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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the third goal against Borussia Dortmund during a preseason friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Philippe Coutinho's failure to make Brazil's World Cup squad baffled many, but his performances for Liverpool this summer, and hopefully beyond, are proving how...

With Liverpool linked with a move for free agent Samuel Eto’o this transfer window, Jack Lusby believes the club are running out of options. Brendan...
NEW YORK, USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the second goal against Manchester City during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Yankee Stadium on day ten of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Still only 19, Raheem Sterling is displaying immense talent and has Andrew Cussen predicting an extremely bright future. “Hang on,” I hear you say, “he’s...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren applauds the supporters after his first game, and goal, for the club during a preseason friendly match against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the increased competition at the heart of The Reds' defence following Dejan Lovren's arrival, Ben Twelves discusses who should be the central defensive...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 30, 2013: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrates scoring the second goal against Arsenal during the Premiership match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Daniel Agger reportedly set to depart Liverpool this summer, Jack Lusby assesses the options to replace the Dane as vice-captain of the club. Speculation...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the second goal against Borussia Dortmund during a preseason friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s stellar performance in the 4-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Sunday proves Brendan Rodgers has yet more strings to his bow, writes Jack...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 12, 2010: Liverpool's goalkeeper Pepe Reina before the Premiership match against Birmingham City at St Andrews. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Pepe Reina departs Anfield after nine years at the club, Ben Twelves takes a look back at some of the best memories the...

Liverpool produced a brilliant display to dispatch of Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on Sunday, and Henry Jackson rates each Reds star on the day. SIMON...
NORWICH, ENGLAND - MONDAY JANUARY 3rd 2005: Liverpool's John Arne Riise celebrates scoring the second goal against Norwich City during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With reports that Liverpool could be on the verge of signing Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno, Simon Collings takes the opportunity to look at the...
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Friday, July 26, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at the Plaza Athenee Hotel ahead of their preseason friendly match against Thailand. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

PJ Vaughan uses data from the last 19 years, through eight manager terms, to analyse the success and importance of the Liverpool's transfer strategies in...

With Spanish right-back Javier Manquillo joining Liverpool this week, Jack Lusby asks whether the Atletico Madrid loanee can become the Reds’ first choice. This week...
HARVARD, USA - Friday, July 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a preseason training session at the Harvard Stadium in Boston on day five of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Champions League football back on the agenda at Anfield, would fourth place represent a successful 2014/15 Premier League finish? Nial Toner discusses. After the...

Recent signing Dejan Lovren was left frustrated last week as he was unable to travel to America to join up with his new Liverpool...
14.05.2011, Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, GER, 1.FBL, Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt, im Bild die Gelbe Wand vor dem Spiel // during the German 1.Liga Football Match, Borussia Dortmund vs Eintracht Frankfurt, at the Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, 14/05/2011 . EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Conny Kurth ****** out of GER / SWE / CRO / BEL ******

Liverpool take on Borussia Dortmund at Anfield this Sunday in what is their final pre season game before kicking off the new season a...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, May 5, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet along with Glen Johnson and Martin Skrtel look dejected as Crystal Palace score the third goal during the Premiership match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Pepe Reina set to leave Liverpool for Bayern Munich this summer, Jack Lusby looks at five potential goalkeeping targets for the Reds who...

Philippe Coutinho has enjoyed a superb pre-season, and with Luis Suarez leaving Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers is looking for a new talisman. The 22-year-old may...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: Liverpool take on AC Milan during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Bank of America Stadium on day thirteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool flew home from their USA tour as they undergo their final preparations for the new season, Ben Twelves discusses how the trip...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 19, 2013: Liverpool's 'Suso' Jesus Joaquin Fernandez Saenz De La Torre in action against Queens Park Rangers during the final Premiership match of the 2012/13 season at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With doubts surrounding his future at Liverpool, has Suso done enough this pre-season to convince that he has a future at the club? Jake...
CARDIFF, WALES - SATURDAY, MAY 13th, 2006: Liverpool's goakeeper Jose Reina celebrates saving the last penalty shot from West Ham United's Anton Ferdinand to win the FA Cup during the FA Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium. (Pic by Jason Roberts/Propaganda)

With Pepe Reina's move to Bayern Munich expected to be completed on Wednesday, Henry Jackson takes a look back at the Spaniard's terrific career,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's Glen Johnson in action against Aston Villa during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As the precarious situation that is Glen Johnson’s future at Liverpool continues to rumble on, Ben Twelves discusses whether Liverpool should keep the England...
MIAMI, USA - Monday, August 4, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the International Champions Cup Final match against Manchester United at the SunLife Stadium on day fifteen of the club's USA Tour. Back row L-R: Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel, Martin Kelly, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Rickie Lambert, Jordan Henderson. Front row L-R: Philippe Coutinho Correia, Joe Allen, captain Steven Gerrard, Jose Enrique, Raheem Sterling. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool lost 3-1 to Manchester United in the final of the International Champions Trophy. Henry Jackson rates on each Reds player on the night. Full...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the International Champions Cup Group B match against AC Milan at the Bank of America Stadium on day thirteen of the club's USA Tour. Back row L-R: Sebastian Coates, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Martin Kelly, Jordan Henderson, Lucas Leiva, Rickie Lambert. Front row L-R: Jack Robinson, Joe Allen, Kolo Toure, Raheem Sterling, Jordon Ibe. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool defeated AC Milan in Charlotte on Saturday, as they prepared for Monday's International Champions Cup final against Manchester United with a routine 2-0...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: Liverpool's 'Suso' Jesus Joaquin Fernandez Saenz De La Torre scores the second goal against AC Milan during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Bank of America Stadium on day thirteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool defeated AC Milan thanks to goals from Joe Allen and Suso, as Brendan Rodgers' side warmed up for Monday's International Champions Cup final...
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - Wednesday, July 16, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a preseason friendly match against Brøndby at Brøndby Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Adam Griffies explains his positivity despite losing Luis Suarez, and opines that we don't need to replace the Uruguayan with an out-and-out goalscorer. Daniel Sturridge and Luis...

Liverpool face AC Milan in Charlotte on Saturday evening, evoking memories of Liverpool's unforgettable Champions League triumph against the Italian giants in 2005. Henry...
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Tom McMahon makes his case for why Raheem Sterling should be the next in line to inherit the iconic number 7 shirt. It’s a funny...
HARVARD, USA - Friday, July 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a preseason training session at the Harvard Stadium in Boston on day five of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Loic Remy’s proposed move to Liverpool disappointingly collapsed, Ben Twelves looks at alternatives Brendan Rodgers could look to sign.  With Remy’s transfer falling through,...
NEW YORK, USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Liverpool's Sebastian Coates in action against Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Yankee Stadium on day ten of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sebastian Coates has enjoyed a positive pre-season, much to the surprise of many, and with Daniel Agger reportedly leaving, could the Uruguayan end up...
NEW YORK, USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson scores the first goal against Manchester City during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Yankee Stadium on day ten of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Although outplayed for large parts, Liverpool defeated Manchester City on penalties following an enthralling 2-2 draw in New York. Henry Jackson rates each Reds...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2009: Liverpool's Sami Hyypia, holding his son, waves goodbye the the Anfield crowd after a decade of service for the Reds. Liverpool defeated Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 on the final day of the Premiership season to finish second in the League. (Photo by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The signing of Dejan Lovren from Southampton is expected to strengthen Liverpool's shaky rearguard next season, but who have been the best defenders the...