Opinion

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

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...

Adam Griffies takes a look at Liverpool’s defeat to West Ham from his own, unique perspective. So this is what it’s like to be a...
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)

Formulating, presenting and articulating an article in 140 characters isn't enough, as Mark Jones explains off the back of Liverpool's depressing 3-1 defeat at...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 20, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against West Ham United during the Premier League match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool produced an appalling display at Upton Park, as they were deservedly beaten 3-1 by Sam Allardyce's side on Saturday. Henry Jackson rates each...

Liverpool make the trip south to London on late Saturday afternoon where they’ll take on a West Ham side who are yet to win...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 6, 2014: A general view of West Ham United's Upton Park Stadium before the Premiership match against Liverpool. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool set to travel to West Ham United’s Boleyn Ground on Saturday in the Premier League, Jack Lusby talks to former Liverpool and Hammers left-back Julian Dicks.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Daniel Sturridge may not have been regarded as the crucial main man when Luis Suarez was around, but only now are we starting to...

Alex Saldanha sees the merits of Fabio Borini's decision to stay at Liverpool and believes he fits perfectly into Brendan Rodgers' most effective system. Summer For...

Both Liverpool and Scotland are famous for their maritime history, but there's also plenty that links LiverpooL FC with our friends north of the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli scores the first goal against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool returned to the Champions League on Tuesday night in win against Bulgarian side Ludogorets. Here, Jack Lusby analyses the performance of Mario Balotelli. The...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini looks dejected as PFC Ludogorets Razgrad score a late equalising goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mark Pearson reflects on Liverpool's start to the season, the tactics and philosophies applied by Brendan Rodgers and sees no reason why the Reds...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli scores the first goal against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool earned a crucial three points in their Champions League opener against Ludogorets, as Steven Gerrard's stoppage time penalty gave them a dramatic 2-1...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, August 27, 2008: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop during the UEFA Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match against Royal Standard de Liege at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Champions League returns to Anfield after an almost five-year hiatus on Tuesday night with the visit of Ludogorets. We sought the inner-genius of...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson looks dejected as Manchester City score the third goal during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

With Jordan Henderson officially confirmed as Liverpool’s new vice-captain, Jack Lusby believes this is just reward for the important midfielder. Following the departure of Daniel...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 9, 2009: Liverpool's players stand for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Fiorentina at Anfield. Back row L-R: Emiliano Insua, goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri, Dirk Kuyt, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger. Front row L-R: Alberto Aquilani, Andrea Dossena, captain Steven Gerrard MBE, Stephen Darby, Yossi Benayoun, Javier Mascherano. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Tuesday night marks Liverpool's return to the Champions League after almost five years out. Four managers later and a lot of new faces, Simon Collings...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, September 15, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli during training at Melwood ahead of their opening UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool make their much anticipated return to the Champions League after a painful five year absence on Tuesday night, when they take on Bulgarian...
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)

With Liverpool beginning their 2014/15 Champions League campaign against Ludogorets on Tuesday night, Jack Lusby talks to defender Tero Mantyla. #181169631 / gettyimages.com The long wait...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers looks dejected as his side lose 1-0 at home to Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Griffies (@whatahitsonlfc on Twitter) takes a look at Liverpool's defeat to Aston Villa from a unique angle. 13 days. 13 days we had to...

Lee Coates calls for patience and belief in Brendan Rodgers' new-look Liverpool after a second defeat of the season to Aston Villa on Saturday. Only...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's insipid 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday showed just what a loss Daniel Sturridge is to the Reds, and also how underrated...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s 1-0 home humbling at the hands of Aston Villa, Jack Lusby analyses the performances of Adam Lallana on his Reds debut. Any momentum...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli looks dejected as Aston Villa score the only goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Maurice Stewart talks superstitions and the small margins that make a big difference in football having watched Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in action against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool suffered a dismal 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday, as they lost their second Premier League game of the season. Henry Jackson...

The decision to allow the club's "mascot" Mighty Red on the pitch at Anfield on matchdays has caused a stir this week, with fans...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premier League match against Southampton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injuries and a squad full of talent means Brendan Rodgers is set to shuffle his pack for the visit of Aston Villa on Saturday....
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool face Aston Villa on Saturday evening as they return to Premier League action. Ben Twelves takes a look at an interesting...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 2, 2011: Liverpool Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz scores the second goal against Stoke City, his first for the club on his debut, during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Four Liverpool new signings are expected to make their Anfield debuts in Saturday's match with Aston Villa. We take a look at some of...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and manager Brendan Rodgers as he is substituted against Sunderland during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool counting the cost of the international break with injuries to Emre Can, Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge, Jack Lusby assesses the impact...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's scoreboard records the disappointing 2-2 draw with Aston Villa during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to action this Saturday as they welcome Aston Villa to Anfield. We talk to Villa writer Damian Dugdale. Liverpool v Aston Villa live...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury to Daniel Sturridge, suffered while on international duty with England last week, opens up the question of whether Liverpool will change their shape...