The Anfield Wrap

The Anfield Wrap

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Liverpool FC through the eyes of match-going supporters, the award-winning Anfield Wrap podcast talks honestly and passionately about every game The Reds play home and away in the Premier League, the cups and European competition. Also covering LFC news, gossip and analysis, TAW has grown from two free shows a week in 2011 to a subscription package of circa 30 shows a month in 2016. More information at


The Perfect Weekend  

What a win, what a weekend. Gareth Roberts is joined for this week's free podcast by John Gibbons, Daniel Austin, Melissa Reddy and James Sutton to talk about a massive weekend for Liverpool as they shrugged off the disappointment of Manchester United to dispatch a troublesome West Brom side with relative aplomb.

Only just missing out on top spot on goal difference, could Liverpool have done more against a manager they've historically struggled against or did they produce enough against an inspired Ben Foster in the West Brom goal, and from one goalie to another, the microscopic analysis of Loris Karius continues, but is he really in as poorer form as is being made out?

What now for Liverpool with Spurs on the horizon and Crystal Palace at the weekend?

Can a few on the fringes force their way into the picture this weekend?

Smashing The Past  

Andy Heaton is joined for this week's Radio City Talk show by John Gibbons, Gareth Roberts and Jamie Braidwood.

With Liverpool without a league win over a Tony Pulis team in 5 years can Jurgen Klopp finally end the tracksuited long-ball hoodoo that has hung over Anfield for far too long?




The Rider: Googly Eyes  

The Rider has lost Adam Melia for autumn but Stephanie Heneghan is back in the saddle. She's also done another half marathon and she's brought her bling with her. 

Half way through the show John Gibbons and Neil Atkinson are joined by Si and Phil from Oxjam Chester as they talk about the festival and the project in general. There is also more talk of Liverpool Music Week, as more events are announced.

For more on Oxjam Chester go to

For tickets to Liverpool Music Week Closing Party click here


Safety Dance  

Neil Atkinson is joined for a post Man United draw podcast by Andy Heaton, Adam Smith.

Did Liverpool do enough to win the game or in the end did a point suit both teams?

Should Liverpool be worried by their inability to carve out any clear cut chances against a team who played with 11 men permanently behind the ball?

Was the criticism of Loris Karius justified or are people merely looking for things that aren't there?

All this and more covered in a bumper seventy-three minute flagship show.

The Big Wait  

Neil Atkinson is joined for a pre Man United Radio City Talk show by Josh Sexton, Paul Senior and Mike Nevin.


IT'S Adam Melia's last week before he jets off to North America so he's picked another gig of the week for himself. There is no Steph Heneghan so John Gibbons tries to pick a banger worthy of her name. Neil Atkinson is pretty much as you were. 

They are also joined on the phone by Cunard Yank, Billy Harrison ahead of the opening of his photography exhibition at The Shipping Forecast. Billy talks about travelling to New York in the 50s and 60s and supplying Liverpool's first ever jukebox.

For more on the exhibition go to


Ings That Make You Go Hmmmm  

NEIL ATKINSON is joined on the big show this week by Jay McKenna, John Gibbons, Dan Vincent and Rob Gutmann on a quiet week for proper football to have chat about where Liverpool are broadly speaking, how the manager seems to be softly convincing the world where Liverpool are headed.

Also some interesting talk about young Daniel Ings and the interesting position the young England striker seems to find himself in at Liverpool and how it might just all be part of a bigger picture.

And United, oh Man United, you are next.....

A Year On  

Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Mike Girling chat away about the case for the defence and Klopp after a year. They are joined by Claire Stevens to talk about Liverpool's Mental Health Festival and Dan Gray to hear about his book celebrating what is wonderful about football - Saturday 3pm.

The Rider: Period Music  

No guests this week as The Rider pushes on into whole new levels of shambolic conduct.

Neil Atkinson tries his best to keep order as Stephanie Heneghan plays bangers, Adam Melia continues with the Gig Of The Me project and John Gibbons quietly encourages mania.

Ten great songs though as usual. What more can you ask?

Through The Sparks - Meteors In Gorges
Few Bits - Big Sparks

Youngr - Out of My System Nico Jaar - No One Is Looking At U
Max Cooper - Waves
Jenny Hval - Female Vampire
Solange - Don't You Wait
Danny Brown - Really Doe (feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt) Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
Parcels - Myenemy


Taking Liberty  

The show that started it all. Available to non-subscribers and subscribers alike, The Anfield Wrap is your essential look at the key issues on the mind of all Liverpool supporters. Whether it is the weekend's game just gone, the summer transfer business or matters pertaining to events off the pitch, Recorded in Liverpool city centre every Sunday or Monday The Anfield Wrap is core listening for all Liverpool fans all over the world.

NEIL Atkinson is joined by Rob Gutmann, John Gibbons, Josh Sexton and The Liverpool Echo's James Pearce for the free show this week after another winning weekend for the Reds as they came back from 1-0 down to record a 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium in a fixture that proved to be Francesco Guidolin's managerial swansong.

The Anfield Wrap is the flagship show for TAW - the weekly free podcast on all things Liverpool. Other shows are available as a part of a subscription model. For £5 a month you can subscribe here and receive up to 15 new shows a week, along with every show done for TAW Player to date. It's a fantastic world of Liverpool FC content and we hope you can join us for it.

Nice Swan?  

