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

Another international break arrives to disrupt the season, but has this one actually been good timing for Liverpool? Rebecca Parry discusses. Everyone loves international breaks,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 19, 2013: Liverpool's captain Jamie Carragher making his 737th and last appearance for Liverpool during the final Premiership match of the 2012/13 season against Queens Park Rangers at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool legend Jimmy Case believes Liverpool would have won last season's Premier League had Jamie Carragher not retired the previous summer. In an interview with...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard looks dejected during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

Much was made of Steven Gerrard’s return to the Liverpool attack in Saturday’s win against West Brom with many happy to see the club...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal after his injury time penalty sealed a 2-1 victory over PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A Steven Gerrard cameo, in his old No. 10 role in Liverpool’s win over West Bromwich Albion, showed signs of promise for the club,...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson after the 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sami Hyypia was famously selfless when Steven Gerrard was made Liverpool captain at his expense back in 2003, and there is an argument to...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before a preseason friendly match against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield. Back row L-R: Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, Daniel Sturridge. Front row L-R: Philippe Coutinho Correia, captain Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Javier Manquillo, Raheem Sterling. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has a hugely exciting young squad at his disposal, as well as a number of experienced stars, but are any of them...

Adam Griffies (@whatahitson) takes a look at Liverpool’s win over West Brom from his own, unique perspective. We needed that didn’t we? We desperately needed that. Just...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We Are Liverpool editor, Neil Poole, takes a look back at a bleak seven days that thankfully ended on a high. In a week that...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 4, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana scores the first goal against West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding shares his thoughts on the 2-1 win over West Brom at Anfield on Saturday. My daughter has a habit of asking me searching...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 4, 2014: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert in action against West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Goals from Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson earned Liverpool an important first win in four Premier League games on Saturday. Max Munton was at...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, October 1, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. Back row L-R: Jose Enrique, Dejan Lovren, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Martin Skrtel, Mario Balotelli, Jordan Henderson. Front row L-R: Lazar Markovic, captain Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Javier Manquillo, Philippe Coutinho Correia. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ men host West Brom on Saturday afternoon in Liverpool’s first 3pm kick off of the season – a game in which the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers looks dejected as his side lose 1-0 at home to Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Thursday's newspapers saw a host of "5 reasons for Liverpool's slump" type articles after another disappointing defeat and performance against Basel on Wednesday night. Having...
HARVARD, USA - Monday, July 21, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Joe Allen during a preseason training session at the Harvard Stadium in Boston on day one of their USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There has been a lot of negativity of late, after a string of disappointing results, but Henry Jackson believes there are plenty of the...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, October 1, 2014: FC Basel's Marco Streller scores the first goal against Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rory Fitzgerald provides a detailed assessment of Basel's goal against Liverpool on Wednesday, another conceded off a set piece. "I've never seen a zone...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A new contract for Daniel Sturridge underlines the importance of the Liverpool striker, particularly in rescuing the side’s poor form, writes Jack Lusby. Finally, some...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, October 1, 2014: FC Basel's Marco Streller scores the first goal against Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel was at fault for Basel's winning goal on Wednesday evening, showing erratic marking from a corner yet again. His Liverpool career continues...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, October 1, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel at the St. Jakob-Park Stadium. Back row L-R: Jose Enrique, Dejan Lovren, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Martin Skrtel, Mario Balotelli, Jordan Henderson. Front row L-R: Lazar Markovic, captain Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Javier Manquillo, Philippe Coutinho Correia. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A below-par Liverpool lost 1-0 to Basel in the Champions League on Tuesday evening, as their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages were...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Liverpool players celebrate after winning the penalty shoot-out against Middlesbrough following a 2-2 draw during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Have your say on the Liverpool Player of the Month throughout a disappointing September, with Jack Lusby presenting your five options. Liverpool September Form Guide:...

Everyone had their own preconceptions of Mario Balotelli, good or bad. But now he’s at Liverpool, we’ve got the freedom to judge based on...

Liverpool head to Basel to take on the Swiss champions on Wednesday night in their second game of the Champions League group stage.   The home...

Steven Gerrard found himself as the main talking point once again after the Merseyside derby, this time over the preferential treatment he’s receiving from...
Barcelona, Spain - Wednesday, February 21, 2007: Liverpool's Craig Bellamy celebrates scoring the first goal against FC Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League First Knockout Round 1st Leg match at the Nou Camp. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side prepare for their first Champions League away game in five years, we count down our top five most memorable...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Middlesbrough during the Football League Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Andrew Cussen thinks Mamadou Sakho's walkout can be turned into a positive, if managed well by Brendan Rodgers. Much has been made of Mamadou Sakho’s...
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Tuesday, September 30, 2014: Liverpool players during a training session at the St. Jakob Stadium ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Before FC Basel v Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday night, Jack Lusby spoke to Football Manager's Switzerland researcher, Oliver Zesiger. FC Basel vs....
BASEL, SWITZERLAND - Monday, October 11, 2010: Wales players during a training session ahead of the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Group G match against Switzerland. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to Champions League action with their first away trip of the campaign in Switzerland on Wednesday night. Rory Fitzgerald takes a closer...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli applauds the supporters as he is substituted against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mario Balotelli is yet to hit the ground running at Liverpool, and if his questionable attitude and patchy form continues, it won't be long until Reds fans grow concerned, writes Henry Jackson.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli clashes with Everton's Tony Hibbert during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In the first of a new weekly column, Neil Poole, regular TIA contributor and editor of the We Are Liverpool Fanzine, reviews the last...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool outperforming Everton until the last minute in Saturday’s Merseyside Derby, Jordan Henderson stood out above the rest, writes Jack Lusby. The first Merseyside...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against Everton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A lot of things happened on Saturday. Some of these things were ridiculous. Some of these things were bizarre. But mostly, these things pointed...

Phil Jagielka's late strike denied Liverpool victory in an enthralling Merseyside derby at Anfield on Saturday. Henry Jackson assesses how each Reds player performed...