The Official Liverpool FC Podcast
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‘He brought us in for a one-to-one… it was good, but it wasn’t nice.’ In the latest episode of We Are Liverpool, Curtis Jones joins Peter McDowall and Jan Molby and reveals the harsh truths from a club legend that proved to be inspirational in making his dream of reaching the first team a reality. From the incredible moment of scoring his first goal for the club against Everton and how he celebrated that evening, to the hurdles he has since faced to establish himself within the first team set-up, Liverpool’s No.17 talks us through the steps he’s taken and why there’s more still to come. We also hear what’s required of a Jürgen Klopp midfielder, the special bond he has with fellow teammate Harvey Elliott, and how a new-look Reds midfield is both exciting and motivating him further.
On 20th October 2007, Dirk Kuyt wrote himself into LFC folklore…but his Liverpool story could have been so much different. Kuyt’s match-winning penalties at Goodison Park are just one of many significant moments the Dutchman had in a red shirt, but as he revealed when he joined us, another teammate was designated for spot-kicks that day. Our former No.18 relives his six-year spell at Anfield from the moment Rafa Benitez called to request his services, to the tough decision he had to take when it came time to say goodbye. We also learn where his famous hard-work ethic came from, the added significance behind that goal against Inter Milan and how he played a role in bringing Luis Suarez to L4.
There are few people better placed to talk us through the art of goalscoring than the man who did so on 476 occasions during his career. John Aldridge lived the dream; going from Kop fanatic to wearing the famous red shirt with his hero’s number on his back and becoming a Liverpool icon in his own right. In the second episode of season 2, Aldo talks us through how the transfer of a lifetime came about the morning of a big cup game, the confidence and nerves he had walking into a dressing room packed with Reds legends but how, ultimately, his knack of goalscoring came naturally. We also discover the quirk of fate that took him from suffering Wembley heartache in 1988, to feeling utter jubilation 12 months later, which of the hundreds of goals he scored is the one he’d pick to experience all over again and how he won over the hearts of Real Sociedad fans after leaving Anfield.
What is the secret behind executing the perfect pass? Is it timing? Technique? Vision? Trent Alexander-Arnold reveals his thoughts on the process in the first episode of a brand-new season of We Are Liverpool. Joining Peter McDowall and new co-host Jan Molby, Liverpool’s vice-captain talks us through his on-pitch expertise and the story behind the moment he became part of the club’s new captaincy team with Virgil van Dijk. There’s also insight into how criticism has affected the 25-year-old and how he’s learned to deal with it, as well as adapting to a playing a new role within the team. We’ll also find out which game is the biggest in the calendar for him and his greatest moment on a football pitch.
From early days playing with the great Johan Cruyff to sampling Guinness on his first day at Liverpool and fulfilling a boyhood dream of stepping out at Wembley, Jan Molby’s storied career is the ideal way to round off the first series of We Are Liverpool. Find out why it’s not only co-host Robbie Fowler who owes his start in the game to Jan, but also Pep Guardiola, how it’s possible to spot a player before they’ve kicked a ball and why what should have been one of the great seasons in his career ultimately became a nightmare that included a 90-day prison stretch. Listen now, or head to LFC’s official YouTube channel to watch episode 10 with the ‘Great Dane’ in usual fine form with Peter McDowall and Robbie. For more information, visit liverpoolfc.com/info/podcasts
How do you deal with breaking the news to a young footballer that his time at the club is over? What are the essentials a player needs when they graduate to LFC’s first team? Are there benefits to grassroots football over academy football? All these questions and lots more are tackled in the latest episode of We Are Liverpool with the club’s Academy Director Alex Inglethorpe joining Peter McDowall & Robbie Fowler offering his thought-provoking insight. Alex has been overseeing the development of Liverpool’s youngsters for over a decade, but admits there are still new challenges and pitfalls that make the role as demanding as ever. And for parents who drive their young footballers to and from games every weekend, there are words of advice from Alex on how to encourage in the right way.
