrap takes stock on Citytalk this week about where those preparations are up to. Both Mo Salah and Sadio Mane have returned to the fold and both looked very sharp against a young Manchester City. We have a clip from our interview with Jürgen Klopp. That talk was fascinating is available in full through our subscription service. We also have...more
The Rider this week sees Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia joined by Joe Connolly to talk about his Port Sunlight life. This mostly consists of tutting at strangers who do not pass Port Sunlight muster and arguing the area is becoming gentrified. They have a Vietnamese don't you know. What else? Well Neil is about to go away (which is real time means he has gone away) to the United States so there is a chat about that. Gig of the week is back, the banger is in there. And th...more
Liverpool fan and WWE superstar Zack Gibson joins Andy Heaton and Neil Docking to talk about his journey so far - including his recent WWE UK Championship Tour success - his first memories of being a Red, how he keeps up with Jürgen Klopp's side on the road and what he hopes the future holds for his career in professional wrestling.
Liverpool are in America and so are The Anfield Wrap. Neil Atkinson is joined by Gareth Roberts, John Gibbons and Craig Hannan to discuss Liverpool's defeat to Borussia Dortmund in North Carolina . We also have exclusive audio with Jurgen Klopp and some of the squad after the game. The Anfield Wrap are covering all three Liverpool games from the USA as part of the International Champions Cup. Share the experience with us.
On the eve of Liverpool's American tour there is the good news about Alisson joining the club for a World Record fee. What this means for the club is thoroughly dissected by John Gibbons and Paul Cope. John and Paul though also reflect on the news around Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and his injury woes. They look at what our rivals have been up to so far. Also on the show is Ian Salmon talking about the second run of his acclaimed play Those Two Weeks. Alex Baillee joins us to talk about ab...more
There is some anger on The Rider about the general state of things, there is lots of news of lovely weekends filled with Stephanie Heneghan cameos, there is the eight great songs. There is also the fact that we are all together. These times seem rarer and rarer and so they must be enjoyed. Neil Atkinson hosting with John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia in the house. Tracklisting: Whipped Cream - Drag Me Jaden Smith - Breakfast Bellhouse (Mill's, lad) - Mess Mouse on Ma...more
An unconventional Anfield Wrap this week sees Neil Atkinson host a long long at the aftermath of the World Cup along with the realities of squad management that now confront Jurgen Klopp. What does an ideal Jurgen Klopp squad look like? Indeed, can such a thing be possible? The manager himself has changed his approach during his time at the club and looks set to continue that this season. He does so with his long time assistant Zeliko Buvac who will not be returning to Liverpool. Does this com...more
This week on The Anfield Wrap's Radio Citytalk show we get stuck into: Liverpool's likely signing of Xherdan Shaqiri. How that could feed in tactically. What this means for the prospective Nabil Fekir deal. Who will be able to keep a squad place going into the season from Liverpool's back up forwards. The World Cup Final. Dejan Lovren. Danny Ward getting an opportunity for The Reds. It's a packed show. We have our Redsbet segment in there as well. Neil Atkinson hosts with Mi...more
It is all going off in the animal kingdom. We think the heat is driving them wild, making them feral. We have news and developments. And those developments have led to us losing Adam Melia for the day. So the show is hosted by Neil Atkinson; John Gibbons and Stephanie Heneghan are on full Wham duties. Six great songs though. Always them to look forward to...
It still feels like we've yet got to the end of 2017/18 yet and we're somehow already playing games of football in the 2018/19 season. Football can't half come at you fast and joining Neil Atkinson for this week's free podcast to talk about how Liverpool fared against Chester and how much is at stake for the future of more than a few Liverpool players this pre-season are Andy Heaton, Andy Kelly, Ian Salmon, Ian Ryan and Paul Senior Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported b...more
It only feels like yesterday that we were all heading back from Kiev, but Liverpool's pre-season starts tomorrow with a trip to Chester. Dan Austin is joined by Gareth Roberts, Mo Stewart and John Gibbons to look forward to watching Liverpool again, and discuss who might stake a claim in the early games. We also talk about Loris Karius as both Jurgen Klopp and Steven Gerrard come out in support of the German stopper. Although they might not have seen his instagram.... Sandwiched in the mi...more
We are Neil-less for the week so Adam Melia is in the hot seat, joined by Stephanie Heneghan and John Gibbons. An episode shorter on songs but heavy on fun.
As a brilliant "round of 16" comes to a close John Gibbons is joined by Ian Ryan, Mo Stewart and Dan Austin to analyse all of the games over the last few days, including England's penalty shoot-out victory against Colombia. The lads also pick their team of the tournament so far. Two countries have two players in our side. Can you guess who they are? This Free World Cup show is in association with Redsbet. For daily World Cup specials go to https://www.redsbet.com/en/betting Ple...more
Neil Atkinson, back in the chair after being sacked only days earlier, is joined for a sun drenched Rider, joining him for your usual mix of tunes and sarcasm are Adam Melia, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia.
John Gibbons is joined on this week's big show to celebrate the news of Mo Salah's new contract by Melissa Reddy, Adam Smith, James McKenna and Paul Senior. Having joined Roberto Firmino in committing his long term future to the club, the Egyptian has shown his commitment and belief in Jurgen Klopp's project, and with a new deal for Rhian Brewster about to be signed Liverpool are getting their house in order the 2018/19. Also on the agenda is a chat about the Reds only being days a...more
Neil Atkinson is joined for this weeks City Talk show for a chat about Liverpool's squad next season, or more specifically, those players who might find themselves on the edges of it. In an interview heavy show, Gareth Roberts also speaks to Ste Martin about this years Anne Williams Memorial Goal Day as well as Phil Reade and Andy Grant about Andy's book 'You'll Never Walk'. You can support the Anne Williams Golf Day here https://www.gofundme.com/l96x2o? 'You'll ...more
Neil Atkinson joined by Rob Gutmann, Ian Salmon, Dan Austin and John Gibbons for the week's big show. On today's show, the panel discuss what Liverpool's options are should they not sign another goalkeeper over the course of the summer and whether any potential deal for Nabil Fekir can be reignited in light of comments from the players camp before having a discussion about Liverpool's wider recruitment strategy. The show is ended with a discussion about the sensitive subject of...more
Dan Austin, hosting this week's show, is joined Andy Heaton and Adam Smith as they look towards what Liverpool's forward line and midfield might look like next season and whether either area needs reinforcing. Also in the show John Gibbons talks to Neal Heard about 'The Art Of Football' his book and the exhibition of the same name whilst Neil Atkinson and Gareth Roberts talk to Emy Onuora about his book 'Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers and the ongoing pro...more
It's all change for the Rider line up as squads are rotated in the busy summer period. Adam Melia hosts for the "first" time and is joined by John Gibbons and Joe Connolly as they bring you Camden Hip Hop and Aussie Punk Rock mixed with the usual topical chat
Today’s Anfield Wrap is a little bit of everything as Gareth Roberts, Rob Gutmann, Andy Heaton, Melissa Reddy and James McKenna discuss Rhian Brewster’s new deal, the continued links to Xherdan Shaqiri and Xabi Alonso’s suggestion regarding Liverpool’s squad strength. England and the World Cup are also on the agenda, as is Patrice Evra’s reaction to Eni Aluko’s analysis on ITV and opportunities for female pundits in football. Today’s free Anfield Wrap show was supported by RedsBet. Tailor-made...more
This week's show focusses on the brilliance of a conversation had between Paul Cope, Gareth Roberts and Stephen Warnock about what it is to be a young footballer, playing for Liverpool or from the area and hoping to go to the World Cup. Stephen has been there and done it and has been opening up on TAW Player about his experience through his career. We have taken this conversation for our listeners as it sets the tone for what so many must currently be going through in Russia. John Gibbons t...more
It's a Rider tour de force this week as the Wham keeps coming but the songs are really rather overwhelming. Adam Melia and John Gibbons have a wedding to discuss. A wedding which was drink. John went to Parklife and saw Stephanie Heneghan's brother. You can't write this stuff. Except, of course, we do. Neil Atkinson hosts and here is the tracklisting: MARIBOU STATE – “FEEL GOOD” (FEAT. KHRUANGBIN) Kids See Ghosts - Cudi Montage Saltwater Sun - Hot Mess Colour Me Wednesday...more
It's the second of two free free Anfield Wrap Special shows for the World Cup looking at the group stage in association with Redsbet. We shift towards the perennial favourites of Brasil and Germany while pondering the impact of their semi final last time out. There is a major defence of Bobby Martinez, a lot of Serbian chat and a good look at the group without a clear favourite - Group H. John Gibbons hosts Dan Austin, Ian Ryan, Mo Stewart and Neil Atkinson in this feast of World Cup exci...more
Gareth Roberts speaks to author and journalist Simon Hart about his newly-released book World In Motion: The Inside Story Of Italia 90. Simon talks about the tournament and the many stories that emerged from it – from the shock performances of Costa Rica and Cameroon to the progress of Ireland and England to Toto Schillaci and Roger Milla. He also gets into some of the lesser-known stories in the book, the process of writing it, which took over 12 months and involved visiting 10 countries, a...more
It's a free two part Anfield Wrap Special for the World Cup looking at the group stage in association with Redsbet. We do the business in alphabetical order - starting with the group where Salah meets Suarez and moving through looking at all the runners and riders. There is discussion of Deschamps's fixation with Olivier Giroud, the oddness of Argentina being dark horses and a passionate argument for Iran to qualify. John Gibbons hosts Dan Austin, Ian Ryan, Mo Stewart and Neil Atkinso...more
In a show of three parts, Neil Atkinson is joined by Gareth Roberts, Glenn Price from ESPN and Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, the Shadow Minister For Sport, to talk the collapse of the Nabil Fekir transfer, the latest on the standing debate and what Jürgen Klopp might do next to improve the Liverpool defence. Monday's Anfield Wrap show is brought to you in association with Redsbet.
Neil Atkinson was joined for tonight's Radio City Talk Show by Dan Austin and Andy Heaton for a look back at 2017/18 and a look forward to Liverpool's returning swagger.
The Rider is continuing to break podcasts into smaller and smaller pieces. But doing so while playing absolute bangers. It's that sort of week. The tunes are spectacular. 8 crackers for it to go right off wherever you are. Neil Atkinson hosts. Adam Melia, Stephanie Heneghan and John Gibbons provide the real and fake laughs. What more could you ask for?
All this week we'll be asking as many of our contributors as possible to review the 17/18 season as a whole. On this occasion we have Rob Gutmann, Adam Smith, Fuad Hasan, Craig Hannan and John Gibbons giving their thoughts on what went right for Liverpool and what the team and manager could have done better. Hosting and probing comes from Neil Atkinson.
Neil Atkinson was joined for our latest free Radio City Talk podcast by Andy Heaton, Alison McGovern, Gareth Roberts and Rob Gutmann.
This week The Rider have added Dan Morgan to sit in for the absent John Gibbons. There is a lot of talk of weekend journeys and subsequent hangovers as Dan, Adam Melia and Neil Atkinson have all been doing some travelling across the continent of Europe, one way or another. Stephanie Heneghan is almost patient about this. How marvellous. What else? Rap beef getting out of hand is discussed as is Kylie Minogue in the event of her 50th birthday. Does anyone have a bad word to say about the Prince...more
Neil Atkinson hosts an Anfield Wrap in transit across Germany as TAW return from the Ukrainian adventure. Gareth Roberts, Josh Sexton, Ian Ryan and Jon Jones join Neil to talk about the final, the fury and the trip across Europe before focus turns to the summer and what’s next for Liverpool under Jürgen Klopp
In a special Radio City Talk show recorded somewhere in the middle of Europe Neil Atkinson and his merry crew look back of what has been an enthralling European campaign for Liverpool Football Club.
