THIS week’s Unwrapped, in a slight change of format, peels the layers off Liverpool’s victorious League Cup Semi Final First Leg win over Stoke City at The Britannia.

Ben Smith and Ian Salmon join Rob Gutmann as they discuss a point proven and a result to take back to Anfield.

On the agenda for today’s show:

Joe Allen, a player seemingly reborn put in potentially his best performance in a Liverpool shirt, suddenly short of the weight of expectation the Welsh international put in a virtuoso performance, can it be sustained or will it prove to be final flourish in the midfielder’s Liverpool career?

Christian Benteke, dropped but not unbowed – Klopp’s suggested interest in the Belgian when he was Dortmund coach points to a possible path for Liverpool’s big Summer signing to carve a career at Anfield, but how?

Banjoed hamstrings – Coutinho and Lovren join a long list of spaghetti legged absentees, all with similar injuries, what exactly is going on and why?

Liverpool to win the League Cup? Should we be arsed? Is any silverware good silverware? Can it get Liverpool back in the mix?

Will a trophy in the cabinet kick Liverpool on to greater things or merely prove to be a false dawn? It didn’t end up doing much for Kenny Dalglish!

That and all the micro analysis you could shake a stick at and more in this week’s ‘Unwrapped’, including a quick look at Liverpool’s Friday night fixture away to Exeter.

In a free excerpt from the show, Ben, Rob and Ian talk about Christian Benteke’s future at LFC and Klopp’s admiration for the front-man.
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