Indy Football Podcast: Wayne Rooney, Copa Libertadores and assessing Jurgen Klopp’s time at Liverpool

On today’s show Jack Pitt-Brooke stays in caretaker charge and he is joined by chief football writer Miguel Delaney and ESPN’s Liam Twomey.

One third of the way into the Premier League season, they discuss the clearer distinctions of the Premier League table and whether Manchester City will start to pull away at the top. Is it unfair to judge Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool if they cannot catch them? Does he have to win the title to be a success there? And are Liverpool – like their rivals – waiting until Guardiola eventually steps aside in 2020 or 2021?

This is the international fortnight and so attention moves onto the Wayne Rooney Foundation International at Wembley on Thursday night. Is it a nice tribute to a great player? Or is it an embarrassing devaluing of what it means to play for England? And if Rooney is devaluing what it means to play for England, then what about all the other, lesser players to wear the shirt in recent years?

Then after the international break is the second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors, which Miguel is flying out for. He tells us what to expect and the special status the Libertadores still enjoys.

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