Gareth Roberts is back over the water again to speak to Tranmere Rovers owner and chairman Mark Palios about their return to the football league after a dramatic playoff victory over Boreham Wood at Wembley, a game in which they had to play for 89 minutes with 10 men.
This is a taster of our Champions League preview show in the build up to Wednesday's game against Real Madrid. If you'd like to listen in full, you can enjoy all our build up and reaction show to Liverpool's Champions League Semi Final for just £5 a month. To subscribe go to www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe
Adam Melia has climbed Snowden. I mean, it was always on the cards, wasn't it? Up Snowden and down dale. It's the culmination of all the walking. And perhaps a new beginning. You want more? We have so much more. Steph Heneghan didn't like a tea out. That wasn't on the cards. But we are where we are. You have to make the best of these things. They've measured another run incorrectly. What are they playing at? John Gibbons this time finds himself having over extended not ...more
Every week The Anfield Wrap takes a long look at Liverpool's weekend game and wonders about the approach from The Reds and their opponents. This week though we are looking ahead, imagining we are in the shoes of Jurgen Klopp and Zinedine Zidane and wondering what the pair will be contemplating before this Champions League Final. Klopp has fewer choices; his side plays in his image and he has been loathe to change set up through the season. Zidane has selection headaches but also has selecti...more
The Anfield Wrap starts to look ahead to the week of Liverpool's eighth European Cup Final filled with excitement, trepidation, joy. All the obvious stuff. We work through all the feelings and get into the facts - how good our opponents are, what this means to Liverpool, what can be expected from the game and how it will be approached. We also speak to the producer of the Mo Salah documentary screening this week on Channel 4. Tony Pastor has years of experience of documenting the brillianc...more
A wide ranging Citytalk this week starts off with Ian Salmon and James Sutton talking about the play they are collaborating on called Venus Rising. Then we talk to Samantha Johnson about her experiences making her way through her career as a black woman in sports media. Grant Wahl is on talking about his marvellous book Football 2.0 which asks about what we expect of the modern footballer. Then we end with Michael Lambert talking about his projects with the NHS and PSS. Neil Atkinson hosts ...more
All back up high, all back in one place. The Rider works through a wide variety of topics including: Coping alcohol Wirral English Childish Gambino It does all the things it tends to do - go off on tangents and play eight great songs. Neil Atkinson does an approximate impression of a host with John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia sit in the wrong place and mess about telling jokes. We're not messing with the format. Just honing it. Tracklisting Young Fathers - Toy ...more
In a Free TAW Special, Andy Heaton and Neil Docking sat down with WWE Superstar Sheamus, who is in town tonight for SmackDown LIVE at the Liverpool arena tonight. Andy and Neil talk to Sheamus about his career and his path towards becoming a WWE Superstar before verging on to following the Reds from afar, the lengths it goes to watch the Reds on the road and how he think’s they’ll do in Kiev.
Neil Atkinson hosts the last big show of the regular season to reflect on an utterly dominant display against Brighton & Hove Albion and he is joined by Andy Heaton, Rick McEvoy and Rob Gutmann.
Citytalk this week presents Liverpool's season which is on the brink of greatness but can still fall apart into disappointment. We have a chat about the allocation from UEFA and what can be done about that before looking ahead to Brighton. Neil Atkinson hosts with John Gibbons, Fuad Hasan and Karl Coppack.
A full show but a broken one. We have Friday Night Stephanie Heneghan joining Thursday night John Gibbons and Adam Melia. A bit of everything, a bit of everything you could ask for. The songs are splendid. The best in new music. Neil Atkinson hosts. It's all your favourites. Kluster - In Your Hometown Big Freedia - Rent Park Hotel - Good People Bad Dreams 6 Dogs - Off The Gas (feat. Little Skies) Haley - Bratt The Cyclist - Alabaster Thrones Janelle & Pharrell - I Got...more
Liverpool crashed to defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and The Anfield Wrap in association with Redsbet are picking the bones out of that result and the wider knock on effects for Champions League qualification this season and beyond. In the end the game was decided by the only goal but Chelsea were able to keep Liverpool at bay. The Reds couldn't make their midfield break the lines and found themselves toiling. The context is everywhere - Liverpool were back from Rome while Chelse...more
Liverpool beat Roma in the first leg, but they finished the job on Wednesday. Daniel Austin and Fuad Hasan were both there and they describe what it was like to see Liverpool win in the Eternal City. Now we find ourselves off to Kiev with a small allocation and with a date against Real Madrid for the biggest prize in club football. What can be said about this Liverpool side which hasn't been already? We work though Wednesday and a season which could bear the biggest prize of them all. We ...more
This is a taster of our Champions League preview show in the build up to Wednesday's game against Roma, recorded from Rome. If you'd like to listen in full, you can enjoy all our build up and reaction show to Liverpool's Champions League Semi Final for just £5 a month. To subscribe go to www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe
The Anfield Wrap this week focusses on three main areas: Liverpool 0 Stoke City 0 Steven Gerrard going to Glasgow Rangers Looking ahead to the Champions League Semi Final against AS Roma. Stoke City was a frustrating affair defined by mistakes from the referee and Liverpool in front of goal. Did Jurgen Klopp take a point? Gerrard shifting to Rangers tells us about his ambition. Are we surprised by this? The game against AS Roma is the biggest in the careers of many of these Liverpool...more
Neil Atkinson was joined by Cathy Long, Gareth Roberts and Harry Hawthorne for this weeks Radio City Talk show to talk firstly about Liverpool's spectacular performance midweek against Roma and the fallout from the evening, including a daunting trip to Rome for the travelling Kop. Focus then switches to domestic affairs as Liverpool entertain a Stoke City side staring a relegation and with Liverpool's place in next years Champions League not yet assured the Reds need to maintain focus t...more
Gareth Roberts speaks to ESPN Senior Writer and Times Columnist Gabriele Marcotti about AS Roma’s Ultras, how they are perceived in Rome and their relationship with the club. The policing around Liverpool’s semi-final with the club is also discussed, as is the safety of fans travelling to Rome.
The Rider this week has seven of the best bits of new music imaginable though Adam Melia is worried it isn't a particularly rich year for the stuff. Stephanie Heneghan is in clover. She's having a great time. Neil Atkinson presides stories about stories, conversations around exercise, The Green Man and as ever finding out who is eating what, where and when. God, we seem to eat out a lot don't we? Can tell we don't have children. Every took a child to a restaurant? It's be...more
This is a taster of our immediate Post Match Show last night from Anfield, as Liverpool demolished AS Roma by 5 goals to 2 in the Champions League Semi Final first leg. We do our Post Match Show after every single game and will be doing next week's from Rome after the second leg. If you'd like to listen in full, as well as our in-depth review show recorded today for just £5 a month. Over 50 shows each month on TAWPlayer. To subscribe go to www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe
This is a taster of our Champions League preview shows in the build up to tonight's game against Roma. First up is our Jamie Carragher special, recorded yesterday. The next is Under The Lights, our Champions League preview show. If you'd like to listen in full, you can enjoy all our build up and reaction shows for just £5 a month. To subscribe go to www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscribe
Tuesday was in everyone's mind as Liverpool went to West Bromwich Albion and dropped two points. It cannot be argued that the two points were dropped given where West Brom are in the league and the nature of the performance and result. However Tuesday remains on the horizon; Roma await and a new generation of Liverpool fans get their opportunity at European Glory. Neil Atkinson hosts the terrifyingly young Dan Austin and Fuad Hasan while Rick McEvoy joins Neil in keeping the average age re...more
John Gibbons talks to Head of Club and Supporter Liaison Tony Barrett about the power and positive influence Liverpool fans have on the team. John's chat with Tony is part of our TAW Player 'Under The Lights' show which previews Liverpool's biggest European nights, you can sign up for a subscription here - https://www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscription/signup
Neil Atkinson was joined for this week's Radio City Talk show by Andy Heaton, Adam Smith and Dan Austin to preview what look's like Liverpool's last trip to the Hawthorns for a while against a relegation threatened West Bromwich Albion. Also in the show, Neil is joined by John Gibbons and Jordan Jarrett Bryan to talk about Arsene Wenger's recent announcement about leaving Arsenal at the end of the season.
There is a running order! Absolute scenes. The levels of professionalism on The Rider know no bounds. What else? Well there is Beyonce. So much Beyonce. She is everywhere. Weekends shift back to the front of the chat. I know it matters this sort of thing. Neil Atkinson hosts, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia do the business. 8 great songs as well. Tracklisting: Nicki Minaj - Chun Li Say Sue Me - Old Town Island - Horizon Destiny's Child - Lose My Breathe Holy Wave - How ...more
The second in our series of free audio documentaries revisiting notable days in Liverpool Football Club history. This time we head back to November 6th 1982 and to Goodison Park for a derby victory Liverpool fans still sing about today. Helping us tell the story are Liverpool players Phil Thompson, Ian Rush, Alan Kennedy and Bruce Grobbelaar, Everton legend Graeme Sharp, First Team Coach Roy Evans, journalists Graham Beecroft, Tony Evans and Brian Reade and supporters Rob Gutmann, John Mackin,...more
What a Liverpool side, what a Liverpool win. Are we in danger of become blaze about Liverpool's brilliance? Of not noting the astonishing return this season? Saturday was a game where the midfield stood out and did really well. They forced Bournemouth back and got on top. Anfield is becoming a fortress - we are the only side in the country unbeaten at home this year. It has been a fabulous season at Anfield. What has got us here? Praise across the park for The Reds and an atmosphere buildi...more
No John this week and weekends are held back but other than that normal Rider-y service is resumed. Neil Atkinson is hosting as tennis, the Commonwealth Games and the Arcade Fire are discussed by Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia. Everything you can need - eight great new songs and all the wham you can manage. Tracklisting Okenyo - Women’s World 2.0 US Girls - L-Over Clara Luzia - When The Streets Alela Diane - Albatross Fickle Friends - Brooklyn Firestations - Build a Building...more
Neil Atkinson was joined for this week's Radio City Talk show by Paul Senior, Andy Heaton and Fuad Hasan.
It's the big one. The Grand National. This season The Anfield Wrap are working with Redsbet and we're bringing you this free show in association with them. The National holds the attention of the world as a whole along with the city of Liverpool. It's the defining horse race. Our special on it should be the preview you need. Hosted by Neil Atkinson with Dave Downie, Mike Nevin and Paul Cope, we go through our memories and look forward to this year's affair. We are also joined ...more
The Anfield Wrap has partnered with Redsbet this year and in doing so has two free Aintree specials this week. This first one is about the festival as a whole and what it means to the racing community and the city of Liverpool. We are joined by Tom Lee with some tips and Amy Murphy. In the studio are Neil Atkinson with David Downie, Mike Kevin and Paul Cope. To join Redsbet click here - https://www.redsbet.com/en/home
More rain than chances a Goodison Park on Saturday, but Liverpool get a decent draw in the circumstances in a damp squib of a derby, in more ways than one. But Neil Atkinson, alongside John Gibbons, Philippa Smallwood and Stu Wright go searching for talking points and positives. We discuss which of the fringe players made a case for further use between now and the end of the season, and what to do with Danny Ings and Dom Solanke. We also analyse the Manchester Derby with an eye on what it mig...more
Neil Atkinson is joined by Rick McEvoy, Melissa Reddy and Mo Stewart to reflect on a fantastic performance against Manchester City, analysing both halves of football in depth. They also look ahead to next Tuesday's game and how difficult a challenge that remains. There is also Merseyside derby chat, of course. The panel say what they would do if they were manager, team selection wise, and what they hope to see from the game.
