The Red Debate

The Red Debate
Welcome to The Red Debate, the podcast for debating all things Liverpool Football Club 🔴

The Red Debate title winning special
Jul 2 • 28 min
We’ve done it, Reds. Liverpool are Premier League Champions. Chris & Tom debate the moments of the season, the player of the year, the future and what the title means to them.
The title winning Reds
Jun 25 • 39 min
The football’s finally back & the Reds are back to making it look easy. Tom & Chris discuss the Palace romp, departing players, potential incomings & the big one……number 19. Recorded just before Chelsea beat City and we won the title!
Post-Chelsea Blues
Mar 3 • 24 min
Tom & Chris chat post-Chelsea defeat. We debate performances, the result, upcoming fixtures and Chelsea.
Liverpool from afar, Gerrard at Rangers and the Celtic connection
Feb 12 • 56 min
The view of Liverpool from afar, Gerrard at Rangers, Rodgers, VVD and Scottish football, and a bit about Atletico. John Meighan joins Chris to chat about being a Celtic fan, just how good this Liverpool team is and Scottish football in general.
The Red Debate - Debate special
Feb 5 • 27 min
Right, we’re back…. sort of. We recorded this episode bloody ages ago. Some of you may notice the reference to the Everton game - yep, the mad 5-2 at Anfield when Big Div scored a brace. We recorded it just before that game. Anyway, we were joined by…
The Reds leave it (very) late at Villa Park
Nov 2, 2019 • 22 min
The mentality monsters are at it again. Jurgen Klopp’s relentless Reds snatch victory from the jaws of defeat with late goals from Robertson & Mané. Three HUGE points for Liverpool, six points clear with City next…
10 games in, the big one yet to come
Oct 29, 2019 • 28 min
Things are getting pretty exciting now. These Reds are bloody mustard. These Reds are ruthless. Three points against Spurs, a chance to see some of the squad against Arsenal, some big decisions to make for Villa and then the big one. The really big one.…
Manchester United (a)
Oct 16, 2019 • 25 min
A monumental fixture in the Premier League calendar, whatever the landscape. The current one looks healthier than ever from our perspective, but how do we see it playing out? Tom & Chris preview the game, looking back at some iconic moments from years…
Post-Salzburg: A 7-goal thriller
Oct 2, 2019 • 25 min
A 7-goal thriller with bones to pick out… Following a tense 4-3 win against Salzburg, Tom, Chris and Ollie discuss the key talking points in the game, moments of magic, moments of sloppiness, Joe Gomez and Adrian.
Gini Wijnaldum, the England boys & Raggy Klavan.
Sep 10, 2019 • 22 min
Tom & Chris talk around these 3 topics, going off in various football tangents. Can you tell we’re not that arsed about the international break?! Tune in to hear about Gini’s rampant form, LFC internationals and cult heroes.
Jurgen’s 12 from 12 Reds
Sep 3, 2019 • 41 min
The Reds sit pretty at the top as we break for the internationals. Tom and Chris chat the league so far, Liverpool’s tweaked approach, big Joel Matip, a congested September and other recent LFC events.
On the brink of 19/20
Aug 7, 2019 • 54 min
The Red Debate chat the 19/20 season, wrap up the summer transfer window and make their LFC predictions on the season ahead.
The Summer Transfers Special
Jul 10, 2019 • 44 min
Tom & Chris discuss transfers. The Reds are yet to make major moves, with Liverpool-based journalists putting fires out left, right & centre whilst their European counterparts re-light them. What does this fantastic squad actually need? Who can the boys…
As if we’re here again…. CL final preview
May 30, 2019 • 27 min
Jurgen’s called this the best team he’s led into a cup final, but is he going to lead them back home with number 6? We talk on various tangents about Madrid ‘19 and Liverpool’s second consecutive shot at the Champions League trophy.
Champions League QF draw - reaction show
Mar 15, 2019 • 18 min
The Reds are going back to Porto, last season’s last 16 opponents, for this year’s Quarter Finals
Premier League Liverpool managers - From Souness to Klopp
Feb 22, 2019 • 53 min
We have a chat about Liverpool’s managers of the Premier League era. Starting with Souness and wrapping up with our thoughts on the mighty Jurgen Klopp, we cover Houiller, the return of King Kenny, Chris’ unrelenting love for Brendan Rodgers, and Rafa.
