Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Pedro Chirivella during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The performances of a number of Liverpool's young talents in Tuesday's 2-1 FA Cup defeat to West Ham United proved they are fit for the Premier League.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke and Lucas Leiva look dejected as West Ham United score a late extra-time winner to seal a 2-1 victory during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ben Twelves witnessed Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool exiting the FA Cup with a last-gasp loss to the Hammers at Upton Park.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva gives a thumbs up during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool lost 2-1 to West Ham in heartbreaking fashion on Tuesday evening.

There are plenty of things Jurgen Klopp must address at Liverpool this summer.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 13, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action during the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. (Pic by James Maloney/Propaganda)

As the Reds prepare to take on West Ham United in the FA Cup, we take a look at how Liverpool could line up for their fourth-round replay.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - Friday, January 22, 2016: Liverpool's goalkeeper Danny Ward warms up before the Premiership match against Norwich City at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Simon Mignolet's consistently poor performances in the Liverpool goal are now beyond repair.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 6, 2016: Sunderland's goal-scorer Jermain Defoe celebrates the 2-2 draw against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another weekend of Premier League action brought surprise results and an Anfield protest, with much to debate as the season rumbles on.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 17, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and first-team development coach Pepijn Lijnders before the Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Kloppaganda)

Highly regarded Dutch coach Pepijn Lijnders took media duties in Jurgen Klopp's absence on Saturday and could be in front of the press again on Monday ahead of the trip to West Ham.

There seems to be a divide on what is, to me anyway, something that should unite us, writes Chris Williams.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 6, 2016: Liverpool's scoreboard records the 2-2 draw with Sunderland during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Season ticket holder Jeff Goulding shares his feelings from Anfield on Saturday - the conversations that took place and the debate from both sides.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 6, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against Sunderland during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another strong performance from Roberto Firmino up front in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Sunderland pointed to a bright future for the Brazilian.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 6, 2016: Liverpool supporters protest with a banner "FAO FSG Enough is Enough" from the Spirit of Shankly group before the Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The team showed no fight but thousands of those in the stands did, writes Sachin Nakrani.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 6, 2016: Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre as fans protest against ticket prices behind him before the Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was an afternoon that saw as much focus on the off-pitch action as that on the field of play at Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 6, 2016: Liverpool supporters protest with black flags and banners "Football without fans is nothing" before the Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

An eventful afternoon at Anfield saw a number of talking points emerge, with Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Sunderland overshadowed by a mass exodus of protesting supporters.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 6, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action against Sunderland during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Some sloppy defending saw Liverpool let a two-goal lead slip against Sunderland on Saturday afternoon, and here we rate each player's output.
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With Alex Teixeira shunning the interest of Liverpool in favour of a move to China, Jurgen Klopp would be wise to draw up a list of alternatives.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's Joe Allen celebrates scoring the third equalising goal against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line up his Liverpool side for Saturday’s clash against struggling Sunderland.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 25, 2010: Liverpool's supporters on the Spion Kop stage a protest against the club's American owners Tom Hicks and George N. Gillett Jr. after the Premiership match against Sunderland at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Season ticket holder Jeff Goulding provides a response to the skeptics bemoaning the planned protest on Saturday at Anfield.

Liverpool host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday (3pm) in a month that sees the Reds compete in four different competitions.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premier League match against Leicester City at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As we prepare for another weekend of Premier League action, here are five predictions.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 3, 2013: Liverpool fans protest against high ticket prices with a banner '£nough is £nough [Enough is Enough]' during the Premiership match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding explains why he'll be walking out on 77 minutes on Saturday, and the importance of the ticket price protest and why it matters.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren in action against Leicester City's Jamie Vardy during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have gone five hours without a goal and this drought with the striker situation leaves optimism waning.

Liverpool's defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday once again outlined how far the Reds have fallen.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Leicester City's Jamie Vardy scores the second goal against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a busy cup weekend, the Premier League returned for a midweek jaunt, as Leicester City underlined their title credentials by demolishing Liverpool.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp inspects the pitch before the Premier League match against Leicester City at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A tired, disinterested display from Liverpool away to Leicester City effectively wrote off their league hopes, with a heavy focus on cup endeavours required.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Leicester City's Jamie Vardy scores the second goal against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool slumped to an all too predictable defeat to Claudio Ranieri’s league leaders at the King Power Stadium.

Liverpool lost 2-0 at Leicester City on Tuesday.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, October 22, 2015: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry and Director Michael Gordon before the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against Rubin Kazan at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LFC's new ticket prices will only exacerbate a problem when FSG could have begun to reverse it.

Jurgen Klopp will welcome an old adversary to the Premier League next season, with Pep Guardiola named as the next Man City manager.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne in action against Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of the Reds’ trip to top of the table Leicester on Tuesday night, we take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line...