Howard Webb, Steven Gerrard, and Manchester United ruined King Kenny Dalglish’s return to the Liverpool bench, the Reds bowing out of the FA Cup after their 1-0 loss at Old Trafford. Regardless, the departure of Roy Hodgson from Anfield was the weekend’s big news, the former manager leaving the club by mutual consent on Saturday. On today’s edition of the EPL Talk podcast, we’ll talk about the return of a legend and what it means for Liverpool, going forward.
In addition, we’ll be discussing the weekend’s FA Cup action – the third round, seeing all 20 Premier League teams involved. Though Liverpool and Newcastle have gone out (and Arsenal and Manchester City having replays to contend with), the third round of Cup action failed to produce a Leeds over Manchester United-esque upset, with Stevenage FC’s clenched right hand holding the most notable scalp (while punching their own players with it). With Sunday’s fourth round draw failing to produce any headline-grabbing ties, this year’s FA Cup has gotten off to a slow start. We’ll briefly have the obligatory “does any of it matter” conversation before moving on to other affairs.
Edin Dzeko is a gone deal at Manchester City, while David Beckham will be a Spur in spirit only, released only for training with Tottenham. Beyond those notes, a little Steve Sidwell, and a Kyle Walker loan, the opening to the trasnfer window is mimicking FA Cup again. While we will talk about the signings, loans and rumors, we’re going to need your help more than ever.
What do you want discussed on this edition of the EPL Talk podcast? The show is always better when you’re guiding the content, so please use the comments, Twitter, email and the UStream chat room (after the jump) to let us know where to go.
Come 10 p.m. BST, 5 p.m. EST, the show will be streaming live via EPL Talk’s Ustream page, with in-line player and chatroom embedded after the jump. Come back then to heckle and haggle, prompt and probe as the regular EPL Talk crew reviews the weekend that was.
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