Bayern (h) preview
Feb 15, 2019 • 24 min
The Reds are back in Champions League action on Tuesday as they face the mighty Bayern Munich. We discuss the defence, Bayern’s possible approach and predictions
Post-West Ham thoughts
Feb 6, 2019 • 25 min
Tom & Chris talk West Ham, the upcoming Bournemouth game, current injuries and the threat of Man City.
A trip down memory lane
Jan 23, 2019 • 33 min
The Red Debate takes on our first ever video podcast with a trip down memory lane, from the highs to the lows, the funny moments, best memories and more. It’s bloody good being a Liverpool fan isn’t it? Check out our sponsors:
Palace (h) preview podcast
Jan 16, 2019 • 20 min
The agenda is obviously the Palace game, but we slide off on the usual tangents and cover all sorts from injuries, squad depth, pressure and a certain hungover Anfield memory.
The Red Debate - Man City end the unbeaten run
Jan 3, 2019 • 19 min
Liverpool lose for the first time & concede 2 for the first time in the league this season against a marvellous City side. With emotions still running high, we discuss a few key aspects of the game.
Liverpool 5, Arsenal 1
Dec 29, 2018 • 29 min
Liverpool finish 2018 top of the league (with a bit of breathing space) thanks to a comfortable 5-1 win against Arsenal. Fun this isn’t it?
LOAN WATCH: Harry Wilson
Dec 18, 2018 • 13 min
We talk Harry Wilson & hear from Derby County podcast, Steve Bloomer’s Washing.
Liverpool 3, Manchester United 1
Dec 16, 2018 • 23 min
The mighty Reds have crushed Mourinho’s miserable United and returned to the top of the league. Here’s our take on how the game played out.
The Red Debate - No agenda, just football
Dec 16, 2018 • 22 min
If you want to hear a couple of LFC fans chatting football, chaired by a passionate neutral, this one is for you. Listen out for Ryan Babel, young player of a youth tournament, Aquilani and more.
January transfer window special
Dec 14, 2018 • 23 min
Silly season is nearly upon us! We’re sitting pretty in the league & through to the last 16 in the Champions League, but will Jurgen use the market this January? We explore possible requirements & improvements. Will we get a defender in to tide us over?…
The Red Debate - The season so far
Dec 13, 2018 • 31 min
Into the last 16 of the Champions League and top of the Premier League, The Red Debate discuss the season so far.
JURGEN’S WORDS: Pre-match press conference - Burnley (a)
Dec 4, 2018 • 14 min
Listen to Jurgen Klopp’s press conference ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Turf Moor on Wednesday night (5/12/18)
Jurgen’s Words: Red Star Belgrade
Nov 7, 2018 • 7 min
Jurgen’s Words: The first in our series of press conference podcasts. Here we hear from Jurgen Klopp after the abject 2-0 defeat away at Red Star Belgrade.
Naby Keita - a successful start or underwhelming so far?
Oct 24, 2018 • 33 min
The Red Debate boys go head to head on Naby Keita. A successful start or underwhelming so far? Plus, how are the Reds going to get on in the Champions League against Red Star? Follow us on Twitter @thereddebate.
LOAN WATCH: Rangers special with @RangersRetroPod - Gerrard, Kent, Ejaria
Oct 20, 2018 • 20 min
For this episode we touch base with James from the excellent @RangersRetroPod. James talks Rangers, Steven Gerrard, Ryan Kent & Ovie Ejaria. If you haven’t checked out the Rangers Retro Podcast then we’d encourage you to do so. Enjoy
The Red Debate - Suarez v Salah
Oct 8, 2018 • 38 min
We go nostalgic, optimistic & hopefully realistic as we discuss the merits of two truly top class players.
The Red Debate - Sturridge saves the day
Oct 3, 2018 • 29 min
The mighty Reds salvaged a point at Chelsea after a Danny Sturridge screamer. The Red Debate’s Tom Verghese and Chelsea fan Oli Major discuss the key points from the game.
The Red Debate - Hazard magic ends Carabao hopes
Sep 26, 2018 • 41 min
The Reds are out of the Carabao Cup thanks to a moment of magic from Eden Hazard, but how did the new signings and squad players get on?
