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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
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)

Tom McMahon argues that while the 3-4-3 has been a resounding success, Brendan Rodgers needs to switch up his tactics if the formation isn't working. Before delving...
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)

Recent reports suggest Joe Allen is set to sign a new deal at Liverpool, and while he has improved of late he must still...
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the winning second goal in injury time against Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a busy transfer window in 2014, Josh Sexton assesses how Liverpool's summer signings have settled and are finally finding form. Liverpool spent nearly £120...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Tottenham Hotspur's manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The race for the top four is set to be an intriguing and nervy battle between now and May. We assess the four prime...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Football League Cup 5th Round match against AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another major overhaul is expected at Liverpool this summer with several players out of contract and a host of players expected to move on. The...
PRESTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 13, 2013: Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in action against Preston North End during a preseason friendly match at Deepdale. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Andre Wisdom’s loan spell at West Brom having taken a turn for the worse over recent weeks, Ben Twelves takes a look at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Chelsea during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Neil Poole considers Raheem Sterling’s ongoing contract wrangle by addressing the question: Is Raheem Sterling an exceptional exception to the rules?  Exceptions Football has always and...
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...

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