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Daily Red Podcast: June 7th 2023

On today's episode Dave catches up with the latest Liverpool news and gossip. Dave discusses the imminent arrival of Alexis Mac Allister and hwo he'll fit in at the Reds.

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    Rhodesy is unwell but Darth hosts the dynamic sports science due of Barts and Si to review the 2 wins over LASK and West Ham. The lads discussLASK rotation and lineupsWho enhanced their reputation in the LASK game?How do we see LFC approaching the Europa League this season?West Ham lineupsSummary of key match startsSlow start, West Ham causing us instability. LFC ineffective. Why?An actual penalty for Mo Salah!Importance of a dominant aerial performance vs a big teamVintage VVDTactical tweaks and improved performanceBig 10 minutes after half time with the game tied. 2 big chances for LFC, 1 for West HamMasterful midfield of Szoboszlai, MacAllister, Jones. Possession control and threat!Are LFC a 90 point team again? Key trends and indicators that we are, key trends and indicators that we're notIntroducting Expected Threat (XT) brought to you by the genius of MarkRStats is XT? How does it relate to XG? Why does it matter?Why LFC need to improve defensively by 40%
  • POST CONFERENCE PRESSER: Leicester League Cup

    In a show with a twist, Dave Davis previews Pep Lijnders presser ahead of the Leicester game and covers:- Peps Q&A- West Ham lessons- Leicester threats and their fans- Predicted Line-up- Score and Scorer
  • Daily Red Podcast: September 26th 2023

    On today's episode Dave reflects on the win over West Ham as the reds beat David Moyes' West Ham in a mixed game at Anfield, as the midfield shined, but still some defensive concerns with Bowen's goal and some other clear cut chances for the English winger, and also Antonio.
  • Post Match RAW: PER 90 REDS

    On today's episode Guy is in the hosting chair and is joined by Jim Boardman and Karl Matchett to discuss Liverpool's 3-1 win over West Ham at Anfield. The trio discuss the game in usual detail as the reds looked to keep up this seasons new superstition of startling sloppily, but Alisson stood tall, before Liverpool grew into the game and went ahead with an emphatic Mo Salah penalty. West Ham did equalise with a nice Bowen diving header, which led to questions of the defence yet again, but Klopp's men took the 2nd half over with a much more commanding performance as Darwin scores an exquisite goal, while Jota killed the game off with a poachers finish. The trio also discuss things such as:The Trent-less inverted full backThe midfield synergyJones' growthDarwin doing Darwin thingsAll the forwards competing for the per 90 goal involvement
  • Rival Recon: Liverpool vs West Ham 23/24

    After the Reds got their European campaign off to a positive start on Thursday evening with a 3-1 win over LASK, Klopp’s side now turn their attention back towards the Premier League.Looking to build upon their impressive start to the season, the Reds welcome David Moyes’ West Ham resurgent side to Anfield on Sunday afternoon. With Moyes’ new look side full of confidence after reinvesting the Declan Rice Windfall, Rival Recon returns to discuss how far can they progress this season.Joining Hari, we welcome back West Ham correspondent for The Athletic, Roshane Thomas, who lends us his insights into where the Hammers expectations lie this season.

    With the games now coming thick and fast once more, Jim Boardman and Jay Reid got together to discuss everything going on with the Reds for the latest episode of Scouser Tommies, including a couple of 3-1 wins and the upcoming visit of one old enemy - but is he as old as he looks?Freshest in the mind was the win over LASK in the Europa League, the first LFC match in the competition for what seems like ages. A much-changed Reds side were sent out and went a goal down, but, despite what some commentators seemed to be suggesting, it wasn’t the end of the club’s European chances for the season. The night, like the right-hand-side of the Reds starting line-up, was still young and Klopp’s side would be back at Speke airport before midnight with a 3-1 win in the bag.It was important for Klopp to make those changes for that game and not just to give some rest to the players maybe more likely to be considered as first choice. Those that started all benefited from the minutes that Liverpool being in this competition can give them. “In the midfield, with Endo, Gravenberch and Elliott, they’ve got to play,” Jay said, adding: “Endo, fresh into the club, he does need game time and to get those legs moving. There were a couple of times where he looked a bit slow and sloppy in possession, but you’ve got to caveat that with he’s not really played a lot since he’s been here.”21-year-old Gravenberch signed just before the deadline and, having avoided international duty to sort himself out with a car and a place to stay, as well as getting up to speed with how things are done at his new club, he was rewarded with a start. He admitted in interviews after the game that there were sloppy moments, but allowing for that, and it being his first start for the Reds after so little game time at Bayern, Jay was impressed: “He went off with, hopefully, cramp in the second half and that’s probably a sign of his lack of football in recent months, but there were positives to take. He’s forward thinking, he covers the ground effortlessly for a lad who’s 6 foot 3, so there are positives there.”Stefan Bajetic had his first start since a lengthy injury spell but was played at right-back with Trent still out. After a quick shudder from remembering who might have been filling in at right-back, had he not gone to Brighton, Jim thought that although it was an unfamiliar position for Bajetic it’s one he could work out at, given time: “It was a strange one I thought to play Stefan there,” Jim said, “it being his first game back, but at the same time he’s got the ability to play the role. He’s got the skills, he’s got the speed, just maybe hasn’t got the experience. It seems a shame not to get use out of this young lad. We’ve got a lot of games and with the midfield being so heavily stacked up with names now, is this going to be his route to getting a game for us now?”As well as talking through the LASK game, there was the game of two halves against Wolves last weekend to look back on and plenty of interesting observations from both fixtures. As discussed in the podcast, these games shed light on how Mo Salah is far too good to be moving to a certain oil-backed league, reminded us why Luis Diaz’s absence was more of an issue last season than Sadio Mane’s departure and just how much youth there is in this Liverpool squad, as we rebuild for the future without - hopefully - falling too far off the pace in the process.Next up is two home games, the EFL Cup visit of Leicester to follow the visit of West Ham, which as well as coming with a free team talk courtesy of one slightly mouthy opposition player, and no doubt seeing the return of shouts of “A cat! A cat, a cat a cat a cat!”, sees David Moyes back in the city. 

    In the regular show with a twist, Dave Davis previews Jurgen Klopps preview ahead of the West Ham game and covers:- Klopp’s Q&A- LASK lessons- West Ham threats- Predicted Line-up- Score and Scorer
  • Daily Red Podcast: September 22nd 2023

    On today's episode Dave reflects on the win over LASK as the reds went behind again! But they also came back again with an impressive 2nd half performance. He also looks through the news sites ahead of the match on Sunday against West Ham.
  • AEye Scouted: Liverpool vs West Ham 23/24

    On this episode Dave and Karl discuss the upcoming game against West Ham in the Premier League. They discuss West Ham's start to the Premier League as David Moyes' men have made a very promising start, with new signings settling in quickly with James Ward-Prowse, Edson Alvarez making first team impacts immediately, and the potential new threat of former Ajax star Kudus. They also discuss Liverpool and how they should approach the game with a discussion surrounding the forward line and what they think Klopp will do? The South American duo, or will Gakpo and Jota start again?Prefer to listen to our shows without the ads? We've got your back, just head on over to and supercharge your listening experience.Chat and debate 24/7 with other Reds, join our FREE Discord community at us on Twitter: us on Facebook: on YouTube: iOS app: Android app: