Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 2, 2011: Liverpool Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz scores the second goal against Stoke City, his first for the club on his debut, during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Four Liverpool new signings are expected to make their Anfield debuts in Saturday's match with Aston Villa. We take a look at some of...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and manager Brendan Rodgers as he is substituted against Sunderland during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool counting the cost of the international break with injuries to Emre Can, Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge, Jack Lusby assesses the impact...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's scoreboard records the disappointing 2-2 draw with Aston Villa during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to action this Saturday as they welcome Aston Villa to Anfield. We talk to Villa writer Damian Dugdale. Liverpool v Aston Villa live...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury to Daniel Sturridge, suffered while on international duty with England last week, opens up the question of whether Liverpool will change their shape...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

PJ Vaughan looks at the reasons why so few Liverpool players make the step up from youth to first team level. I have decided to...

Roy Hodgson’s opening 2016 European Championships qualifier pitted England vs Switzerland, and with three Liverpool players involved Jack Lusby analyses their performances. Following England’s dismal...

With Daniel Sturridge likely injured for Liverpool’s next game at home to Aston Villa, Jack Lusby believes a change in formation is required. After three...
STOKE, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 13, 2010: Liverpool's manager Roy Hodgson during the Premiership match against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lee Coates perfectly pens the contempt some Liverpool fans have for the England national football team and everything that comes with it — including...

Joe Allen has enjoyed a fine start to the season and his importance in the squad will increase this season, writes Aaron Cutler. Joe Allen...
BOSTON, USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against AS Roma at Fenway Park on day three of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Deployed as a centre-back in Germany U21s’ 2-0 victory over Republic of Ireland U21s, Emre Can added another string to his bow, writes Jack...

As Liverpool enter another season at the peak of European football, Tony Evans' 'I Don't Know What it is But I Love it' reflects...

Two new full-backs arrived at Anfield this summer and Spanish duo Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo will give Liverpool a new dimension to their...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 8, 2014: The view from the Spion Kop at Liverpool's Anfield home before the Premiership match against Arsenal. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With a return to the Champions League secured within 42 months of acquisition, the FSG master plan for Liverpool is very much taking shape,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, August 9, 2012: Liverpool's Daniel Agger, rumoured to be a transfer target for Manchester City, displays the initials YNWA (You'll Never Walk Alone) on his right hand, pictured before the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match against FC Gomel at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lee Coates pens a tribute to Daniel Agger after the Dane's departure from Liverpool last week after almost eight years at the club. Once, when...

Niall Hurley takes a look at what we've learnt from the opening games of the new campaign, with some nice questions being raised along...

With another man-of-the-match performance under his belt for England, Raheem Sterling proved his ability to transcend a poor tactical layout, Jack Lusby writes. We all...

Liverpool capped an impressive summer transfer window with the acquisition of Mario Balotelli. We take a look at the best and worst summer windows...

The success of Brendan Rodgers' third season in charge will largely depend on how his nine signings this summer fit in at the club,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren in action against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Centre-backs Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho partnered each other for the first time in Liverpool's win over Spurs, and Jack Lusby believes this should continue. With...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, May 6, 2009: Barcelona's goalkeeper Victor Valdes during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reportedly interested in signing Victor Valdes, Ben Twelves writes why the Spanish goalkeeper would be excellent addition.   Reports emerged...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 26, 2009: Liverpool players warm-up before the FA Premier Academy League match against Manchester City at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the Liverpool Academy undergoing a thorough overhaul, Jack Lusby takes a look at the changes within the club’s set-up. Earlier this month, the pieces...
OSLO, NORWAY - Wednesday, August 7, 2013: Liverpool's Fabio Borini looks dejected after missing a chance against Valerenga during a preseason friendly match at the Ullevaal Stadion. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Fabio Borini turning down a move away from Merseyside on transfer deadline day, Jack Lusby asks where the striker now stands at Liverpool. Perhaps...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno celebrates scoring the third goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

His goal against Tottenham got fans reminiscing about John Arne Riise, Andrew Cussen hopes Alberto Moreno is the long-term solution to Liverpool's perennial problem...

New Liverpool signing Mario Balotelli made his hotly anticipated debut in Sunday’s 3-0 victory away to Spurs, with Jack Lusby analysing his performance. Since Mario...

Alex Saldanha charts the progress of Raheem Sterling, the teenage attacker has gone from peripheral youngster to key man in less than a calendar...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno celebrates scoring the third goal against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool eased to a brilliant win over Spurs at White Hart Lane on Sunday, with a number of players impressing. Henry Jackson rates each...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers 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)

Mario Balotelli's arrival could kickstart Liverpool's season, writes Lee Coates. Life is about stories. About characters. Imagine Romeo & Juliet without Mercutio, On the Road...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 11, 2012: Liverpool's Daniel Agger in action against Chelsea during the Premiership match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Daniel Agger's Liverpool career ended on Saturday, completing a return to Brondby. Despite being a very fine servant to the club, his Reds career...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 30, 2014: Liverpool's scoreboard records the 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool face a visit to White Hart Lane to take on Spurs on Sunday, Jack Lusby gets the perspective of Tottenham fan Paul...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 15, 2013: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan celebrates scoring the third goal against Tottenham Hotspur with team-mate Jordan Henderson, Lucas Leiva during the Premiership match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to London to take on Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, looking to return to winning ways at the earliest opportunity. Ben Twelves takes...