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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s season took another turn for the worse with Tuesday’s Champions League exit at the hands of Basel. Ben Twelves picks five things Brendan...

Released in time for Christmas, ‘Hard Case’, the autobiography of former Liverpool midfielder Jimmy Case, much like the player himself, demands your attention through...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Stoke City's goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in action against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool's season in serious danger of completely derailing, we look at three realistic signings who could help transform the Reds' season in January. The...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Middlesbrough during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Mamadou Sakho nears a return to match action after a lengthy injury lay-off, Ben Twelves explains why the French international must become Brendan...

Dan Holland has a look at the baffling case of our manager who seems to have gone backwards rather than building on last season's...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic is shown a red card and sent off against FC Basel during the final UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As promising substitute Lazar Markovic was red-carded against Basel on Tuesday, this embodied Liverpool’s Champions League failings, writes Jack Lusby. Liverpool saw their Champions League...

Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Basel saw them crash out of the Champions League on Tuesday, and Brendan Rodgers has to shoulder much of the...

Much has been abandoned at Anfield lately and last night Brendan Rodgers abandoned his own philosophy as his side went in search of the...
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)

Liverpool crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday, after a 1-1 draw with Basel. We assess each Reds player on a bitterly disappointing...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 8, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard during a training session at Anfield ahead of the final UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face Basel on Tuesday night in a make-or-break Champions League tie - a game that could be added into Anfield folklore. Ben Twelves...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 8, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a training session at Anfield ahead of the final UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League clash, Jack Lusby caught up again with FC Basel expert and Football Manager 2015 (PC/Mac)Football Manager researcher Oliver...
OSLO, NORWAY - Wednesday, August 7, 2013: Liverpool's Fabio Borini looks dejected after missing a chance against Valerenga during a preseason friendly match at the Ullevaal Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s uninspired front line against Sunderland on Saturday proved why Fabio Borini must come in for a start against FC Basel, writes Jack Lusby. Saturday's...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard comes on to replace Lucas Leiva against Stoke City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Kopblog's Joseph Cousins takes a look at the defensive midfield role; it's importance in successful sides, the reasons why it worked for Steven Gerrard...

Steven Gerrard may have taken some criticsm of late, as his superpowers diminish with age, but when it comes to truly pivotal matches, like...

Liverpool U18s made the short trip to Altrincham to take on rivals Manchester United on Friday night. PJ Vaughan reports on the match.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 6, 2014: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert shows his frustration at the assistant referee as his side are held to a goal-less draw against Sunderland during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Saturday’s disappointing goalless stalemate against Gus Poyet’s Sunderland, Ben Twelves picks out some talking points from the fixture. Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland, Anfield, 6th December Liverpool’s mini-revival...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 6, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling is fouled in the area by Sunderland's Wes Brown but no penalty was given during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool were held to a disappointing goalless draw by Sunderland, on an extremely forgettable afternoon at Anfield. Here are our player ratings - add...

With Liverpool strongly linked with a move for Norway teenager Martin Odegaard this week, Jack Lusby believes Reds must be patient with his talents. Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2013: Liverpool Ladies captain Gemma Bonner holding the Women's Super League trophy with manager Matt Beard as the team parade around at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Since lifting the Women's Super League title on Sunday 12th October, Liverpool Ladies remained in training until late November. An end of season awards...
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 2, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool's crucial Champions League clash with Basel looming, Brendan Rodgers should look at resting some key players and starting some fringe stars for...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's substitute captain Steven Gerrard during the Premier League match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday as they begin another busy week in the fixture schedule meaning Brendan Rodgers will have to rotate...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Tuesday, November 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at the Vasil Levski National Stadium (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool's experienced players helping Liverpool back to form of late, Jack Lusby compares Brendan Rodgers' approach to that of other recent Reds managers. After...

Liverpool are grinding out results in the last week, a far cry from the exhilarating football of spring, but it's what's required at the...
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 2, 2014: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva in action against Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lucas Leiva put in another good shift as Liverpool's defensive midfield against Leicester on Tuesday night, enjoying his return to the first team, but...
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 2, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool recorded back to back victories for only the second time this season as the Reds continue on the road to recovery....
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 2, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool earned a crucial victory over Leicester City on Tuesday night courtesy of goals from Adam Lallana, Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson.
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's Oviemuno Ejaria Sheyi Ojo in action against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at the Georgi Asparuhov Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

17-year-old forward Sheyi Ojo has travelled as part of Liverpool's squad to face Leicester City tonight - could he be the next to make...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard comes on to replace Lucas Leiva against Stoke City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With age a big factor in the new Steven Gerrard contract talks, Jack Lusby looks at how other midfielders prolonged their careers in the...

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool head to Leicester City on Tuesday night looking to record back-to-back league wins for only the second time this season in...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 5, 2003: Liverpool's manager Ge?rard Houllier walks out to face Manchester United during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face Leicester City on Tuesday evening, as the two sides face each other in the Premier League for the first time in a...

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