The Red Debate - Chelsea and the Carabao Cup preview
Sep 26, 2018 • 31 min
We’re en route to Anfield to watch the Reds take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup. The Red Debate boys discuss the lineups, importance of the cup and what it might means for our season. Plus a special mention for Harry Wilson.
The Red Debate - Success or Not: Albert Riera
Sep 12, 2018 • 24 min
Bert Riera, a man with an interesting and highly amusing back story, a wand of a left foot, and a Premier League runner up… But was he an Anfield success or not? The Red Debate boys discuss, share some funny stories, and pick their favourite Riera moment.
The Red Debate - Leicester, Hendo and marginal gains
Sep 4, 2018 • 45 min
We headed back to the mailbag for our three main discussion topics following our 2-1 win at The King Power stadium. We pick the bones out of our performance, talk Henderson & his new contract and then ‘throw in’ a bit of discussion about our newest member…
The Red Debate - Season so far, Brighton and personnel
Aug 29, 2018 • 23 min
The Reds are top after three games and the boys are back debating whether rotation is needed, who should start against Leicester, how the new signings are getting on and what they think of the season so far.
Premier League 18/19 prediction show
Aug 28, 2018 • 53 min
Welcome back to The Red Debate for what is our (overdue) Premier League 18/19 season prediction show. Hosting this episode is Tom Verghese, joined by Adam Davey & Joe Pickover.
The Red Debate - Daniel Sturridge
Jul 25, 2018 • 37 min
Danny’s got us giddy reminiscing again with his pre-season form & the recent revelation that he’s going to stay and play a part for us in 18/19. Here we discuss how much of a part that may become. A talent, undoubtedly, talking his best bits, it’s hard…
The Red Debate - The World Cup so far / early Melwood thoughts
Jul 5, 2018 • 41 min
As the World Cup boils down to the remaining 8 teams, we touch on the performances of the Liverpool contingent and move on to discussing pre-season at Melwood.
The Red Debate - Naby Keita Day
Jul 1, 2018 • 38 min
Naby Keita’s at Melwood & he’s got our Stevie’s famous number 8 on his back. In this episode, we chat Naby, taking various tangential routes around the spectrum of football, all the while getting ourselves more and more excited to watch him play for us.
The Red Debate - Emre Can
Jun 21, 2018 • 34 min
Emre finally draws a line under his Liverpool career after a season of will-he-won’t-he? We discuss one of our most debated Liverpool players in recent seasons, looking at his best moments, his best attributes & what we think the future holds for him and…
The Red Debate - England v Tunisia reaction
Jun 18, 2018 • 15 min
The Red Debate boys are joined by Portsmouth fan, Adam Davey, and United fan, Tom Culhane, to discuss the last minute England win against Tunisia in their World Cup opener.
The Red Debate - Fekir, Shaqiri, Alisson
Jun 14, 2018 • 28 min
As the World Cup begins, we talk LFC transfers and who we are likely to sign. We digest the Fekir saga, talk Shaqiri and discuss goalkeepers. It was never going to be straightforward now, was it?
The Red Debate - World Cup Preview
Jun 14, 2018 • 36 min
We’re joined for this World Cup preview by Charlton fan & all round football fanatic, @jamesmckinven. How will England fare? Do we even care? Which teams/players will we be keeping a close eye on & expecting big things from in Russia?
The Red Debate - Fabinho’s in
May 30, 2018 • 23 min
Fabinho’s a Liverpool player then. Came out of nowhere, didn’t it? No sooner were we back from Kiev than Michael Edwards was firing off emails and calls to seal a deal for the 24 year old Brazilian from Monaco for around €45m late on Monday. Listen to our…
The Red Debate - CL final preview
May 22, 2018 • 64 min
We’re in the Champions League final, Reds. Didn’t think we’d be saying that at the start of the season, did we? For our preview podcast we’ve debated the routes to the final, key areas of the pitch & the one Madrid player we’d like to be missing. We hear…
The Red Debate
May 17, 2018 • 61 min
Welcome to our very first episode of The Red Debate. In our opener, we cover an in-depth review of the current squad, this season’s transfers and possible transfers in the future, and the youth prospects we are most excited by. Allez, allez, allez. Follow…