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

Daniel Sturridge's return, whenever that finally is, and a return to the diamond shape in midfield will offer Brendan Rodgers the opportunity to repair...
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 1, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet and Alberto Moreno look dejected as Newcastle United score the first goal during the Premier League match at St. James' Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

More horrific defending saw Liverpool fall to defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday, and their lopsided line-up points to the need for specialist coaching,...
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)

An abject display by Liverpool saw them lose 1-0 to Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime, and Henry Jackson rates each Reds star out of 10...
NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 28, 2008: It's all over now... Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Newcastle United during the Premiership match at St James' Park. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to the North East on Saturday to face Newcastle, and we look back at the Reds' best victories at St James' Park...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to captain Steven Gerrard against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With performance levels struggling to reach the heady heights of last season, Brendan Rodgers needs to address the defensive midfield area or think of...
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 1, 2012: A general view of St James' Park before the Premiership match between Newcastle United and Liverpool. (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool face Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday ahead of a huge encounter with Real Madrid in the Champions League...

Heather Carroll continues her look back at the Liverpool Ladies' triumphant 2014 WSL season by describing the games on their title winning season. Ladies On Sunday...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 3, 2011: Liverpool's new siginging Andy Carroll during a photo-call at Anfield. Carroll arrived from Newcastle United for a club record fee of £35m. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face Newcastle at St James' Park on Saturday lunchtime, and Henry Jackson selects the best XI to have played for both clubs. Over the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 19, 2014: Liverpool players celebrate the first goal against Queens Park Rangers during the Premier League match at Loftus Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Have your say in this month’s Liverpool Player of the Month vote, with Jack Lusby presenting your five options. Liverpool October Form Guide: L –...

Naturally, after the nauseous heights of 2013/14, there may well be a hangover period for Liverpool, writes Danny Gallagher. It does not require the hawk-eyed...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva in action against Swansea City's Nathan Dyer during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool stunned Swansea City with a late 2-1 victory at Anfield in the League Cup, Jack Lusby rates which Reds impressed and who...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the second goal against Swansea City in injury time during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Fabio Borini produced a positive performance in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup success over Swansea, claiming an assist in the process for the Reds’...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the second goal against Swansea City in injury time during the Football League Cup 4th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Late goals from Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren saw Liverpool edge past Swansea and into the League Cup quarter-finals. Henry Jackson rates each Reds...