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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
Picture by: Nigel French / EMPICS Sport Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho (second right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with team-mates

In the first of his regular post-match pieces this season, Neil Poole takes a look at the bigger picture surrounding Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool. “Pick the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 14, 2016: Liverpool players celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Arsenal with manager Jürgen Klopp during the FA Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool opened their Premier League campaign in thrilling fashion, claiming a memorable 4-3 victory against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Theo Walcott’s strike, a minute...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 14, 2016: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the third goal against Arsenal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Two outstanding individual goals added some shine to a crazy game at the Emirates Stadium, where any notion of defending was left on the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger and Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool kicking off the new Premier League campaign at the Emirates Stadium, we take a look at how Jurgen Klopp’s first XI of...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 24, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Daniel Sturridge during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match against FC Augsburg. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The last time Liverpool didn't have a European competition to contend with, they almost won the league. Heading into the 2016/17 season, fans will...

With the start of the Premier League season this weekend, we bring you up to speed with what's new in the top-flight for 2016/17. Euro...
MAINZ, GERMANY - Sunday, August 7, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp watches his side warm-up as he returns to former club FSV Mainz 05 for a pre-season friendly match at the Opel Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Pundits and fans have been making their predictions ahead of the new campaign, whether it be the eventual title winners, the relegation casualties or...
SANTA CLARA, USA - Saturday, July 30, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the first goal against AC Milan during the International Champions Cup 2016 game on day ten of the club's USA Pre-season Tour at the Levi's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

How many goals should we expect each Liverpool player to score in the coming season? We take a look at how many times we...
Leicester’s team manager Claudio Ranieri and Leicester’s Wes Morgan lift the trophy as Leicester City celebrate becoming the English Premier League soccer champions at King Power stadium in Leicester, England, Saturday, May 7, 2016.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Continuing our previews of Liverpool's 2016/17 Premier League opposition, Leicester City are the latest to be covered. When we play them: Away - September 10;...
Middlesbrough Grant Leadbetter lifts the cup with Aitor Karanka as they celebrate returning to the Premier League RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 22, 2016. For promoted trio Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull, the primary aim is simply to remain in the Premier League.

The final instalment in our preview of Liverpool’s 2016/17 Premier League opponents are the new boys, Middlesbrough. Boro impressed in the Championship last season, securing...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 28, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and AFC Bournemouth's manager Eddie Howe during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up in our season previews is Eddie Howe’s promising AFC Bournemouth side who are looking to build on their debut Premier League season. Bournemouth...

With seven new signings this summer (so far), Jurgen Klopp has certainly added competition for places and it's now pretty difficult to pick a...
MAINZ, GERMANY - Sunday, August 7, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp applauds the FSV Mainz 05 supporters after the pre-season friendly match at the Opel Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Fox Soccer presenter and commentator Keith Costigan previews the 2016/17 Premier League campaign for Liverpool. Liverpool fans have incredibly high expectations. After 26 years without...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, February 3, 2014: Chelsea's manager Jose Mourinho before the Premiership match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As we continue our previews of Liverpool's 2016/17 Premier League opponents, we find Manchester United still suffering the blues. United and Liverpool have more in...
Burnley players celebrate victory and winning the league

Relegated in 2014/15, Burnley bounced back at their first attempt and return to the Premier League hoping to stay a little longer this time. When...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 24, 2016: Swansea City's manager Francesco Guidolin during the Premier League match against Everton at Goodison Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up in our preview of the Liverpool's 2016/17 Premier League opponents are Welsh club Swansea City. The Swans secured a sixth consecutive season in...

Liverpool FC kick off the new Premier League season at Arsenal on Sunday afternoon and ahead of the big kick-off we asked our writers...

Ahead of the new Premier League season we asked the This Is Anfield writers to predict how they think the season will play out...
Italy manager Antonio Conte before the game

Under new management and looking to bounce back from a miserable 2015/16, Chelsea are next in our series of Liverpool opposition previews. When we play...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 9, 2016: West Bromwich Albion's head coach Tony Pulis during the Premier League match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up in our preview of Liverpool’s 2016/17 Premier League opponents are Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion. When we play them: Home – October 22;...
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Ahead of potentially the most intriguing season in Premier League history, we preview one of Liverpool's opponents, Manchester City. When we play them: Home -...
Hull City's Michael Dawson lifts the trophy after winning the Championship Play-Off Final

Next up as we preview Liverpool's opponents for the 2016/17 Premier League season are newly promoted Hull City. When we play them: Home - September...
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)

Continuing our look at Liverpool’s Premier League opponents for the new season, we turn our focus to title hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur. When we play them:...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Southampton's manager Ronald Koeman during the Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Everton go into the new season with a fresh face in the dugout, fresh money in the bank, and a new director of football;...
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)

Next up in our preview of Liverpool’s 2016/17 opponents are a Southampton side who again underwent managerial change and saw star players depart this...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 6, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi celebrates scoring the third goal against Barcelona during the International Champions Cup match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Opening the Premier League campaign with three consecutive away games is a tricky task for Liverpool, but it presents the Reds with a chance...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 6, 2016: Liverpool's Divock Origi in action against Crystal Palace's Scott Dann during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Continuing our extensive look of Liverpool’s 2016/17 Premier League opponents, we turn our focus to Crystal Palace. When we play them: Home – 22nd April;...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 10, 2016: Liverpool's Kevin Stewart in action against Stoke City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aaron Cutler looks back on a breakthrough season for the English midfielder and what we can expect in 2016/17. When Kevin Stewart lined up for...
WATFORD, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 20, 2015: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Watford's George Byers during the Premier League match at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Continuing our look at Liverpool’s Premier League opponents in 2016/17, we turn our focus to Watford. When we play them: Home – November 5th; Away...
STANFORD, USA - Sunday, July 24, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke during a training session in the Laird Q. Cagan Stadium at Stanford University on day four of the club's USA Pre-season Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As the end of the summer transfer window nears, a number of Liverpool players are still likely to leave the club between now and...