Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected after missing a chance against Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Roy Hodgson’s comments on the recent fatigue of Raheem Sterling have drawn great criticism, but the onus falls on Brendan Rodgers too, writes Jack...
BOSTON, USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against AS Roma at Fenway Park on day three of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Emre Can is expected to be fit for Sunday's clash with QPR, and Henry Jackson believes the 20-year-old's return could be crucial for Liverpool. Can...

It was international break, we were bored. So we posed a question to the This Is Anfield writers; if they could sign one Premier...

Raheem Sterling has come in for plenty of criticism having complained of being tired, but he has done exactly what similarly prodigious talents Michael...

The latest young player to be linked with a move to Liverpool is MK Dons man Dele Alli. Jack Lusby gives the lowdown on...
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Philips in action against Brondby IF on his debut during a preseason friendly match at Brøndby Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As it's international break, PJ Vaughan decided to do a piece on some young players he would love to see at Liverpool in the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool fans on the Spion Kop before the Premiership match against Manchester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We look at who the best people to follow are on Twitter when it comes to everything related to Liverpool. Twitter has become a huge...

After eight appearances so far for Liverpool, two as sub, Ashwin Ramesh analyses Mario Baltelli's start to life at Anfield. There is little doubt that...

The enormous popularity of social media in recent years allows us to see footballers in a different light, rather than just judging on for...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

September’s international break had devastating consequences on Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool as they lost key players and slumped into bad form that saw them win...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 1996: Liverpool's David Thompson in action against West Ham United during the FA Youth Cup Final 2nd Leg at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the international break in full flow, Ben Twelves caught up with David Thompson this week, with the former Reds midfielder discussing his time...
Liverpool, England - Wednesday, November 27th, 1996: Liverpool's Robbie Fowler in action during the 4-2 victory over Arsenal during the 4th Round of the League Cup at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Robbie Fowler made 369 appearances and scored 183 goals for Liverpool. Simon Collings recalls his favourite 10 Fowler goals - there were plenty to...

Brendan Rodgers' use of Jordan Henderson tactically over the start to the season has been at odds with what we saw last season and...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Tuesday, September 30, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana during a press conference at the St. Jakob Stadium ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Natalie Cork has been impressed by Adam Lallana and explains how he'll become a key player for Liverpool this season. After an injury-stricken start to...

Another international break arrives to disrupt the season, but has this one actually been good timing for Liverpool? Rebecca Parry discusses. Everyone loves international breaks,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 19, 2013: Liverpool's captain Jamie Carragher making his 737th and last appearance for Liverpool during the final Premiership match of the 2012/13 season against Queens Park Rangers at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool legend Jimmy Case believes Liverpool would have won last season's Premier League had Jamie Carragher not retired the previous summer. In an interview with...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard looks dejected during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

Much was made of Steven Gerrard’s return to the Liverpool attack in Saturday’s win against West Brom with many happy to see the club...
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)

A Steven Gerrard cameo, in his old No. 10 role in Liverpool’s win over West Bromwich Albion, showed signs of promise for the club,...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson after the 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sami Hyypia was famously selfless when Steven Gerrard was made Liverpool captain at his expense back in 2003, and there is an argument to...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before a preseason friendly match against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield. Back row L-R: Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, Daniel Sturridge. Front row L-R: Philippe Coutinho Correia, captain Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Javier Manquillo, Raheem Sterling. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has a hugely exciting young squad at his disposal, as well as a number of experienced stars, but are any of them...

Adam Griffies (@whatahitson) takes a look at Liverpool’s win over West Brom from his own, unique perspective. We needed that didn’t we? We desperately needed that. Just...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We Are Liverpool editor, Neil Poole, takes a look back at a bleak seven days that thankfully ended on a high. In a week that...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 4, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana scores the first goal against West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding shares his thoughts on the 2-1 win over West Brom at Anfield on Saturday. My daughter has a habit of asking me searching...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 4, 2014: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert in action against West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Goals from Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson earned Liverpool an important first win in four Premier League games on Saturday. Max Munton was at...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, October 1, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. Back row L-R: Jose Enrique, Dejan Lovren, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Martin Skrtel, Mario Balotelli, Jordan Henderson. Front row L-R: Lazar Markovic, captain Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Javier Manquillo, Philippe Coutinho Correia. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ men host West Brom on Saturday afternoon in Liverpool’s first 3pm kick off of the season – a game in which the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers looks dejected as his side lose 1-0 at home to Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Thursday's newspapers saw a host of "5 reasons for Liverpool's slump" type articles after another disappointing defeat and performance against Basel on Wednesday night. Having...
HARVARD, USA - Monday, July 21, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Joe Allen during a preseason training session at the Harvard Stadium in Boston on day one of their USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There has been a lot of negativity of late, after a string of disappointing results, but Henry Jackson believes there are plenty of the...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, October 1, 2014: FC Basel's Marco Streller scores the first goal against Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rory Fitzgerald provides a detailed assessment of Basel's goal against Liverpool on Wednesday, another conceded off a set piece. "I've never seen a zone...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A new contract for Daniel Sturridge underlines the importance of the Liverpool striker, particularly in rescuing the side’s poor form, writes Jack Lusby. Finally, some...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, October 1, 2014: FC Basel's Marco Streller scores the first goal against Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel was at fault for Basel's winning goal on Wednesday evening, showing erratic marking from a corner yet again. His Liverpool career continues...