Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Manchester City's Fernando Luiz Roza 'Fernandinho' during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's fantastic 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Sunday was full of superb performances, but it was a majestic, and refreshed, Philippe Coutinho who...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the second goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following the Reds’ superb performance and victory over Manuel Pelligrini’s title-chasing City, we assess how each Liverpool player and Brendan Rodgers performed on the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s sensational 2-1 home win over Manchester City on Sunday, Jack Lusby selects five talking points from another Anfield victory. Liverpool took another big...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to Premier League action on midday Sunday for another important match in the race for Champions League qualification. Ben Twelves takes a...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Javier Manquillo in action against Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Before Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield on Sunday, Jack Lusby puts together a combined XI of the two sides based on current form. Liverpool...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Besiktas JK's Veli Kavlak during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Griffies reflects on the Europa League exit to Besiktas on Thursday night. I'm not a huge fan of six o’clock as a kick off...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Emre Can scores his side's second penalty goal of the shoot-out against Besiktas JK during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s second European exit of the season demonstrated perfectly why Emre Can should remain in the Reds back line for the time being, writes...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool may have crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday, but it's not all bad. Henry Jackson selects five reasons to be cheerful...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Besiktas JK's head coach Slaven Bilic consoles Liverpool's Dejan Lovren, who missed the vital fifth penalty shooting over the bar 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)

Following Liverpool’s Europa League exit to Besiktas on Thursday night, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion topics from a nightmare evening in Turkey. Brendan...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League with a loss away Besiktas on Thursday night - Jack Lusby isn't impressed with Brendan Rodgers' in-game...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. Back row L-R: Mario Balotelli, Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Emre Can, Kolo Toure. Front row L-R: Daniel Sturridge, Alberto Moreno, Raheem Sterling, Joe Allen, Jordon Ibe. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool were eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday, succumbing to Besiktas in a nail-biting penalty shootout. We assess each Reds player on the...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Wednesday, February 25, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at the Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool resume Europa League action on Thursday night (6pm GMT kick off) in a crunch second leg against Besiktas at the historic Ataturk Stadium....
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the FA Cup 4th Round match against Bolton Wanderers at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers recently predicted an improvement in Liverpool’s form in the second half of the season, and Jack Lusby explores why. Liverpool are a team...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 2005: Liverpool's team lines up before the the UEFA Champions League Final against AC Milan at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)..Back row L-R: Djimi Traore, Xabi Alonso, Sami Hyypia, Jerzy Dudek, Jamie Carragher, Harry Kewell. Front row L-R: Steve Finnan, Milan Baros, Luis Garcia, Steven Gerrard, John Arne Riise.

Liverpool return to the Ataturk in Istanbul, the stadium in which they famously won their fifth Champions league trophy, when they face Besiktas in...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 10, 2015: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic celebrates scoring the first goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have 12 crucial Premier League games remaining this season, as they look to qualify for next year's Champions League. We select the five...
MONACO, FRANCE - Friday, August 24, 2001: Liverpool's players line-up for a team group photo before the Super Cup Final against Bayern Mu?nchen at the Stade Louis II. Back row (l-r) Jamie Carragher, Emile Heskey, goalkeeper Sander Westerveld, Marcus Babbel, Gary McAllister, Dietmar Hamann. Front row (l-r) Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, John Arne Riise, captain Sami Hyypia, Stephane Henchoz. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Europa League, FA Cup and top four aspirations, Liverpool are fighting on three fronts this season, drawing parallels with the 2000/01 season. We...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert celebrates scoring the second goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Tom McMahon discusses how improved self-belief has been key to Liverpool's recent uplift in form and why this may prove to be a key advantage...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 18, 2010: A new banner on Liverpool's famous Spion Kop depicts legendary managers Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Kenny Dalglish and current manager Rafael Benitez before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match against AFC Unirea Urziceni at Anfield. (Photo by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A petition was started last month for 3 times European Cup winning former manager Bob Paisley to receive a statue as part of the...
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)

Adam Griffies (@whatahitsonlfc) looks at our win over Southampton, and picks out some things you might not have noticed. The Reds won again. We won...
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 22, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the second goal against Southampton with team-mates Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s gutsy 2-0 victory away to Southampton on Sunday was spurred by the introduction of Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno, as Jack Lusby investigates. In one...
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 22, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet celebrates after his clean sheet and 2-0 victory over Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another confident performance from Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet helped ensure victory against top-four rivals Southampton on Sunday, writes Jack Lusby.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 22, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the second goal against Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool took another step towards a top-four place with their 2-0 away win over Southampton, and Jack Lusby takes five talking points from this victory.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 22, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the second goal against Southampton with team-mates Jordan Henderson and Alberto Moreno during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s excellent victory against Ronald Koeman’s Saints, we assess how each Reds player performed at St Mary’s.   Simon Mignolet (Out of 10) – 8...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Southampton's manager Ronald Koeman during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon for a vital fixture against top four rivals Southampton. Ben Twelves takes a look at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson shakes hands with Mario Balotelli as he celebrates scoring the winning goal against Besiktas JK from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A little bit of controversy and the media are ready to pounce. Danny Gallagher looks back at the over-hyped fallout from Thursday night's "penaltygate" during Liverpool's 1-0 victory over Besiktas.
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after a 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpudlian pens his thoughts on the Reds' turnaround in fortunes and looks to the future that this side can continue it's development. Ok so it’s...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson shakes hands with Mario Balotelli as he celebrates scoring the winning goal against Besiktas JK from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After three tough games in three different competitions in the last 10 days, have Liverpool proven they can compete all three fronts this season?...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring the first goal against Besiktas JK from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s narrow 1-0 win against the Turkish giants, Ben Twelves picks five discussion points from the hard-fought encounter. Brendan Rodgers’ Reds will take a...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson shakes hands with Mario Balotelli as he celebrates scoring the winning goal against Besiktas JK from the penalty spot during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool taking a slender 1-0 lead away from their first-leg Europa League clash with Besiktas, Jack Lusby believes Brendan Rodgers changed the game. We’ll...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 19, 2015: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match against Besiktas JK at Anfield. Front row L-R: Daniel Sturridge, Mamadou Sakho, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Martin Skrtel, Emre Can, Jordon Ibe. Front row L-R: Jordan Henderson, Alberto Moreno, Joe Allen, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Philippe Coutinho Correia. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s tight 1-0 victory at home to Besiktas in the Europa League, Jack Lusby provides his players ratings for the Reds. It won’t go...