Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, October 1, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. Back row L-R: Jose Enrique, Dejan Lovren, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Martin Skrtel, Mario Balotelli, Jordan Henderson. Front row L-R: Lazar Markovic, captain Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Javier Manquillo, Philippe Coutinho Correia. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A below-par Liverpool lost 1-0 to Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, as their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages were...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Liverpool players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot-out against Middlesbrough following a 2-2 draw during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Have your say on the Liverpool Player of the Month throughout a disappointing September, with Jack Lusby presenting your five options. Liverpool September Form Guide:...

Everyone had their own preconceptions of Mario Balotelli, good or bad. But now he’s at Liverpool, we’ve got the freedom to judge based on...

Liverpool head to Basel to take on the Swiss champions on Wednesday night in their second game of the Champions League group stage.   The home...

Steven Gerrard found himself as the main talking point once again after the Merseyside derby, this time over the preferential treatment he’s receiving from...
Barcelona, Spain - Wednesday, February 21, 2007: Liverpool's Craig Bellamy celebrates scoring the first goal against FC Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League First Knockout Round 1st Leg match at the Nou Camp. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side prepare for their first Champions League away game in five years, we count down our top five most memorable...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Middlesbrough during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Andrew Cussen thinks Mamadou Sakho's walkout can be turned into a positive, if managed well by Brendan Rodgers. Much has been made of Mamadou Sakho’s...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Tuesday, September 30, 2014: Liverpool players during a training session at the St. Jakob Stadium ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Before FC Basel v Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Jack Lusby spoke to Football Manager's Switzerland researcher, Oliver Zesiger. FC Basel vs....
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Monday, October 11, 2010: Wales players during a training session ahead of the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group G match against Switzerland. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to Champions League action with their first away trip of the campaign in Switzerland on Wednesday night. Rory Fitzgerald takes a closer...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli applauds the supporters as he is substituted against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mario Balotelli is yet to hit the ground running at Liverpool, and if his questionable attitude and patchy form continues, it won't be long until Reds fans grow concerned, writes Henry Jackson.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli clashes with Everton's Tony Hibbert during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In the first of a new weekly column, Neil Poole, regular TIA contributor and editor of the We Are Liverpool Fanzine, reviews the last...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool outperforming Everton until the last minute in Saturday’s Merseyside Derby, Jordan Henderson stood out above the rest, writes Jack Lusby. The first Merseyside...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against Everton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A lot of things happened on Saturday. Some of these things were ridiculous. Some of these things were bizarre. But mostly, these things pointed...

Phil Jagielka's late strike denied Liverpool victory in an enthralling Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday. Henry Jackson assesses how each Reds player performed...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Heading for an exit? Liverpool's Rickie Lambert looks dejected as Middlesbrough score an equalising goal during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a dream summer move to Liverpool, Rickie Lambert has so far struggled to find form—a problem only hard work will counter, writes Jack...

Adam Lallana's debut was delayed by injury, but the 26-year-old is showing signs that he will become a key player, according to Henry Jackson. Liverpool's...
CARDIFF, WALES - Sunday, March 2, 2003: Liverpool celebrate beating Manchester United 2-0 to win the Worthington League Cup at the Millennium Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The League Cup may have been devalued in recent years, but Steven Scragg doesn't think that should be the case. Embrace Liverpool's rich history...

Liverpool take on their nearest and dearest on Saturday, as they host Everton in the first derby of the season. Ben Twelves takes a...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 1, 2011: Liverpool's Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz in action against Everton's Phil Jagielka during the Premiership match at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool welcome Merseyside rivals Everton to Anfield on Saturday, Jack Lusby talks to Everton writer Matt Cheetham ahead of the Premier League clash. The...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 20, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli in action against West Ham United during the Premier League match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's below-par start to the season has been epitomised by a lack of creativity in front of goal, writes Henry Jackson. (All statistics provided...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 20, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as West Ham United score the third goal during the Premier League match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Steven Gerrard's performances have come in for criticism so far this season, and manager Brendan Rodgers faces one of his biggest tasks in managing...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter celebrates scoring the first goal against Middlesbrough on his debut during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s penalty shootout victory at home to Middlesbrough in Tuesday night’s League Cup tie saw Jordan Rossiter emerge as a genuine positive, writes Jack...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 26, 2009: Liverpool players warm-up before the FA Premier Academy League match against Manchester City at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool stumbled past Middlesbrough in the League Cup on Tuesday night, but among the positives was the debut of Jordan Williams - who replaced...

Liverpool have won 12 of 14 penalty shootouts since 1974, an incredible record. Jeff Goulding reflects on the record shootout against Middlesbrough. Rival fans branded...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Liverpool's 'Suso' Jesus Joaquin Fernandez Saenz De La Torre celebrates scoring the second goal against Middlesbrough during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool edged past Middlesbrough in the League Cup third round on Tuesday evening, winning an incredible penalty shoot out 14-13 after drawing the match...
ISTANBUL, TUISTANBUL, TURKEY - WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 2005: Liverpool Steven Gerrard kisses the European Cup after beating AC Milan on penalties during the UEFA Champions League Final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool fans, what are we entitled to? What is this Liverpool football team entitled to? Why do some feel as though they're the...

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds return to Anfield looking to make an immediate return to winning ways in the League Cup. Ben Twelves discusses the team selection options for...

It's early days and we should expect more bumps ahead, Joseph Cousins pens a new Kopblog with his thoughts on the opening to the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet looks dejected as Aston Villa score the only goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's been a rocky start to the season for Liverpool, and goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is one of the men coming increasingly under the spotlight. When...

Liverpudlian calls for calm despite the disappointing start to the new season for Liverpool. Ok we’ve had a bad start but some of you need...