Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 28, 2008: It's all over now... Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Newcastle United during the Premiership match at St James' Park. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to the North East on Saturday to face Newcastle, and we look back at the Reds' best victories at St James' Park...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to captain Steven Gerrard against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With performance levels struggling to reach the heady heights of last season, Brendan Rodgers needs to address the defensive midfield area or think of...
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 1, 2012: A general view of St James' Park before the Premiership match between Newcastle United and Liverpool. (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool face Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday ahead of a huge encounter with Real Madrid in the Champions League...

Heather Carroll continues her look back at the Liverpool Ladies' triumphant 2014 WSL season by describing the games on their title winning season. Ladies On Sunday...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 3, 2011: Liverpool's new siginging Andy Carroll during a photo-call at Anfield. Carroll arrived from Newcastle United for a club record fee of £35m. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face Newcastle at St James' Park on Saturday lunchtime, and Henry Jackson selects the best XI to have played for both clubs. Over the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 19, 2014: Liverpool players celebrate the first goal against Queens Park Rangers during the Premier League match at Loftus Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Have your say in this month’s Liverpool Player of the Month vote, with Jack Lusby presenting your five options. Liverpool October Form Guide: L –...

Naturally, after the nauseous heights of 2013/14, there may well be a hangover period for Liverpool, writes Danny Gallagher. It does not require the hawk-eyed...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva in action against Swansea City's Nathan Dyer during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool stunned Swansea City with a late 2-1 victory at Anfield in the League Cup, Jack Lusby rates which Reds impressed and who...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the second goal against Swansea City in injury time during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Fabio Borini produced a positive performance in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup success over Swansea, claiming an assist in the process for the Reds’...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the second goal against Swansea City in injury time during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Late goals from Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren saw Liverpool edge past Swansea and into the League Cup quarter-finals. Henry Jackson rates each Reds...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 23, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Agger in action against Swansea City's Wilfried Bony during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool return to League Cup action at Anfield on Tuesday night when they host Swansea City in a fourth round tie. With...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to captain Steven Gerrard against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool currently in the midst of a run of eight games in 21 days and with trips to Newcastle and Real Madrid within...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 4, 2014: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert in action against West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host Swansea City in the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday night, as the Reds look to give their season some much-needed momentum....

Liverpool Ladies celebrated their second consecutive WSL title success, parading the trophy pre-match at Anfield on Saturday. Heather Carroll provides her player-by-player review of...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli looks dejected as his side draw 0-0 with Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Tim Sansom pens his thoughts on the media's obsession with Mario Balotelli. When you meet someone for the first time, and you want to find...

Rebecca Parry reflects on the 0-0 draw with Hull and the impact that Daniel Sturridge's absence has had on the rest of the side,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard and Mario Balotelli during the Premier League match against Hull City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding reflects on Liverpool's first goalless draw in 48 games - and offers for Mario Balotelli, something he didn't get in his lone...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli looks dejected as his side draw 0-0 with Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mario Balotelli made it eight games without a goal in the 0-0 draw with Hull City on Saturday, but Liverpool's set up didn't help...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to captain Steven Gerrard against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Saturday, against a stubborn Hull City side. Henry Jackson assesses the performances of each...

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...