Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Brendan Rodgers comparing the two, the potential for Raheem Sterling to emulate Alexis Sanchez at Liverpool is clear, writes Jack Lusby. Liverpool welcome Arsenal...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop make a mosaic of European Cups before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's festive fixtures get underway on Sunday, with four games in 11 days from now until New Year. We predict how each one will...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday September 2, 2012: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Arsenal arrive at Anfield to take on Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool on Sunday afternoon in a game of real importance for the Reds as they...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Stoke City's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in action against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brad Jones' unconvincing performance against Bournemouth on Wednesday raised further doubts about Liverpool's goalkeeping options. We look at 10 potential signings that could come...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday September 2, 2012: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Sunday's visit of Arsenal to Anfield, we pick a combined XI from the two squads - read ours then share yours below. Win...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Brad Jones slips as he controls the ball against Bournemouth during the Football League Cup 5th Round match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Although Simon Mignolet warranted the drop, replacing him with Brad Jones could prove a fatal transfer window statement by Brendan Rodgers, writes Jack Lusby. It...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Football League Cup 5th Round match against AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a positive display in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth, Jack Lusby ask whether this can spark a revival in fortunes for Brendan...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic celebrates scoring the second goal against Bournemouth during the Football League Cup 5th Round match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool progressed to the semi-finals of the League Cup for the 15th time after overcoming Championship league leaders Bournemouth. Ben Twelves picks five talking...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic celebrates scoring the second goal against Bournemouth during the Football League Cup 5th Round match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool dispatched of Championship table toppers Bournemouth 3-1 on Wednesday evening, and we assess each Reds player on the night. BRAD JONES- 5.5 (out of...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 25, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard leads his side out to face Bournemouth during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool head south to take on Bournemouth in a tricky quarter-final tie of the League Cup against the Championship table toppers. Ben Twelves discusses...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 25, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard leads his side out to face Bournemouth during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of the League Cup quarter-final between Bournemouth and Liverpool, we speak exclusively to a man who played for both sides, midfielder Jimmy Case. View...

Liverpool under-18s began their FA Youth Cup campaign in style with a comfortable 2-0 win over Bradford City at Langtree Park on Monday Evening. Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Middlesbrough during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to Dean Court on Wednesday to face Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-final, we look at three Reds players who should definitely...

Steven Harris looks at how the similarities between this campaign and the last two times Liverpool finished second, in 2002 and 2009, are growing...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against Everton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Si Steers discusses how he thinks Brendan Rodgers and owners FSG have stopped taking risks, seemingly now fearing failure. Rodgers must bring in help...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 25, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard leads his side out to face Bournemouth during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool facing AFC Bournemouth in the League Cup on Wednesday night, Jack Lusby provides a lowdown on Eddie Howe’s table topping Championshipside. AFC Bournemouth...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 8, 2008: Liverpool's Fernando Torres turns to score the second goal against Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has been tentatively linked with an Anfield return, but Jack Lusby believes this must not happen. Serving as a culmination...

It's the competition we didn't want to be in - but with this season's Europa League winners earning a place in next year's Champions...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 14, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in action against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Raheem Sterling struggling as a lone striker against Manchester United, Jack Lusby believes Brendan Rodgers made a mistake, despite his best intentions. It was...

Following Liverpool’s miserable 3-0 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, Ben Twelves picks out a number of discussion points from the fixture. Manchester...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 14, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected after missing a chance against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool lost 3-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford, and we assess how each Reds player performed on the day. BRAD JONES- 6 Jones was brought...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 16, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal against Manchester United from the penalty spot during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face a tough challenge away to Manchester United on Sunday, and Jack Lusby believes the side should go all-out attack at Old Trafford. Liverpool...

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that it "wasn't through want of trying" that Liverpool failed to sign star quality players in the summer. Ahead of...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 16, 2014: A general view of Manchester United's Old Trafford ahead of the Premiership match against Liverpool at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ struggling Liverpool make the short journey along the M62 on Sunday to Old Trafford, where the Reds come head to head for...

Joseph Copeland reflects on Liverpool's Champions League exit and laments what could have been upon The Reds' return to Europe's elite. Is that it? Is...

Ahead of Liverpool's trip to Old Trafford on Sunday, we attempt to brighten the mood by recalling The Reds' top 10 goals at the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As claims surface that Raheem Sterling is "nowhere near" signing a new contract with Liverpool, Jack Lusby believes the club cannot afford to lose...
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)

Liverpool’s season took another turn for the worse with Tuesday’s Champions League exit at the hands of Basel. Ben Twelves picks five things Brendan...

Released in time for Christmas, ‘Hard Case’, the autobiography of former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case, much like the player himself, demands your attention through...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Stoke City's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in action against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool's season in serious danger of completely derailing, we look at three realistic signings who could help transform the Reds' season in January. The...