Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the final UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. Back row L-R: Raheem Sterling, Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Rickie Lambert, Jose Enrique, Jordan Henderson Front row L-R: Lucas Leiva, captain Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Joe Allen. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A debut piece by William May takes an interesting look at the form of Liverpool players over the last 20 games - using player...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 8, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Chelsea's Nemanja Matic during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to west London on Tuesday night to conclude their League Cup semi-final bout with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Ben Twelves...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool need to gain victory over Chelsea in Tuesday night’s League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg, and Jack Lusby details how they can do so. Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 24, 2015: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson in action against Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool were held to a goalless draw on a frustrating afternoon against Neil Lennon’s battling Bolton side at Anfield, and Ben Twelves picks five discussion points from the tie.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 24, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Bolton Wanderers' Dorian Dervite during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s 0-0 draw at home to Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup, Jack Lusby assesses each Reds’ contribution on the night. LIVERPOOL 0-0...
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)

Liverpool drew 0-0 with Bolton Wanderers in Saturday’s FA Cup tie, and rotation was behind a disjointed attacking display, writes Jack Lusby. After seeing Manchester...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair celebrates scoring the third goal against FC Basel during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers recently hinted at some outgoing loan deals in January. Here, Jack Lusby looks at five players that would benefit from such a...
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Thailand. Thursday, July 24, 2003: Liverpool's Emile Heskey (r) celebrates his goal against Thailand with team-mate Michael Owen during a preseason friendly match at the Rajamangala National Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emile Heskey has become an unfunny joke among sections of the football world, but the striker had the model Liverpool career, writes Jack Lusby. Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg match against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host Bolton Wanderers at Anfield late Saturday afternoon as the Reds make a return to FA Cup action for their second fixture of...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson looks dejected as Manchester City score the third goal during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

A reported bust-up between Jordan Henderson and Chelsea striker Diego Costa is far from advocated, but Jack Lusby sees a crucial show of leadership...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 8, 2009: Liverpool and Chelsea players line-up before the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jose Mourinho says Tuesday's result has turned a two-leg semi-final into a single-game semi-final. Simon Collings takes a look back at other two-leg matches...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter celebrates scoring the first goal against Middlesbrough on his debut during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host Bolton in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday, and we look at who should start the game and who should be...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After conceding a sloppy penalty in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea, Emre Can responded with class, writes Jack Lusby. Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at home...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg match against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Griffies takes a look at last night's gripping draw with Chelsea. Alright that wasn’t it? People say the Capital One Cup doesn’t matter. A lot...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Fabio Borini celebrates scoring the first goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Stephen McGarty takes an optimistic look at the long-term future of the club, with many reasons for why the future looks bright at Anfield. Uncertainty. It’s...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Chelsea during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s first leg League Cup draw on a bitterly cold but eventful night at Anfield, Ben Twelves picks five discussion points from the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard hands the armband to Jordan Henderson as he is substituted against Chelsea during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool produced a fantastic performance against Chelsea on Tuesday evening, drawing 1-1 at Anfield when a win was deserved. We assess each Reds star...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg match against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool were unlucky to draw after dominating Chelsea in Tuesday's League Cup semi-final, thanks to some Brendan Rodgers tactical genius, writes Jack Lusby. In what...
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)

Liverpool host Chelsea in the first of a two-legged affair in the semi-final on the League Cup on Tuesday night in what promises to...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet applauds the travelling supporters after his side's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool’s transfer activity sparse this month, Brendan Rodgers is pursuing other avenues to improve Simon Mignolet, writes Jack Lusby. Simon Mignolet would have been...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 8, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face old adversaries Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday, and Brendan Rodgers must stick with the majority of the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 8, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Chelsea's Nemanja Matic during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face up against a seemingly immovable object in League Cup opponents Chelsea on Tuesday, but here, Jack Lusby finds three weaknesses. Liverpool welcome Chelsea...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Aston Villa's scoreboard records their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s important 2-0 success over Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon, Ben Twelves picks five discussion topics from the fixture. Brendan Rodgers’ rejuvenated Liverpool continued...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert scores the second goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert ensured victory at Aston Villa, but neither suit Liverpool’s system like Daniel Sturridge, writes Jack Lusby. In what was, overall,...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Fabio Borini celebrates scoring the first goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool defeated Aston Villa 2-0 at Villa Park on Saturday, and we assess each Reds player on the day.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe in action against Notts County during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jordon Ibe returns to Liverpool this month after being recalled from his loan at Derby County. Here, Jack Lusby asks Rams fan Joel Clyne...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in action against Bournemouth during the Football League Cup 5th Round match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool continue their Premier League campaign when they travel to Aston Villa, seeking to avenge defeat in the corresponding fixture back in September. Ben...
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Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan is reported to be a summer target for Liverpool, and Jack Lusby explains why he ticks all the boxes for...
PRESTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 19, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Ibe in action against Preston North End during a preseason friendly match at Deepdale Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With young Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe recalled from his loan spell with Derby County, Jack Lusby assesses his prospects this season. Brendan Rodgers has recalled...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, November 4, 2010: SSC Napoli's Ezequiel Lavezzi in action against Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League Group K Matchday 4 match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool linked with Paris Saint-Germain misfit Ezequiel Lavezzi, Jack Lusby suggests this would be a risky move. View image | gettyimages.com   The headache-inducing January window...