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AI Pro + Podcast: Liverpool vs West Ham Preview

AI Pro + Podcast: Liverpool vs West Ham Preview

Eddie Gibbs returns with Gags Tandon following a short sabbatical with the Pro+ Preview Show as Liverpool welcome David Moyes' Hammers to Anfield. - Key stats on West Ham's Anfield record - How Moyes has improved West Ham - Momentum following Porto and Marbella - Has Mo Salah got the best-left foot in world football? - Sadio Mane new contract - Firmino/Holgate conclusions - The best shows this week on AI:PRO Get all of this and more on the latest Pro + Preview podcast …
AI Under Pressure Podcast - Subscriber Q&A

AI Under Pressure Podcast - Subscriber Q&A

Gags Tandon welcomes back the Dan Kennett, Daniel Rhodes and Simon Brundish as the A-Team is reunited on this episode of AI Under Pressure! There is no Liverpool game to analyse this week so the lads are put to the test by AI:PRO subscribers who sent in their questions! They sent the following: Michael von Herff: Salah is a great signing, but do you think he can hit a curve? Bård Nikolas Vik Steen: Does Wijnaldum struggle in smaller games, if so, why? Is there any statistical evidence to support any conclusions? Bill Wilkens: Why are people talking about Matip like he is just as error-prone or bad as Lovren? Does my head in! Kev Hegarty: This may be a big undertaking but - following on from the last UP, do we have what the xG would be for our pressing this season? Tom McCool: Based on minutes on the pitch, who needs to be rotated for EPL games? Who starts v Newcastle with Porto then ManU? Leanne Prescott: in terms of stats you've produced post-match, which game this season has impressed/caught your eye the most? U.D. Vithlani: You have often talked about Klopp being a 2 point a match coach. That’s his level historically and what we are on this season. That won’t be enough for us to ever win the league. Klopp will also know he is 74 point manager. We all believe that Klopp is the right guy so what does Klopp have to do himself to get to 90 points and potential league title manager? Jeremy Fowke: Based on current and future expected loads, would you field a weaker side for the derby gams with UCL quarter final games 3-4 days either side? Nick Summerfield: In terms of decisions going against you, does it really even itself out over the season? …
Molby On The Spot - Holiday Stories

Molby On The Spot - Holiday Stories

On this week's Molby on the Spot, Trev Downey and Jan cover mid-season breaks, the idea of momentum, the next few challenges for Jürgen's Reds, transfer rumours and the significance of kit designs and that's BEFORE the second half, which is devoted to subscribers' questions of a very varied and entertaining nature. As ever, The Great Dane brings his A game …
The Interview - With John Wark: Part 2

The Interview - With John Wark: Part 2

In the second part of this double-episode, Trev Downey speaks to John Wark in depth about his time at Anfield - an era in which Liverpool were still the most successful side in Europe. Wark recalls the highs and lows of his time at the club, from outscoring Ian Rush to missing long stretches through injury. There’s a look back to John’s involvement with the Christmas time movie favourite, Escape To Victory, in which Wark shared a screen with Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Bobby Moore and Pelé, and, to conclude the chat, Trev asks John to run the rule over modern midfielders, Jürgen Klopp, the legendary managers he played for and the progress being made by this current Liverpool side …
Old Skool - With Hendrick & Brundish

Old Skool - With Hendrick & Brundish

Gags Tandon goes back in time as AI Pro goes Old Skool with this special podcast. There's been no Liverpool game for over a week so Gags put his old team back together (minus John Ritchie, we miss ya buddy), and got Dave Hendrick and Simon Brundish on to answer subscriber questions. They answered the following: Jeremy Fowke: Based on where we are now, what could be considered a successful season? Stephen Balogun: Has Klopp really addressed the defensive issues in your opinion.....also given its the stick most Klopp out fans beat him with should he have addressed this side of our game 1st.....and why do you think he didn't? Tom Holmes: Are Liverpool doing better against the dross this season because the general level of the dross has dropped? Gregory Kampas: Klopp has recently said he's done his rotating of players for the season and will be playing his best 11 til seasons end. Is this wise? If we progress to the CL semis, are we risking a burn out, similar to Europa league final a few years ago? Sam McGuire: Would you stick with Robertson as the starting left-back now or does Moreno come into the starting XI before the season comes to an end? Shack McMurphy @DoctorHoffmann: Can Lallana ever make Dave happy whilst playing for LFC? Henry Jackson: If it was the Champions League final tomorrow, what would your starting midfield-three be? Sam McGuire: If you had to sell one of James Milner, Jordan Henderson or Adam Lallana in the summer, who would it be and why? Doesn't make financial sense to keep all three next season given Lallana and Henderson seem to timeshare a position in the squad due to injuries. Graeme Bass: Do we need a new Keeper or can you see Karius being our De Gea? (Joash Chipasha asked a similar question) Joey Connors: Joseph Connors Can LFC win a title with the current model? Buying good players but our best leaving. A la Suarez/Coutinho. Is that sustainable? Sully @rjbsully: De Vrij - yes/no? Good partner for VVD? Mo Chatra: What should we do with Clyne? Keep or sell? Jay Patel: What 3 positions does Klopp simply HAVE to recruit during the summer and why? Niall Purcell: The media narrative around lfc players who aren’t good enough in the medium to long term and should be sold this summer. Robbie Carrick: Who is the 'bellend of the week'? All this and more as AI Pro + goes Old Skool …

