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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno celebrates scoring the third goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

His goal against Tottenham got fans reminiscing about John Arne Riise, Andrew Cussen hopes Alberto Moreno is the long-term solution to Liverpool's perennial problem...

New Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli made his hotly anticipated debut in Sunday’s 3-0 victory away to Spurs, with Jack Lusby analysing his performance. Since Mario...

Alex Saldanha charts the progress of Raheem Sterling, the teenage attacker has gone from peripheral youngster to key man in less than a calendar...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno celebrates scoring the third goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool eased to a brilliant win over Spurs at White Hart Lane on Sunday, with a number of players impressing. Henry Jackson rates each...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against AC Milan during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Bank of America Stadium on day thirteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mario Balotelli's arrival could kickstart Liverpool's season, writes Lee Coates. Life is about stories. About characters. Imagine Romeo & Juliet without Mercutio, On the Road...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 11, 2012: Liverpool's Daniel Agger in action against Chelsea during the Premiership match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Daniel Agger's Liverpool career ended on Saturday, completing a return to Brondby. Despite being a very fine servant to the club, his Reds career...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 30, 2014: Liverpool's scoreboard records the 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool face a visit to White Hart Lane to take on Spurs on Sunday, Jack Lusby gets the perspective of Tottenham fan Paul...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 15, 2013: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan celebrates scoring the third goal against Tottenham Hotspur with team-mate Jordan Henderson, Lucas Leiva during the Premiership match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to London to take on Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, looking to return to winning ways at the earliest opportunity. Ben Twelves takes...

Mario Balotelli could make his Liverpool debut at Tottenham on Sunday, Alex Saldanha looks at the options this provides Brendan Rodgers with. After the departure...

Kopblog reflects on the City defeat and looks ahead to the trip to Spurs this weekend, hoping Liverpool can find their attacking spark again. Last...
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, February 24, 2009: Liverpool's players training at the Santiago Bernabeu ahead of the UEFA Champions League First Knock-Out Round against Real Madrid. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the Champions League draw held on Thursday, Liverpool were drawn with Real Madrid, FC Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad in Group B. Jack Lusby...

It has been an extremely productive transfer window for Liverpool, and two more signings in much-needed areas of the pitch would make it the...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Alberto Moreno making his debut for Liverpool in the 3-1 loss away to Manchester City on Monday night, Jack Lusby provides an in-depth...

Jeff Goulding wants to face Borussia Dortmund in this season's Champions League. He reminisces about encounters with German sides during the halcyon era at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premier League match against Southampton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 4-2-2 diamond was successfully used at times by Brendan Rodgers last season, and with Mario Balotelli needing to be accommodated, it should now...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 3rd, 2005: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop sing "You'll never walk alone" before before the UEFA Champions League Semi Final 2nd Leg against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to the Champions League for the first time in five years this season, and will learn their opponents for the 2014/15 campaign...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, April 30, 2012: Manchester City's Mario Balotelli shows off his new hair style, a Mohican dyed yellow, as he warms-up as an unused substitute during the Premiership match against Manchester United at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Will Mario Balotelli prove to be Liverpool's wildcard in the game of poker between the top four this season? Liverpudlian, Ian Clarkson, thinks so. With...

There was much to debate and discuss following Liverpool's 3-1 defeat to Man City on Monday evening, with teething problems apparent in the early...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Javier Manquillo in action against Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A disappointing evening saw Liverpool beaten by Premier League champions Manchester City, and Henry Jackson assesses each Reds player on the night. SIMON MIGNOLET- 6...

We take a look at the backpages and media reactions in wake of Liverpool's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Monday night. Liverpool's defence came...

Mario Balotelli is now officially a Liverpool player, after the club completed a stunning deal to bring the 24-year-old move to Anfield from AC...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 16, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet celebrates after a 3-0 victory over Manchester United during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool head to Man City tonight, the scene of Simon Mignolet's error that allowed Alvaro Negredo to score last season. Rebecca Parry takes a...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012: Manchester City's Mario Balotelli pleads innocence during the Premiership match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers excels in getting the most out of his players, squeezing individuals for everything that they can offer - can he do the...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: AC Milan's Mario Balotelli before the International Champions Cup Group B match against Liverpool at the Bank of America Stadium on day thirteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Much has been said and written about Mario Balotelli's attitude and character, but Joseph Copeland is keen to focus on the footballer. Latest on Balotelli's...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the winning third goal against Manchester City with team-mates captain Steven Gerrard and Jon Flanagan during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League encounter with Manchester City on Monday night, Jack Lusby selects his combined XI from the two sides. Manchester City vs....
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against Manchester City's James Milner during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool head to the Etihad Stadium on Monday night where they face the first mouth-watering clash of the new Premier League season. Ben Twelves...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Monday night's trip to Eastlands to face Manchester City, Jack Lusby talks to Citizens' fan Rob Pollard. Manchester City vs. Liverpool. Etihad...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 30, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel celebrates his side's 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The latest Monday Night Football debate saw Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville discuss the modern back four. Here, Jack Lusby asks if Liverpool are...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 6, 2012: Manchester City's Mario Balotelli, Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero and Matija Nastasic complain at referee Peter Rasmussen after the UEFA Champions League Group D match against AFC Ajax at City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

Much of the resistance to Liverpool’s imminent signing of Mario Balotelli revolves around his reputation as a trouble maker. Neil Poole has a look...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 15, 2013: Liverpool's captain captain Steven Gerrard in action against Tottenham Hotspur's Sandro Raniere during the Premiership match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Bullock provides some compelling reasons why Liverpool will not "do a Tottenham" this season despite losing their star player and bringing in many...