Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Friday, July 24, 2015: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren before a friendly match against Malaysia XI at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on day twelve of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a difficult first season at Liverpool, Danny Gallagher looks at the task ahead to turn his Anfield career around facing Dejan Lovren.
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Monday, July 13, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a training session at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok on day one of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool prepare for their final two games of pre-season, Henry Jackson selects five things Brendan Rodgers will be aiming to do in both matches.

Following comments claming Liverpool's decreasing support in Asia, Henry Jackson feels the Reds are lacking both global stars and success. On Wednesday, Andrew Doh, co-promoter...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli in action against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the Mario Balotelli experiment expected to close this summer, Andrew Ronan ponders if the Italian realises the chance he had to become a legend at Liverpool.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Wednesday, July 22, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at the Saujana Hotel on day ten of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

While Brendan Rodgers has strengthened both in the staffroom and on the field, how optimistic can Liverpool fans dare to be come August 8th?
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Wednesday, July 22, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson during a press conference at the Saujana Hotel on day ten of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As the season draws closer, Brendan Rodgers faces a big decision over the formation in which he will line up his Liverpool side. Ben Twelves discusses which set-up the Reds boss should use.
HELSINKI, FINLAND - Friday, October 9, 2009: Wales' players during training at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group 4 match against Finland. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face HJK Helsinki and Swindon Town in pre-season friendlies this weekend, so Henry Jackson takes a closer look at the Reds' upcoming opponents.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Sunday, July 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Danny Ings during a training session at Coopers Stadium ahead of a preseason friendly match against Adelaide United on day seven of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's been a shorter pre-season than usual, with games all against low quality opposition and very little rotation of players, is this a concern...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva applauds the supporters after the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool's team taking shape ahead of the 2015/16 season, defensive midfield remains a rare area of the pitch where first-choice is up for...
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Monday, July 13, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a training session at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok on day one of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aaron Cutler urges patience as Brendan Rodgers seeks to win over his critics. Reading too much into pre-season is a naive and dangerous trait. Tours...

After Brendan Rodgers revealed the possibility of Liverpool fielding an exclusive Europa League XI, Jack Lusby assesses whether this could bring success.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, July 20, 2015: Liverpool's Divock Origi in action against Adelaide United during a preseason friendly match at the Adelaide Oval on day eight of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Divock Origi's pre-season performances have shown why he must be Liverpool's fourth-choice striker in 2015/16, writes Henry Jackson. There were plenty of us who wanted...

Linked with a move to Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain left-back Lucas Digne would be a valuable addition to Brendan Rodgers' squad, writes Jack Lusby.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Friday, July 24, 2015: Liverpool's Divock Origi in action against a Malaysia XI during a friendly match at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on day twelve of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following the Reds’ score draw in Kuala Lumpur, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion points from an uninspiring clash. Liverpool rounded off their 2015/16...
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Friday, July 24, 2015: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before a friendly match at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on day twelve of the club's preseason tour. Back row L-R: Divock Origi, James Milner, Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, Jordon Ibe. Front row L-R: Lucas Leiva, Alberto Moreno, captain Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool's 1-1 draw with a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, we assess each Reds player on the day.

When Roberto Firmino was officially named the Reds’ new No.11 recently, a strange thought crossed my mind: where have all the number eleven’s actually...

After Christian Benteke's arrival was confirmed, we pick three players who will benefit from his arrival at Liverpool. One of this summer's longest running transfer...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Aston Villa's Christian Benteke during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool confirmed the signing of Christian Benteke on Wednesday, and here Craig Rimmer looks at the rationale behind the acquisition.

With Christian Benteke unveiled as a Liverpool player on Wednesday, we get the views of Aston Villa supporter Sam Tighe on the Reds' new striker.
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Monday, July 13, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a training session at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok on day one of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

This summer has been a window of opportunity for Liverpool to regroup and reshape – Si Steers is cautiously optimistic we have made better decisions and learnt from our mistakes.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, July 20, 2015: Liverpool's James Milner in action against Adelaide United's James Jeggo during a preseason friendly match at the Adelaide Oval on day eight of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With James Milner already looking like a brilliant signing by Liverpool, Henry Jackson confesses to being wrong about the Englishman. I know the Reds are...

Three games into a successful warmup schedule for Liverpool, Jack Lusby selects five things we've learned from the Reds' pre-season tour so far.

With Liverpool's busy pre-season schedule at its halfway point, Henry Jackson selects the Reds' top five players so far this summer.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, July 20, 2015: Liverpool's James Milner in action against Adelaide United's James Jeggo during a preseason friendly match at the Adelaide Oval on day eight of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Adelaide United on Monday showed an encouraging return to Brendan Rodgers' favoured pressing game, writes Jack Lusby.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, July 20, 2015: Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action against Adelaide United during a preseason friendly match at the Adelaide Oval on day eight of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool's third straight win of pre-season against Adelaide United on Monday, Ben Twelves picks five discussion points from the clash.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Monday, July 20, 2015: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before a preseason friendly match against Adelaide United at the Adelaide Oval on day eight of the club's preseason tour. Back row L-R: Divock Origi, Jordon Ibe, Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. Front row L-R: Adam Lallana, James Milner, captain Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen, Nathaniel Clyne. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool strolled to a 2-0 pre-season win over Adelaide United on Monday, and here Henry Jackson assesses each player's performance.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke is set to become Liverpool's second most expensive ever signing - but he's nothing like record signing Andy Carroll.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Jose Enrique is likely to leave Liverpool this summer, Jack Lusby lists 10 left-backs the Reds should target to compete with Alberto Moreno this summer.
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - Friday, July 17, 2015: Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action against Brisbane Roar during a preseason friendly match at the Suncorp Stadium on day five of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s productive 2-1 win against Brisbane Roar, Ben Twelves picks five talking points from the match.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Christian Benteke likely to join Liverpool after the Reds' £32.5 million bid, Jack Lusby explores how to get the best out of the Aston Villa striker.