Matt Ladson

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Co-founder of This Is Anfield. Writer for Bleacher Report and Metro newspaper.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 18, 2014: Manchester City's Martin Demichelis in action against FC Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are preparing for life after Luis Suarez after initial talks with Barcelona were described as "productive" - the question now becoming whether or...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 21, 2013: Southampton's Adam Lallana in action against Liverpool during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have, according to the latest reports, submitted a final "take it or leave it" offer of £25 million for Adam Lallana. While most supporters...

The majority of Liverpool supporters have welcomed the news of Rickie Lambert's imminent arrival with perspective and balance, able to see how much sense...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 7, 2013: Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We speak to Spanish football expert and Liverpool supporter Guillem Balague to discuss Brendan Rodgers, the transfer committee, coaching, and the cycles of football...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 28, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers substitutes Jon Flanagan during the 222nd Merseyside Derby Premiership match against Everton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has praised young full-back Jon Flanagan and reports on Friday suggest the 21-year-old is to be rewarded for his good...
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 1, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers salutes the travelling supporters as his side beat Southampton 3-0 during the Premiership match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

No longer is the suggestion that Brendan Rodgers has no plan B remotely valid, Liverpool are a side who have great tactical variation and...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 15, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Reports on Monday suggest Liverpool are finally read to bid for Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah, but they really should be finding players for positions...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 5, 2003: Liverpool's manager Ge?rard Houllier walks out to face Manchester United during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Modern football "supporters" often have a very acid tongue, choosing to remember the worst - effectively re-writing history to suit their agenda. More often than...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 21, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against Southampton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's been a strange start to the season for Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool and already the manager is talking about the January transfer window. Think Brendan...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match against Notts County at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool needed extra-time to edge past lower league opposition in the League Cup at Anfield on Tuesday night - despite Brendan Rodgers opting for...

It may only have been a pre-season friendly but Saturday's match at Preston provided plenty of talking points and perhaps raised some interesting questions...
Luis Suarez

"Chelsea plan £34m Suarez raid on Liverpool after bookies stop bets on Arsenal move" - welcome to silly season. The time when newspapers turn...
Brendan Rodgers

We take a look at how, regardless of Luis Suarez's future, Liverpool can and will have an extremely strong attacking quartet at their disposal...

As the season comes to a close, and with it Brendan Rodgers' first season in charge at Liverpool, the debate about the success of...

"Liverpool plan to bring Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso back in £8.5m deal" - you can't avoid the speculation, and according to reports there is...

Daniel Sturridge's arrival at Liverpool last month brought a whole new dimension to the team, finally providing an attacking outlet that was missing for...

When you think about transfer flops it's easy to remember the likes of Djimi Traore, Milan Jovanovic, Andriy Voronin and Frode Kippe. But those...
Steven Gerrard, Liverpool Captain

Sunday's stalemate at Swansea saw another indifferent performance from Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard. It's fair to say that Gerrard has struggled so far this season...
Brendan Rodgers

The wisdom of Brendan Rodgers' team selection last night can only be judged after Sunday's Merseyside derby. Fair enough, it was important to get a...
The Kop

Monday's confirmation that Liverpool are now seeking to remain at Anfield is a stark contrast to the lavish plans put forward for a new...

Brendan Rodgers will place priority on Sunday's Premier League home match with Man United as his side travel to Switzerland for their first Europa League group match against Young Boys of Bern on Thursday.
Brendan Rodgers

We had the privilege to meet Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and speak directly with him as he discussed a wide range of topics in a candid and intelligent discussion this week.

Brendan Rodgers said he needed a "minimum" of three forwards, he has been left with two following the failure to sign Clint Dempsey.

A worrying lack of attacking options as the transfer window closes with no signings being made, having missed out on Clint Dempsey.

Reports on Monday that Liverpool would sell defender Daniel Agger if a bid of the right price comes in have been met with much derision among Liverpool supporters.

Liverpool's reported interest in American forward Clint Dempsey this week has been met with much derision by certain "Liverpool supporters".

This Is Anfield's Matt Ladson discusses the use of technology in football and why the governing body's resistance to such change has hindered the sport.

Pepe Reina's ban leaves Alexander Doni or Brad Jones to take his place, but neither have made a first-team appearance this season.

Kenny Dalglish's excuse of tiredness due to 3 games in 6 days may be valid, but the blame should be placed firmly at his door.

Sunday's victory at Wembley means Dirk Kuyt has finally got the medal his six years of Liverpool Football Club services have deserved.
OSLO, NORWAY - Wednesday, August 7, 2013: Liverpool's Fabio Borini looks dejected after missing a chance against Valerenga during a preseason friendly match at the Ullevaal Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Fabio Borini turning down a move away from Merseyside on transfer deadline day, Jack Lusby asks where the striker now stands at Liverpool. Perhaps...