TOP of the tower before a big game. Nowhere else to be on a Friday night.

Neil Atkinson and John Gibbons are joined by Stuart Wright and Melissa Reddy in the studio and by Rebecca Knight on the phone to talk about Chelsea.

Elsewhere Bournemouth and Teixiera get a going over as does the Firmino Question.

Should be a novel that. Robert Ludlum perhaps. Either way it's time for Liverpool to register back to back wins. How will they do it?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:40pm UTC

Doff your cap, ladies and gentlemen, because John Gibbons crosses the rubicon on this week's Rider. He plays a song longer than ten minutes and the song he plays is an absolute belter.

That closes the show because we can't take any chances but before then Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia also play some crackers. Nine songs only because of Gibbons, but that's alright when all nine demand your attention.

You want more? Talk of Adele, talk of Pulp, talk of Yacht. Yacht thought the future would be cooler. They need to listen to this more often.

It's great new music allied with lovely cul-de-sac-y conversation. I spy a boy...

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am UTC

NEIL ATKINSON was joined by Stuart Wright, Stephen Evans and John Gibbons to dissect another game in which Liverpool took the laid but failed to claim all 3 points.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:43pm UTC

NEIL ATKINSON is in charge of the controls. Terrifying. In charge of the talking are Ian Salmon, Paul Cope and Melissa Reddy.

The performance against Kazan gets a going over as do Lallana and Coutinho. Southampton? They're good, everyone decides.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm UTC

AWARDS talk from The Rider here.

Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia get stuck into the Mercurys, stuck deeper into the Q Awards, get all over how good mini Manchester music venues are and generally have a great time.

The songs? 10 of them. All good? You know it.

The award for the best song of the week? You decide. Or don't.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:17pm UTC

NEIL ATKINSON was joined by John Gibbons, James McKenna and Mike Girling in the wake of Liverpool Football Club's goalless draw at Tottenham Hotspur.

A decent point and something to build on or did a clean sheet paper over the cracks a little?

Can Liverpool maintain the increased workload week in, week out?

All this and more, it's The Anfield Wrap.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm UTC