Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid CF at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. Back row L-R: Adam Lallana, captain Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Kolo Toure, Fabio Borini, Emre Can. Front row L-R: Lazar Markovic, Javier Manquillo, Lucas Leiva, Alberto Moreno, Emre Can. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After five years in Europe's wilderness, missing out on transfer targets due to no Champions League football on offer at Anfield - did this...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, July 9, 2012: Liverpool's new manager Brendan Rodgers' image on a television camera during a press conference to launch the side's North American pre-season tour of Toronto, Baltimore and Boston at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has signed 25 players since arriving at Anfield in 2012, but how many of them can so far be considered...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in action against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's been a tricky start to the campaign for Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, recently coming under scrutiny in the media. Nial Toner looks at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

During Liverpool’s recent misery, the upcoming return of Daniel Sturridge has become a crutch which Brendan Rodgers must not lean on, writes Jack...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 22, 2014: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in action against Real Madrid CF's Isco during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool linked with a move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, Jack Lusby believes that this wouldn’t address the problems in the squad. With the...

With the fund-raising charity month of Movember now well underway, Ben Twelves picks a Liverpool FC Facial Hair XI - with some truly inspirational...

With the gnashing of teeth and wailing of voices nearing crescendo levels on the various phone ins and forums, is this level of hysteria...

Football shirts in the modern era are overpriced and changed each year - but it wasn't always that way. Thanks to Campo Retro you...
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)

Si Steers uses the international break to assess where Liverpool are at this season, and three key areas Brendan Rodgers need to focus on...
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 1, 2012: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE in action against Newcastle United's Yohan Cabaye during the Premiership match at St James' Park. (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been linked with a move to Liverpool in January, and Henry Jackson discusses whether the France international would...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2013: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop during the game against Crystal Palace in the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Increasingly disillusioned with the state of top flight football, This Is Anfield co-editor and Liverpool season ticket holder, Max Munton, bemoans the imbalance of...
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The league table doesn't make good reading heading into the international break. Joseph Cousins fears The Reds being cut further adrift if things don't...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Glen Johnson injured during the Premier League match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Glen Johnson left out of the latest England squad, Jack Lusby believes Brendan Rodgers should follow suit and should drop the right-back. The upcoming...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 8, 2014: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia is substituted by manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We Are Liverpool editor, Neil Poole, reviews the last seven days for Liverpool FC Feel terrible? Want cheering up? I’d stop reading now. Don’t say...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 8, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool limped to a 1-2 loss at home to Chelsea on Saturday, and Jack Lusby outlines where the Reds failed and, rarely,...

Ste Speed recalls one of Liverpool's most charismatic players, Emlyn Hughes, who passed away 10 years ago today.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 8, 2014: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia is substituted by manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool lost 2-1 to title favourites Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime, as Brendan Rodgers' side's poor run of results continues. Henry Jackson assesses each Reds...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard and Aston Villa's Fabian Delph during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Fabian Delph linked with a move to Liverpool this week, Jack Lusby finds five free-agent midfielders that the club should consider instead of...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host Chelsea on Saturday as the Reds return to Premier League action with the big talking point over what XI Brendan Rodgers should...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 7, 2010: Liverpool's Fernando Torres breezes past Chelsea's captain John Terry to score his side's opening goal during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's four years to the day since a Liverpool side managed by Roy Hodgson defeated then-champions Chelsea at Anfield. Henry Jackson looks back at...

Brendan Rodgers has come under plenty of fire in recent weeks following Liverpool's poor start to the season and his resting of key players...
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A much improved performance from Liverpool’s inexperienced XI in the Bernabeu saw a number of players provide food for thought for Brendan Rodgers ahead...
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's progress is ahead of schedule. Although you wouldn't think it with all the doom and gloom around at the moment, writes Kopblog's Joseph...
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's captain Martin Skrtel tackles Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The poor performance of Martin Skrtel against Real Madrid on Tuesday night may offer a surprise solution to Liverpool’s defensive woes, writes Jack Lusby. Liverpool...
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Real Madrid CF during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool lost 1-0 to Real Madrid on Wednesday evening, but it was a valiant display by Brendan Rodgers' weakened side. Henry Jackson rates each...

If reports in the media today are to prove true, Liverpool's new signings and squad players are to be given the biggest opportunity to...
MADRID, SPAIN - Monday, November 3, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard and Rickie Lambert during a training session at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid CF. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool head to Madrid to take on Spanish giants Real in their fourth Group B game of the Champions League on Tuesday night with...
MADRID, SPAIN - Tuesday, February 24, 2009: Liverpool's players training at the Santiago Bernabeu ahead of the UEFA Champions League First Knock-Out Round against Real Madrid. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After another disappointing and uninspiring display at the weekend, Liverpool now face the daunting task of a trip to Madrid to face European Champions...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 19, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers, assistant manager Colin Pascoe and first team coach Mike Marsh on the bench during the Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We are 10 games into the Premier League season, and Henry Jackson reviews how the Reds have fared so far. “We’ll assess it...
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 1, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as Newcastle United score the opening goal during the Premier League match at St. James' Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

10 games in - it’s time to take a look at the table; unfortunately, it doesn’t make for pleasant reading for the Reds. Oliver...