The Rider works its way through a variety of questions this week, running half-marathons and going to Berlin. Everything you could possibly need plus seven fantastic song. Neil Atkinson hosts with John Gibbons and Adam Melia. Tracklisting The Voidz - Leave It In my Dreams Adwaith - Lipstic Coch Jon Hopkins - Emerald Rush Peggy Sue - Slow Fade Jimothy Lacoste - Getting Busy! L-Vis 1990 & Sinjin Hawke - Cake feat. Pink Dollaz (Uniiqu3 Remix) The Roches - Hammond Song
This is a taster of our Post Match show after last nights three nil win against Manchester City in the Champions League Quarter Final. We record one of this as soon as possible after every game. It is just one of the shows you can enjoy for just £5 a month To subscribe go to https://www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscription/signup
Looking back to the satisfying win at Crystal Palace on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp’s 100th Premier League match in charge, and forward to tomorrow night’s Champions League cracker with Manchester City at Anfield. With Dan Fieldsend, Rick McEvoy, The Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce and Paul Senior. Stay to the end for a preview of what a post match show can be like after a big European win....
In a very special Anfield Wrap podcast John Gibbons is joined by writer Tony Evans, Ian Byrne from Fans Supporting Foodbanks and Liverpool player Trent Alexander Arnold to discuss the importance of community in football. We discuss how the city influences the identity of the football club, how the values of the club are adopted by fans throughout the world and the complex relationship we have with footballers. Trent also describes what it means to be a local player for a club like Liverpool an...more
John Gibbons is joined for todays FREE post match show by Dan Morgan, Stu Wright and Steve Graves. This free edition of the post match show is supported by www.redsbet.com
Neil Atkinson was joined by John Gibbons, Andy heaton and Craig Hannan for this week's Radio City Talk show looking forward to the Reds trip to Crystal Palace. Neil also chat to Jay McKenna about Spirit Of Shankly's trip up to Celtic Park to ask questions of the club around their recent successful implementation of rail seating.
This week The Anfield Wrap follows the lead of Klopp and his team by imagining the sorts of conversations they will have had on their getaway at Tenerife and working through those issues. They are: The rest of the league season. Manchester City. The summer tour and the start of next season. Strengthening the squad Each of these gets focus as does an opportunity to win cash in a Fantasy Football competition and tickets for Liverpool vs Manchester City with our partners Redsbet. Click here to ...more
Citytalk this week takes a long look at our tie against Manchester City, the way it will play out and the knock on effects for our season. What does everyone think of the draw? How about being at home first leg? We speak to Tony Evans about his new book Two Tribes about the 1985/86 League Season. To buy that click here. We then look ahead to Liverpool vs Watford. Watford are a big size but have a strange record from set pieces. This is a game Liverpool should win. How will they do that? Neil ...more
Its four of us in a room and we're playing all your new favourite songs. Join Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons, Steph Heneghan and Adam Melia as we race through eight tunes and all the current affairs. Well, more accurately, our current affairs. If you want the best new music and the best chat about what four people can remember about their weekends, then this is the show for you. DJ Koze feat. Roisin Murphy - Illumination Anna Lunoe - Blaze Of Glory Pizzagirl - Coffee Shop Didirri - Randy S...more
It's all about Mo Salah on The Anfield Wrap today. He has confirmed his brilliance yet again over the weekend and his four goal haul in destroying Watford showed almost every facet to his game. He gets the full Anfield Wrap treatment for twenty minutes. Then on with the rest of the show including Jordan Henderson's dreadful fifteen minutes, Saido Mane growing more and more into his role and Andy Robertson having a ball. We chat about Danny Ings and how he may well be forging a Liverp...more
There is nothing quite like eight great new songs and we very much have them this week. The music is tremendous - so good Adam wanted to play half of it himself before the songs were stolen - and the Wham is fresh from the factory and shifts along throughout. There is of course what everyone has been up to. Neil Atkinson went to see The Hold Steady in London and he is full of reviews. Adam Melia has watched I, Tonya and is likewise. They are joined by Stephanie Heneghan and John Gibbons. It&...more
Citytalk this week takes a long look at our tie against Manchester City, the way it will play out and the knock on effects for our season. What does everyone think of the draw? How about being at home first leg? We speak to Tony Evans about his new book Two Tribes about the 1985/86 League Season. To buy that click here. We then look ahead to Liverpool vs Watford. Watford are a big size but have a strange record from set pieces. This is a game Liverpool should win. How will they do that? Neil ...more
With possibly only a derby defeat being more difficult to swallow, Liverpool returned from Manchester with nothing after a typically calculated performance from Jose Mourinho's men saw them best Jurgen Klopp's Reds by 2 goals to 1. Reflecting on a sobering performance alongside Neil Atkinson this week are Ian Salmon, Ian Ryan and Rob Gutmann. Did Liverpool get their just desserts or where they unlucky not to leave Old Trafford with a point? All this and more on this week's free pod...more
The Rider this week is a blank sheet. A blank sheet to work through with a variety of topics: Afternoon tequila The best night out in the world John doing 8 miles. John doing 8 miles indeed. Maybe even 8 and a half. The John is John Gibbons. Joining him are Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia and everyone is having a nice time. As ever. Tracklisting: GFlip - About You Sneakbo - Active feat Giggs Dave - Hangman Sales - Off And On Yuno - No Going Back 1010 Benja ...more
This week The Anfield Wrap looks into what's going on at Dulwich Hamlet with Andi Thomas, talks being a woman in football journalism with Melissa Reddy for International Woman's Day and reflects on Liverpool's Champions League progression. But the big one is Manchester United. What a Saturday morning in prospect. What can The Reds do in this game to get a result? Neil Atkinson hosts Andy Heaton, John Gibbons and Steve Graves.
An excellent win against Newcastle is discussed here on The Anfield Wrap. The calm of Liverpool and the way The Reds attack is given a long look before we give way and imagine how the manager will want to approach the best two games. Porto should be an opportunity to make some changes but the manager may want to keep his lads in rhythm. What do Dan Morgan, John Gibbons and Rob Gutmann all think he will do? The Anfield Wrap's free Monday show is supported by RedsBet.
A belated show but a return to The Rider's core. Neil Atkinson hosts as John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia all get back in the saddle and enjoy some fantastic new music. There is talk of trips away, more Ru Paul and Neil's film. What more could you ask for? Oh the songs. THE SONGS. They are terrific and here is the tracklisting. Tracklisting: NoMBe - Drama (feat. Big Data) Janelle Monae - Make Me Feel Vive La Rose - Rio Grande Parquet Courts - Almost Had To Start...more
We have Liverpool Ladies, a massive press conference, and a trip to the Forever Reds. And we have a big look ahead to the game against Newcastle. Jürgen had a big chat today and so we have too. Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Andy Heaton and Ian Salmon. Phil Neal and John Aldridge chat to John. Heather Carroll talks to Neil Atkinson about the Ladies. Everything you need in one place.
After a fantastic performance against West Ham United The Anfield Wrap reflects on how well Liverpool played and how well they have been playing in general. It is increasingly looking a better and better season from The Reds and the goals simply will not stop coming. The front three stood out but we dwell on Emre Can, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner on this week's show along with the impact Virgil van Dijk is having. We also work through the most recent transfer links along with a...more
With West Ham on the horizon Jurgen Klopp goes into the weekend knowing a victory of David Moyes West Ham United would strengthen Liverpool's grip on the top four with their immediate rivals all playing each other over the weekend. Joining Neil Atkinson to preview the game are Mike Nevin, Andy Heaton and Adam Smith. Neil is also joined by Ian Salmon to talk about his new play 'Those Two Weeks'.
John Gibbons hosts this weeks Rider with able and willing support from Mo Stewart, Adam Melia and Lizzi Doyle. They discuss filling a Glastonbury hole, falling down YouTube wormholes and watching the Winter Olympics. The track listing was.... 1. Muna - I Know A Place 2. Mt Joy - Dirty Love 3. Peace – Power 4. The Shacks - Follow Me 5. Palm - Pearly 6. Bronze Whale - Exposure 7. Everything Is Recorded and Sampha – Everything is Recorded 8. Ty Segall - Every 1's A Winner
In a new TAW Player show focusing on Liverpool FC fan culture, Gareth Roberts speaks to Adam Kearns and Sam Evans about Spion Kop 1906 - a group of fans responsible for many of the flags and banners seen regularly on The Kop and trips away and abroad. To donate to future displays send donations via PayPal to SpionKop1906@hotmail.com
Gareth Roberts hosts an Anfield Wrap with a difference as we take questions from Facebook and Twitter about anything and everything about Liverpool FC, on the pitch and off it. In a wide-ranging debate clocking in at over an hour, a panel made up of Jay McKenna, Rob Gutmann, Paul Cope and Mike Nevin talk Jürgen Klopp, season tickets, the mentality of the fanbase and more. The Anfield Wrap's free Monday show is supported by RedsBet.
The Reds have smashed the absolute bells out of Porto and joining Neil Atkinson to reflect on Liverpool Porto annihilation are Eddie Ginn, Ian Salmon and Gareth Roberts. Once again Liverpool have blown away the opposition on their travels, blistering past a Porto side that were unbeaten in 21 games going into the game. Have the Reds been given enough credit after recording a Champions League record 5-0 away victory has the wider reporting of the win been underplayed by the media at large? And...more
A run of the mill 0-2 win away from home? With this Liverpool team? And yet run of the mill victories have indeed become part of this season's package. Liverpool crushed Southampton's spirit just before the break and left them for dead. Virgil van Dijk enjoyed his return to his former club, Loris Karius had a very good game and Liverpool's attack are sublime. Picking the bones out of this one are Paul Senior, Fuad Hasan, Neil Jones from the Liverpool Echo, and Ian Ryan.
Citytalk this week fires the starting pistol on the run in. With 12 league games to go what can Liverpool look to achieve this season and how do they go about it? What will the main challenges be? John Gibbons and Josh Sexton had a chat with Gary McAllister, Ian Rush and Michael Owen about the Legends game against Bayern Munich and we close with a long look at whether or not Liverpool will be marching in at St Mary's. Hosted by Neil Atkinson, joined by Gareth Roberts, Rob Gutmann and John,...more
This week The Rider revisits some old friends with new material and some old topics. What are we having for our tea for example? You've heard that before. And what did we get up to at the weekend. You know that one. And will there be presents? One day there will be presents. Neil Atkinson hosts and he starts parts when he wants. John Gibbons, Adam Melia and Stephanie Heneghan. Tracklisting: Franz Ferdinand - Lazy Boy Quay Dash - Queen of This Shit Dana and The Wolf - Got Me Poly ...more
So much to talk about in Liverpool 2 Tottenham 2. Shall we run down the list? Liverpool's excellent first half approach. Salah's brilliance. Tottenham's resilience. The atmosphere. The goalkeeper and the defence. And of course... ...the refereeing. That's right, The Anfield Wrap gets stuck into the refereeing. It needs to happen. This show is in association with Redsbet. To set up an account please click here. On this show are Gareth Roberts, Tim Smith and Ian Ryan; it is...more
Liverpool face Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield this Sunday looking to avenge their 4-1 mauling at White Hart Lane earlier this season and put breathing space between themselves and Tottenham in the table. Joining host Neil Atkinson this week to preview the weekends action are Paul Cope, Mike Nevin and John Gibbons.
