PODCAST: SPORT BILLY by The Anfield Wrap | Oct 26, 2015 | Podcast | 6 comments 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. Direct Link – PODCAST: SPORT BILLY Podcast RSS feed. Get the TAW podcast on iTunes 6 Comments Tom M on 26 October 2015 at 11:54 pm The Benteke and Sturridge in front of Firmino in front of Henderson and Coutinho side you’ve mentioned would have just enough about it to win this painfully mediocre league if we could field it for a decent chunk of the season. Saying that City would say they’d stroll it with Silva and Aguero out on the pitch every game. Everyone’s got their ifs and buts. Reply Brownie on 27 October 2015 at 1:09 am Good show, if a little downbeat (understandably). I actually think their goal is just one of those things. It’s not a crime to fail to win every header in your box (so long as you’re challenging) and it landed perfectly for them. Don’t think anyone did anything particularly wrong and especially harsh to criticise Mignolet, I felt. Shit happens, sometimes. Reply TheOriginal Grkstav on 28 October 2015 at 6:59 am Our defensive line for their goal was not deep, at all. People commenting on and ‘analyzing’ the match should not go off their vague memories but actually confirm their accuracy first. And, if you’re going to argue that it’s sometimes desirable for a young player to be given a bollocking by a more senior player, make sure you’re not using that to justify Moreno being given a bollocking from the hapless and clueless Lallana, he who intercepted a perfectly weighted through-ball by Lucas intended for Moreno who had both beaten the offside line AND his man having been about a yard offside when Lucas released the ball (Lallana was facing Lucas, at the time). Someone should be giving Lallana a bollocking and telling him in no uncertain terms that he’s got zero basis for giving anyone else a bollocking. Reply Simon on 27 October 2015 at 8:58 am I feel well old!! I used to love Sport Billy! Reply Tarek on 28 October 2015 at 3:56 am Love the pod, as always fellas. I will throw in a head nod to Brownie that it was a bit downbeat. Let’s cheer up folks. We know things are going to get better. We’re slaughtered by injuries to key players and we have a new coach. I’m encouraged and will take a bit of time before confidence really cycles back into the team. When it does, we’ll probably look back with regret on how down we were for so long. In support of commentary – couldn’t agree more with thoughts on Can, hanging on to the ball far too long and all that, but you can coach that out of him. He and Moreno have so much energy, to take them out because of a bit of madness is a mistake, if you ask me. Haven’t seen enough from Origi to make me feel like we dont’ have another Ngog on our hands. He’s young – but doesn’t feel like a fit for me. Encouraged by Benteke. Milner could do well to not feel so confident he’ll start every game. But generally I think the team feels better when he’s on the pitch. Skrtel & Coutinho are the two that I feel have seen a downturn since the signing of Klopp. not sure if Coutinho was brimming with confidence under Rodgers and has developed insecurities with Klopp (maybe he’s scarred by the World Cup thrashing at the hands of Germany and the association is far too strong). He’ll come good, but he doesn’t seem to be himself these past few games. Oh, and looks like Allen is NOT favored…curious to see where that shakes out… I think Lallana’s had his best run of games and has still yet to hit his peak – so encouraged by that. Reply Fred Haas on 29 October 2015 at 12:08 pm Spot on analysis of Lucas, and his evolving role with the club, which has been coming for a couple of months. While he was always kind of in-between under Rodgers, he has become an important component of the side, at the minute. He is composed, brings leadership, and intelligence, despite his lack of pace. Also, Milner is creating midfield conundrums without Hendo. Lucas, Can, and Milner are all a bit too similar when deep, but Milner, Lallana, and Coutinho are also getting in each other’s way going forward. There is a decided lack of pace in the side, right now, due to personnel options, which should improve some but could do with some additions in January, especially if Ibe and Origi stay stalled for much longer. I think we need to get better in both boxes. Yet, the needing a Seedorf insight is so sound. A midfield player of that quality and skillset would instantly make the defense so much more solid with players currently available, as well as perhaps get the attack clicking over at a higher tempo. Someone would have to make room, but the team could be immediately better and might alleviate some other problems. Always impressive stuff. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.