Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Southampton's Sadio Mane in action against Liverpool during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's imminent signing of Southampton's Sadio Mane isn't yet proving to be universally popular, but past evidence suggests there is no reason to be...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015: Flags and banners on the Spion Kop before the Premier League match against Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the summer break offering plenty of time to reflect, we take a trip down memory lane with a look back at Liverpool FC’s...
Liverpool's new signings back row (l to r) Erik Meijer, Sander Westerveld, Vladimir Smicer, Titi Camara and front row (l to r) Sammi Hyypia, coach Phil Thompson and manager Gerard Houllier and Stephane Henchoz - Picture by: Michael Steele / EMPICS Sport

19 players were handed their debut at Liverpool in 2015/16, including five on the opening day against Stoke City - but the record number...
TOULOUSE, FRANCE - Monday, June 20, 2016: Wales' Joe Allen in action against Russia during the final Group B UEFA Euro 2016 Championship match at Stadium de Toulouse. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following on from Ben Twelves' assessment of Liverpool's England stars' performances so far at Euro 2016, he now takes a look at how the...
England's Daniel Sturridge, front, celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Wales at the Bollaert stadium in Lens, France, Thursday, June 16, 2016. Behind are Marcus Rashford, left, and Jamie Vardy. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

As the European Championships take a brief pause ahead of the last-16 stage, we take a look at how the tournament has unfolded so...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson in action against Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The criticism that came Jordan Henderson's way after England's 0-0 draw with Slovakia was both bizarre and distasteful, and proof of the biased, stubborn...
Picture by: CROFT MALCOLM CROFT / PA Archive/Press Association Images A FERRY MAKES ITS WAY ACROSS THE MERSEY IN LIVERPOOL. BACKGROUND IS THE LIVER BUILDING

The UK has a referendum on Thursday to determine whether the country should leave or remain in the EU. So what would “Brexit” do...

We take a look at back at seven former Liverpool players who were deemed the final piece of the Reds jigsaw upon their Merseyside...
Picture by: Tim Goode / PA Wire/Press Association Images England's Adam Lallana during the International Friendly at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

England were held to a 0-0 draw by Slovakia at Euro 2016 on Monday evening, with five Liverpool players involved in Saint-Etienne. Three Lions boss...

Liverpool have seen some wonderful England internationals represent the club over the years, but who have been the best to be capped by the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 31, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Chelsea with team-mate Roberto Firmino in the third minute of injury time of the first half during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Roberto Firmino will have a full summer's rest after missing out on Brazil’s squad for the Olympic games in Rio. He was also absent...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool players lined up for penalties during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We all dream of a team of 1 to 11... Or at least your best forward wearing 9 and your keeper wearing 1. Squad...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, May 8, 2012: Liverpool's Daniel Agger celebrates scoring the third goal as Chelsea's Fernando Torres looks dejected during the final home Premiership match of the season at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at 10 former Liverpool players whose careers were never the same once they walked out of Anfield. Representing Liverpool Football...
England's Daniel Sturridge, front, celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Wales at the Bollaert stadium in Lens, France, Thursday, June 16, 2016. Behind are Marcus Rashford, left, and Jamie Vardy. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Sachin Nakrani questions why Daniel Sturridge, one of the most prolific goalscorers in the Premier League, doesn't get much love from supporters for club...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 4, 2001: Liverpool's John Arne Riise celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mate Steven Gerrard during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In the latest of our summer trips down memory lane, we recall Liverpool's 2001/02 season. The Reds achieved their best Premier League finish at...
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)

With talk of Liverpool being the subject of interest from a Chinese group, Jim Boardman takes a look at the ownership situation and whether...
LENS, FRANCE - Thursday, June 16, 2016: England's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his sides second goal against Wales during the UEFA Euro 2016 Championship Group B match at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

England came out on top against Wales at Euro 2016, with three Reds featuring in a game decided by Daniel Sturridge's injury-time winner. It was...

With an important summer in the transfer market awaiting Liverpool, where should bringing in a new striker be on Jurgen Klopp's priorities? In the last...
SWANSEA, WALES - Sunday, May 1, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp forces a smile as he interacts with the crowd during the Premier League match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We look at the positives and negatives the fixture computer has thrown up for Liverpool's 2016/17 season, with a hugely testing start but a...

With Sadio Mane reportedly a priority signing for Jurgen Klopp this summer, we explore how the Southampton attacker compares to his Liverpool counterparts. Reports from...

With Liverpool submitting a £9.5 million bid for Piotr Zielinski, we get the lowdown on the young Polish midfielder. The Reds appear to be in...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - TUESDAY APRIL 5th 2005: Liverpool's Sami Hyypia celebrates scoring the opening goal against Juventus during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

When it comes to transfers, Liverpool - like most clubs - have certainly been hit-and-miss in the Premier League era. For every successful big-money...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, May 11, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premier League match against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the Europa League final defeat casting a shadow over Liverpool's summer, we ponder whether the glass is half full or half empty at...
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Southampton's Sadio Mane in action against Liverpool during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Southampton forward Sadio Mane strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, we get the lowdown on the 24-year-old from a Saints supporter. Recent reports...
Empoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski, center, runs with the ball between Sampdoria midfielder Alfred Joseph Duncan, left, and defender Angelo Palombo during a Serie A soccer match between Sampdoria and Empoli, in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlo Baroncini)

Liverpool target Piotr Zielinski appears to have his heart set on a move to Anfield, showing the desire that Jurgen Klopp wants. Back in February,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 4, 2001: Liverpool's John Arne Riise celebrates scoring the second goal against Manchester United during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following news of John Arne Riise's retirement from football on Monday, we select the left-back's 10 best Liverpool goals - with some proper blockbusters...

With Liverpool and FSG always keen to sign young players with potential, we take a look at 23 players aged 23 or under that...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 31, 2015: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates the 3-1 victory over Chelsea with Emre Can and James Milner after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

When it comes to creating a successful football team, what’s more important? The system, or the players in it? At risk of losing readers early...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson in action against Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a difficult first year as Liverpool captain, we look at how Jordan Henderson’s role could change for the 2016/17 season. Leading Liverpool into the...
VALE DO LOBO, PORTUGAL - Friday, May 27, 2016: Official Euro016 match ball during day four of the pre-UEFA Euro 2016 training camp at the Vale Do Lobo resort in Portugal. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The European Championships are here, and who doesn't enjoy making predictions for others to laugh at once they're all wrong in four weeks time?...