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PJ Vaughn looks at previous restructuring of Liverpool's youth academy and discusses whether the clubs' latest changes are a new vision for success. The sackings...
HULL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 1, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premiership match against Hull City at the KC Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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A dismal performance last time out is likely to see Brendan Rodgers ring the changes for the visit of Norwich City. Ben Twelves explores the potential...

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Steven Speed, author of the Liverpool book 'Ex-Reds Remembered', recalls the enigmatic Czech forward who won the European Cup in Istanbul. Milan Baros was...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 24, 2013: Liverpool's Glen Johnson in action against Aston Villa's Christian Benteke during the Premiership match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Liverpool's 3-1 defeat to Hull City on Sunday was arguably the Reds' worst display under Brendan Rodgers, halting their Champions League aspirations in the...
HULL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 1, 2013: Hull City's Tom Huddlestone celebrates scoring the third goal against Liverpool during the Premiership match at the KC Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Tom McMahon argues that the constant change in defensive positions is costing the team points, with Brendan Rodgers needing to decide on his best...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 26, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premiership match against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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As rumours circulate that Brendan Rodgers is about to be offered a new 5-year contract, the young manager enters a crucial phase of his...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 2, 2013: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan in action against Arsenal during the Premiership match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Jon Flanagan's rise in form has positively shocked most Liverpool fans. Today, Neil Collins looks at whether the 20-year-old is a solution to first-team...
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 29, 2013: Liverpool's Victor Moses in action against Sunderland's Lee Cattermole during the Premiership match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Liverpool travel to Hull on Sunday, before home games against Norwich and West Ham next Wednesday and Saturday. Henry Jackson looks at five fringe...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 26, 2009: Liverpool's Fernando Torres is chased by Hull City's Kevin Kilbane, Andy Dawson, Stephen Hunt and George Boateng during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Photo by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Rory provides his analysis of the opposition ahead of Sunday's visit to the KC Stadium to face Steve Bruce's Hull City side. General Form Hull have...
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 29, 2013: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the first goal against Sunderland with team-mate Luis Suarez during the Premiership match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Rebecca Parry discusses the strike partnership of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, which only seems to get stronger with each game. A strike partnership that...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 23, 2013: Liverpool's Joe Allen looks dejected after missing a chance against Everton during the 221st Merseyside Derby Premiership match at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Can Joe Allen recover from his missed chance against Everton in the Merseyside derby last week? Neil Collins hopes so and advices the Welshman...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 25, 2012: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry and wife Linda Pizzuti during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg against Manchester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Ramachandran Chittur continues his look at the last three years at Liverpool under the ownership of John Henry's Fenway Sports Group and believes Henry's contribution...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND: Saturday, May 15, 2004: Liverpool fans make a mosaic on the Spion Kop before the final Premiership game of the season at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Safe standing campaigner Jon Darch explains how The Thatcher government's standing ban was not supported on Merseyside and dispels some of the myths surrounding...

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In the final part of his four part series this week on This Is Anfield, Romanian writer Alex Irimia charts the progress of Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 26, 2013: Liverpool supporters protest against modern football and high ticket prices with a banner 'FAO Mr. Ayre - supporters not customers' after the 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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As fans campaign for cheaper tickets, fairer treatment and safe standing, This Is Anfield Co-Editor, Max Munton, has an idea which would benefit players...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 17, 2010: France's Yann M'Vila in action against England during the International Friendly match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Despite the quality of Lucas and Steven Gerrard in the heart of Liverpool's midfield, it's lacking pace and dynamism at present. Henry Jackson (@OnFootballTweet)...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 5, 2011: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry with his wife Linda Pizzuti during the Premiership match against Swansea City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Ramachandran Chittur looks at the last three years at Liverpool under the ownership of John Henry's Fenway Sports Group and believes Henry's contribution shouldn't be...
Margaret Thatcher

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Safe standing campaigner Jon Darch explains why he thinks the the standing ban is an insult to the memories of the 96 - that...
KIRKBY, LIVERPOOL - Tuesday, April 23, 2013: Liverpool Football Club's Ryan McLaughlin photographed at the club's Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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PJ Vaughn responds to the recent overwhelming praise of Liverpool's youth academy by asking, are Liverpoool actually doing it right? Every so often I read...
05.12.2012, Stadio Friuli, Udine, ITA, UEFA EL, Udinese Calcio vs FC Liverpool, Gruppe A, Training, FC Liverpool, im Bild Brendan Rodgers (Trainer, Liverpool FC), Luis Suarez (# 07, Liverpool FC) // Brendan Rodgers (Trainer, Liverpool FC), Luis Suarez (# 07, Liverpool FC) during Training of Liverpool FC before the UEFA Europa League group A match between Udinese Calcio and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Friuli, Udinese, Italy on 2012/12/05. EXPA Pictures © 2012, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ Juergen Feichter

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In the third part of his four part series this week on This Is Anfield, Romanian writer Alex Irimia charts the progress of Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday March 18, 2012: Liverpool's supporters on the Spion Kop sing You'll Never Walk Alone before the FA Cup Quarter-Final match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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The first in a series of articles discussing safe standing; John Ritchie explains why Liverpool fans should at least be part of the discussion. It...
Picture by Jason Roberts...... New Liverpool signings (left to right) Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, manager Kenny Dalglish, Alexander Doni and Stewart Downing pose for photographers following a press conference at Melwood Training Ground, Liverpool.

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The Reds have signed some wonderful players over the years, but there have also been some who never reached the heights many predicted of...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 23, 2013: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Everton during the 221st Merseyside Derby Premiership match at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Reds and Blues together at Derby games was common practice in years gone by, but in today's era it can be an eye opening...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 7, 2012: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers talks to Jamie Carragher during a training session at the club's Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group A match against FC Anji Makhachkala. (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

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In the second part of his four part series this week on This Is Anfield, Romanian writer Alex Irimia charts the progress of Liverpool...
Liverpool, England - Saturday, January 6, 2007: Liverpool's Xabi Alonso in action against Arsenal during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Former Liverpool hero Xabi Alonso celebrates his 32nd birthday today, and the Spaniard remains a world class midfielder for both club and country. Henry...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, June 1, 2012: Liverpool's new manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference to announce him as the new manager of Liverpool Football Club at Anfield. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

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In the first part of his four part series this week on This Is Anfield, Romanian writer Alex Irimia charts the progress of Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, May 8, 2012: Liverpool's Stewart Downing in action against Chelsea's Ryan Bertrand during the final home Premiership match of the season at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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Jose Enrique is sidelined until February, Aly Cissokho has failed to impress, Jon Flanagan deputised there against Everton - Liverpool will certainly be targeting...

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Frank McParland and Rodolfo Borrell left Liverpool Football Club last week despite what seemed to be a highly successful period of youth development under...
MONACO, FRANCE - Friday, August 24, 2001: Liverpool's Gary McAllister (left), Robbie Fowler (centre) and Jamie Carragher (right) with the UEFA Super Cup trophy after beating Bayern Munich 3-2 at the Stade Louis II in Monaco. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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As part of a weekly feature, Henry Jackson is remembering a past Anfield hero, and the effect he had on Liverpool Football Club. It's...
WIGAN, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 2, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Wigan Athletic's manager Roberto Martinez during the Premiership match at the DW Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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With Saturday's Merseyside derby fast approaching, what is the best possible combined starting XI between current Liverpool and Everton players? Henry Jackson selects his:...