Harvey Elliott’s future in the game is as bright as any young footballer’s. But already, at the age of just 20, his short career to date has been filled with incredible highs and devastating lows. Stepping into the Fulham senior dressing room at 15 years of age, Harvey began life as a professional early; fulfilling a lifelong dream of joining his boyhood club Liverpool in 2019 – having cheered on the Reds from the Craven Cottage away section years earlier. In our latest episode, the man nicknamed ‘our little diamond’ joins Peter McDowall and Robbie Fowler to explain the impact of those formative years, revealing the message that spurred him on during his time recovering from serious injury and the turn of fate that led to one of the moments of his career so far at Wembley, as well as which teammate he would entrust in a time of crisis
With the ability to beat defenders at ease and so often a focal point of Liverpool teams during the ‘90s, Steve McManaman dazzled in the red shirt and was one of the outstanding talents of his generation. In our latest episode, ‘Macca’ is once again alongside his former teammate and good friend Robbie Fowler to reminisce about their time together at Liverpool, the gesture from a legend that led to him joining the club and the time in his career he considers his happiest. McManaman also went on to represent another powerhouse in world football, Real Madrid. We’ll find out the on and off-field factors that led to him parting company with the Reds and gain an insight into what life was like at the Spanish giants. For more information, visit liverpoolfc.com/info/podcasts
There was plenty of excitement around Anfield when Robbie Keane joined Liverpool from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2008, but a spell that lasted just six months left many wondering what could have been. In the latest episode of We Are Liverpool, Keane talks with Peter McDowall and Robbie Fowler about what he envisaged when joining his boyhood club and why he believes things didn’t work out as planned. The Republic of Ireland legend also shares stories of his time playing around the world; from the phone call he received to join Coventry City to who the worst roommate was at Inter Milan, and sharing his culinary skills with Fowler when the two paired up at Leeds United. For more information, visit liverpoolfc.com/info/podcasts
Little was known about Spanish manager Rafael Benitez when he arrived at Anfield from Valencia in 2004, but it didn’t take long for him to write his name in Liverpool folklore. In the latest episode of We Are Liverpool, the man who brought the European Cup home for a fifth time explains his quick-thinking amid the half-time chaos inside the Ataturk Stadium, and what made Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard squeamish on the road to Istanbul. We’ll hear how and why the Spaniard made Robbie Fowler’s dreams come true for a second time, when the Reds legend made his second coming at Anfield in 2006 with Robbie seeking answers over his lack of game time! There’s much more to get stuck into – including Rafa’s insight into the modern game, how he managed the incomings and outgoings at the club throughout his tenure and the reasons behind his decision years later to take charge of Everton. For more information, visit liverpoolfc.com/info/podcasts Audio Production: Mark Dillon
Goalkeeper Rylee Foster fulfilled a childhood dream in January 2020 when she travelled from Canada to sign for LFC Women, re-establishing the link her family has with the club and the city. However, almost two years into her Reds career, the battle to be Liverpool's No.1 was replaced with a fight for her life, after she was involved in a serious car accident that left her a 'sneeze away' from paralysis. In the latest episode of We Are Liverpool, Rylee talks openly to Peter McDowall and Robbie Fowler about the physical and mental trauma she suffered and the long recovery process she had to endure, with her sights firmly set on the future on and off the pitch. We'll also hear why she had 'You'll Never Walk Alone' tattooed on her arm long before joining the club, how her father helped her goalkeeping education and where Robbie ranks in her list of Liverpool heroes. For more information visit liverpoolfc.com/info/podcasts Audio Production: Liverpool Podcast Studios
Liverpool left-back and Scotland captain Andy Robertson joins Peter McDowall and Robbie Fowler in the latest edition of We Are Liverpool. The Reds' No.26 tells stories from the early days of his career and how they've shaped his outlook on the modern game, while also offering a fascinating insight into how he's become the defender with more Premier League assists than anyone else. There's the inside story on how Calvin Harris ended up on the team's end-of-season bus parade, why Trent Alexander-Arnold found himself on water-bottle duties and a secret or two behind his infamous wedding photo. For more information visit liverpoolfc.com/info/podcasts Audio Production: Liverpool Podcast Studios
A club icon and in his prime one of the finest players in the country. John Barnes is our guest for episode two of the We Are Liverpool podcast, explaining how early life lessons helped him meet the demands of playing at the top level and coping with the changes he needed to make after suffering a career-threatening injury. Barnes also delves into the influences and philosophies of the famous Liverpool Boot Room; from encouraging free-thinking footballers to ensuring post match food orders were set in stone, all under Ronnie Moran's careful eye. Alongside his former teammate Robbie Fowler, the two also compare their own thoughts on why the Liverpool team during the era they shared the dressing room didn't live up to its expectations. For more information visit liverpoolfc.com/info/podcasts Audio Production: Liverpool Podcast Studios
Our special episode comes direct from Liverpool’s pre-season training camp in Germany, with Jürgen Klopp sitting down with Peter McDowall as preparations continue for the new campaign. Now in his eighth year at the club, the boss reflects on the past year, while revealing the messages he’s given his squad ahead of the new season and the vision he has for the team’s development. Taking a break from the team’s busy schedule, there are insights on the make-up of Liverpool’s training programme over the coming weeks, how his new signings are adjusting to life in a red shirt and if you’ve ever wondered which Rocky film is Jürgen’s favourite look no further!
In our first episode, Liverpool’s number 7 speaks candidly to Peter McDowall & Robbie Fowler about his experiences during 20 years as a Premier League footballer and the changing dynamics of the dressing room. James is also open and frank about the issues he identified upon joining Liverpool from Manchester City in 2015 and explores the milestones in the journey he and the club have been on ever since. From policing the team's fining system, colluding with Nat Phillips to prank a fellow teammate and taking Guiseley AFC to the top of the game on Football Manager, there's so much more to look forward to in our season opener. For more information visit liverpoolfc.com/info/podcasts Audio Production: Liverpool Podcast Studios