Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Sunday, November 16, 2014: Belgium's Toby Alderweireld in action against Wales during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group B game at the King Baudouin [Heysel] Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

If Brendan Rodgers has learned anything this season, it’s that he needs another centre-back or two. Jack Lusby selects Toby Alderweireld among five options. Liverpool’s...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Blackburn Rovers during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s poor goalless draw against Gary Bowyer’s battling Blackburn at Anfield, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion topics from the game. Liverpool missed...
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)

Despite a disappointing 0-0 draw in their FA Cup quarter-final clash with Blackburn Rovers, Jack Lusby believes Liverpool should not fear a replay. Liverpool’s encouraging...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: Liverpool's Kolo Toure sees his goal disallowed for offside against Blackburn Rovers during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool could only draw 0-0 with Blackburn in the FA Cup quarter-final at Anfield on Sunday. We rate each of Brendan Rodgers' players on...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 31, 2015: A general view of Liverpool's Anfield Stadium ahead of the Liverpool versus West Ham United Premier League match. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda) [general view]

Liverpool play their third match in a week at Anfield on Sunday afternoon as they host Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup with a...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s young squad are currently on an 12-match unbeaten streak in the league and are one game away from a Wembley semi-final in the...
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 6, 2008: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE scores the third goal against Blackburn Rovers to seal the three points at 3-1 during the Premiership match at Ewood Park. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Liverpool’s FA Cup clash at home to Blackburn Rovers on Sunday, Jack Lusby assesses the strengths and weaknesses of Gary Bowyer’s side. Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 8, 2014: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan in action against Arsenal during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Jon Flanagan back in full training and his contract expiring in the summer, Jack Lusby ponders where he fits in to the new...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 4, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring the first goal against Burnley during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool strolled to a comprehensive 2-0 win over Burnley on Wednesday evening, not only consolidating the victory over Manchester City but ending their struggles...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 4, 2015: Liverpool's celebrates scoring the second goal against Burnley during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s controlled 2-0 win against Sean Dyche’s Burnley at Anfield, Ben Twelves selects five discussion topics from the fixture. A controlled performance from Brendan...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 4, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring the first goal against Burnley during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool gained another vital Premier League victory with a 2-0 win over Burnley, and Jack Lusby highlights a crucial captain's role from Jordan Henderson. Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 4, 2015: Liverpool's celebrates scoring the second goal against Burnley during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool beat Burnley 2-0 at Anfield on Wednesday, courtesy of goals from Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge either side of half-time. Liverpool 2-0 Burnley Premier League,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair celebrates scoring the third goal against FC Basel during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With 22 goals this season, Jerome Sinclair has consistently impressed in Liverpool Academy sides in 2014/15. Jack Lusby gives the lowdown on the teenage...
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With Villarreal striker Luciano Vietto linked with a summer move to Liverpool this week, Jack Lusby provides a scouting report on the Reds’ latest...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 31, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against West Ham United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool play the second of three matches in a week at Anfield on Wednesday night as the Reds look to continue their push for...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli walks past manager Brendan Rodgers as he is substituted against Besiktas JK during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aaron Cutler jumps to the defence of Mario Balotelli and offers an alternative view on the Italian’s season.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 14, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the FA Cup 5th Round match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers described Liverpool’s 3-1 November defeat at Crystal Palace as a “turning point.” Here Jack Lusby selects five things that have changed. Liverpool struggled...

Troubled by the evils of modern football, Max Munton watches AFC Liverpool and Liverpool FC in the same weekend.
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)

Steven Harris looks at Liverpool's transformation since December and confesses he was wrong about Brendan Rodgers' ability to turn things around. I have to admit...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Manchester City's Fernando Luiz Roza 'Fernandinho' during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A dominant, intelligent performance from Joe Allen in the centre of midfield spurred Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on Sunday, writes Jack Lusby. A...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Manchester City's Fernando Luiz Roza 'Fernandinho' during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's fantastic 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Sunday was full of superb performances, but it was a majestic, and refreshed, Philippe Coutinho who...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the second goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following the Reds’ superb performance and victory over Manuel Pelligrini’s title-chasing City, we assess how each Liverpool player and Brendan Rodgers performed on the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s sensational 2-1 home win over Manchester City on Sunday, Jack Lusby selects five talking points from another Anfield victory. Liverpool took another big...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to Premier League action on midday Sunday for another important match in the race for Champions League qualification. Ben Twelves takes a...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Javier Manquillo in action against Manchester City's Pablo Zabaleta during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Before Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield on Sunday, Jack Lusby puts together a combined XI of the two sides based on current form. Liverpool...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Besiktas JK's Veli Kavlak during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Griffies reflects on the Europa League exit to Besiktas on Thursday night. I'm not a huge fan of six o’clock as a kick off...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's Emre Can scores his side's second penalty goal of the shoot-out against Besiktas JK during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s second European exit of the season demonstrated perfectly why Emre Can should remain in the Reds back line for the time being, writes...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool may have crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday, but it's not all bad. Henry Jackson selects five reasons to be cheerful...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Besiktas JK's head coach Slaven Bilic consoles Liverpool's Dejan Lovren, who missed the vital fifth penalty shooting over the bar in the shoot-out after a 1-1 aggregate draw, during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s Europa League exit to Besiktas on Thursday night, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion topics from a nightmare evening in Turkey. Brendan...
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)

Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League with a loss away Besiktas on Thursday night - Jack Lusby isn't impressed with Brendan Rodgers' in-game...