NEIL ATKINSON is joined by Adam Smith and Stuart Wright as they look at Klopp's LFC against Bilic's West Ham United in the FA Cup.

They focus on the performances of the inexperienced players but also talk about central defenders and their strengths and weaknesses - not just Liverpool's but throughout the game. 

The lads lacking in first-team games came out of the match well and each gets discussed along with Liverpool's set pieces. 

The lads also have a big conversation about Christian Benteke, who again left fans at Anfield frustrated.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm UTC

TOP of the tower, top of the world. Liverpool are going to Wembley. Everton are going to Rhyl.

That's right, it's the Citytalk show the week one half of Merseyside at least managed to do the decent thing. Liverpool will face Stoke City in the Capital One Cup Final and Neil Atkinson has John Gibbons, Rob Gutmann and Andy Heaton with him to talk all about it.

Simon Mignolet's anger, Joe Allen's poise and Lucas Leiva's needle will all get discussed for The Reds along with the boost getting a trophy under his belt could prove to become for Jurgen Klopp.

Manchester City will not prove easy opponents for The Reds, but Liverpool will have the memory of their victory at The Etihad under their belt. But there is another road to Wembley and the four discuss West Ham's weekend visit to Anfield.

Plus there is a sneak clip of TAW Player subscription show The Friday Show's chat to West Ham supporter Andy Middleton in there. If you don't subscribe to TAW Player, you can rectify that here:

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We are all on the road with Jurgen's army. We are all going to Wembley. Come aboard TAW Player for the best coverage and build up to it.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm UTC

KANYE has let the side down. The weekends were massive. Neil Atkinson's been watching Edge Of Darkness.

But despite all that The Rider has news. News of playing records to humans of a weekend. The Rider goes live at Motel, Friday and Saturday nights. But the process seems anything but smooth...

What else? 10 great songs that's what else. John Gibbons has brought crackers. Stephanie Heneghan has brought bangers. Adam Melia is acting crazy.

What more can you say? What more can you do? We'd like to say weekends will never be the same again but we'd be kidding everyone. They will sound a bit better though...

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm UTC

SOME people stand in the darkness, afraid to step into the light, but with instinct stronger than reason the Red’s kept the three points in sight.

How do you pick the bones out of Norwich City 4 Liverpool 5?

Well joining Neil Atkinson to try and do so are John Gibbons, Paul Senior and Jack Whitehead.

Where to start? Where to end?

With heads still cabbaged and bits of bodies strewn all over the shop, where could you possibly begin?

With the set piece defending? Are they doing it deliberately? Is it some guerrilla marketing campaign for ‘Just For Men’ that the club haven’t told us about?

The same mistakes, everyone’s heads falling off, Groundhog Day. Again.

Only this week, somehow, miraculously, we woke up the next morning beside Andie MacDowell, or at least it felt like it.

The winner? The togetherness of the Reds? The celebration?

In a result that feels like more than a result, can the Red’s build up a head of steam with a month of big fixtures ahead of them?

Can the players learn the lessons but keep the madness?

So much to take out of one game and then Stoke to look forward to. What more can you do or say?

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:36pm UTC

IN a slightly left field, pun fully intended, turn of events, The Anfield Wrap's Rob Gutmann manages to sneak a quick chat with former shadow chancellor, Labour stalwart and now Norwich City chairman Ed Balls.

Rob and Ed talk through Ed's history with Norwich, how he see's the club as a community asset, how to balance that with the stresses and strains of trying to run a Premier League football club.

We'd like to thank Ed for his time and wish Norwich all the best for the future.

Apart from today of course, where we hope you get smashed

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am UTC

TOP OF THE TOWER - Neil Atkinson is joined by Mr Thursday Night John Gibbons, Steve Graves and Ben Johnson to discuss what matters arising from Liverpool facing Exeter City. What matters?
 
- That the manager has made a statement around Bogdan.
- Enrique's last ever game for Liverpool?
- Joe Allen
 
There is also a chat between Neil Atkinson and Rob Gutmann on the Alex Teixiera reports along with a look ahead to Norwich.
 
But what of loans? What have we learnt from the Exeter experience? What does Jurgen Klopp think? All that will be addressed too.
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:43pm UTC