Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores the second goal against Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool somehow threw away a two goal lead at Southampton, suffering a second half collapse to lose 3-2 - a match that provided plenty of talking points.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can looks dejected as his side concede a third goal to Southampton during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s shambolic second half collapse against Southampton on Sunday afternoon, we assess the Reds performances at St Mary’s.
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 2, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Southampton during the Football League Cup Quarter-Final match at St. Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to Premier League action against Southampton, and we take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line up his side on Sunday afternoon.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 30, 2014: Tottenham Hotspur's manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match against Everton at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another fascinating round of Premier League fixtures are upon us.
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Liverpool have been handed another mouth-watering draw in the Europa League, where they will face Borussia Dortmund in the last-eight.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Calls for Liverpool to establish a new spine may have been satisfied against Man United on Thursday night, as a clutch of key stars shone.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Europa League after claiming a draw at Old Trafford to win the tie 3-1 on aggregate.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's 1-1 draw away to Man United on Thursday earned them a place in the Europa League quarter-finals.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match against Manchester United at Anfield. Back row L-R: Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Roberto Firmino, Emre Can, Nathaniel Clyne. Front row L-R: Alberto Moreno, Adam Lallana, captain Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho Correia, Daniel Sturridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Liverpool’s vital Europa League second leg against Man United, we take a look at Jurgen Klopp could line up his side at Old Trafford.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea and Daley Blind during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool prepare for the crucial Europa League second leg at Old Trafford, we select three key battles that could determine who emerges victorious from the grudge match and progresses to the last-eight.
Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo "Monchi" poses for a photo outside the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, in Seville, Spain. Verdejo, who still goes by the nickname from his goalkeeping days, has become one of the most sought-after football directors in European soccer after revolutionizing Spanish club Sevilla with a scouting system that helped rescue the team from the brink of financial collapse and turned it into a perennial contender in the continent’s second-tiered competitions. (AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

Ian Ayre's departure from Liverpool will bring a structural change at the club, which should see a sporting director arrive to oversee progress.
CHESTER, WALES - Monday, May 4, 2015: Leicester City's Ben Chilwell in action against Liverpool during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Deva Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool look set to add a new left-back to their ranks this summer, with three names prominently linked with a move to Merseyside.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores the first goal against Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea from a penalty kick during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Knowing the huge significance of an away goal, it would be remiss of Liverpool to approach this game with anything other than a positive...

Our latest roundtable discussion focusses on Liverpool's defence and what the future holds for the Reds' defenders this summer.

Chris Williams was invited to Dortmund to watch BVB host Bayern Munich at the Westfalenstadion last weekend.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, February 26, 2016: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan, Adam Lallana and Steven Caulker during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the Football League Cup Final against Manchester City. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp is likely to put his stamp on the Liverpool squad over the summer, with a new-look Reds side to be primed for the 2016/17 campaign.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

If any more evidence of Liverpool’s continued progress under Jurgen Klopp was required, it was delivered in emphatic style on Thursday night.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As the 2015/16 Premier League season enters the final sprint, we take a look at how Liverpool will fare over the final 10 games and the implications on where the Reds could finish campaingn.
Liverpool's new signings back row (l to r) Erik Meijer, Sander Westerveld, Vladimir Smicer, Titi Camara and front row (l to r) Sammi Hyypia, coach Phil Thompson and manager Gerard Houllier and Stephane Henchoz - Picture by: Michael Steele / EMPICS Sport

Preparing for his first full season in charge at Anfield, the summer transfer window provides huge opportunity to Jurgen Klopp to finally make his mark on Liverpool’s squad, as it did for Gerard Houllier 17 years ago.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana scelebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Lallana's influential performance against Man United on Thursday was another step in the right direction.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 8, 2015: Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini during the UEFA Champions League Group D match against VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Premier League and FA Cup action almost underway, we make five predictions ahead of the upcoming games.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop with banners "Unity is Strength" and "We Told You They Lied, Justice for the 96" before the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Posting an excellent Europa League first leg performance and result against Man United, Liverpool’s new and improved big-game mind-set provided the catalyst for another special Anfield European night.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop before the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp's men came away with a much-deserved victory, which was only kept down to a scoreline of 2-0 thanks to the opposition goalkeeper.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Thursday, March 10, 2016: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match against Manchester United at Anfield. Back row L-R: Mamadou Sakho, Dejan Lovren, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Roberto Firmino, Emre Can, Nathaniel Clyne. Front row L-R: Alberto Moreno, Adam Lallana, captain Jordan Henderson, Philippe Coutinho Correia, Daniel Sturridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool's win against Man United, we rate the performance of each Reds player on the night.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 9, 2016: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match against Manchester United FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Thursday night’s Europa League grudge match, we take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line up his Reds at Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 17, 2016: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host Man United on Thursday, in the first-leg of their Europa League last-16 tussle.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates his side's injury time 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ignore what the media may say, there's plenty of proof of the progress made under Jurgen Klopp in the last five months, as proven here by Alex Malone.

While Jurgen Klopp will be looking for proven talent on the wings this summer, Rennes' 18-year-old star Ousmane Dembele should also be a target.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp celebrates his side's injury time 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's victory at Crystal Palace was further proof of the belief and winning edge that Jurgen Klopp has instilled in his players.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015: Leicester City's manager Claudio Ranieri before the Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was another weekend of dramatic, unpredictable action in the Premier League.