Opinion

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)

It seems like Brendan Rodgers couldn’t please everyone with his approach to Steven Gerrard’s future, and here Jack Lusby defends the manager. After the announcement...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Liverpool players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot-out against Middlesbrough following a 2-2 draw during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool play their first FA Cup fixture of the season on Monday night when they travel south to take on AFC Wimbledon in the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson after the 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Nobody can replace Steven Gerrard, but his summer departure will leave a hole that needs filling at Liverpool. Jack Lusby identifies five current players...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's Oviemuno Ejaria Sheyi Ojo celebrates scoring the third goal agains PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at the Georgi Asparuhov Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Liverpool's FA Cup third round trip to League Two AFC Wimbledon, Henry Jackson picks three players he'd like to see start the...
MILAN, ITALY - Tuesday, March 10, 2008: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE in action against FC Internazionale Milano during the UEFA Champions League First knockout Round 2nd Leg match at the San Siro. (Pic by Andrea Staccioli/Propaganda)

Steven Gerrard has confirmed his Liverpool departure this summer - we look back at five memorable moments from the skipper that don't always get...
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 19, 2013: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard applauds the travelling supporters after his sides' 2-2 draw with Newcastle United during the Premiership match at St. James' Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alex Saldanha takes a look back through Steven Gerrard's incredible career at Liverpool FC. When an eighteen-year-old Steven Gerrard was to step on to the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, New Year's Day, January 1, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Steven Gerrard’s incredible 17-year career at Anfield is drawing to a close as reports were confirmed on Friday morning that the sipper is set...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 2005: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard lifts the European Cup after beating AC Milan on penalties during the UEFA Champions League Final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Steven Gerrard confirms his intention to leave Liverpool when his contract expires in the summer, Jeff Goulding pens his own small tribute to...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, New Year's Day, January 1, 2015: Liverpool's Fabio Borini is brought down by Leicester City's captain Wes Morgan but no penalty was awarded during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool dropped two potentially valuable points at home to struggling Leicester City on New Year's Day, and Henry Jackson discusses five topics of debate...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, New Year's Day, January 1, 2015: Liverpool's Fabio Borini is brought down by Leicester City's captain Wes Morgan but no penalty was awarded during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool started 2015 with a hugely frustrating 2-2 draw as they squandered a two goal lead against a battling Leicester City team. We assess...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester City with team-mate Luis Suarez during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

2014 has proven to be an up and down year for Liverpool, and we look back at the highs and lows of the last...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 29, 2014: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno celebrates scoring the first goal against Swansea City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo both produced excellent performances on their return to the Liverpool team in the 4-1 win over Swansea, and they...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 29, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premier League match against Swansea City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool play their first fixture of the new year on Thursday when they take on Leicester City at Anfield in another must win clash....
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 19, 2014: Queens Park Rangers' Charlie Austin looks dejected after missing a chance against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Loftus Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Linked with moves for strikers Saido Berahino and Charlie Austin, Jack Lusby writes that Liverpool should avoid this typical January transfer madness. It’s not long...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aaron Cutler is full of praise for Liverpool's two Spanish full-backs, both of whom impressed last night. If Liverpool have sleepwalked through the majority of...

Reports claim that Liverpool are interested in Aston Villa centre-back Ron Vlaar this January, but Jack Lusby believes Brendan Rodgers must aim higher. As Liverpool’s...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 29, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the second goal against Swansea City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool romped to an impressive 4-1 victory against Swansea City on Monday in their most complete performance since August. Ben Twelves picks out five...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 29, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana celebrates scoring the second goal against Swansea City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool produced a scintillating display to beat Swansea City 4-1 on Monday evening, and end 2014 on a high. We assess each Reds player...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 29, 2014: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno celebrates scoring the first goal against Swansea City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In a performance hallmarked by attacking play, a defensive display from Emre Can in Liverpool’s 4-1 win over Swansea City still shone, writes Jack...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Tuesday, September 30, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini during a training session at the St. Jakob Stadium ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With reports linking Liverpool and Lazio with a swap deal for Fabio Borini and midfielder Ogenyi Onazi in January, Jack Lusby believes this is...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can impressed in his centre-back role against Burnley, and Brendan Rodgers should consider using him there for the foreseeable future. A lot has been...
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Friday, December 26, 2014: Liverpool's substitutes Emre Can, Javier Manquillo, Alberto Moreno, Mario Balotelli and Sheyi Ojo before the Premier League match against Burnley at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host Swansea City at Anfield for the second time this season on Monday night as the Reds look to build on Boxing Day’s...
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Friday, December 26, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Burnley during the Premier League match at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool beat Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Boxing Day - we rate each Reds player on the day. BRAD JONES (out of 10)- n/a The...

With Liverpool's goalkeeping situation currently bordering on farcical, Simon Jones takes a look back at The Reds' best No.1's during the Premier League era. Goalkeepers...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face a stark contrast in fortunes as they head into Christmas in 10th in the Premier League, and Jack Lusby asks what went...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 6, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers prepares to bring on substitute captain Steven Gerrard against Sunderland during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ improving Liverpool travel to Burnley on Boxing Day for their penultimate fixture of the calendar year, looking to record victory for the...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 2005: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard lifts the European Cup after beating AC Milan on penalties during the UEFA Champions League Final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aaron Cutler considers Liverpool's modern day greats. The very mention of Istanbul brings back a flood of glorious memories. Be it the breathless comeback, the...
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 25, 2010: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE walks out to face Burnley during the Premiership match at Turf Moor. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Boxing Day, and we look back at the last time the two sides met there,...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Football League Cup 5th Round match against AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After finally throwing away the negative approach on the pitch, Brendan Rodgers needs to stop talking like a man with a negative mindset after...

Last week Brendan Rodgers banished the notion that there was unrest within the Liverpool camp. However is this really the case? PJ Vaughan discusses. Contracts...