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AI Writers: Episode 81 - Trent Continues To Impress

AI Writers: Episode 81 - Trent Continues To Impress

Co-hosts Leanne Prescott and Tom Holmes were joined by Olli Emmerson and Hamzah Khalique-Loonat to discuss their respective articles on Trent Alexander-Arnold’s continued good form and Liverpool’s financial picture. 

AI Desi Podcast: Episode 69 - Playing For Keeps

AI Desi Podcast: Episode 69 - Playing For Keeps

Harinder is back on this special Desi podcast where he's playing for keeps! Yes it's a goalkeeping special and he's got two Desi amateur goalies to help him discuss Karius and Mignolet: Sunny Bains and Sunil Raithatha!


They go through 3 good things and 3 bad things about each keeper, whether they'd keep or sell and then select which keeper they'd go for in the summer!


All this and more on a keeper special Desi Podcast!

AI Podcast South Africa: Social Media Fume

AI Podcast South Africa: Social Media Fume

The Anfield Index South Africa team tackle social media and our views on fan reactions. Technology and the internet has evolved into a platform where fans have a voice and the ability to reach out to far more people than previously possible. Whatsapp groups, Facebook pages and Twitter threads are rife with fans having a go at each other. We look at the various types of social media resources and discuss. Join host Lloyd Hicks and his panel of Kaylon Karrim and debutant Tadiwa Chanakira!

Premier League Preview Show: Liverpool v West Ham

Premier League Preview Show: Liverpool v West Ham

On this week’s edition of the AI Premier League Preview Pod, Hari Sethi and guests discuss LFC’s week in the sun in Marbella and look ahead to the weekend’s game against West Ham. 


On the show this week are AI regular Joseph Cousins and West Ham fan and Blogger, Jack Kavanagh


- How has Moyes changed West Ham’s mindset?


- What CB pairing will Klopp go with moving forward?


- Will Mane’s hat trick see his confidence renewed? 


- How will West Ham approach their trip to Anfield? 



All this and more on this week’s #PLPreview

AI India Podcast: Episode 40 - Boys Night In

AI India Podcast: Episode 40 - Boys Night In

The team discuss LFC's away CL performance at Porto. Were Liverpool that good, or did Porto have a bad night?

We've got our man, and we've had time to review him. How important has VVD been, has he passed the visual test and who's his best partner?

We've had an unfortunate week off after missing out on the FA Cup weekend, but at least got a mini break and time for the squad to recover. With Ings, Lallana and Moreno returning to fitness, how does the squad manage the run in. When do we rotate and who gets bench time.


We close the pod by discussing how valuable new contracts actually are. A false sense of security? or a renewed hope. Bijon puts the boys on a spot and asks who they'd want in the CL Quarter Finals. 

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AI Comic Pod: Episode 56 - 2018 Comic Preview

AI Comic Pod: Episode 56 - 2018 Comic Preview

2018 looks to be a huge year for comic fans whether you prefer movies, TV or a bit of everything.


Have you sharpened your claws for Black Panther? Have you gathered all your Infinity Stones for Infinity War? Are you ready to crack skulls with Jessica Jones? Then join Rory and Stu as we look ahead to 2018.

AI Movie Night Podcast: Master of the Thriller - David Fincher - Part 2

AI Movie Night Podcast: Master of the Thriller - David Fincher - Part 2

AI Movie Night returns, with a new host Rory Greenfield. On his debut, he’s joined by Luke Chandley and Simon Dowling to cover the master of the thriller, David Fincher. 