Scottish wine, leap years and Courtney Cox not understanding Neil Atkinson are the order of the day for The Rider. You know how these things tend to work by now. There is the loosest agenda outside of the songs and then suddenly there is all the wham in the world. The songs though. The songs are phenomenal this week. Ten belters. The Rider is quorate and at its best. Tracklisting: Cakes Da Killa - Gon Blow (feat. Rye Rye) Elle Watson - Suspended Vandelux - Broken Man Rico Nasty - Sma...more
This is the first in a series of free audio documentaries, brought to you by The Anfield Wrap, reliving significant days in the history of Liverpool Football Club, in the words of those who were there to witness. Part one of “TAW Moments In Time” tells the story of Kenny Dalglish’s resignation as manager of Liverpool, one of the most groundbreaking couple of days in the club’s history, with the circumstances surrounding his departure in February 1991 still being debated and discussed to this da...more
Gareth Roberts hosts this week's show and is joined by Mike Nevin and Andy Heaton to try and make sense of a week in which Liverpool have gone from joy to abject despair. In a no-holds barred hour long discussion, every aspect of Liverpool's performance is pulled apart as the reds chances of silverware took another dent after defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup. The show is followed by a sneak peek of our first ever 'TAW Moment In Time' audio documentary.
A packed Citytalk show sees The Anfield Wrap look at Liverpool's likely approach to the FA Cup this season and West Brom on Saturday night. Saturday night? What do we all make of that? John Gibbons and Heather Carroll chat to Beth England and Alex Greenwood about Liverpool Ladies's season to date and the games to come. They also speak to manager Scott Rogers. Neil Atkinson and Mike Nevin pay tribute to Jimmy Armfield, a legend of the English game before all eyes are on West Brom and th...more
Lizzi Doyle joins us and we love her and can be best described as overexcited. Loads of chat about spin because it appears to dominate lives these days. Spin is out of control. Disco Spin. Hip-Hop Spin. 90s Spin. Spin this. Spin that. Spin the other. Anyway. The Rider has some terrific new songs lined up as well as spin. A few returning old friends and some new business all come together from Neil Atkinson, Adam Melia, Stephanie Heneghan and the aforementioned Lizzi. We also talk to Lizz...more
Taff to take for Liverpool at Swansea as they ended their unbeaten run in South Wales. Was it a bad approach from Klopp and his players or more likely just "one of them"? Did anyone play well? Is it too easy to forget that Liverpool had chances at 0-0 to open the scoring? In general though these have been the games Liverpool have been struggling in. Is there something underlying in that? Neil Atkinson hosts as Ian Salmon, Andy Heaton and Rob Gutmann chat through the game and this sho...more
There is no John Gibbons and no Adam Melia this week and so there have been substitutions. Emilia Bona and Joe Connolly are in talking about: Doing The Dishes Roller Derby Running Whistling Amazon Prime Family Fortunes Things Neil Has Got Wrong Stephanie Heneghan and Neil Atkinson are still in. Still motoring. It's the best new music show going. Get on board. Tracklisting: Karen O - Yo! My Saint (feat. Michael Kiwanuka) Charli XCX - Out Of My Head (feat Tove Lo and ALMA) ...more
What a win to go through - a massive victory for The Reds as they vanquished Manchester City from Anfield. Great performances all over the park from The Reds - Emre Can, Gini Wijnaldum, Andy Robertson and our stellar front three all produced the goods. The goalkeeper is also a bone of contention. Neil Atkinson hosts as Melissa Reddy, Dan Morgan, Gareth Roberts and Mike Nevin are all in the room and we also get stuck into the transfer picture. The Anfield Wrap also announces our new partner h...more
Neil Atkinson was joined for this week’s Radio City Talk show by Mel Reddy, Paul Cope and Rob Gutmann. Rob also has a chat with John Gibbons about the latest transfer happenings.
On The Rider this week we talk about Friends, depict quiet weekends and imagine what John's cabinet would look like. Anyone want to create a partnership with The Rider? You can't buy this type of unique content you know. The usual then? Well yes, because the usual is 10 great songs, this week they are some returning old friends. Neil Atkinson hosts, John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia are all doing the business. Come on board for the best new music show out there.
Hosted by Rob Gutmann, our Gutter show delves deep into the boggy cesspit of transfer speculation. Here is little 10 minute preview of the latest edition with talk of Coutinho, Naby Keita and some fella called Alisson Joining Rob for the latest edition of the show is Melissa Reddy, Adam Melia and Paul Senior. Subscribe to TAW Player on the following link: https://www.theanfieldwrap.com/subscription/signup
With a a club record transfer and a Merseyside Derby victory to discuss The Anfield Wrap isn't short of material this week. We start with off the field matters. Philippe Coutinho has gone to Barcelona and where does this leave Liverpool's season? What should the next move be and what has brought this matters to this pass? To help us get the background on Coutinho and the club's next move we're joined by Paul Joyce, Northern Football Correspondent of The Times who has been very c...more
A new year and The Rider looking ahead to everything within it with ten new fabulous songs, some admin on air, the desire for new features and a whole new slab of Wham with a best before date of March 2018 rather than that stale stuff they were holding onto. Neil Atkinson hosts insofar as anyone can as Stephanie Heneghan, Adam Melia and John Gibbons entertain us all for 87 whole minutes. What more can you ask for? The track list? Oh, OK then... Anteros - Love Cardi B - Bartier Cardi Brok...more
Neil Atkinson was joined by Andy Heaton, Mo Stewart and Dan Austin for a free midweek podcast looking forward to the Friday night derby under the lights with a chance to settle scores against Everton. Neil also chats to BBC Radio 5 Live's Conor McNamara about the magic of the FA Cup.
What a victory for Liverpool against Leicester - a game which had a bit of everything. A brace, a ton of needle and Harry Maguire's big head. Liverpool did the business when the pressure was on and the crowd responded. Joining Neil Atkinson to work through it all are John Gibbons, Gareth Roberts, Mike Nevin, Philippa Smallwood and Ian Salmon.
John Gibbons hosts the latest edition of The Team Talk to talk Leicester at Anfield and Burnley away. Ian Ryan, Gareth Roberts and Mo Stewart are in the studio and are joined on the phone by Pete Selby and Tyrone Marshall to talk Leicester and Burnley respectively. John is then chats to Aizaz Sheikh for this week's travelling Cop and then Kev Sampson and John Mackin to talk Burnley away.
On today's Friday show we were joined on the phone we're joined by Guto Llewelyn of The Jackcast to talk about the new appointment of Carlos Carvalhal as Swansea manager and look to their season to come.
A TAW Player Christmas Freebie! A longer Review show as The Anfield Wrap takes the opportunity to relax into The |Reds after a 5-0 win at home to Swansea. We talk about their approach, what they could have done differently and about why this Liverpool side were so effective. Rob Gutmann hosts and is joined by Sean Rogers, Neil Atkinson and Karl Coppack for this look back to Swansea, look at the bigger picture and look ahead to Leicester and Burnley.
Liverpool have yet again thrown points away from a winning position. What should Jurgen Klopp be doing about this? What could the consequences be? It was a frustrating game but one where Liverpool also played very well. The club though has some hard choices to face. And a game in two days. Swansea City are on the horizon for The Reds. Who should start in goal? Guto Llewelyn joins us on the phone; Steve Graves, Stu Wright and John Gibbons are all in the studio. It's The Anfield Wrap. Have ...more
It's the Christmas edition of The Rider and as such there is lots of talk of little drinks, nights out and decorations. There are festive tunes. There is John's Spotify hacker. And there are songs of the year of sorts. Neil Atkinson hosts somewhat chaotically with John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia all cutting loose and feeling frisky. It's the perfect tonic to Christmas shopping and the stresses of the season. And the songs are good. Thanks for listening.
The Anfield Wrap this week takes a long look at Liverpool's fantastic 0-4 win at Bournemouth and dwell on the sheer quality of that front three. The intensity was there throughout from The Reds and their quality shone through. It's a chance to take a breath and assess the season as well and we have a little bit of Mancunian influence as Steve Armstrong joins to chat through the situation in the wider league picture. Mike Nevin is in too and he and Steve chat about their new project...more
Gareth Roberts and John Gibbons speak to Rob Sutherland, online editor of the "Five Year Plan" fanzine, about claims by Sussex Police that Crystal Palace fans were carrying knives and knuckle dusters at their game versus Brighton. Rob and the fanzine challenged the claims prompting a police u-turn and public statement. Gareth and John also speak to Amanda Jacks from the Football Supporters' Federation about the incident and how the media covered it.
Post derby despair for the Reds off the back of a 1-1 defeat against an Everton side so negative it would make Moyes blush. Joining Neil Atkinson for this week’s big show to trawl through a frustrating evening under a snow lit Anfield are Andy Heaton, Gareth Roberts, Paul Senior and Rob Gutmann. Has the sucker punch penalty decision coloured a display that was broadly fine, or where Liverpool to blame for allowing the Blues to claim the most undeserved point.
Seven against Spartak. What about Everton? One of the things about a big win is that it concentrates the mind on the next game. You just want to see Liverpool play and win again. That goes double when the next game is the Derby. Talking about Everton we have Dave Downie from the Blue Room. Looking at the Liverpool week and the squad we have John Gibbons and Adam Smith. Holding it together in the middle is Neil Atkinson. It's The Anfield Wrap on Citytalk at its best.
A cast of thousands as Stephanie Heneghan has been inviting whoever she likes to this week's Rider. Therefore the usual suspects are joined by Joe Connolly and Rob Gutmann. She's also playing newcomers Frankie Goes To Hollywood. This is very much The Rider with its hair down but reapplying its make up before the big Christmas push. Neil Atkinson hosts, John Gibbons and Adam Melia are also in attendance and it is a barrel of laughs.
While we completely understandably obsess over the top of the Premier League up and down the country football clubs are going through their own trials and tribulations. One was brought to The Anfield Wrap's attention on Monday night when the excellent Amber Nectar podcast beat TAW to the honour of winning the best club podcast award. In their acceptance speech they mentioned the ongoing issues with the Allam ownership. We wanted to discuss that and so on this Midnight Caller Neil Atkinson ...more
Neil Atkinson hosts another Rider where things find themselves collapsing into a ditch in glorious fashion. The more these podcasts come, the more they deconstruct themselves. Neil is joined by John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia and they are all having a ball. The songs are the business. Unexpected Holder Action. Everything you need. Sorry it is late...
Joining Gareth Roberts to discuss Liverpool’s five-star performance against Brighton are Melissa Reddy, Paul Senior and Dan Austin. Are we seeing a new version of Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool now? And why is the manager’s touchline behaviour coming in for such scrutiny? This and more on today’s free Anfield Wrap.
Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Adam Melia and Andy Heaton for the week's City Talk show to talk all things Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool's current form as well as the man of the moment in Mo Salah. Neil and Andy also talk to David Squires about his new book 'The Illustrated History of Football: Hall of Fame'.
A rotated and frustrated evening at Anfield gets a long look from The Anfield Wrap. The selection and the substitutions get examined in depth and at length. It's as much a conversation about Sevilla and Stoke as it is about Chelsea, though everyone was very impressed with the display from the Champions. Neil Atkinson hosts Dan Austin, Melissa Reddy and Rob Gutmann as they pick the bones out of that.
Here we go again as the Chelsea game has emerged into view this week on Citytalk. The focus has been Sevilla given the nature of Liverpool's collapse and yet this is an enormous game for Liverpool's season. Neil Atkinson is joined by Paul Senior, Phil Blundell and John Gibbons and there is a clip from Raphael Honigstein and Andy Heaton chatting about Rafa's Jurgen Klopp book. You can buy that here.
Free Podcast: Stewarding And Policing In Sevilla - An Anfield Wrap Special On a show initially recorded for our weekly Anfield Wrap video, The Wrap Up, which is available on our YouTube channel, Gareth Roberts, Neil Atkinson and Craig Hannan discuss the experiences in and around the match at Sevilla. Why are football fans seemingly treated so differently? Why were Liverpool supporters seemingly managed on reputation? And how can football clubs, football fans and football authorities work toget...more
It's constant chaos on this week's Rider with big Thursdays to be worked through and Bangers sought. It's gone quiet for releases as the sages ready their end of year lists. We still have gigs and 10 great songs. Neil Atkinson hosts as John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia do the business for 80 minutes of your time.
Liverpool are in Seville and therefore The Anfield Wrap is sunning itself. It has also bumped into the brilliant Brian Reade. Neil Atkinson, Gareth Roberts and Craig Hannan chat to Brian about Liverpool's history in Europe and look ahead to tonight's game and the rest of the season. The Anfield Wrap finds itself in Seville thanks to Blue Air and they are flying out of Liverpool to a variety of different places including Milan, Alicante and Rome. https://www.blueairweb.com/
As part of this week's 'Coach Home' Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons spoke to ITV's Dan Hewitt about West Brom's decision to part company with manager Tony Pulis.
Liverpool put their most controlled performance of the season in against Southampton. But they all had their best four attackers on the pitch. What difference did this make? Discussing Coutinho deeper and Salah's astonishing start to the season with Neil Atkinson are Rob Gutmann, David Segar and Stuart Wright. They also take a look ahead to Sevilla and how Jurgen Klopp may approach that game.
The Anfield Wrap on Radio Citytalk this week is all excited about Liverpool returning to action after the international break. What can we expect? What will we see? Has the shape changed more than just once? We wonder about that, speculate on the side and imagine the Liverpool we will get to see this weekend and beyond. We've Heather Carroll updating us on the Ladies's progress too and an appeal for donations for a campaign around Hillsborough Law.
It's ridiculous they let us do this. The Rider this week is quorate. Stephanie Heneghan is back and she is no longer unwell. She is, in fact, well. Very well. More within. Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons have been to Berlin and are back to tell the tale. Has Adam climbed anything? I mean this all seems rather mundane but it's pretty much the most riotous 80 minutes of podcasting you can get. THRILL at John supporting Mary Beard. STAGGER at Steph's chest infection. BE INSPIRED by S...more
As Premier League clubs spent a record-breaking £1.4billion in the summer transfer window, at the bottom of the football pyramid teams continue to struggle to make ends meet. With ever-rising fees and facilities becoming increasingly rundown, the Save Grassroots Football campaign has launched a fresh petition in an attempt to persuade the government to impose a five per cent levy on the Premier League's broadcasting rights, with the money being reinvested into the grassroots game. Joining ...more
JOINING Gareth Roberts for a post-international break assessment of Liverpool's season so far and the ambitions that remain are Andy Heaton, Paul Senior and Ben Johnson. Following qualification for the Champions League, hopes were high that The Reds would push on, improve the squad in the summer and aim high this season. But after the ups and downs of the campaign so far, have the sights shifted? What represents a good season for Liverpool now and how much can we trust this squad to deliver...more
Gareth Roberts is joined by Amanda Jacks, a caseworker for The Football Supporters' Federation who helps fans with policing and stewarding issues. The standard of stewarding is discussed, alongside a recent documentary screened on Channel 4 which focused on fans and "trouble on the trains". It's the third in a series of podcasts focusing on perception of football fans, how they are policed and stewarded, and how they are portrayed by the media. We've previously spoken to...more
Neil Atkinson hosts a book heavy international break edition of our Radio City Talk show. Joining him is Simon Hughes to talk about his latest book 'On The Brink', Mark Platt to talk about 'The Red Journey: Liverpool An Oral History Of Liverpool Football Club and finally Duncan Alexander to chat about 'Outside the Box: A Statistical Journey Through the History of Football'. For the last part of the show Neil chats to John Milburn, Sean McGivern and Jon Murphy about Man v Fa...more
No Stephanie! She has been laid low and signed off meaning that Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Adam Melia must soldier on, on an unlikely afternoon recording. What to expect? What has Adam walked up now? How did John find Belfast? What was the score? Where is the Gig Of The Week? The show has it all apart from Steph. Get well soon! Tracklisting: Stylo G - Yu Zimme (All Star VIP remix) Prides - Let's Stay in Bed All Day Chicano Batman - Freedom Is Free The Yellow Melodies - Don...more
After a fantastic win against West Hame United, The Anfield Wrap has stock on where the season and Liverpool's squad is. Liverpool's pace was clear against West Ham but there was also solidity from The Reds. Is this the new shape of things to come from Jurgen Klopp? The room is Andy Heaton, James McKenna, Ben Johnson and Rob Gutmann.
Stephanie Heneghan puts her medals on the table in this week's belated edition of The Rider. She went to Dublin, loved the people, did the business and returns a hero. On this show she is joined by John Gibbons, Adam Melia and Neil Atkinson. Adam's climbed a hill as well. Neil interviewed the artist and DJ Jeffrey Hinton at the fantastic exhibition Creative Rage and he talks to us about his filmmaking techniques. Creative Rage is at The Gallery on Stanhope St in Liverpool. There is...more
The Anfield Wrap this week covers a lot of ground. We start talking about Maribor at home. Liverpool showed a load of patience. Was this planned or was it the circumstance? Is this team growing? We then talk to Steve Kelly, Sarah Nolan, Pete Weatherby and Elkan Abrahamson about the proposed Hillsborough Law. To find out more go to www.hillsboroughlaw.com. Emre Can has found himself unlikely to sign a new deal - what does everyone make of that? And how should Liverpool approach West Ham United?...more
The Anfield Wrap this week covers a lot of ground. We start talking about Maribor at home. Liverpool showed a load of patience. Was this planned or was it the circumstance? Is this team growing? We then talk to Steve Kelly, Sarah Nolan, Pete Weatherby and Elkan Abrahamson about the proposed Hillsborough Law. To find out more go to www.hillsboroughlaw.com. Emre Can has found himself unlikely to sign a new deal - what does everyone make of that? And how should Liverpool approach West Ham United?...more
A victory for Liverpool against Huddersfield Town that feels mundane and strange in equal measure. We haven't had many wins or even performances like this in the last eight years so how did everyone feel about it? The club has had a difficult week and come out the other side with a victory. Neil Atkinson hosts and is joined by Philippa Smallwood, Rob Gutmann and Adam Smith.
The Anfield Wrap on Radio Citytalk this week gets into what could well prove to be one of the most important week's of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool reign - one where Liverpool didn't play any games. It will have been a week where the club could have a think about where they have found themselves and a chance for everyone to reflect and plan for what comes next. Pondering this is Neil Atkinson, Andy Heaton, Mo Stewart and John Gibbons and Neil is joined for ten minutes by Sean Rogers....more
Neil Atkinson hosts The Rider as John Gibbons and Adam Melia work through the new music week and look back to Adam climbing something as he loves to do. Tracklisting: Kailee Morgue - Medusa Strawberry Runners - Garden Hose Cults - I Took Your Picture Surf Rock is Dead - In Between Phoebe Bridgers - Smoke Signals Pia Fraus - Never Again Land Mind Enterprises - Idol Rimbaudian - I Would Do Everything I Did Again And Again Charlotte Lawrence - Sleep Talking
This Cup Of Tea show is fascinating conversation around policing at football matches, how it is changing and how it needs to change. Chief Superintendent Owen West of West Yorkshire Police has been working on the Enable project and wants football policing to become close to general event policing and away from the days gone by. Using examples from all his time at football matches, Owen talks through his vision for how supporters should be treated both home and away. Hosted by Gareth Roberts th...more
Liverpool abject against Tottenham and The Anfield Wrap is not messing about. It's a performance and result which could come to define a season and Liverpool simply have to improve. Having gifted Tottenham four goals we work through that, the aftermath and the agony of watching a season slip away. Why can't Liverpool manage a game better or defend with their lives? What needs to change? Can it? Neil Atkinson hosts as Gareth Roberts, John Gibbons and Ian Salmon savage the carcass of th...more
The Anfield Wrap on Citytalk this week is looking back at a 0-7 hammering of Maribor and looking ahead to a massive game against Tottenham at the weekend that this Liverpool side should be going into with a lot of confidence. It is a game Liverpool should be looking to win while respecting their opponent and one which they can win if previous years are anything to go by. TAW also speaks to Mary Lily and Manoj Kuduvali from Liverpool Heart And Chest Hospital about their fundraising drive to bri...more
The Rider is ever so slightly out of its natural habitat and more than ever so slightly giddy. Neil Atkinson hosts in the loosest sense of the word while John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Ad Melia run riot across the show. We're all over the running, of course we are, the weekends and the stupendous new music. We want to know about your lawn, of course we do. Of course, of course. And Stephanie talks eloquently about the Harvey Weinstein revelations and the wider implications of the...more
Many Liverpool fans will have heard the name Owen McVeigh, the 11 year-old Liverpool fan who tragically lost his life to Leukaemia in 2015, and even more will be familiar with the flag made in his honour and the t-shirts that have been seen the world over, but some of you may not know about the foundation set up in his memory. In to talk to Andy Heaton about the Owen McVeigh Foundation are his Dad Mark and Adam Kearns who was instrumental in helping the McVeigh family set up the foundation and ...more
Liverpool 0 Manchester United 0, but not a game where Liverpool can feel either hard done to or disappointed with themselves. With Manchester United approaching the game looking for a smash and grab, how did The Reds respond? Should they have looked to push on or did they do the right thing staying solid? How did the fullbacks do? And what should we want and expect from Maribor? With a ton of Daniel Sturridge talk to go with everything else, this week's TAW show is a primer on everything c...more
The Anfield Wrap on Citytalk focusses all its energies on Liverpool vs Manchester United; a game which feels as though it has so much riding on it. How much of a factor is last season's game in terms of what we can expect? What about the injuries? What are the expectations? We divert briefly to chat to Martin Fitzgerald about his book Ruth And Martin's Album Club. In the studio we have Neil Atkinson, Adam Smith, Rob Gutmann and John Gibbons.
