Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, September 26, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the first goal against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There can be no doubting that Steven Gerrard's time as a regular Liverpool starter is over, but should Brendan Rodgers start him against Everton...
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)

Tom McMahon argues that Emre Can’s abilities are best suited to that of a marauding wide centre-back and how he can redefine the role...
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling scores the first goal against Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds left it late to come from behind to progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup at the Macron Stadium...
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the winning second goal in injury time against Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The sheer quality of Emre Can dragged Liverpool to Wednesday night’s 2-1 FA Cup victory over Bolton Wanderers, writes Jack Lusby. View image | gettyimages.com They...
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the winning second goal in injury time against Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool defeated Bolton 2-1 in the FA Cup on Wednesday evening, after Philippe Coutinho's last-gasp stunner, and we assess each Reds player on an...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 24, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Bolton Wanderers' Dorian Dervite during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

After a frustrating 0-0 draw at Anfield, Liverpool are set to square off with Bolton Wanderers at the Macron Stadium, in a potential banana...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 31, 2015: Liverpool's celebrates scoring the first goal against West Ham United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alex Malone returns to This Is Anfield with an optimistic look at why the future is so bright for Liverpool and their young squad....
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal after his injury time penalty sealed a 2-1 victory over PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Steven Gerrard's next appearance for Liverpool will be his 700th for the club; we look back at his previous milestone appearances and how each...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 24, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Bolton Wanderers' Dorian Dervite during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to FA Cup action as they travel to the Macron Stadium on Wednesday night looking to progress to the fifth round where...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FRIDAY JANUARY 14th 2005: New Liverpool's new signing Fernando Morientes at an Anfield press conference following his £6.3 million move from Spanish Champions Real Madrid. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

PJ Vaughan puts together a team of players who arrived with great expectations, but for one reason or another they didn't work out at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 31, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and goal-scorer Daniel Sturridge celebrate after the 2-0 victory over West Ham United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds continued their impressive resurgence in their challenge for Champions League qualification on Saturday as they brushed aside Sam Allardyce’s men. Ben...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 31, 2015: Liverpool's celebrates scoring the first goal against West Ham United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool hit form in Saturday’s 2-0 win at home to West Ham United, with Daniel Sturridge arriving at the right time, writes Jack Lusby. Welcoming...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 31, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and goal-scorer Daniel Sturridge celebrate after the 2-0 victory over West Ham United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool brushed aside West Ham 2-0 at Anfield on Saturday, and we assess each Reds player on a victorious afternoon for Brendan Rodgers' men. SIMON...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the winning third goal against Manchester City with team-mates captain Steven Gerrard and Jon Flanagan during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Two years ago Liverpool signed star midfielder Philippe Coutinho. Now, Jack Lusby says he is Brendan Rodgers’ best signing so far. This week marks two...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

On the eve of Daniel Sturridge's long awaited return from injury, Simon Collings takes a look at other similar returns for top Liverpool players...
SWANSEA, WALES - Monday, May 19, 2014: England's Danny Ings in action against Wales during the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group 1 match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are reportedly looking to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings this January, loaning him back to Burnley for the rest of the season. Reports claim...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 20, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and West Ham United's manager Sam Allardyce during the Premier League match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After three games in a busy week of cup action, Liverpool return to the Premier League on Saturday as they face 7th placed West...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's substitute Dejan Lovren during the Premier League match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Dejan Lovren needs to offer up a shining performance in place of the injured Mamadou Sakho against West Ham United, writes Jack Lusby. Liverpool centre-back...
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Liverpool have been linked with a move for highly-rated Portuguese star Ruben Neves, and we give you the lowdown on the hugely promising 17-year-old. View...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva during a training session at Melwood Training Grounds ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)s

Lucas Leiva's form over the past six weeks since becoming a regular in the side again has perhaps personified Liverpool as a team -...

Ipswich Town’s Tyrone Mings has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer, and Jack Lusby provides a report on the defender. View...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson in action against Chelsea during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A spirited performance from Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool wasn’t enough to see the Reds through to the League Cup final as they suffered a 2-1...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet makes a save against Chelsea's Diego Costa during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool succumbed to 1-0 defeat to Chelsea after extra-time in their League Cup semi-final showdown, and we assess each Reds player on the night. SIMON...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel looks dejected after losing 1-0 to Chelsea during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool left Stamford Bridge as 2-1 aggregate losers on Tuesday night. Here, Jack Lusby analyses their second-leg loss to Chelsea. Liverpool eventually lost their League...
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)

A debut piece by William May takes an interesting look at the form of Liverpool players over the last 20 games - using player...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 8, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Chelsea's Nemanja Matic during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to west London on Tuesday night to conclude their League Cup semi-final bout with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Ben Twelves...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool need to gain victory over Chelsea in Tuesday night’s League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg, and Jack Lusby details how they can do so. Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 24, 2015: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson in action against Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool were held to a goalless draw on a frustrating afternoon against Neil Lennon’s battling Bolton side at Anfield, and Ben Twelves picks five discussion points from the tie.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 24, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Bolton Wanderers' Dorian Dervite during the FA Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s 0-0 draw at home to Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup, Jack Lusby assesses each Reds’ contribution on the night. LIVERPOOL 0-0...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the FA Cup 4th Round match against Bolton Wanderers at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

Liverpool drew 0-0 with Bolton Wanderers in Saturday’s FA Cup tie, and rotation was behind a disjointed attacking display, writes Jack Lusby. After seeing Manchester...