Poetry in Motion: Keeping the faith in Liverpool's 'difficult' summer - and the Coutinho and Torres lessons to be learned


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After checking that - yes - Liverpool are still champions of Europe, and after giving Donald Trump and Boris Johnson a good kicking, Neil Fitzmaurice gets your latest Poetry in Motion podcast under way, joined by his regular sidekicks Joe Rimmer and Caoimhe O'Neill. The first item on the agenda are transfers and the strange position Liverpool find themselves in this summer. But while the Reds have yet to make their first big-money buy, they have completed the signing of teenage Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg, a deal the panel believe underlines why Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards know exactly what they're doing, and which proves the strides the club has made in recent years. But while the message is 'have faith' amidst a frenzy for deals, should another striker be a top priority? Especially when Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino could be playing into July with their respective national teams? Fitzy, Joe and Caoimhe discuss that before laughing off reports linking Salah with Real Madrid, talking Rafa Benitez's departure from Newcastle United, and remembering the time Fernando Torres left Liverpool and why, like Philippe Coutinho, it proved the grass is definitely not always greener. There is a further example of why the Reds have messed with Barcelona's heads before Fitzy closes the show with a lovely tribute to his late cousin John O'Leary, the outstanding grassroots footballer whose passing touched many, including Kop legends Phil Thompson and Terry McDermott. RIP John.

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