Weekend Review: Andy Kelly, James Pearce and Ian Herbert discuss Liverpool’s defeat to Crystal Palace
23rd March 2017
It's the international break.
It's tough to get through if your life revolves around a Liverpool game most weekends.
But we thought of the perfect antidote.
James Pearce travelled to Munich earlier this week to spend some time with Xabi Alonso.
Although it was an interview planned since January, it was fortuitous timing as we spoke to Xabi not long after he had confirmed his decision to retire from the game at the end of the season.
Few players are held in such affection by Liverpool supporters and the feeling is clearly mutual as Alonso talks James through his plans to bring his son to Anfield as soon as possible, his decision to walk away from the game he loves and the rollercoaster of emotions he went through during his Anfield career.
There's insight into his years at Real Madrid and his hopes of signing off at Bayern Munich with a landmark treble.
It's an absolute treat and it's all yours.
9th March 2017
There's growing excitement among Liverpool supporters about the crop of youngsters who are beginning to emerge from the Academy.
This year we've seen 18-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold cement a position as back up to Nathaniel Clyne and offer hope that he could go on to have a successful first team career.
Ben Woodburn, 17, became the club's youngest ever goalscorer in that wonderful moment at the Kop end against Leeds in the EFL Cup last October.
Hopes are high he can make the breakthrough too while it took injury to stop Ovie Ejaria's progression.
And back at Kirkby there's another batch of young hopefuls making names for themselves.
Reds U18s boss Neil Critchley chats to Anfield Extra about the season which has just completed its League stage before heading into an eight-team play-off to determine a champion.
He talks about some of the players who have emerged, the continuing search for improvements and the arrival of Steven Gerrard.
There's insight into the likes of Rhian Brewster, Glen McAuley and Liam Millar, as well as many more.
If this is Liverpool's Next Generation, this is what you need to know so far.