Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 16, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Crystal Palace's manager Alan Pardew during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

On an emotional day at Anfield that saw the Reds slump to a miserable defeat against Alan Pardew’s Eagles, Ben Twelves picks a number...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against Crystal Palace during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It all went horribly wrong on Steven Gerrard's final Anfield outing, with Liverpool losing 3-1 to Crystal Palace. Jack Lusby says there is much work to do.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard gees up his side as Crystal Palace score an equalising goal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool succumbed to a disappointing 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday, in Steven Gerrard's last home game for the club. Henry Jackson assesses...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 11, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Newcastle United's manager Alan Pardew during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds host Crystal Palace on Saturday for the final Anfield fixture of the season looking to end the season positively in front...
CARDIFF, WALES - SATURDAY, MAY 13th, 2006: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the third goal against West Ham United during the FA Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium. (Pic by Jason Roberts/Propaganda)

With Steven Gerrard's final Anfield appearance on the horizon, Henry Jackson pens his own personal tribute to the legendary Liverpool captain.
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Cameron Brannagan in action against Sunderland during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Jerome Sinclair made his Premier League debut against Chelsea, Jack Lusby selects three Liverpool Academy stars who should follow him this season.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 2,2008: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE crosses for the equalising goal against Arsenal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final 1st Leg match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s inspirational captain has claimed 115 assists during his 17-year career at the club. Ahead of his Anfield farewell, Ben Twelves selects ten of...

Ahead of his final game as a Liverpool player at Anfield on Saturday, Steven Gerrard spoke this week of his most important goal in front of the Kop — on 8 December 2004.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 19, 2008: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE scores the second goal against FC Internazionale Milano in the UEFA Champions League First Knockout Round 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Steven Gerrard's last Anfield appearance this weekend, Simon Collings picks out his top 5 Gerrard moments at the home of the Reds.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Christian Benteke is regularly cited as Liverpool's top priority when it comes to signing a striker this summer, and Jack Lusby believes this is a mistake.
CARDIFF, WALES - Tuesday, August 12, 2014: Sevilla's Carlos Bacca in action against Real Madrid's Pepe during the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool in desperate need of a prolific goalscoring centre-forward this summer, Jack Lusby assesses whether Sevilla’s Carlos Bacca is the right fit.

Robbie Fowler, Jason McAteer and Didi Hamann were all great servants to Liverpool Football Club, and we remember their finest hours in a Reds shirt.
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)

With reports emerging that Raheem Sterling has put his Southport home on the market, how much his potential move away from Liverpool will affect the club.
CARDIFF, WALES - Tuesday, August 12, 2014: Sevilla's Carlos Bacca in action against Real Madrid's Pepe during the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The overriding transfer priority for Liverpool this summer is a proven, top-level goalscorer, but who can fill the void? Jack Lusby has eight suggestions.
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Friday, December 26, 2014: Liverpool's substitutes Emre Can, Javier Manquillo, Alberto Moreno, Mario Balotelli and Sheyi Ojo before the Premier League match against Burnley at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After showing promise following their summer arrivals at Liverpool, Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo have fallen to the wayside. Jack Lusby asks why.
LILLE, FRANCE - Thursday, March 11, 2010: Liverpool's Jamie Carragher and LOSC Lille Metropole's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 1st Leg match at the Stadium Lille-Metropole. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the latest forward to be linked with Liverpool this summer, and Jack Lusby is in favour of a move.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 10, 2015: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert is denied by Chelsea's goalkeeper Petr Cech during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea, Jack Lusby takes five talking points from Stamford Bridge, including the importance of the injured Mamadou Sakho.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 10, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard leads his side out to face Chelsea before the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ben Twelves was at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon to watch Liverpool put in a decent display against Chelsea but ultimately saw their slim...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 10, 2015: Liverpool's Jerome Sinclair in action against Chelsea during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

On an afternoon where victory for Liverpool against Chelsea was imperative, Brendan Rodgers' decision to bring on youngster Jerome Sinclair was telling.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 10, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard leads his side out to face Chelsea before the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool limped to a 1-1 draw with Premier League champions Chelsea on Sunday, damaging their top-four hopes. Here are five key stats from Stamford Bridge.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva in action against Chelsea during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds travel to west London to take on Jose Mourinho’s title winners at Stamford Bridge. Ben Twelves discusses the possible team selection...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel looks dejected after losing 1-0 to Chelsea during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel has reportedly rejected a new three-year contract due to appearance-based clauses, but Jack Lusby explains why it’s the right approach.
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)

The much-discussed guard of honour Liverpool will form for champions Chelsea may not fill Reds fan with too much joy, but it would be...
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Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya has once again been linked with a move to Liverpool, and Jack Lusby asks whether he is the solution this summer.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 3, 2013: Liverpool fans protest against high ticket prices with a banner '£nough is £nough [Enough is Enough]' during the Premiership match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the UK General Election taking place on Thursday, Jeff Goulding explains why it's time to consider the politics of football - and why...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry, wife Linda Pizzuti and co-owner and NESV Chairman Tom Werner before the Premiership match against Aston Villa at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Andrew Ronan sees this summer as being a crucial one - perhaps the last throw of the last dice - if Liverpool are to...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the FA Cup Semi-Final match against Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Danny Gallagher backs the boss and says we should wait until after next season to review Brendan Rodgers' position as Liverpool manager, not convinced...
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After Liverpool were linked with a move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Heung-Min Son, Jack Lusby outlines why the South Korean should be a prime target.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Glen Johnson injured during the Premier League match against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

On the eve of his departure, Aaron Cutler reflects on the Liverpool career of Glen Johnson and asks how a once top player became a target for the boo boys.

As Liverpool U21s ran out 2-1 winners over Leicester City U21s on Monday, Jack Lusby shines the spotlight on five potential first-team hopefuls.