Sensational Syria and do Liverpool really need Coutinho?

Sep 06, 2017, 12:35 PM

In our latest podcast Ian McCourt is joined by the Onefootball newsroom's Dan Burke and Lewis Ambrose

They start by getting their teeth into the international break and the miracle that is the Syrian national team. In case you have not heard, despite the incredibly difficult conditions in their home country, they have managed to pull off one of the miracles of world football.

After that, they talk England's physiologists, Germany and what their so-called supporters were doing in Prague before they breakdown just why Mesut Özil is so much better for his country than he is for Arsenal.

With that done, it's time to preview the biggest game of the weekend: Manchester City v Liverpool. That means talk of Sergio Agüero v Jesus, why Coutinho's return may be a bad thing for Liverpool and where the Ox will fit in to Jürgen Klopp's side. (Oh, and is Ben Woodburn going to be the greatest player ever?)

And there is more. The pod's Serie A specialist – Nima Tavallaey from Sempre Inter – phones in to explain what is going on with the football giant at the moment, why Gigi Buffon is still the man between the sticks for Italy and

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