Liverpool unlikely to sign defender in January & Rooney in the frame for Derby job
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Mark Chapman and David Ornstein are joined by The Athletic's Simon Hughes with an update on Liverpool's January transfer plans as it appears they are unlikely to move for a defender despite their mounting injury concerns at the back.

Elsewhere Ryan Conway takes us inside the unravelling of Philip Cocu's Derby after the Dutchman left the club on Saturday, including insight into the chances of Wayne Rooney ending up in the hotseat.

There is also news of a potential contract dispute for Adama Traore at Wolves, Man Utd targeting Portugese defender David Carmo, plus we hear from former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini.

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Greatest Games: Borussia Dortmund 3 Fortuna Koln 1, 1986
On this episode of Greatest Games, Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller are joined by Uli Hesse as they remember the 1985-86 Bundesliga relegation/promotion playoff which could’ve seen Borussia Dortmund drop out of the top-flight. Uli, Jonathan and Marcus discuss the troubles facing of German football in the 80s, the remarkable desperate situation Borussia Dortmund found themselves in and the chaotic scenes which helped ensure their survival. About the panel: Jonathan Wilson ( founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to a number of publications including the Guardian and Sports Illustrated as well as having authored  Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.  Marcus Speller ( is a host of the Football Ramble podcast as well as Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers. Marcus also regularly hosts our live Q&A events across the country alongside Jonathan. Uli Hesse is an author and journalist who has written extensively on German football, with books including Tor! The Story of German Football, Bayern: Creating a Global Superclub and Building the Yellow Wall: The Incredible Rise and Cult Appeal of Borussia Dortmund. Subscribe to our quarterly magazine:  Twitter:  Facebook:  Instagram:
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