Wham heavy this week on the Rider, hosted by Neil Atkinson. He's joined by John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia to work through Gig Of The Week, the joys of Antwerp, and Blade Runner 2049. There is also talk of the running club that never meets. The songs are the business and we end with a chat about Automatic For The People from 1992 reissued next week on its 25th anniversary. Tracklisting: Kllo - Dissolve Ebenezer - Cliche Yumi Zouma - December Fatima Yamaha - Love Invaders ...more
Two current Liverpudlian anniversaries dominate this week's Anfield Wrap. The first is that Sunday 8th October marked the end of the second year of Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager. It's arguable that right now Klopp finds himself under the most pressure he has been under at the club and that he has set his own standards at a time it will be toughest to reach them. The second is that next Sunday (15th October) sees the seven year anniversary of FSG's acquiring of Liverpool. Theirs ...more
A different Anfield Wrap this week sees Neil Atkinson chat away all over the place. He speaks to Scott Murray, author of The Title, the history of the football league division 1; Becky Ayres from Liverpool Sound City about their move back into the city; Michael Cox about his book The Mixer, a tactical history of The Premier League and Heather Carroll about Liverpool Ladies's start to the season. The Story of the First Division - https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-title-9781472936615/ The ...more
"It's after 9 o'clock and we've all lost our heads." Even by its own standards this week, The Rider is a bit all over the place. We're very much pulling a late one to get you the best new music we can. We discuss Kendrick touring, Lady Gaga's documentary and far, far more and we also play 10 great songs across the 90 minutes including Gig Of The Week. We hope you like it. Tracklisting: Hercules & Love Affair - Are You Still Certain? Lord Echo - The Sw...more
Another weekend ruined as Liverpool contrive once again to throw away a win with a painfully lacklustre and all to familiar display at St James Park. Having never recorded a win against a Rafa Benitez team, the Reds put themselves in pole position to take all three points thanks to a Phil Coutinho howitzer only to surprise absolutely no one by gifting Newcastle the softest of equalisers. Joining Neil Atkinson to pull on all the threads are Gareth Roberts, Mike Nevin and Melissa Reddy.
A massive show. We have Loyle Carner in to talk about Liverpool FC, his album and tour, and Newcastle away. We are all a bit giddy. We're also joined by Peter Marshall to talk about Bill Shankly on the anniversary of his death. It's a massive weekend and a massive show. Thanks to Loyle and Peter. Neil Atkinson hosts with Dan Morgan and John Gibbons talking about kicking it into the goal harder.
Another guest. They don't stop coming. A few weeks back Ghostpoet joined The Rider over the phone for a lovely chat about Margate, his new album and the tour which accompanies it and we got stuck right in with him. It was a belter; just like Dark Days & Canapes the album in question. Thanks to him for chatting gladly away. Back in what passes for the now Neil Atkinson hosts as Stephanie "Steph" Heneghan, John Gibbons and Adam Melia talk about 30 Rock (why not?), Psych Fests, ...more
Everyone is still a bit giddy after Liverpool's fantastic 2-3 win over Leicester full of fight and character and no little quality. The Anfield Wrap's free show gets into all aspects of the game. There is an elongated discussion about Simon Mignolet, how the win feels, the amount of housekeeping it does and if it sets the season up from here. Neil Atkinson is joined by Ben Johnson, Rob Gutmann and Gareth Roberts. It isn't for the faint-hearted but nor was the game. It's fast,...more
This week's Citytalk show is a lovely long conversation between four Liverpool supporters making sense of the club's result downturn in results and the selection question marks the manager is faced with. Neil Atkinson is joined by Paul Cope, Steve Graves and John Gibbons for the sheer thrill of live TAW radio and the three look ahead to the Leicester game
A new Ladies season is upon us and The Anfield Wrap has a new free show looking at the new season, new signings and the first game of the season against Everton. On the show we speak to new signing Bethany England, manager Scott Rogers, young, emerging prospect Amy Rodgers and captain Gemma Bonner. Everyone is open, honest and excited. A new, bigger winter campaign and a new start for the league. Hosted by a collective of Heather Carroll, John Gibbons and Neil Atkinson this is the start of Th...more
Cavalier Song are in for a chat about their new album "A Deep Well" and their tour in the next week or so. The album is available here from Bandcamp: https://godunknownrecords.bandcamp.com/album/a-deep-well Beyond that everyone went to see LCD Soundsystem and 3 of the 4 Riderers (Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan, John Gibbons and Adam Melia) remember how good it was. Which one doesn't? Find out. More? John Gibbons laughs so hard he turns his eyelids inside out. And 10 grea...more
GARETH Roberts is joined by Professor Clifford Stott, a researcher into crowds, riots and policing to discuss recent events in football including the Arsenal v FC Köln match, the reaction to fans celebrating Manchester City’s late goal at Bournemouth and more. There is a also a wider discussion in this free Cup of Tea show about perception of football fans and how that can be challenged and changed. For more shows like this, subscribe to TAW Player, a package of 40 podcasts a month about Liver...more
The Anfield Wrap this week is looking back on a disappointing week for Liverpool, crowned by a frustrating performance against Burnley. Discussing how Liverpool have failed to score 4 or more against a bottom 13 side this calendar year and that even 3s have been rare, the discussion isn't just that of the defending. Philippe Coutinho's predilection for shots from distance has returned. Did Liverpool open Burnley up enough? And did they deal well enough with their approach? Neil Atkin...more
A packed hour of radio from The Anfield Wrap with a chat about Sevilla, Liverpool's work in the community and a look ahead to Burnley all on the agenda. Sevilla was a major disappointment for The Reds, having played some excellent football. Tony Barrett joins us to talk about the work Liverpool have been doing in the community. Sean Rogers joins to look ahead to Burnley and then John Gibbons and Paul Senior are on to talk through the game to come.
The Rider this week has a guest! Craig Pennington from both Bido Lito and Liverpool PsychFest is in the house and he tons of Psych to talk about with the marvellous festival on the horizon. He picks a song and chats about the work done to make this year's festival one he is very excited about. Elsewhere John Gibbons has left a ton of things to do and disappeared off meaning Neil Atkinson, Steph Heneghan and Adam Melia are making this week's Rider happen with talk of New York, uneven ...more
Cup of Tea: Les Lawson Les Lawson is a name familiar to many Reds as the secretary of the Merseyside branch of the official Liverpool Supporters' Club. This summer, Les, despite leading what he believed to be a relatively healthy lifestyle, suffered a heart attack. Here, he speaks to Gareth Roberts and John Gibbons about what happened, his recovery, his roots as a Red and his proud record of attending every home game since the 1976-77 season (a record which continues!). Les is also trying...more
A dreadful result but how bad was the performance? Well a couple of The Anfield Wrap thinks it was really rather abject from Liverpool against Manchester City and that both players and manager should be expecting more and better. Both the defence and the midfield three come under real criticism and the key decision of the game is discussed at length. Was Jon Moss right to send Mane off? Was it a terrible decision? Or just demonstrative of the balancing act referees have to go through? And what ...more
As Liverpool enter a crucial part of the season, John Gibbons is joined by Simon Hughes, Dan Fieldsend and Mike Nevin to analyse the international break from a Liverpool point of view and look forward to a massive game away at Manchester City. In part 2 we also speak to Simon about his new book On The Brink, which focuses on the current state of football at all levels in the North West of England.
This week, The Rider is being recorded in a different space and at a new time. But we've still got ten great songs and plenty of chat in between. Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons, Adam Melia and Stephanie Heneghan chat mad things you can buy from adverts on day time TV, bank holiday weekends, Taylor Swift's new video and ticket selling policy and catholic christenings.
This week's Rider is recorded before the Bank Holiday Weekend. What does everyone have planned for the weekend ahead? And who played Reading/Leeds in 2007? The details matter. The remainder sees Neil Atkinson joined by John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia, and the four of them play 10 fantastic slices of new music. Can't argue with it.
With the transfer window closed, club's up and down the country will be assessing what they've got, how they did and what they could have done better. Rob Gutmann was joined by Paul Senior, John Milburn and Josh Sexton to look at how Liverpool did on those fronts, and compare their business to that of their rivals.
With the transfer window now shut, just how did Liverpool do in the market? Some massive positives as well as some crushing negatives, but in the final analysis, are Liverpool equipped to cope and how did they do against their immediate rivals? Joining John Gibbons for this week's Radio City Talk Show are Ian Ryan, Adam Smith and Paul Senior to chew the transfer fat. John also talks to Musicians Against Homelessness organiser Mark Ainsworth in part two of the show.
A fantastic Liverpool performance against Arsenal has, in the eyes of the mainstream media become a story about Arsenal rather than one about the Mighty Reds. Not on The Anfield Wrap. Here we wax lyrical about Jurgen Klopp's side and their dominance over their North London opponents in all areas of the pitch. The front three get their deserved praise but the back line and midfield won their battles. It was a team performance from the side and one which announced themselves as genuine conte...more
Liverpool take on Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday knowing that a win would top off a successful first month to the Reds campaign. But failure to claim three points will again put the focus firmly back on Liverpool's transfer activity. Having already seen the best and worst of Arsene's charges, storming back from behind against Leicester on the opening weekend of the season to meekly surrendering away to Stoke, which version of Wenger's Arsenal can we expect? Joining Neil Atkinson t...more
Total eclipse of the Rider obviously under the circumstances. But still ten great songs and more Wham than you can shake a stick at. Indeed Stephanie Heneghan has to step in at one point and stop the Wham it has become so overwhelming. With her are Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Adam Melia and there are print outs. Actual print outs. What else? Lizzo's social media game, the Cavern and what your weekend was all about. Text in as ever. Tracklisting: Luna Bay - Hometown Alice Glass - W...more
A long look at a rock solid 1-0 win from Liverpool where the manager was able to make 5 changes and see the side be far better than their opponents. Liverpool created a load of chances and turned up the heat on Palace. They also could do with another player which is discussed and there is a look ahead to Hoffenheim. Neil Atkinson is joined by Paul Johnson, Rob Gutmann and Dan Morgan.
Neil Atkinson was joined for this week's Radio City Talk show by Adam Smith, John Gibbons and Darren Farley to chat about Liverpool's Champions League playoff first leg away victory at Hoffenheim. Neil is also joined by Sean Rogers in the second part of the show before rejoining the gang to talk about Liverpool's first home game of the season against Crystal Palace.
Neil Atkinson is joined by Stephanie Heneghan and John Gibbons to play some fantastic songs and find new ways to leave Neil absolutely mortified. It is very much that sort of show and for some it is wonderful to see. What else? Well television, weekends and all the usual. All the obvious. And it is Adam's birthday. What is he doing sending late messages? All is within. Tracklisting: The Modern Strangers - Coco Hello Hercules & Love Affair - Fools Wear Crowns Everything Everything...more
AFTER Liverpool’s opening day fixture offered up a late sting in the tail — hot on the heels of Phil Coutinho’s transfer request — Neil Atkinson is joined by Mel Reddy, Stu Wright and Gareth Roberts to pick through the pieces. Is there any optimism left? What went wrong and what went right at Vicarage Road? Is it the ‘same old Liverpool’? What happens next in the Coutinho saga and what of FSG and their approach — and the manager's — to transfers this summer? Finally, the panel look to Hoff...more
As the news breaks so does The Anfield Wrap. Neil Atkinson is joined by Ben Johnson, John Gibbons and James McKenna. What is going on? What do we do next? And what was in the email that Coutinho sent? Sean Rogers is in for a chat about Watford, and the crew have a chat about that game too. It's The Anfield Wrap as news breaks. It's the business...
