Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With questions over the manager's future, Aaron Cutler admits Brendan Rodgers is far from perfect but remains the man to take Liverpool forward. Football has...
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)

It may be all be doom and gloom at Liverpool after two crucial losses, but winning the FA Cup could represent a vital moment...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet looks dejected as Arsenal score the opening goal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's 4-1 defeat to Arsenal was horrible to watch in so many ways, but the evident lack of experience and ruthlessness was truly alarming, writes Henry Jackson.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen, Lazar Markovic, Lucas Leiva and captain Jordan Henderson look dejected as Arsenal score the third goal before half-time during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s miserable 4-1 hammering at the hands of Arsene Wenger’s Gunners, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion topics from another terrible outing...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Arsenal turned Liverpool over 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Jack Lusby believes wing-back is a weakness that needs addressing. Liverpool were embarrassed...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet makes a save against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

Liverpool's 4-1 defeat to Arsenal was the lowest moment of the season so far, but how did each Reds player rate on the day?...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected against FC Basel during the final UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

PJ Vaughan shares his thoughts on the Raheem Sterling situation, and why supporters should be patient with him. Consistent Performer In the last few days I...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Keith Jowett takes a look at five high profile moves that saw players move to supposedly 'bigger' clubs - but didn't quite play out...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: Liverpool's Kolo Toure in action against Blackburn Rovers' Alex Baptiste during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon, when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Ben Twelves takes a...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 21, 2014: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool visit Arsenal in a pivotal Premier League clash at the Emirates on Saturday lunchtime. Henry Jackson selects his combined XI between the two...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday September 2, 2012: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Arsenal vs. Liverpool is the Premier League's early kick off on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 16, 2014: Arsenal's Emirates Stadium before the FA Cup 5th Round match between Arsenal and Liverpool. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to action this weekend with a must-win fixture at Arsenal, and Simon Collings says the Reds need to finally banish their Emirates...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As the Raheem Sterling contract furore rumbles on, the Liverpool forward would be wise to stay at Anfield, says Danny Gallagher.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge rues a missed chance against Blackburn Rovers during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Tom McMahon argues that Daniel Sturridge's unreliability is becoming a problem for Liverpool and is a long-term concern for both club and player.
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's Academy during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Discussing the Liverpool FC Academy, with focus on under-16s coach Pepijn Lijnders who is highly regarded across Europe.

Brighton’s young defensive midfielder Rohan Ince has been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, but Jack Lusby asks whether he can step...
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)

Recent reports suggest that Daniel Sturridge is set to be out of action for a month with a hip injury - his fourteenth injury in just over two years at Anfield.
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge looks dejected against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Daniel Sturridge suffering yet another injury this week, Liverpool need to sign a first-team striker this summer, and Jack Lusby offers 10 options. News...
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's Academy during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Academy observer PJ Vaughan uses the opportunity (and boredom) of the international break to run the rule over the Reds' promising Under 21 and...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne celebrates scoring the first goal against Liverpool during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With right wing-back looking a problem position for Liverpool this season, Jack Lusby selects Nathaniel Clyne among five to target this summer. Within the slight...
SWANSEA, WALES - Tuesday, March 26, 2013: Croatia's Mateo Kovacic in action against Wales during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifying Group A match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Inter Milan’s Mateo Kovacic dubiously linked with a move to Liverpool this week, Jack Lusby runs the rule over the midfielder and highlights...
WIGAN, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 10, 2010: Liverpool's Fernando Torres rues a missed chance against Wigan Athletic during the Premiership match at the DW Stadium. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of his upcoming return in the All Star charity match, Aaron Cutler reflects on Fernando Torres' career and his current standing amongst supporters.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Posters of Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, captain Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho Correia in front of the Paisley Gates pictured before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Stephen McGarty runs the rule over the last seven days for Liverpool FC, from first team to Academy - with something you may...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 18, 2010: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE, Jamie Carragher and Fernando Torres before the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match against LOSC Lille Metropole at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

No more “oh, I wish we could have seen them play together”… on Sunday, we will - the big names from the Gerrard and...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Martin Skrtel 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)

With Martin Skrtel facing three games out with suspension, Jack Lusby assesses Brendan Rodgers’ options. Liverpool's hopes for a top-four finish in the Premier League...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 19, 2010: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE celebrates scoring his, and side's, second goal against Manchester United by kissing the television steady cam during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Robbie Deighan pens a response to the reaction received by a recent piece on Steven Gerrard which explained why his individual career has been...
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, ENGLAND - Monday, January 5, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against AFC Wimbledon during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at the Kingsmeadow Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Steven Gerrard's all-action Liverpool career enters its final chapter, can he end it on a high note or will frustrations get the better...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers substitutes Raheem Sterling during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at the Vasil Levski National Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Raheem Sterling is being misused out wide, and Brendan Rodgers must stop shifting him to accommodate others as well as return him to the Reds front three.
01.12.2011, Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, GER, UEFA Europa League, FC Schalke 04 (GER) vs Steaua Bukarest (ROM), im Bild Jubel Kyriakos Papadopoulos (#14 Schalke) nach dem 1-0 // during FC Schalke 04 (GER) vs Steaua Bukarest (ROM) at Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, GER, 2011-12-01. EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Kurth..***** ATTENTION - OUT OF GER, CRO *****

Following renewed links between Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen’s on-loan Schalke centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Jack Lusby weighs up a potential move.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Posters of Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, captain Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho Correia in front of the Paisley Gates pictured before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Manchester United extended their lead over Liverpool to five points on Sunday, strengthening their grip in the race for the top four. Juan Mata scored...