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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 6, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has received criticism from some for Sunday's result, but Liam Jones has a question for those detractors and support for the boss. In...

If you allow yourself to believe the nay-sayers on Twitter and the other social networking sites then thats exactly what Sunday was. Jim Fishlock...
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)

The 23-year-old's dynamism was a big loss in Sunday's loss against Chelsea, and his replacement simply didn't do enough in his absence, writes Henry...

Tom McMahon hits back at pessimistic Liverpool fans following Sunday's defeat to Chelsea and says the title challenge is still on — so heads up! ...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected at the final whistle as Chelsea's ultra defensive play leads to a 2-0 victory during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Griffies is asking for a sense of perspective after our defeat to Chelsea. Just a quick warning: I’m going to base this piece entirely...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho and Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Most reds fans probably felt like I did as Willian walked the ball into the Anfield Road net. Utterly deflated. What a kick in...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected during the Premiership match against Chelsea against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Steven Gerrard's costly slip against Chelsea on Sunday won't haunt the midfielder for long, writes Rebecca Parry. Steven Gerrard looks dejected during the Premiership...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Did Jose Mourinho teach Brendan Rodgers the harshest of football lessons on Sunday? Or did Chelsea win merely due to two Liverpool mistakes? Neale...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Chelsea during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following the 2-0 home defeat the hands of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea on Sunday, Jack Lusby identifies 10 reasons for Liverpool fans to remain positive...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 6, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool failed to breakdown Chelsea's defensive set-up, frustrated by their antics and tactics, but The Reds must focus on these final two fixtures and...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Liverpool take on Chelsea, with all 11 players inside their own penalty area, during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds' title hopes suffered a severe blow against Jose Mourinho's side, after a 2-0 defeat at Anfield. Henry Jackson (@OnFootballTweet) assesses each Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 3rd, 2005: Liverpool's Luis Garcia scores the opening goal against Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final 2nd Leg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

American Red Pete Gackenbach tells the story of how Liverpool vs. Chelsea encounters have often coincided with personal events as he travelled around the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 29, 2013: Chelsea defenders Branislav Ivanovic and captain John Terry during the Premiership match against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Before this weekend’s title fight against Chelsea at Anfield, Jack Lusby puts together a combined Liverpool/Chelsea XI. Jose Mourinho: The bleat goes on. Photo:...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 17, 2013: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet celebrates with team-mate Kolo Toure after his last minute penalty save secured his side's 1-0 victory over Stoke City and putting his side top of the Premier League during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Kolo Toure’s first season at Liverpool comes to a close, Jack Lusby looks at whether this free transfer signing has proved worthwhile for...

The timing of David Moyes' departure from Old Trafford couldn't have been better for Liverpool, writes Liam Jones. When the news broke officially on Tuesday...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 29, 2013: Liverpool's Luis Suarez has his shirt pulled by Chelsea's captain John Terry but no penalty is given during the Premiership match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Anfield on Sunday afternoon looking to secure another massive three points as they go in search of title glory. Ben...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 3rd, 2005: Liverpool's manager Rafael Benitez and Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final 2nd Leg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The two sides meet in a huge game on Sunday, with the final outcome potentially deciding where the Premier League title is destined this...

There's a new fanzine available for this Sunday's match; 'We Are Liverpool' features writing from a host of well known Liverpool supporters. We get...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 7, 2013: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard pulls up injured against West Ham United during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A number of rival fans are squirming in their seats at the thought of the Reds winning the Premier League, and they are using...
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)

As Liverpool embark on the conclusion of a season of immense progress, PJ Vaughan looks at how Brendan Rodgers has transformed a team that finished...

The last meeting between Liverpool and Chelsea in December was billed as the 'Master vs. Mentor' - now Brendan Rodgers' "Chihuahuas" are the ones...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 3rd, 2005: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop sing "You'll never walk alone" before before the UEFA Champions League Semi Final 2nd Leg against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Anfield has rarely been louder than in the two Champions League semi-finals against the Blues in the Rafa Benitez era, but could weekend's showdown...
NORWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 20, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the third goal against Norwich City during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Neil Poole revels in the excuses being made, as Liverpool’s detractors batten down the hatches and prepare for the fallout from a possible 19th...
NORWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 20, 2014: Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the second goal against Norwich City with team-mates Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho Correia during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool's nervy affair at Carrow Road, Tom McMahon (@TomMc_Sports) argues that the team's propensity to drop deeper could harm The Reds in their...
NORWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 20, 2014: Liverpool's supporters celebrate their side's 3-2 victory over Norwich City during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Matt Marchese reminds us of the incredible journey we've all been on with Liverpool this season to be within three games from the league...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 29, 2010: Liverpool's manager Roy Hodgson during the Premiership match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Anfield. (Photo by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It’s funny how the same place can feel so very different. Liverpool 1-2 Blackpool: Remember when we started to chant for Kenny? Or when Luke...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 21, 2013: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in action against Southampton during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 26-year-old was seen as a strong replacement for Pepe Reina when he signed for Liverpool for £9m last summer, but has he really...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop before the Premiership match against Manchester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Whatever happens in the remaining weeks of the season, Liverpool are on the rise again. Si Steers takes a look at how the club...
NORWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 20, 2014: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Norwich City during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following another impressive performance for the Reds in Sunday’s 3-2 victory away to Norwich City, Jack Lusby questions whether Joe Allen can really be...
NORWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 20, 2014: Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the second goal against Norwich City with team-mates Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho Correia during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool reach the final three games of the season, needing seven points to win the title, Steven Harris reflects on just how we...