Liverpool has snapped a three derby losing streak to Manchester United, with strong performances from Dirk Kuyt, Luis Su
Liverpool has snapped a three derby losing streak to Manchester United, with strong performances from Dirk Kuyt, Luis Suárez and Raúl Meireles leading the Reds to a 3-1 victory over their rivals. On this edition of the EPL Talk Podcast, myself, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Laurence McKenna talk about the Red Devils disappointing performance, what it means for the title race, and what the derby victory tells us about the state of Liverpool football.
We also talk about the rest of the weekend results, a difficult weekend for the league’s officials, the increasingly tight relegation battle, as well as mid-week action, where we have two Premier League fixtures along with the second leg of Champions League Round of 16 action – Arsenal at Barcelona, and Spurs home to Milan.
That along with your feedback and questions on this, the weekend review edition of the EPL Talk podcast.
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Angelo Ogbonna headed home in stoppage time of extra time as West Ham United stunned a youthful Liverpool team 2-1 in Tuesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay at Upton Park. Philippe Coutinho’s clever free-kick had cancelled out Michail Antonio’s volleyed opener for West Ham and the game was seconds from a […]
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NBC Sports has released a promotional video to build up the momentum ahead of Sunday’s Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City. The Foxes take on the Gunners in a game that will be televised live across the United States on NBCSN beginning at 7am ET (pre-match coverage begins […]
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