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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
SANTA CLARA, USA - Friday, July 29, 2016: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet during a training session ahead of the International Champions Cup 2016 game against AC Milan on day nine of the club's USA Pre-season Tour at the Levi's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Loris Karius' long-term injury gives Simon Mignolet a chance to redeem himself as Liverpool's No. 1 goalkeeper. The Reds' new signing was tipped to challenge...

The Premier League have announced their latest revolutionary idea to assist youth players with the introduction of ‘Premier League 2’—a format which could spark...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, May 5, 2016: Liverpool's James Milner in action against Villarreal during the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Joining Liverpool last summer, James Milner aimed to hold on a regular role in midfield, but his versatility may put paid to that this...
PASADENA, USA - Wednesday, July 27, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp after the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea during the International Champions Cup 2016 game on day seven of the club's USA Pre-season Tour at the Rose Bowl. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With five of Liverpool's nine pre-season games done and dusted, Jurgen Klopp now reaches the business end of the summer. The Reds' most recent outing...
SAN FRANCISCO, USA - Thursday, July 21, 2016: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho takes a cruise to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 to visit the prison on day one of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Reports from California on Monday night over the reasons for Mamadou Sakho leaving the Liverpool training camp early have seen some supporters questioning the...

With Liverpool midway through a gruelling pre-season, there are a number of things for Jurgen Klopp to work on before the new Premier League...
CHICAGO, USA - Sunday, July 27, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the International Champions Cup Group B match against Olympiacos at the Soldier Field Stadium on day seven of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to International Champions Cup (ICC) action this week, and much has changed at Anfield since the Reds last fared in the competition...

Joe Allen has joined Premier League side Stoke City for £13 million, bringing an end to an up-and down Liverpool career. The Welshman's future had...

Big fees for peripheral squad players, buy-back and sell-on clauses, and insisting on 75% playing time for loaned players, Liverpool are playing smart this...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 26, 2015: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho and Emre Can arrive at Anfield before the Premier League match against Aston Villa. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After seeing senior players depart this summer, Liverpool need new leaders to emerge from Jurgen Klopp's new squad. Since Steven Gerrard’s departure a year ago,...

With Liverpool target Ben Chilwell set to sign a new contract at Leicester City, Jurgen Klopp needs to turn his attention to other left-backs. Chilwell...

Liverpool's new purchases look like shrewd acquisitions, but for three current English Reds, it further casts uncertainty over their Anfield futures. Liverpool's gruelling pre-season is...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 14, 2009: Liverpool's magnificent captain Steven Gerrard MBE celebrates scoring his side's second goal, from the penalty spot, to put his side 2-1 up against Manchester United with team-mate Fernando Torres during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In our latest look back at memorable Liverpool seasons of the past, we revisit the 2008/09 campaign, and the Reds' most complete side since...

As Liverpool complete the signing of Newcastle United’s Georginio Wijnaldum, we get the St. James' Park view on the Netherlands international. Wijnaldum’s move to Anfield...

With Georginio Wijnaldum poised to join Liverpool ahead of 2016/17, the midfielder provides a number of tactical options. Wijnaldum is set to become Liverpool’s next...
Sadio Mane vs. Tranmere Rovers Credit: Propaganda

New signing Sadio Mane impressed in Liverpool’s friendly victory at Huddersfield Town, showing flashes of what he will bring to Jurgen Klopp’s attack. The Reds...

Throughout Liverpool's pre-season fixtures so far, Jurgen Klopp has provided a number of tactical cues ahead of 2016/17. As much as there are regular reminders...
HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - Wednesday, July 20, 2016: Liverpool's Marko Grujic celebrates his sides first goal to make the score 1-0 during the Shankly Trophy pre-season friendly match against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Liverpool sealed a 2-0 victory away to Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night, producing a number of talking points as pre-season continues. The Reds' trip to...

Liverpool recorded their fourth straight pre-season victory, with goals from Marko Grujic and Alberto Moreno seeing off Huddersfield Town. Huddersfield Town 0–2 Liverpool Pre-season Friendly –...
Ragnar Klavan

Following Ragnar Klavan's £4.2 million move to Liverpool, the 30-year-old has been tipped to slot in comfortably at Anfield. The Estonian arrives to provide cover...
FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - Wednesday, July 13, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before a friendly match against Fleetwood Town at Highbury Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool fly to California on Thursday, after their fourth domestic friendly against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night, but who doesn't get on the plane...
Estonia's Ragnar Klavan (PA Images)

With Augsburg's Ragnar Klavan joining Liverpool this summer, we take a look at what the experienced defender can bring to Anfield. Klavan became Liverpool’s latest...

A number of Jurgen Klopp’s squad have caught the eye this pre-season, but precedent set in previous summers offers a lesson to bear in...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 3, 2016: Newcastle United's Georginio Wijnaldum in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool pursuing a deal for Newcastle midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, we take a look at what the Dutchman could bring to Anfield. Hours after the...
WIGAN, ENGLAND - Sunday, July 17, 2016: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Wigan Athletic during a pre-season friendly match at the DW Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in their third pre-season outing on Sunday afternoon, in a game that provided a number of positives for Jurgen...
Jurgen Klopp vs. Tranmere Rovers. Credit: Propaganda

As we hurtle toward the 2016/17 season, there is plenty for Liverpool supporters to be optimistic about. Liverpool continue their pre-season preparations throughout the summer,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 30, 2016: Liverpool's Cameron Brannagan in action against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Cameron Brannagan’s Liverpool career started to take off last season, but 2016/17 will be a turning point for the midfielder. The 20-year-old has been a...

With Jurgen Klopp facing an injury crisis in his centre-back ranks this summer, Liverpool will need to seek reinforcements. Klopp was dealt a double blow...

Ahead of Liverpool's trip to California this month, exiled Scouser Alex Malone gives us the insight into what it's like following the Reds from...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel looks dejected after losing 1-0 to Chelsea during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel's eight-and-a-half-year spell at Liverpool has come to an end, and his Reds career was always one that flattered to deceive. The 31-year-old has...