Blood Red: Liverpool's unsurpassed character and the game City will have been fearing

You should know the drill by now - our first Blood Red podcast of the week arrives on a Monday. But this is no ordinary week and this is no ordinary season - one look at the Premier League table is testament to that. It is a table topped by Liverpool after their latest last-gasp victory, 3-2 at Rafa Benitez's Newcastle United on Saturday night. Divock Origi's late winner sparked wild celebrations in the travelling Kop housed up in the Gods at St James' Park and in the Reds fan base worldwide. But that will be eclipsed if Leicester City, and a certain Brendan Rodgers, can do Liverpool a huge favour and take points off second-placed Manchester City. Therefore, rather than put out Blood Red on Monday afternoon, only for it to be almost automatically dated, we have recorded a day earlier to look back on the win over Newcastle and look ahead to Leicester's trip to the Etihad. Ian Doyle was on reporting duty for the ECHO on Tyneside and so hands over his hosting duties to Sean Bradbury, who had a very good reason for not watching all of the game. They are joined by Connor Dunn, who was able to watch the game thanks to a very understanding girlfriend. And what a game it was, and one which Ian believes demonstrated the one thing the Reds definitely have over City, despite all their riches and depths of talent. Ian also expresses his admiration for a Newcastle player he reckons could do a job for Liverpool while Connor questions what must be going through City manager's Pep Guardiola's head. The panel debate what the future holds for Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri, who set up the Belgian's winner, rubbish the theory that the Reds are lucky, wonder whether Jurgen Klopp should rest players for the Champions League semi-final second leg v Barcelona (we'll be doing a Blood Red on the day of that match), and give reason for optimism regarding Leicester's chances against City. Enjoy.

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