Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
VILLRREAL, SPAIN - Wednesday, April 27, 2016: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Semi-Final 1st Leg match against Villarreal CF at Estadio El Madrigal. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at how Liverpool’s starting team could look when they take on Villarreal in the Europa League last-four on Thursday night.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 11, 2009: Liverpool's supporters on the Spion Kop display a banner calling for justice, before the 20th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster, which claimed the lives of 96 supporters. (Photo by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding reflects on a historic day for Liverpool FC, the city, the British legal system - but above all, the families of the 96.
Villarreal's Tomas Pina, third from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring, during the Europa League, round of 32, second-leg soccer match between Napoli and Villareal, at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)

Spanish football expert Karl Matchett provides the lowdown on Liverpool's Europa League semi-final opponents, Villarreal.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with Kolo Toure after the 3-0 victory over Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Mamadou Sakho set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Jurgen Klopp should look to employ the talents of Kolo Toure as his replacement.

Christian Benteke returns to training this week, but is there any way back for Belgian at Anfield?
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 23, 2016: Newcastle United's manager Rafael Benitez during the Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by Bradley Ormesher/Propaganda)

Chris Williams reflects on Saturday's draw with Newcastle, and looks ahead to a huge week for the club with the Europa League semi-final first-leg.
DORTMUND, GERMANY - Thursday, April 7, 2016: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho before the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match against Borussia Dortmund at Westfalenstadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

On Friday, UEFA informed Liverpool FC that defender Mamadou Sakho is under investigation for failing a drugs test. Sports law expert Matthew Rogers analyses...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 23, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Anfield. (Pic by Bradley Ormesher/Propaganda)

Looking at the stats behind dropping points from losing positions and how Simon Mignolet continues to be vital for the wrong reasons.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 23, 2016: Newcastle United's manager Rafael Benitez during the Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by Bradley Ormesher/Propaganda)

Liverpool, not for the first time this season, threw away a two-goal lead to show the squad's issues - just as they'd started to show some consistency.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 23, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by Bradley Ormesher/Propaganda)

Liverpool surrendered a two-goal lead to end their winning run against Rafael Benitez’s relegation battlers on an afternoon that provided pleased an infuriated in equal measure.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 23, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the first goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by Bradley Ormesher/Propaganda)

We rate the Reds after they disappointingly drew 2-2 with Newcastle at Anfield on Saturday.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the third goal against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield, the 226th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line up his Liverpool team for the visit of Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield, the 226th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are set to be without striker Divock Origi for the rest of the season, leaving Jurgen Klopp to navigate a tough route to the Europa League final.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, August 13, 2009: Liverpool's manager Rafael Benitez during a press conference at Melwood Training Ground. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Karl Matchett discusses why it hasn't quite worked out for Rafa since he left in 2010.

Jurgen Klopp marked his first Merseyside derby with a 4-0 win over Everton, providing a stark contrast to Liverpool's efforts under Brendan Rodgers in October.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 26, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the third goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Daniel Sturridge registered his 50th goal for Liverpool against Everton on Wednesday.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Liverpool's James Milner in action against Everton's Aaron Lennon during the Premier League match at Anfield, the 226th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Milner continued his good recent form with a dominant display against Everton.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho celebrates scoring the first goal against Everton with manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premier League match at Anfield, the 226th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A comprehensive display from Liverpool sealed a 4-0 win over Merseyside rivals Everton on Wednesday, with Divock Origi's injury the only negative from the night.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the first goal against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield, the 226th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s Merseyside derby thrashing of local rivals Everton, we rate how the Reds performed on a fantastic night at Anfield.
Aerial view of (right) Anfield Stadium home of Premier League Liverpool Football Club with Stanley Park behind. Stanley Park is the proposed new location for the new build stadium. and (Left) Goodison Park home of Everton Football Club (Picture by: Peter Byrne / PA Archive/Press Association Images)

Both Liverpool and Everton benefit from their city-rival, as do other English clubs, writes Chris McLoughlin ahead of tonight's derby.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 14, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with Mamadou Sakho after the dramatic 4-3 (5-4 aggregate) victory over Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Analyst Jed Davies provides a different take on Liverpool's incredible comeback against Dortmund last week.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 4, 2015: Liverpool players team huddle before the Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park, the 225th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line up his Liverpool team against local rivals Everton for the 226th Merseyside derby.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates with Kolo Toure after the 3-0 victory over Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have six Premier League matches remaining in 2015/16, as they look to end their domestic campaign in style.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 17, 2016: Liverpool's goalkeeper Danny Ward after the 2-1 victory over Bournemouth during the FA Premier League match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Danny Ward's excellent distribution was a refreshing change for Liverpool on Sunday.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 17, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Bournemouth during the FA Premier League match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Daniel Sturridge responded superbly on Sunday, producing a sublime display away to Bournemouth.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 17, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp after the 2-1 victory over Bournemouth during the FA Premier League match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Nalton runs the rule over Liverpool's six academy players to start the Reds' 2-1 win at Bournemouth.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 17, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Bournemouth with team-mate Jordon Ibe during the FA Premier League match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool picked up a third straight win against Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon – a game that provided a number of talking points.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 17, 2016: Liverpool's celebrates scoring the first goal against Bournemouth during the FA Premier League match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Goals from Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge late in the first-half gave Liverpool a pleasing three points at Bournemouth. Here's how we rated the Reds.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 9, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and substitute Daniel Sturridge during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could lineup his Liverpool team against Bournemouth this weekend, with changes expected to the Reds XI.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 14, 2016: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the second goal against Borussia Dortmund during the UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ours is truly an incredible club, writes Jeff Goulding as he tells his story of Thursday night's incredible scenes at Anfield.