No John Gibbons but The Rider is in great shape with Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia. There is talk of Liverpool Music Week, your tea and massive weekends. Plus nine great songs from the troops. But which one is Neil's favourite? Everything you need, under one roof. The Rider in great form. Tracklisting: Amber Arcades - It Changes Flynn's Piece - Out Alone Saint Etienne - Dive (Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Remix) Moon King - In And Out Four Tet - Planet The O...more
Neil Atkinson is joined by Dan Fieldsend, author of The European Game, John Milburn and Adam Melia to discuss the situation Liverpool find themselves in with five days to go until the season begins. The manager is making noises as though he is happy with his squad as it is, how does everyone feel about that after a summer hoping to see The Reds kick on? Should Liverpool be looking to compromise at this stage? Will Jurgen Klopp do that? Everything is within. Everything...
Neil Atkinson is joined by Stephanie Heneghan, John Gibbons and Adam Melia to play ten great songs and surround those songs with lots of talk of hangovers and holding on. The wham exquisite. The music sublime. The Rider at its best. Tracklisting: Charlotte Devaney ft Lady Leshurr & Fatman Scoop - Bass Dunk Riscas - Talk Your Mind Jessie Ware - Midnight Little Dragon - High Stillia - Let Me In Jane Weaver - Slow Motion Daley - Temple Open Mike Eagle - 95 Radios Grawlixes - Lover Boy Dinaso...more
Neil Atkinson was joined by John Gibbons and Ian Ryan for this weeks City Talk show. Also in part two, Neil is joined by a cast of thousands in Dublin for Champions League draw reaction.
Neil Atkinson hosts Stu Wright, John Gibbons and Paul Johnson to work out what Liverpool's options, wants and needs are now and how that impacts across the club. Neil and Andy Heaton also speak to Jay McKenna about SOS's poll of almost 18,000 Liverpool supporters on rail seating.
Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Charlotte Campbell and Paul Duhaney to talk about: Liverpool's Summer Liverpool Loves Roto Premier League Tottenham Hotspur. Thanks to Stephen and Josh for joining in too. A fully packed show. All you need.
The Rider this week has nine great songs and Neil Atkinson worrying about Adam Melia making his gig in Manchester but Adam being all very relaxed and engaging in an elongated wham process. Obviously there is talk of Ru Paul's Drag Race because when isn't there. Can you talk to Stephanie Heneghan about the early editions? The songs. Always the songs. All bangers, all the time. Tracklisting here: The Harpoons - Do You Want My Love Tyler, the Creator - Glitter Oscar Key Sung - Shallow ...more
Neil Atkinson was joined by Jay McKenna, Adam Melia and Karl Coppack for this week's free show to chat about Naby Keita and his training session ending transfer request tackle. Also on the show, Jay talks us through the events of the weekend having chaired a Spirit Of Shankly hosted meeting regarding rail seating. As an added four-minute bonus, we've included a four minute clip from our exclusive TAW Player interview with Jordan Henderson.
Neil Atkinson was joined for this week's Radio City Talk show by Jay McKenna, Natasha Henry and Glenn Price for a wide ranging show which includes talk around Barcelona's interest in Coutinho, Liverpool's new full back Andy Robertson, how Arsenal's summer is shaping up and the this weekend's debate at The Liner hotel on hosted by Spirit Of Shankly on rail seating. As mentioned in the show, John and Robbo got to sit down with Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson in Hong Kong fo...more
No John Gibbons this week (when will we all be together again?) but Neil Atkinson, Adam Melia and Stephanie Heneghan limp on. Neil has made the grave error of asking for listeners to suggest topics for discussion. Steph is looking for a corkscrew. Adam wants people to get the Gig Of The Week format soon. Elsewhere, John has a song from a listener though obviously Neil gets the name wrong. You don't get this on Annie Mac. You do get 10 great songs though. The Rider sort of unstoppab...more
Neil Atkinson is joined by Paul Cope, Ian Ryan and Craig Hannan to talk through Liverpool's Lucas Leiva leaving for Lazio, the striker conundrum in front of Jurgen Klopp and a general update on the transfer situation where The Reds seem very single-minded in terms of their goals.
Neil Atkinson is joined by Glenn Price, Paul Cope, and Ben Johnson to talk about another Lucas Leiva impending departure and the plan around central midfield next season. Dave Downie is also on to chat about Everton's summer, what has gone well and the plans from this point. It is a thorough show looking at how one position appears to be changing while the challenge to do well in the league changes.
Neil Atkinson is back. But Stephanie Heneghan is away. A real shame but Neil ploughs on regardless with Adam Melia and John Gibbons talking about his seemingly endless holiday and GLOW because we all love GLOW now. More? Adam has a Gig Of The Week, John has been having beef with a world famous author though her partner is amongst the soundest. Is Soundcloud in crisis? We don't know but we have a chat. Lack of knowledge has never stopped us before. More? 9 great songs. Tracklisting below. Y...more
Neil Atkinson is joined by Melissa Reddy, James McKenna and Dan Austin to get stuck into Liverpool's slow moving summer. What to discuss? Well: Transfers, both ins and outs. Goalkeeping situation. What to expect from pre-season games this week. Transfers are dominating the discussion as per usual but in combination with a discussion about a Liverpool manager who wants his first choices and who wants to be at the top table.
John Gibbons is joined by Gareth Roberts, James Sutton and Craig Hannan for this week's City Talk show. In part one we talk about the image of footballers. Is the often negative reputation of players deserved and should young men or women in the public eye be expected to be role models in society? In part two we are joined by Joe Mott from male football fitness group Man V Fat. He talks to us about the league aimed at getting overweight men playing football and losing weight in a fun suppo...more
Neil Atkinson is away but Rob Gutmann is in! Everyone's favourite Liverpool mover and indeed shaker joins John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia for this weeks episode of The Rider. He has brought three great songs with him too, a couple of new ones and a blast from his murky past. The rest of the gang bring it up to ten foot tappers intersected with talk of Beyonce and Jay-Z's kids, important Spandau Ballet updates and new fun bars in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle
It's an Anfield Wrap special on transfers this week and on it we've got four people who are close to the process to tell us what they're all about. What are the common misconceptions about transfers? Why can it take so long? Are agents mad and is it all a bit 'wild west'? Paul Joyce, The Times' Merseyside football reporter, Neil Sang, a football agent, Stephen Warnock, offering a player's perspective, and Oliver Hunt, a sports lawyer from Onside Law, tell us about...more
WITH Shrewsbury Town bidding to become the first English club with a safe standing section, West Brom stating their willingness to trial rail seating in the Premier League and Spirit of Shankly voting on an official stance on safe standing next week, Gareth Roberts hosts a special on the subject. First Gareth speaks to Jon Darch, a leading campaigner on safe standing who has worked closely with the Football Supporters’ Federation. He is then joined by Glyn Price, a Shrewsbury Town supporter wh...more
Neil Atkinson and Adam Melia are back from Glastonbury and a little worse for wear. They try and piece together their weekends along with John Gibbons, who watched it all from the comfort of his own home. Nine great songs, some of which were from Glastonbury, some of which simply from the world of music. Enjoy
An Anfield Wrap with a difference today, all the transfer tattle is over on our subscription feed, with Rob Gutmann getting ridiculously excited about more potential ins to follow in the footsteps of Mo Salah. Here though, we’re doing something else in a podcast of two parts. First, I’m joined by Andy Heaton, Ian Ryan and Paul Senior and with Liverpool making two high-profile appointments off the pitch this summer in the shape of chief executive Peter Moore and head of club and supporter liaiso...more
Mohammed Salah has signed for Liverpool. But are we satisfied? Are we ever? Rob Gutmann is joined by John Gibbons, Craig Hannan and Gareth Roberts to discuss what Liverpool still need to do in the market to compete on all fronts this summer and to analyse the likelihood of the names currently being linked.
As part of our TAW Player programming, we recorded a TAW reaction special to chat about the arrival of Mohamed Salah from Roma for a reportedly club record fee. Here is a five minute clip of the show - For the full 25 mintue recording as well a ton of other Liverpool content you can subscribe to TAW Player for only £5 a month here - https://goo.gl/RqMpPd
It's our yearly Glastonbury Rider. Where people who are going and people who aren't tell you who to see and who to avoid at Worthy Farm. Two of our squad are actually DJing at Glastonbury this year. Try and guess who. I'll give you a clue. Mo Stewart rejoins the team this week. He runs down his weekends action and his plan of attack for work and play. Around Mo, Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan talk clashes, must sees, early starts and weather reports. And the fact...more
This week The Anfield Wrap looks into Liverpool's relative inertia to date, imagines what the squad could come to look like and plots the course through pre-season. Jurgen Klopp will want his players in, he always does, but can the club manage that? Hosted by Neil Atkinson and with Mike Nevin, Dan Morgan, Melissa Reddy and John Gibbons this is the current state of play for Liverpool FC.
Citytalk this week sees Neil Atkinson back from Utah and ready to take stock on the summer to date with John Gibbons and Gareth Roberts. What is happening with Liverpool's midfield this summer? And why has nothing happened yet? The three chat to Rod Dixon, theatre director about his forthcoming adaptation of The Damned United at the Unity Theatre and in the Edinburgh Festival.
Adam is in Spain, hopefully going to his own Gig of the Week, so Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Stephanie Heneghan get up on a Sunday to bring you nine great songs that are currently lighting our musical fires. They also talk about conflicting weekends, with Steph running and John drinking, John's holiday to Mykonos and all the usual tangents and nonsense.
ROB Gutmann hosts Gareth Roberts, Mo Stewart and Paul Senior as the panel try to make sense of the latest transfer rumours around Liverpool. Could the Reds really, somehow, actually be in for Kylian Mbappé? Could the much-wanted teenage Monaco star end up at Anfield or is it yet more eye-rolling clickbait? And what of Virgil van Dyke? Is that dead in the water now or is there some way Liverpool could kiss and make up with Southampton and get the defender kitted out in red? All the other talk,...more
Neil Atkinson was intending on speaking to authors about their books exclusively on this edition of The Anfield Wrap on Citytalk. And then Liverpool decided to go to bits around Virgil van Dijk. So this show opens with Neil and John Gibbons talking about the mess Liverpool have got themselves in and the knock on effect of doubt around the club. From there though we get back to beach reading chatting to Daniel Fieldsend about "The European Game", Mark Douglas with "Inside The Rafa...more
Steph Heneghan is remarkably chipper post festival with Neil Atkinson surprised and impressed. There is all the usual Wham, Bangers and a Gig Of The Me with Adam Melia. The songs are the business too. 9 crackers. Everything you need. A whole world of fun.
