Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 23, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as Crystal Palace score the third goal during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool were deservedly beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace on Sunday, on yet another dismal afternoon for Brendan Rodgers and his side. SIMON MIGNOLET (out of...
MIAMI, USA - Monday, August 4, 2014: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert in action against Manchester United during the International Champions Cup Final match at the SunLife Stadium on day fifteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has dropped a big hint that Rickie Lambert would start for Liverpool against Crystal Palace on Sunday, and rightly so, writes Jack...

The final six weeks of 2014 could prove a huge period Liverpool's season, starting with Sunday's trip to Crystal Palace — and an optimistic...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Mario Balotelli against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a 15 day break, Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they head south to take on Neil...
LILLE, FRANCE - Thursday, October 23, 2014: Lille OSC's Divock Origi in action against Everton during the UEFA Europa League Group H match at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There's been much speculation over Liverpool seeking to bring Divock Origi to Merseyside six months earlier than previously agreed with Lille - Brett Curtis...

There's been much discussion surrounding Liverpool's summer signings during this past fortnight. Rather than looking at the obvious negatives, we take a look at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 1, 2012: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in action against Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are reportedly interested in Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne, and this would be a wise but expensive move, writes Jack Lusby After a successful international...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 23, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Agger in action against Swansea City's Wilfried Bony during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Yet another injury to Daniel Sturridge means Liverpool continue to look light in attack, and Henry Jackson takes a look at six possible options...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen shone for Wales on Sunday night, and his defensive midfield role should be utilised at Anfield, writes Jack Lusby. Wales’ valiant...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 21, 2010: Liverpool's manager Rafael Benitez prepares to see his side take on Manchester City during the Premiership match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Photo by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There have been some rather tenuous reports linking Rafa Benitez with a return to Liverpool next summer - as unlikely as that is, we...

Even just looking at the fixture list, seeing "Crystal Palace vs Liverpool" now gives you shudders. But can we take the negatives from last...
LILLE, FRANCE - Thursday, October 23, 2014: Lille OSC's Divock Origi in action against Everton during the UEFA Europa League Group H match at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Divock Origi’s performance for Belgium against Wales on Sunday night proved why he should remain at Lille this season, writes Jack Lusby. Despite some sparkling...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 9, 2011: Liverpool's manager Kenny Dalglish MBE before the FA Cup 3rd Round match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Photo by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Scotland face England in a friendly at Celtic Park this evening, we pick Liverpool's greatest ever all-Scottish starting XI. International friendlies may be rather...
Liverpool, England - Wednesday, November 27th, 1996: Liverpool's Steve McManaman celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mate Robbie Fowler during the 4-2 victory over Arsenal during the 4th Round of the League Cup at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's been a while since Liverpool had a tricky winger to ghost past opposition full-backs, writes Natalie Cork. Brendan Rodgers could use a couple...
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)

The Italian striker has claimed his decision to remain at Anfield was the right one after recent action in the team, but Ben Twelves...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SUNDAY, APRIL 9th, 2006: The Paisley Gateway outside the Spion Kop at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield home. The gates are a tribute to the most successful manager in English football history, Bob Paisley OBE, who managed the Merseyside club from 1974-1983. (Pic by Dan Istitene/Propaganda)

We take an in-depth look at Liverpool FC's financial history within English football since the mid-eighties - with some interesting findings. I cannot stand the...
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid CF at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Back row L-R: Adam Lallana, captain Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Fabio Borini, Emre Can. Front row L-R: Lazar Markovic, Javier Manquillo, Lucas Leiva, Alberto Moreno, Emre Can. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As the Liverpool squad moves closer to full fitness ahead of a crunch time of the season, Ben Twelves picks the strongest injury-free side...
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid CF at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Back row L-R: Adam Lallana, captain Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Fabio Borini, Emre Can. Front row L-R: Lazar Markovic, Javier Manquillo, Lucas Leiva, Alberto Moreno, Emre Can. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After five years in Europe's wilderness, missing out on transfer targets due to no Champions League football on offer at Anfield - did this...
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)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has signed 25 players since arriving at Anfield in 2012, but how many of them can so far be considered...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in action against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's been a tricky start to the campaign for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, recently coming under scrutiny in the media. Nial Toner looks at...
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)

During Liverpool’s recent misery, the upcoming return of Daniel Sturridge has become a crutch which Brendan Rodgers must not lean on, writes Jack...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in action against Real Madrid CF's Isco during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool linked with a move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, Jack Lusby believes that this wouldn’t address the problems in the squad. With the...

With the fund-raising charity month of Movember now well underway, Ben Twelves picks a Liverpool FC Facial Hair XI - with some truly inspirational...

With the gnashing of teeth and wailing of voices nearing crescendo levels on the various phone ins and forums, is this level of hysteria...

Football shirts in the modern era are overpriced and changed each year - but it wasn't always that way. Thanks to Campo Retro you...
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)

Si Steers uses the international break to assess where Liverpool are at this season, and three key areas Brendan Rodgers need to focus on...
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 1, 2012: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE in action against Newcastle United's Yohan Cabaye during the Premiership match at St James' Park. (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been linked with a move to Liverpool in January, and Henry Jackson discusses whether the France international would...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2013: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop during the game against Crystal Palace in the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Increasingly disillusioned with the state of top flight football, This Is Anfield co-editor and Liverpool season ticket holder, Max Munton, bemoans the imbalance of...
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The league table doesn't make good reading heading into the international break. Joseph Cousins fears The Reds being cut further adrift if things don't...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Glen Johnson injured during the Premier League match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Glen Johnson left out of the latest England squad, Jack Lusby believes Brendan Rodgers should follow suit and should drop the right-back. The upcoming...