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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
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With Alex Teixeira shunning the interest of Liverpool in favour of a move to China, Jurgen Klopp would be wise to draw up a list of alternatives.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's Joe Allen celebrates scoring the third equalising goal against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line up his Liverpool side for Saturday’s clash against struggling Sunderland.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 25, 2010: Liverpool's supporters on the Spion Kop stage a protest against the club's American owners Tom Hicks and George N. Gillett Jr. after the Premiership match against Sunderland at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Season ticket holder Jeff Goulding provides a response to the skeptics bemoaning the planned protest on Saturday at Anfield.

Liverpool host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday (3pm) in a month that sees the Reds compete in four different competitions.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premier League match against Leicester City at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As we prepare for another weekend of Premier League action, here are five predictions.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 3, 2013: Liverpool fans protest against high ticket prices with a banner '£nough is £nough [Enough is Enough]' during the Premiership match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding explains why he'll be walking out on 77 minutes on Saturday, and the importance of the ticket price protest and why it matters.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren in action against Leicester City's Jamie Vardy during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have gone five hours without a goal and this drought with the striker situation leaves optimism waning.

Liverpool's defeat to Leicester City on Tuesday once again outlined how far the Reds have fallen.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Leicester City's Jamie Vardy scores the second goal against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a busy cup weekend, the Premier League returned for a midweek jaunt, as Leicester City underlined their title credentials by demolishing Liverpool.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp inspects the pitch before the Premier League match against Leicester City at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A tired, disinterested display from Liverpool away to Leicester City effectively wrote off their league hopes, with a heavy focus on cup endeavours required.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 1, 2016: Leicester City's Jamie Vardy scores the second goal against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool slumped to an all too predictable defeat to Claudio Ranieri’s league leaders at the King Power Stadium.

Liverpool lost 2-0 at Leicester City on Tuesday.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, October 22, 2015: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry and Director Michael Gordon before the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against Rubin Kazan at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LFC's new ticket prices will only exacerbate a problem when FSG could have begun to reverse it.

Jurgen Klopp will welcome an old adversary to the Premier League next season, with Pep Guardiola named as the next Man City manager.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne in action against Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of the Reds’ trip to top of the table Leicester on Tuesday night, we take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line...

With Deadline Day upon us, we take a look at Liverpool's 10 most notable pieces of business.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 1, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Agger celebrates scoring the first goal against Hull City during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Today marks exactly 10 years since Daniel Agger made his Liverpool debut.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Deadline Day is upon us, following a month of speculation surrounding possible Liverpool signings.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 30, 2016: Liverpool's Kevin Stewart in action against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's draw at home to West Ham may have been far from a thriller, but Jurgen Klopp's youngsters did themselves proud.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 30, 2016: Liverpool's angry manager Jürgen Klopp during dismal goal-less draw against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

An inexperienced Liverpool were held to a 0-0 stalemate against West Ham United in the FA Cup at Anfield, with the result the only downside.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 30, 2016: Liverpool's Brad Smith in action against West Ham United during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A much-changed Liverpool failed to beat West Ham United in this FA Cup fourth round tie, which will now go to a replay, and here we rate the Reds' output.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo celebrates scoring the second goal against Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round Replay match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp is set to make a changes to his side for West Ham United’s FA Cup visit on Saturday, and we take a look at how the Reds could line up.

Jurgen Klopp looks set to continue his recruitment drive on Merseyside, with Udinese midfielder Piotr Zielinski reported as a summer target.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho looks frustrated after missing a chance during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The form of Liverpool pair Mamadou Sakho and Jordan Henderson has been put into question in recent weeks.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan celebrating the victory after 6-6 winning in penalties during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jon Flanagan has just six months left on his current Reds contract, and Jurgen Klopp should move to extend the local lad’s Liverpool future with a new deal.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp thanking fans after 6-6 winning in penalties during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool struggled to produce a performance against Stoke City, but Jurgen Klopp's winning edge got the Reds over the finish line.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool's players thanking fans after 6-6 winning in penalties during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool booked their place at Wembley with a penalty shoot-out win over Stoke City, we assess the performances of each Red on the night.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool players celebrating the victory after 6-6 winning in penalties during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Though it may not have been the most entertaining of clashes, Liverpool's League Cup semi-final win over Stoke City provided a welcome positive.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - Friday, January 22, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the fifth, and winning, goal against Norwich City to seal a late 5-4 victory with manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With crippling defensive issues holding Liverpool back under Jurgen Klopp, the German may be wise to adopt a bold, passionate attacking approach.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 17, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Adam Lallana after the goal-less draw with Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Kloppaganda)

Liverpool face Stoke City as they seek to book their place in the League Cup final, and we take a look at how the Reds could line up for this semi-final.