Neil Atkinson hosts Rob Gutmann, Dan Austin and Glenn Price to talk about Jurgen Klopp's talk around the project, Peter Moore's talk around the money and all the talk around the transfers. There is also a long chat about the likely shape of Liverpool's midfield next season in the week of Jordan Henderson's five year anniversary of signing for Liverpool. There are now a new set of question marks around Henderson to do with his fitness. It's a great show, the summer looked fo...more
Neil Atkinson hosts a special edition of The Anfield Wrap to mark Liverpool's 125th Birthday on Saturday. First he is joined by Gareth Roberts to talk about why the club is special, its identity and how it was shaped by European competition. Gareth than shares his best memories as a Red before a string of contributors do the same including Mari Lunde, Mike Nevin, Adam Smith, John Gibbons, Philippa Smallwood, Paul Senior and Rob Gutmann. Up the landmark-reaching Reds. Happy birthday, LFC x...more
Primavera, old Microsoft characters, a virtual running club. The Rider has it all this week. Everything you could want. The hungry four are Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan, Adam Melia and John Gibbons as they run all around the houses while repeatedly delivering absolute bangers. The songs are the business, the wham effervescent. The Rider delivering yet again. Carly Rae Jepsen - Cut To The Feeling Slowes - Anymore Winston Surfshirt - Ali D Francois & The Atlas Mountains - Grand Deregl...more
Neil Atkinson hosts our first Season Review on The Anfield Wrap with Paul Senior and Melissa Reddy. What went well for The Reds and what could have gone better? How did the season feel? All three give their views on the campaign and what will happen going forward. And then Mel offers a transfer update! 80 minutes on a Sunday? It's The Anfield Wrap.
Neil Atkinson hosts as Rob Gutmann, Karl Coppack and Ian Ryan go through the outrageous sums of money Liverpool are being quoted for players this summer. What pressure does this put on Liverpool's budget? The four also look ahead to the FA Cup Final and wonder where Arsenal find themselves now.
The Rider was recorded prior to tragic events in Manchester but starts with Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan and John Gibbons having a conversation about that. The show itself is our most on the hoof show we have done which must sound staggering to the regular audience. But it is true. To the extent we don't have a tracklist for you, though we do have 9 excellent songs to listen to. And then all the usual - two very hungover men chatting to one clean living woman. And building a playlist ...more
Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Gareth Roberts and Ben Johnson to analyse Liverpool's 3-0 victory against Middlesbrough. We discuss the performance of The Reds, what it means to get back into The Champions League and what we have to look forward to this summer.
This week on Radio Citytalk Neil Atkinson talks to James McKenna, Steve Graves and John Gibbons about the importance and nature of the game against Middlesbrough. It's a huge occasion for The Reds and one they need to win. Neil is also joined by Heather Carroll and former England International Sue Smith to talk about The Spring Series and how the women's game is going from strength to strength. While he is in, James McKenna has a chat with us about the disbanding of the LFC Supporters ...more
What dolphin? What? What on earth is going on? The Rider this week has 10 great songs, of course it does, but it has some of the finest collection of wham known to man. Everything you pay for in one place. Beyond Dolphins there is loads of stuff about weekends, about music, about life. This is like life. Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia rattling through. Tracklisting Lady Leshurr - Juice J Hus - Common Sense Kasper not Kasparov - Mechanical Turk Jad...more
The Rider this week comes separately and late. Apologies for the latter but not for the former. Adam Melia and John Gibbons hold up one side of the bargain with Stephanie Heneghan at the other end and we hear about how brilliant the Disco Festival was from all quarters. The songs are marvellous. The hosting by Atkinson nearly as good. What more do you want? On time. You want it on time. Soz... Songs: Djustin - Dancing Phoenix - J-Boy Swimming Tapes - Cameos The Imagineers - If I See You Aga...more
After a fantastic win and performance from Liverpool against West Ham United, Neil Atkinson is joined by Gareth Roberts, Jay McKenna and Rob Gutmann. The three talk about the astonishing quality of Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge within the change of shape from the Liverpool manager. Sturridge takes up much of the show. What he showed against the Hammers and what happens next with him. What should he do, what should Klopp do? Was Sunday a game changer? Liverpool have one game to go to c...more
Citytalk this week has everyone talking about Liverpool's trip to West Ham and whether or not they are worried. Neil Atkinson is joined by Simon Hughes, Rob Gutmann and Andy Heaton to go through this and Sean Rogers having a look at the mindset going into the game. Heather Carroll also will be joining us to let us know how the Spring Series has been going. Everything the weekend needs here... You can also get involved in the Wreckfish Kickstarter discussed on the show on this link https:...more
John Gibbons and Craig Hannan tell you how you can win the new 17/18 home jersey signed by Phil Coutinho. For more information, visit www.theanfieldwrap.com/coutinho.
On this day 10 years ago, Lucas Leiva signed for Liverpool from Gremio for a fee of £5million. Back in February, The Anfield Wrap spoke to the midfielder in an honest and open hour-long interview as part of our TAW Player Big Interview series. To mark his decade in the city we’ve now decided to let you hear it for free. Simply visit www.theanfieldwrap.com/lucas.
After another disappointing home result against Southampton, The Anfield Wrap gets stuck right into the issues beguiling this Liverpool side. Melissa Reddy, Ben Johnson and Gareth Roberts wonder about Divock Origi, contemplate where Gini Wijnaldum disappeared to and ask all the questions about Liverpool's lack of tempo and hesitant approach. And they even get stuck into the referee for once. Hosted by Neil Atkinson this is the final word on a game which wasn't Liverpool's finest h...more
A four part Radio City Talk show with more comings and goings than Lime Street Station. You really need your wits about you to keep up. The bread in an all action sandwich this week are John Gibbons, Philippa Smallwood, Jay McKenna and Paul Senior. They focus on Anfield, what needs to be done in the future and by the fans on Sunday, before later turning attention to what they would like to see from the team. The filling is a delightful combo of Laura Brown talking about the Empty Spaces Festiv...more
GARETH Roberts hosts Tony Barrett, John Gibbons and Mike Nevin as they discuss Liverpool’s gloriously ugly win at Vicarage Road. Just how good was Emre Can’s goal? Have Liverpool got enough to get over the line for a place in the top four? And what does the recent run of victories away from home tell us about Jürgen Klopp’s plans for next season – in terms of style and in terms of playing personnel? All this and more discussed in an upbeat natter about the resurgent Reds
The Rider this week has another brilliant guest - Legendary DJ Graeme Park joins over the phone for a lovely chat about the Liverpool Disco Festival which appears to be a day they have put on just to see how happy they can make him. The answer: VERY. The Liverpool Disco Festival looks fantastic and is very much The Rider's first day of Spring. Stephanie Heneghan, Adam Melia and John Gibbons are all the most excited. More information here: http://www.liverpooldiscofestival.com/ And ti...more
The Anfield Wrap on Citytalk this week features a cast of thousands. The core are the irrepressible John Gibbons and Ian Salmon. Expect loads of references to John Wark. Obviously. What else? Heather Carroll and Jo Currie talk about the Spring Series and women's football. Loads of great games to come there. Sean Rogers looks ahead to Watford and wonders about Liverpool's dressing room with the other results. And then back to Ian and John cut loose looking at the Watford game. Everyth...more
John Gibbons and Craig Hannan bring you details of our afternoon with Gini Wijnaldum and how you can win a signed shirt
Neil Atkinson was joined by Paul Senior, Gareth Roberts and Ian Salmon to pick through the carcass that was Liverpool's 'performance' against Crystal Palace. The Reds have once again put Champions League qualification in jeopardy after meekly succumbing to Allardyce ball. What did Liverpool get wrong? Did they take Palace serious enough? Did the manager get his set up and substitutions wrong or is he limited by a lack of depth in his squad? All this and plenty more misery all pa...more
The Rider is a little late this week, so apologies for that but it has nine fantastic songs which should warm the cockles, plus a load of General Election talk and a staggering insight into Mull. Mull! Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Adam Melia are bringing everything they have including their favourite train journeys. Doesn't get more essential than that. Tracklisting! Zebra Hunt - Fill Me With Ease I See Rivers - Da Ram Timber Timbre – Velvet Gloves And Spit Lovespeake - Novocaine (feat...more
Neil Atkinson is joined by Andy Heaton, Philippa Smallwood and Paul Senior to talk about Liverpool's defensive worries against Crystal Palace and also to work through some solutions. Robbie Scotcher joins to talk about the Eagles. He's convinced their attack can worry The Reds. Kev McArthur is in with John Gibbons to talk about the Smithdown Road Festival with its main stage now being at The Palm House. But it is all about Palace. Another big push, Reds, come on!
Neil Atkinson hosts as Philippa Smallwood, Charlotte Campbell and Ben Johnson work through Liverpool's fantastic battling performance and result against West Bromwich Albion and Pulisball. Liverpool looked the part with so many players giving everything for the cause. The four discuss Emre Can, Simon Mignolet and Roberto Firmino at length and have a look at the top four picture off the back of Liverpool's results. *Nice one to Gary Ward for the title.
Professor Phil Scraton, campaigner and author of Hillsborough: The Truth, speaks to Gareth Roberts about the long fight for truth and justice, from the days when it became clear a cover-up was in process just days after the disaster to the elation of the verdict at the inquests last year. In between was a long and arduous battle for information, for recognition and for the powers that be to recognise what was right and wrong. Phil has been at the centre of it all, alongside the families and t...more
Citytalk this week say Neil Atkinson joined by Adam Smith, Dan Vincent and Craig Rimmer to talk about Liverpool's eye on the summer and then move the focus onto West Brom where Neil is joined by Sean Rogers to discuss Pulis football. However there is also a conversation with Jeff Stelling about his walk to raise money and awareness around Prostate Cancer. If you are interested in joining Jeff click here https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/march-for-men/jeff-stellings-march-for-men...more
The Rider this week has a guest. Alex Lowes, the man behind the legendary Southport Weekender who is now the driving force behind the Liverpool Disco Festival joins Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Stephanie Heneghan to talk about this year's brilliant looking festival in Liverpool's Baltic Quarter. It's great to hear about the Festival which just gets bigger and better and tickets are available here: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Liverpool/Baltic-Triangle/Liverpool-Disco-Festiva...more
The Anfield Wrap looks what might well have been both Liverpool's poorest half of football and biggest win of the season. Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Ian Salmon and Paul Cope to ask why Jürgen Klopp made the decisions he made and how his players reacted. The win puts Liverpool in a stronger position to hit the top four this season.
The Anfield Wrap on Radio Citytalk this week is recorded live with Neil Atkinson, Melissa Reddy and Mr Friday Night John Gibbons looking back and the disappointing result and finish to the game against Bournemouth. What was Klopp thinking with his change in the last half an hour? And why didn't he change it again? Michael Kirkham is on to talk about his exhibit at the Central Library called Urban Goals which depict places people play football in inner cities. Then Neil, Mel and John reconv...more
Everyone together in a room having a lovely time. That is this week's Rider. Stephanie Heneghan has run another half marathon. John Gibbons has had a heavy weekend. Adam Melia probably walked up something. Neil Atkinson is trying to hold it all together. There is the Banger, Gig Of The Week and the fact no one has the energy for a war with Spain. The songs are belters. They always are. Ten of them. They are below. Come aboard the best new music podcast around. DUCKWRTH - I'm Dead (Fe...more
On the day after Liverpool vanquish Everton at Anfield 3-1 Neil Atkinson is joined by Phil Blundell and Rob Gutmann to pick the bones out of a solid Liverpool display. There is talk of how well Liverpool dealt with Lukaku, how conservatively Everton set up and how The Reds deserved all 3 points. Phil and Rob also have a chat about yesterday's results, look ahead to Bournemouth and engage with how Liverpool manage to cement their position in the top four.