Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 25, 2015: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren looks dejected after missing a late chance against West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at the Hawthorns. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool failed to bounce back to winning ways on Saturday as they were held to a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion in a game which will probably go down as one of the worst viewing spectacles of the season.
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 25, 2015: Liverpool's vice-captain Jordan Henderson and captain Steven Gerrard in action against West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at the Hawthorns. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool's soulless 0-0 draw with West Brom on Saturday, Henry Jackson assesses each Reds performer on the day. West Brom 0-0 Liverpool Premier League –...
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Friday, July 26, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Managing Director Ian Ayre during a press conference at the Plaza Athenee Hotel ahead of their preseason friendly match against Thailand. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's transfer strategy has been the subject of much debate this week. Mark Pearson explains why we blew a huge opportunity last summer.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry, wife Linda Pizzuti and co-owner and NESV Chairman Tom Werner before the Premiership match against Aston Villa at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Would a director of football help Liverpool not only progress on the pitch but also stop the issues faced off the pitch? PJ Vaughan thinks so.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 10, 2014: Sporting Clube de Portugal's William Carvalho in action against Chelsea during the final UEFA Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sporting Lisbon defensive midfielder William Carvalho has been linked with a move to Liverpool this week, Jack Lusby explores why. Liverpool want to sign Sporting...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 4, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana scores the first goal against West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool return to Premier League activity on Saturday afternoon when they take on West Brom at the Hawthorns.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 22, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers in the rain during the FA Premier League match against Southampton at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aaron Cutler explains why Liverpool must prioritise their strikeforece in the upcoming transfer window.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno and Joe Allen tackle Aston Villa's Christian Benteke during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alex Malone runs the rule over some players he thinks let themselves and Liverpool FC down in the FA Cup semi-final, and questions why...

With Liverpool's interest in PSV forward Memphis Depay now seemingly confirmed in the British media, Jack Lusby anticipates another missed target and further transfer...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, June 1, 2012: Liverpool's new manager Brendan Rodgers next to managing director Ian Ayre (L) and chairman Tom Werner (R) during a photocall to announce him as the new manager of Liverpool Football Club at Anfield. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

"The problem with being a manager - it's like trying to build an aircraft while it's in flight”, said Brendan Rodgers upon his...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as his side lose 2-1 to Aston Villa during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The performance at Wembley was unacceptable, whichever way you dress it up, writes Liverpudlian. We were playing a bang average side - who are flirting...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, July 9, 2012: Liverpool's new manager Brendan Rodgers' image on a television camera during a press conference to launch the side's North American pre-season tour of Toronto, Baltimore and Boston at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

From "sensational" training ground performances, to getting carried away and talking up the chance of a second place finish, Brendan Rodgers needs to stop...
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 8, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Blackburn Rovers during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final Replay match at Ewood Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool's pre-season objectives all but out of reach, Jack Lusby picks 10 changes Brendan Rodgers must make for the remaining six games of...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Aston Villa's manager Tim Sherwood during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Karl Matchett provides a tactical analysis of Liverpool's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa, with numerous problems apparent at Wembley on Sunday afternoon...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as his side lose 2-1 to Aston Villa during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ numerous tactical adjustments cost his side dearly as a poor performance resulted on a shocking day at Wembley, writes Ben Twelves. Liverpool’s hopes...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson in action against Aston Villa's Jack Grealish during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s 2-1 loss at the hands of Aston Villa in Sunday’s Wembley FA Cup semi-final, Jack Lusby selects five talking points. Tim Sherwood’s Aston...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as Aston Villa score the second goal during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool's hugely dispiriting 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final, Henry Jackson assesses each Reds player on a shocking day...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool facing a rejuvenated Aston Villa in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final, Jamie Casey identifies three weaknesses to target. With Aston Villa having suffered 17...
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)

The Reds travel to Wembley for the first time under Brendan Rodgers this weekend for the much anticipated FA Cup semi-final tie against Aston...
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)

Jordan Henderson's fantastic work-rate and industry are greatly appreciated by Liverpool fans, but his attacking game remains criminally underrated by some, writes Henry Jackson.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 14, 2012: Liverpool and Everton supporters walk up Wembley Way to watch the 218th Merseyside Derby, the FA Cup Semi-Final, at Wembley. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley on Sunday as Brendan Rodgers' side look to reach their first cup final...
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)

Ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Aston Villa, Jack Lusby addresses three key selection questions for Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the third goal against Borussia Dortmund with team-mate Raheem Sterling during a preseason friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Karl Matchett provides a tactical analysis of Philippe Coutinh's 'false nine' role against Newcastle on Monday night, which was key to Liverpool's attacking success.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 7, 2010: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry during the Premiership match against Chelsea at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As well as transfer money generated, the departure of various peripheral players this summer can save Liverpool £40 million in wages, writes Jack Lusby.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 14, 2012: Liverpool supporters celebrate their side's 2-1 victory over Everton during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Simon Collings takes a look at some of the Reds' most memorable FA Cup semi-finals in recent years. Whisper it quietly, but it might be...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Joseph Copeland reflects on Raheem Sterling's Jekyll and Hyde-like finishing against Newcastle on Monday night. Jordan Henderson picked out a surging Raheem Sterling with a...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen celebrates scoring the second goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding pens his thoughts on Monday night's match, discussing the Sterling chant from the Kop and this week's Hillsborough anniversary. Liverpool 2 Newcastle United...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following the Reds’ comfortable victory over John Carver’s side on Monday night, Ben Twelves picks five discussion topics from the clash at Anfield. Liverpool strolled...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen is mobbed by team-mates as he celebrates scores the second goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool defeated Newcastle 2-0 on Monday evening, as the Reds just about remain in the hunt for a top-four finish. Henry Jackson saw some...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool's 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Anfield, Jack Lusby provides his players ratings, with Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho starring. Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle...