Welcome to the latest edition of First State Kopites. It’s episode 34 of season 3 – a podcast for Liverpool supporters in Delaware and friends of those Liverpool supporters. Thanks for listening on your preferred platform, we are available on ALL of them (and on YouTube).

It’s Paul joined by Enrique, Sean and Daz this week to reflect on our last cup week of the season, and the upcoming Premier League matches.

FA Cup – City get outplayed by the boys in Red: Least important of the remaining games, till it wasn’t Best first half performance ever? Fan bases couldn’t be more different – show some respect to the Hillsborough 97 and their families please. Is ESPN’s coverage getting worse? More time spent on Steffen’s performance than some magnificent performances from Mane, Thiago, Keita, Trent, Kounate, They began their coverage asking whether it was worth the risk of playing Trent at right back….. Chelsea to come – should Rudiger and Azplicueta be mentioned as natural targets for Athleti? Maybe Simeone is trying to move on:)

Planned to start with Benfica – it’s a weird one: 7 changes – some decent performances, Tsimikas, Firmino The high line or the failure to press the passers? Semi final against Villareal – Gerard Moreno update….

Coming up: Man Utd on Tuesday – the podcast will appear tomorrow before the game Everton on Sunday – gotta rotate against that toothless bunch hasn’t he? How much will referees play a part? Concerns about injuries. Minimum of 7 Leagues games and 3 cup games left, Maximum of 11 games.

For sure we’re so glad that Jurgen is a Red. and We’ll be back next week after the Everton game. Thanks to Enrique, Daz and Sean – if you enjoyed the podcast, share it with a friend. Follow us on Twitter – we only tweet and re-tweet from sources we think are credible.

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