Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 30, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel celebrates his side's 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Centre-backs - often discussed, often criticised and now the transfer window is often, often speculated.  But what should happen to the ones we already...
NOVI SAD, SERBIA - Tuesday, September 11, 2012: Wales' Gareth Bale in action against Serbia's Lazar Markovic during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifying Group A match at the Karadorde Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With widespread reports claiming that Lazar Markovic is set to join Liverpool from Benfica for £25m, Ben Twelves assesses what the 20-year-old can bring...
DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Wednesday, May 14, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Kelly in action against Shamrock Rovers during a postseason friendly match at Lansdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool defender Martin Kelly has spent the last two seasons on the sidelines. Jack Lusby explains why this pre-season is the 24-year-old's make or...

Jeff Goulding isn't impressed by Liverpool target Dejan Lovren's public lack of disrespect for Southampton after the Reds had a £20 million bid for...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, May 5, 2014: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva looks dejected looks dejected as Crystal Palace score the third goal during the Premiership match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With players returning to training the first pre-season friendly less than a fortnight away, Jack Lusby looks at why this is a crucial period...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 26, 2012: Liverpool's Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz in action against Manchester City during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Luis Suarez is on the verge of signing for Barcelona - a somewhat irreplaceable player, but Liverpool must move on and seek to fill...
READING, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 12, 2014: Liverpool's players look dejected after losing 5-4 on penalties after a 4-4 draw against Reading during the FA Youth Cup Quarter-Final match at the Madejski Stadium. Jordan Rossiter, Harry Wilson, Daniel Trickett-Smith, Daniel Cleary, Jordan Williams, Sergi Canos, Sheyi Ojo (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the 2014/15 season already looming, Jack Lusby selects his 10 youngsters who can impress for Liverpool this pre-season.   Pre-season is, naturally, an opportunity for...

The duo have both officially been unveiled as Liverpool players this week, but how much will they feature in a hectic 2014/15 campaign? Henry...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 18, 2014: Manchester City's Martin Demichelis in action against FC Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are preparing for life after Luis Suarez after initial talks with Barcelona were described as "productive" - the question now becoming whether or...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 12, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates his side's dramatic 3-2 victory over Fulham with Jordan Henderson during the Premiership match at Craven Cottage. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With an abundance of talent available across the United Kingdom, Jack Lusby looks at five potential home-grown targets for Liverpool this summer. Roy Hodgson’s England...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 11, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers after the final game of the season, a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United, during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Henry Jackson takes a look at how five of Liverpool's summer transfer targets performed in the last-16 of the World Cup in Brazil. ALEXIS SANCHEZ #451398636...
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 29, 2013: Liverpool's Luis Suarez in action against Sunderland during the Premiership match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A week after Luis Suarez's bite incident in Brazil, and with the dust yet to settle, Danny Gallagher faces up to the realisation that...
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Neil Poole has become accustomed to a threadbare Liverpool squad in recent years and is finding it hard to cope with the prospect of...
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 1, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against Southampton's captain Adam Lallana during the Premiership match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

26-year-old Adam Lallana is expected to officially become a Liverpool player on Monday, completing a big-money move from former club Southampton. Henry Jackson (@OnFootballTweet)...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 26, 2012: Liverpool's Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz in action against Manchester City during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In a week in which the people running football, the people who watch it and the people who used to play it have tried...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, July 1, 2010: Liverpool Football Club's new manager Roy Hodgson during a photo-call at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Griffies explains why Roy Hodgson is the man to blame for England's sorry performance in the World Cup and his failure to use...

A month can be a long time in football, writes Jeff Goulding. Ian Cotton, Liverpool's press officer from 1996-2012, was famed for the brevity of...

The future of Luis Suarez at Liverpool is dividing opinion and Chris Williams explains why he believes it could be the end of the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 11, 2014: Liverpool's Luis Suarez looks dejected after missing a chance against Newcastle United during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Luis Suarez’s heavy four month total football ban has thrown his Anfield future up in the air. Ben Twelves looks at whether Liverpool should...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 11, 2014: Liverpool's Luis Suarez looks dejected after missing a chance against Newcastle United during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding responds to the sensationalised last couple of days following Luis Suarez's bite of Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, and subsequent four...

With Belgium striker Divock Origi reportedly closing in on a move to Anfield, Ben Twelves assess what the 19-year-old can bring to Liverpool.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEJNUEQTIbk   Wednesday night...

With Luis Suarez back grabbing headlines for the all the wrong reasons, Ben Twelves ask; does the Uruguayan have a future at Anfield?   Fourteen months...

England’s early exit from the World Cup has left Steven Gerrard considering his international future with the Three Lions. Ben Twelves discusses why now...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's Luis Suarez looks dejected against Aston Villa during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Luis Suarez's latest controversy could see him receive a ban from FIFA as early as Wednesday night. The latest incident comes 14 months after...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 17, 2010: England's Jordan Henderson in action against France during the International Friendly match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Three Lions are already out of the 2014 World Cup after just two games, but why have Liverpool's 2013/14 heroes under performed so...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 28, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers substitutes Jon Flanagan during the 222nd Merseyside Derby Premiership match against Everton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With question marks over who should be Liverpool’s first choice right back for next season, Ben Twelves discusses who Brendan Rodgers should put his...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, June 2, 2012: England's Glen Johnson in action against Belgium during the International Friendly match at Wembley. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool supertsar Luis Suarez inspired Uruguay to a 2-1 win over the Three Lions by scoring both goals, but how did the English Reds...

After the release of the 2014/15 fixtures yesterday, Jeff Goulding looks ahead to the new campaign and where Brendan Rodgers' side can improve to...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 18, 2014: Manchester City's Martin Demichelis in action against FC Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds' transfer target was in electrifying form as Chile knocked Spain out of the World Cup on Wednesday, highlighting further what a terrific...

Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge are all an integral part of England's side at this summer's World Cup, and they owe a...