Coral sponsored Racing Post podcast on Klopp and Euro qualifiers


Bruce Millington presents another edition the Racing Post podcast “Postcast”, proudly sponsored by Coral, and this week’s main football issues surround Liverpool and the final Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Joined by our very own John Hill, this week’s panel is completed by Mark Langdon and James Milton, with the big question being how will things be at Anfield under prospective new boss Jurgen Klopp?

Will the German gaffer be as successful without the benefits of the Bundesliga winter break? How long will Klopp need to change the Reds’ style to his own after more than three years under Brendan Rodgers?

Other issues the panel discuss include the seeming demise of defending Premier League champions Chelsea. Has age finally caught up to Jose Mourinho’s squad? What now for managerless and struggling Sunderland, and can firm favourite to take over Sam Allardyce keep them up?

Have Manchester United’s defence been overachieving, and was the 3-0 loss to Arsenal a reality check for Louis van Gaal? Is it a question of when rather if Tim Sherwood leaves Aston Villa this season?

Away from Premier League topics, lifelong Rochdale fan John Hill looks at who the value bet is for League One promotion.

Moving onto to international football, the panel also ponder whether England boss Roy Hodgson is biased towards picking players from big clubs following the late call-up of Tottenham winger Andros Townsend over in-form Crystal Palace counterpart Wilfried Zaha?

Away from the Three Lions and their Estonia encounter, the other Home Nations feature. Can Northern Ireland beat fallen Greece without suspended striker Kyle Lafferty after his heroics during the campaign to date? With Wales on the verge of reaching Euro 2016, will the Bosnia battle be their historic qualification or is Chris Coleman waiting for the easier Andorra encounter at home?

Scotland and the Republic of Ireland’s situation in qualifying Group D forms a juicy topic with all the permutations discussed. Will Scotland play not to lose against Poland with their Celtic rivals hosting World Cup winners Germany?

To view this and previous editions of “Postcast”, visit Soundcloud.

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