Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.

Aaron Cutler analyses Dejan Lovren's difficult start to life at Anfield and asks whether the Croat was over-hyped. We need to talk about Dejan. Sometimes a...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid CF at Anfield. Back row L-R: Alberto Moreno, Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho Correia. Front row L-R: Mario Balotelli, captain Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Joe Allen, Raheem Sterling (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool take on Hull City at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, with the Reds manager facing the prospect of having to rotate his...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as Real Madrid CF score the third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool showed plenty of flaws in their defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday, and a lack of tenacity in midfield was one of them....
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as Real Madrid CF score the second goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A pair of powerfully composed displays by Real Madrid midfield duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos emphasised Liverpool’s lack of composure, writes Jack Lusby. At...

Ben Twelves provides a view from The Kop on Wednesday night’s defeat at the hands of the European champions. LIVERPOOL 0-3 REAL MADRID Champions League, Group...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Real Madrid CF's Cristiano Ronaldo is applauded off the pitch by Liverpool supporters during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool fans respectfully showed their appreciation for one of the world's best, despite his connections to arch rivals Man United. Simon Collings recalls some...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid CF at Anfield. Back row L-R: Alberto Moreno, Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho Correia. Front row L-R: Mario Balotelli, captain Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Joe Allen, Raheem Sterling (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool were outclassed by Real Madrid in their Champions League showdown on Wednesday evening, as they succumbed to a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Anfield....

A decisive cameo by Philippe Coutinho against QPR shows why the Brazilian No. 10 should start against Real Madrid on Wednesday, writes Jack Lusby. Having...

Two giants of European Football meet on Wednesday night at Anfield for their third game in Group B of the Champions League. Ben Twelves...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, March 10, 2009: Liverpool players line-up for a team group photo before the UEFA Champions League First Knockout Round 2nd Leg match against Real Madrid at Anfield. Back row (L-R) goalkeeper Pepe Reina, Dirk Kuyt, Martin Skrtel, Xabi Alonso and Fernando Torres. Front Row (L-R) Alvaro Arbeloa, Fabio Aurelio, captain Steven Gerrard MBE, Jamie Carragher, Ryan Babel and Javier Mascherano. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Back in 2008/09, Rafa Benitez's Liverpool enjoyed one of their most memorable Champions League victories in history, dispatching of Real Madrid in their last-16...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, September 15, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Dejan Lovren during a press conference at Anfield ahead of their opening UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Joseph Cousins pens the latest Kopblog, challenging Brendan Rodgers and FSG on their transfer policy. About three years into my first proper job after graduating...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 21, 2014: Heavy rain, the remnants of Hurricane Gonzola, pours down as Liverpool players train ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding looks ahead to Wednesday's visit of Real Madrid to Anfield. If you’re scraping around for a pre Real Madrid match metaphor on which...

Mario Balotelli's poor form should see him dropped for Liverpool's vital Champions League clash with Real Madrid, with Raheem Sterling occupying a 'False Nine'...
MADRID, SPAIN - Wednesday, February 25, 2009: Liverpool players walk out before the UEFA Champions League First Knock-Out Round against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face Real Madrid at Anfield on Wednesday evening, in what could be a memorable Champions League clash. Henry Jackson selects his combined XI...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 19, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel clears the ball off the line against Queens Park Rangers during the Premier League match at Loftus Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Despite scraping victory at QPR, Jack Lusby asks whether this current Liverpool defence is the club’s worst in Premier League history. From Abel Xavier, to...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 19, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers, assistant manager Colin Pascoe and first team coach Mike Marsh on the bench during the Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After scraping past QPR with a dreadful and disjointed performance in London on Sunday afternoon, Ben Twelves calls for Brendan Rodgers to drop the...

Having spent the international break resting, We Are Liverpool editor Neil Poole, is back rejuvenated and ready to review the last seven days of...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 19, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli in action against Queens Park Rangers' Yun Suk-Young during the Premier League match at Loftus Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool beat QPR in the dying seconds on a balmy afternoon at Loftus Road. Henry Jackson assesses each Reds performer on an unforgettable day. QPR...

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano explains why Mario Balotelli was excluded from Antonio Conte's Italy squad this past fortnight, and what the forward needs to...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, March 21, 2014: Liverpool's Under-18's manager Neil Critchley and former Liverpool player Rob Jones, now working with the LFC Academy, before the Under 21 FA Premier League match against Newcastle United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We speak to former Liverpool defender Rob Jones about his role at the Academy, his career and current affairs at the club. EXCLUSIVE Hi Rob, last...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 29, 2010: Liverpool's manager Roy Hodgson during the Premiership match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield. (Photo by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding provides a comedy parody article about Roy Hodgson and attempts to satirise his approach to the Raheem Sterling question. *SATIRE* Friends and family of...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to Raheem Sterling during the Premier League match against Southampton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds head to the capital on Sunday to take on bottom of the league QPR. Ben Twelves takes a look at the...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Glen Johnson injured during the Premier League match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With less than a year left on his contract, could Glen Johnson turn his Liverpool career around? Brett Curtis discusses the possibility. Glen Johnson has...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Raheem Sterling has been in the news all week, thanks to Roy Hodgson, and now Brendan Rodgers must decide whether to start the teenager...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 8, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel celebrates scoring the first goal against Arsenal during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After two impressive wins with Slovakia during the international break Martin Skrtel must step up to cover Liverpool’s defensive crisis, writes Jack Lusby. Liverpool enter...

With reports that Divock Origi could be recalled from his loan with Lille in January, Jack Lusby asks whether this move would benefit both...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 30, 2013: Liverpool supporters protest against high ticket prices during the Premiership match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. 'Football Without Fans Is Nothing' (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BBC Sport's annual 'Price of Football' survey was released on Wednesday, looking at the rising cost of match tickets and following a football team....

Northern Irish Red Conor McKillion on the pride Brendan Rodgers has restored to Liverpool. Carnlough, Northern Ireland, June 2012 - A small coastal village in...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's Glen Johnson in action against Borussia Dortmund during a preseason friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Glen Johnson may return for Liverpool against QPR on Sunday, but unless he puts his previous poor form behind him, he won't be a...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, May 9, 2011: Liverpool's Maximiliano Ruben Maxi Rodriguez celebrates scoring the third of his hat-trick of goals against Fulham to put his side 4-1 up during the Premiership match at Craven Cottage. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Daniel Sturridge's seven games out with injury have made fans realise how much Liverpool miss the England forward, possibly underrated until now. It's always easy...