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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 25, 2015: Adidas UEFA match balls during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brighton’s young defensive midfielder Rohan Ince has been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, but Jack Lusby asks whether he can step...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Tuesday, September 30, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini 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)

Recent reports suggest that Daniel Sturridge is set to be out of action for a month with a hip injury - his fourteenth injury in just over two years at Anfield.
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge looks dejected against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Daniel Sturridge suffering yet another injury this week, Liverpool need to sign a first-team striker this summer, and Jack Lusby offers 10 options. News...
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's Academy during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Academy observer PJ Vaughan uses the opportunity (and boredom) of the international break to run the rule over the Reds' promising Under 21 and...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne celebrates scoring the first goal against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With right wing-back looking a problem position for Liverpool this season, Jack Lusby selects Nathaniel Clyne among five to target this summer. Within the slight...
SWANSEA, WALES - Tuesday, March 26, 2013: Croatia's Mateo Kovacic in action against Wales during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifying Group A match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Inter Milan’s Mateo Kovacic dubiously linked with a move to Liverpool this week, Jack Lusby runs the rule over the midfielder and highlights...
WIGAN, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 10, 2010: Liverpool's Fernando Torres rues a missed chance against Wigan Athletic during the Premiership match at the DW Stadium. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of his upcoming return in the All Star charity match, Aaron Cutler reflects on Fernando Torres' career and his current standing amongst supporters.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Posters of Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, captain Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho Correia in front of the Paisley Gates pictured before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Stephen McGarty runs the rule over the last seven days for Liverpool FC, from first team to Academy - with something you may...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 18, 2010: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE, Jamie Carragher and Fernando Torres before the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match against LOSC Lille Metropole at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

No more “oh, I wish we could have seen them play together”… on Sunday, we will - the big names from the Gerrard and...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Martin Skrtel during a training session at Melwood Training Grounds ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Martin Skrtel facing three games out with suspension, Jack Lusby assesses Brendan Rodgers’ options. Liverpool's hopes for a top-four finish in the Premier League...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 19, 2010: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE celebrates scoring his, and side's, second goal against Manchester United by kissing the television steady cam during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Robbie Deighan pens a response to the reaction received by a recent piece on Steven Gerrard which explained why his individual career has been...
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, ENGLAND - Monday, January 5, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against AFC Wimbledon during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at the Kingsmeadow Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Steven Gerrard's all-action Liverpool career enters its final chapter, can he end it on a high note or will frustrations get the better...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers substitutes Raheem Sterling during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at the Vasil Levski National Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Raheem Sterling is being misused out wide, and Brendan Rodgers must stop shifting him to accommodate others as well as return him to the Reds front three.
01.12.2011, Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, GER, UEFA Europa League, FC Schalke 04 (GER) vs Steaua Bukarest (ROM), im Bild Jubel Kyriakos Papadopoulos (#14 Schalke) nach dem 1-0 // during FC Schalke 04 (GER) vs Steaua Bukarest (ROM) at Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, GER, 2011-12-01. EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Kurth..***** ATTENTION - OUT OF GER, CRO *****

Following renewed links between Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen’s on-loan Schalke centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Jack Lusby weighs up a potential move.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Posters of Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, captain Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho Correia in front of the Paisley Gates pictured before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Manchester United extended their lead over Liverpool to five points on Sunday, strengthening their grip in the race for the top four. Juan Mata scored...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers reacts after captain Jordan Henderson is fouled by Manchester United's Phil Jones during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another sloppy first 45 minute display from Brendan Rodgers’ side proved costly in a crushing defeat in the race for top four, writes Ben...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Manchester United's Ashley Young during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s disappointing 2-1 defeat to Man United, Henry Jackson selects five talking points from the Anfield showdown. After so much build-up to the game,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores the first goal against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s dismal 2-1 loss at home to Manchester United on Sunday, Jack Lusby provides our player ratings. Two goals from Juan Mata were enough...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 16, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester United from the penalty spot during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Josh Sexton looks back at the Reds’ five best wins vs. Man United, over the last decade.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 16, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host rivals Man United at Anfield on Sunday as the race for a top four place intensifies. Ben Twelves takes a look at...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 14, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana is fouled by Manchester United's Guillermo Varela during the Premier League match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face Man United in a potentially pivotal Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday. Henry Jackson selects his combined XI between the two...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert celebrates scoring the second goal against Aston Villa with the travelling supporters during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Brendan Rodgers set his target as a top-two finish in the Premier League, Jack Lusby assesses Liverpool’s chances of doing so this season. After...
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson scores the first goal against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool reaching a seemingly unstoppable level of form in 2015, Alex Malone highlights three key players leading the way. Liverpool’s recent form has been...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's resurgence in 2015 has been down to numerous factors, but the superb form of Martin Skrtel is one that perhaps isn't highlighted enough,...

Ahead of the summer transfer window, PJ Vaughan looks at six young players who Liverpool should look to sign, including VfL Wolfsburg's Kevin de...
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet makes a save against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s important 1-0 victory against Garry Monk’s Swansea, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion topics from the Liberty Stadium. Liverpool ended their Liberty...
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Liverpool's substitute Steven Gerrard replaces Alberto Moreno against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Some tactical ingenuity from Brendan Rodgers deserves a large measure of the credit after Liverpool’s 1-0 away victory over Swansea City, writes Jack Lusby. A...
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson scores the first goal against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool left the Liberty Stadium with all three points for the first time on Monday night, seeing off Swansea City 1-0 courtesy of Jordan...

With reports linking Liverpool with a move for young PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, Jack Lusby runs the rule over the 21-year-old Dutchman. View image...
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after a 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool targeting a top-four Premier League finish this season, Jack Lusby highlights five things Brendan Rodgers must do to achieve this.