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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
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With Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool future now hanging by a thread, we take a look at five candidates linked with succeeding the Northern Irishman in the Anfield hot-seat.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers in a post-match press conference after his side's 6-1 defeat to Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool's historic and abject surrender to Stoke it appears time may now be up for Brendan Rodgers, writes Jeff Goulding. Rodgers must shoulder the...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard cannot look at the supporters as he walks off at half-time 5-0 down to lowly Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool ended the season with an utterly disgraceful performance and result against Mark Hughes’ side, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion topics...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers in a post-match press conference after his side's 6-1 defeat to Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool were crushed 6-1 away to Stoke City in the last game of the season, Jack Lusby says it is time for a change of manager.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard cannot look at the supporters as he walks off at half-time 5-0 down to lowly Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

On an appalling day for Liverpool, Henry Jackson assesses each Reds performer on the day. Submit your ratings at the bottom. Stoke City 6-1 Liverpool Premier...
CARDIFF, WALES - Tuesday, August 12, 2014: The opening ceremony ahead of the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool face a serious evaluation of their current transfer strategy this summer, Jack Lusby suggests FSG, the club's owners, follow the Sevilla model.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Spion Kop before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Stephen McGarty looks at how Liverpool could turn to former players to improve the club's leadership off the pitch, in a manner which Ajax and Bayern Munich have adopted.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 12, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against Stoke City during the Premiership match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to the Britannia Stadium on Sunday afternoon to play the final game of a hugely frustrating season. Ben Twelves takes a look...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2013: Manchester City's James Milner in action against Bayern Munich's Rafinha during the UEFA Champions League Group D match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Manchester City midfielder James Milner heavily linked with a free-transfer move to Liverpool this summer, Jack Lusby weighs up the pros and cons.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring the first goal against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad with team-mates Fabio Borini, Lucas Leiva and Raheem Sterling during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lucas Leiva's Liverpool future appears to be up in the air this summer, and Henry Jackson assesses whether or not the Reds should hold on to the Brazilian.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected after missing a chance against Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the likelihood of Raheem Sterling departing Liverpool this summer increasing by the day, Jack Lusby finds 15 forwards who could replace him.
KINGSTON-UPON-HULL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling feels a pain in his back against Hull City during the Premier League match at the KC Stadium. (Pic by Gareth Jones/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s failure to progress on and off the pitch is the real reason behind Raheem Sterling’s desire to depart Anfield, writes Ben Twelves.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the FA Cup Semi-Final match against Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the departure of captain Steven Gerrard, Liverpool will soon face an identity vacuum that must be filled by Brendan Rodgers, explains Jeff Linka.
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)

As Liverpool's 2014/15 campaign draws to a close on Saturday, Liverpudlian takes a look back at a season to forget for the Reds.
Liverpool, England - Wednesday, November 27th, 1996: Liverpool's Robbie Fowler in action during the 4-2 victory over Arsenal during the 4th Round of the League Cup at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Robbie Fowler is the one of the most popular, talented players in the history of Liverpool Football Club, and, taking a break from the Raheem Sterling saga this week, we take a look at his five best ever goals in a Reds shirt.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 2, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected after missing a chance against Queens Park Rangers during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Vilifying the young forward is the easy option for those unwilling to ask the hard questions about what is really happening at LFC, writes Sean Duffy.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected after missing a chance against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Craig Hannan on the Raheem Sterling saga - the player wanted a song, he's got one. I can see the conversation now. "Raheem, we're building...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Friday, August 1, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Raheem Sterling during a training session at the Bank of America Stadium on day twelve of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Raheem Sterling contract saga looks set to dominate proceedings this summer, with the latest development taking place ahead of the final game of the season this weekend.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren looks dejected after missing the vital fifth penalty against Besiktas JK in the shoot-out after a 1-1 aggregate draw during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Dejan Lovren's first season at Liverpool took another turn for the worse against Crystal Palace, and Henry Jackson looks at whether his time is...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry and wife Linda Pizzuti before the Premiership match against Aston Villa at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

FSG were conspicuous by their absence on Saturday and Aaron Cutler asks if their no-show raises deeper questions about Liverpool’s ownership.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 16, 2015: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop form a mosaic S8G in tribute for captain Steven Gerrard on his last game at Anfield during the Premier League match against Crystal Palace. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

Ben Twleves reflects on a historic day at Anfield on Saturday where Steven Gerrard said an emotional goodbye ahead of his impending summer exit. After...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against Crystal Palace during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The fact that these players couldn't get up for it for Steven Gerrard's last game simply beggars belief, writes Jeff Goulding. 'It aint over 'til...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 16, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Crystal Palace's manager Alan Pardew during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

On an emotional day at Anfield that saw the Reds slump to a miserable defeat against Alan Pardew’s Eagles, Ben Twelves picks a number...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against Crystal Palace during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It all went horribly wrong on Steven Gerrard's final Anfield outing, with Liverpool losing 3-1 to Crystal Palace. Jack Lusby says there is much work to do.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard gees up his side as Crystal Palace score an equalising goal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool succumbed to a disappointing 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday, in Steven Gerrard's last home game for the club. Henry Jackson assesses...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 11, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds host Crystal Palace on Saturday for the final Anfield fixture of the season looking to end the season positively in front...
CARDIFF, WALES - SATURDAY, MAY 13th, 2006: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the third goal against West Ham United during the FA Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium. (Pic by Jason Roberts/Propaganda)

With Steven Gerrard's final Anfield appearance on the horizon, Henry Jackson pens his own personal tribute to the legendary Liverpool captain.
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Cameron Brannagan in action against Sunderland during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Jerome Sinclair made his Premier League debut against Chelsea, Jack Lusby selects three Liverpool Academy stars who should follow him this season.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 2,2008: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE crosses for the equalising goal against Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s inspirational captain has claimed 115 assists during his 17-year career at the club. Ahead of his Anfield farewell, Ben Twelves selects ten of...

Ahead of his final game as a Liverpool player at Anfield on Saturday, Steven Gerrard spoke this week of his most important goal in front of the Kop — on 8 December 2004.