From the directors unique style, his influence on modern Cinema and their favourite films he’s produced. They have an in depth discussion all thing’s Fincher, that has expanded to a two part special. 


This is part 2 of this 2 part series!

The On The Box Podcast: Discussing Outlander

The On The Box Podcast: Discussing Outlander

Gags Tandon invites Eddie Gibbs back to discuss the highly rated but largely unnoticed show - Outlander. Gags and Eddie go through the 3 seasons of the show and discuss:


  • The type of show it was
  • Why they enjoyed it
  • Favourite characters
  • Favourite scenes or plots


Eddie also looks ahead to season 4! All this and more on the On The Box Podcast!

AI Movie Night Podcast: Master of the Thriller - David Fincher - Part 1

AI Movie Night Podcast: Master of the Thriller - David Fincher - Part 1

AI Movie Night returns, with a new host Rory Greenfield. On his debut, he’s joined by Luke Chandley and Simon Dowling to cover the master of the thriller, David Fincher. 


From the directors unique style, his influence on modern Cinema and their favourite films he’s produced. They have an in depth discussion all thing’s Fincher, that has expanded to a two part special. 


Catch part 1 here, with part 2 soon to follow.

The On The Box Podcast: The Rise Of The Machine

The On The Box Podcast: The Rise Of The Machine

Gags Tandon is joined by Eddie Gibbs and Greig Hopcroft, directors of http://LibertyShield.com, to talk about The Rise Of The Machine!


The discussions start about the rise in streaming and what television habits used to be. Gags, Eddie and Greig cover the technological advancement in watching TV and they cover the following:


- Netflix, Amazon, iPlayer, etc etc

- Devices like Apple TV, FireStick, Smart TV

- VPN, Proxy, IPTV - globalistation (Hulu, HBO)

- Sports angle - Sky, BT, NBC, Fox etc


All this and more - on the On The Box Podcast!

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Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: WWE Elimination Chamber Preview

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: WWE Elimination Chamber Preview

Andy Wales and Mo Chatra returned to discuss their issues with Smackdown, talk an eventful edition of Raw and look at the current inductees into this year's WWE Hall of Fame; before previewing this weekend's Elimination Chamber event.

MMA Monthly Podcast: Raining Shows

MMA Monthly Podcast: Raining Shows

Mo Chatra and Dave Hendrick make their long-awaited return to cover a very busy start to 2018. The pair look back at key happenings from shows in January and February as well as looking ahead to a hectic February. Mo and Dave also discuss Conor McGregor and what 2018 might hold for the charismatic Irishman.

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: Pointing At That Sign

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: Pointing At That Sign

PWI regulars Andy Wales and Mo Chatra were joined by Dave Hendrick to review a historic weekend of action for WWE, with the NXT Takeover and the Royal Rumble that included the first ever women's rumble match.


Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: Pick Your Number - Royal Rumble Preview

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: Pick Your Number - Royal Rumble Preview

In an action packed show, Andy Wales and Mo Chatra were joined by special guest Nathan Stalker to look back at the 25th anniversary of Raw and discuss the release of Enzo Amore. They also previewed and gave predictions the NXT Takeover show and the historic Royal Rumble pay per views, ahead of a big weekend for WWE.

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: RAW Nostalgia

Pro Wrestling Index Podcast: RAW Nostalgia

It was all about the 25th anniversary of Monday Night Raw on this edition of the Pro Wrestling Index as Mo Chatra and Andy Wales relieved so many great moments from its storied history

Liverpool FC Articles

Do Liverpool Need a Creative Midfielder to Break Down Defensive Teams?

Do Liverpool Need a Creative Midfielder to Break Down Defensive Teams?

On the most recent edition of the Tactics Weekly pod, host Daniel Rhodes quizzed Paul Dalglish in an AI:PRO Q&A Special (you can listen for FREE for one week). One particular question (below) posed was that of breaking down defensive sides, an issue Liverpool have had for quite a while - harking back to troubles under Rodgers.
Do Liverpool need a creative CM to break down a low block, or is the positional play (i.e. width & using the pace …
Liverpool’s Best Midfield: What Is It?

Liverpool’s Best Midfield: What Is It?