Neil Atkinson hosts as Andy Heaton, Gareth Roberts and Rob Gutmann up the tower to talk about all matter of the Red persuasion, on this week's Radio City Talk agenda:

- John Henry, and his comments about further development of Anfield, slip of the tongue or was the FSG principle sending a message?

- Jurgen Klopp and his comments around competition for places at Liverpool, is it really that simple, is it ever?

- Swansea, can we do what we should have done to Burnley and has subsequently done to Hull, specifically, smashing them to bits.

The Rider: Badly Wiggins  

The Rider has another guest. Two in two weeks. And another absolutely marvellous one - Suedebrown comes in to talk about what he has been up to, his shift in direction and the Red Bull Music Academy.

It's a fascinating thing The Red Bull Music Academy - touring the country while using local talent, pulling in big names while being curated. More information on it and the ability to buy tickets here:

The Rider plays something by Suedebrown which is terrific and has ten other great tracks for you. Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Adam Melia and Stephanie Heneghan for all the fun in the world. Tracklisting below but of course there is far more than that. For better or worse.


The Weeknd - Star Boy (ft Daft Punk)
Cakes Da Killa  feat Peaches - Up Out Of Face
Giraffage – Make You Love Me Adam
Sophie & The Bom Boms - Morning Sick
Wingtip - Rewind (feat Sophie Strauss)
SuedeBrown – Tonight (feat. Lauren Faith)
Dillon Francis - Anywhere
KNGDAVD - Poppies
Matt Elleray – Talk Baby
Sorry Girls - This Game
The Caretaker – Into Each Others Eyes

Bloody Hull  

The Anfield Wrap this week takes a good long look at Liverpool demolishing Hull City by five goals to one. Joining Neil Atkinson are Mike Nevin, Simon Hughes and Rob Gutmann and they go through what Liverpool did well and why Jurgen Klopp was furious with his men in the second half.

Hull Raisers?  

Neil Atkinson hosts as Melissa Reddy, Gareth Roberts and Danny Austin talk about Liverpool's game against Derby and looking forward to Hull.

The Rider: Disco Disco  

The Rider this week has a guest! Al Kent who is headlining the Liverpool Disco Festival joins us to talk about his career and the wonderousness of Disco.

Adam Melia is gutted he can't make it. It is a cloud that hangs over the whole show. Stephanie Heneghan talks about lawns, John Gibbons speaks into a handheld microphone for reasons we remain unsure about and Neil Atkinson is back hosting The Rider. He bears gifts from Marrakech. Actual gifts.

Have a listen because amongst everything there are ten fantastic songs. As ever, as always.

Tickets for the Liverpool Disco Festival are here:

Will see you there. Not Adam, obviously.


Teenage Fanclub - I'm In Love
Trentemoller - One Eye Open

Stormzy - Know Me From
Warpaint - Whiteout
Al Kent - Come Back Home
Two Feet - Quick Musical Doodles & Sex
Mykki Blanco & Jean Deaux - Loner
The Goon Sax - Sweaty Hands

Lindstrom - Algorytme
Paul Dunbar & The Black Winter Band - Barely Holding On
A long (very) good Friday  

The show that started it all. Available to non-subscribers and subscribers alike, The Anfield Wrap is your essential look at the key issues on the mind of all Liverpool supporters. Whether it is the weekend's game just gone, the summer transfer business or matters pertaining to events off the pitch, Recorded in Liverpool city centre every Sunday or Monday The Anfield Wrap is core listening for all Liverpool fans all over the world.

Neil Atkinson is joined by Stuart Wright, Rob Gutmann and James McKenna for and 82 minutes, yes, 82 minutes on Liverpool's win at Chelsea, every aspect of it covered here on TAW.

The Rider: Stranded  

Neil is stranded in Marrakech but it doesn't matter because The Rider is ready to go with more great songs than it knows what to do with and the mighty John Gibbons in the chair.

Steph Heneghan has an extra song this week due to its sheer brilliance and Adam Melia has his Gig Of The Week lined up.

It is The Rider. Everything you could possibly need.

Crush Club - Get Me Off 67 - 5am Vamping Willow - Untitled A2 (Workshop 23) Ella Vos - White Noise Still Corners - Down With Heaven And Hell Chook Race - Hard To Clean Royksopp feat Susan Sundfor - Never Ever Sunflower Bean - Wall Watcher Lucy Dacus - I Don't Wanna Be Funny Anymore Beach Boy - UR Preoccupations - Memory
The Friday Show: Out the traps  

Rob Gutmann chairs this week's FREE 'Friday Show' to look towards the weekends fixtures with Glenn Price, Josh Sexton and Daniel Austin.

As usual, we have our intrepid roving reporter John Gibbons on the phone to the people that matter with UniLads Rebecca Knight on Chelsea and Daniel Gray on Middlesbrough.


To round the show off, we have our now usual 'away days' spot at the end as the Reds travel to Stamford Bridge.

Bobby Dazzler  

Gareth Roberts is joined by Rob Gutmann, ESPN's Glenn Price, Dan Vincent and Adam Smith to talk through Liverpool's undressing of the Premier League champions Leicester City in front of a 50,000 crowd at Anfield on Saturday. What was good, where can the Reds improve and what next when Jürgen Klopp's side travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Friday?


Andy Heaton, in for Neil Atkinson, hosts John Gibbons, Ian Salmon and Jacob Routledge for this week's Radio City Talk show.



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