Picture the scene: Liverpool are preparing for the Champions League final in May, after a stunning march to the showcase event at Kiev's Olympic Stadium. Having seen off Porto in the last-16, probably despite somehow losing 4-0 at Anfield in the second-leg, they then dispatched of Chelsea and Man United, with last-minute winners in both ties. Sounds pretty special, doesn’t it? As Jurgen Klopp prepares his players for the biggest match in club football, he will be left with an …
FArcical FA Clear Firmino

FArcical FA Clear Firmino

So, a month and a half after Bobby Firmino was shoved into the stands by Mason Holgate, swore at him in response, and was accused of being racist by the young English defender, the FA has eventually decided that Firmino did not racially abuse Holgate. This, of course, is great news for Liverpool and Firmino – who released a wonderfully classy statement immediately after. It is not, however, great news for football in general. The FA is an absolute farce. …
Liverpool v West Ham Preview: Key Battles

Liverpool v West Ham Preview: Key Battles

After a gap of ten days to bask in the glory of a perfect Champions League in Porto, Liverpool are back in action in the Premier League, welcoming West Ham United to Anfield on Saturday. The Reds won the reverse fixture 4-1 at the London Stadium with a Mo Salah brace either side of goals from Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain giving the Reds three points. West Ham will be buoyed by their home win against Watford last time but …
Karius' Resurgence The Beginning Of A Much Longer Journey

Karius' Resurgence The Beginning Of A Much Longer Journey

Loris Karius has largely played second fiddle to Simon Mignolet since the summer of 2016, with the Belgian put at the top of the pecking order in both the Premier League and domestic cup competitions. Yet, his rife inconsistencies allowed the German to sneak through the door and take up the reigns as Liverpool’s No.1 goalkeeper following an alleged behind-the-scenes meeting between Mignolet and Klopp over the manager’s rotation. There have been clear signs of progression in the moments since …
Liverpool v West Ham Preview - Moyes' dreadful Anfield record to continue?

Liverpool v West Ham Preview - Moyes' dreadful Anfield record to continue?

The Details Venue - Anfield, Liverpool Referee - Stuart Attwell Date & Time - Saturday, February 24th @ 15:00 GMT Current Odds - Liverpool 1/5, Draw 11/2, West Ham 12/1 Form Liverpool Form Liverpool have kept three clean sheets in their last four games but they were all away from Anfield. At home, the Reds haven't managed a clean sheet for five games, since the 5-0 win over Swansea on Boxing Day. However, this Liverpool team looks to once again be in irresistible form. …
The Ambition Of Liverpool's Champions League Campaign

The Ambition Of Liverpool's Champions League Campaign

In April 2009 Liverpool went to Stamford Bridge and looked for a miracle. Six days earlier the Reds led from an early goal by Fernando Torres, but it was not a strike which set the tone for the night as Guus Hiddink’s side battered us by three goals to one. The Dutchman coaxed an imperious performance from Michael Essien and, with Steven Gerrard appearing subdued as a consequence; Liverpool faced the task of overturning a two-goal lead in the second …
Goalkeepers at Liverpool, light at the end of the tunnel?

Goalkeepers at Liverpool, light at the end of the tunnel?

Speaking to Gags Tandon and Nina Kauser for this weeks episode of Media Matters for AI Pro, ex-professional goalkeeper David Preece talked about the importance of a goalkeeping coach and how they can affect the performances of a goalkeeper on the pitch.
"The relationship between the goalkeeper and their coach is very, very important. It’s much more of a personal relationship than the outfield players have with the coaches because you spend a lot more one-to-one time with them, …
Liverpool's Attacking Flexibility

Liverpool's Attacking Flexibility

Hello again Anfield Index, it’s been a while. Eagle-eyed viewers that you are, some of you have probably noticed that Liverpool are scoring quite a few goals this season. My goal in this article is to explain to you how adjustments in personnel and tactical decisions have allowed us to both destroy ambitious opposition on the counter and, at times, to break our hoodoo on beating teams who only intend to sit deep for the entire game – some teams …
Has Klopp Found the Perfect Balance with his Full-Backs?

Has Klopp Found the Perfect Balance with his Full-Backs?

Since Nathaniel Clyne suffered a serious back injury in pre-season there has been a lot of uncertainty as to who Klopp will view as his first choice full-backs. Would he favour Alberto Moreno or new signing Andrew Robertson at left-back and on the right-hand side would he opt for the more attacking Trent Alexander-Arnold or more defensive minded Joe Gomez? With Klopp recognising Robertson would need time to settle into a new system Moreno was given the opportunity to prove …
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