Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Monday, July 13, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and his squad during a training session at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok on day one of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We put five key questions after Liverpool's start to the 2015/16 season to the This Is Anfield writers. Here, the focus on where the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: A television camera blocks the view of the goal during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Dan Holland has swapped his view in the Paddock for a view from the TV this season - and the first home game led...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner have fitted seamlessly into the Liverpool side, and are huge improvements on their predecessors.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Nathaniel Clyne and Christian Benteke impressed for LFC in the 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Anfield in the Premier League.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Christian Benteke celebrates scoring the first goal against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool made it two wins from two with a 1-0 victory over AFC Bournemouth at Anfield on Monday. Jack Lusby provides his player ratings.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho in action against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Mamadou Sakho's Liverpool future under question following a loan bid from Roma, Jack Lusby suggests five replacements for the defender.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's substitutes Emre Can and Roberto Firmino warm-up before the Premier League match against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds return to action at Anfield on Monday night when they host Premier League new-boys Bournemouth.
KIRKBY, ENGLAND - Monday, February 16, 2015: Liverpool's Sergi Canos in action against Sunderland during the Under 21 FA Premier League match at the Kirkby Academy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

One of many exciting young forwards looking to break through from the Liverpool academy, Sergi Canos is a big talent, writes Jack Lusby.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Bournemouth's manager Eddie Howe during the Football League Cup 5th Round match at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Monday night's visit of AFC Bournemouth to Anfield, we get the lowdown on the Premier League new boys and the away fans view on Liverpool.
SWINDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 2, 2015: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino apologises for not passing during a friendly match against Swindon at the County Ground. (Pic by Mark Hawkins/Propaganda)

With attacking options aplenty, Karl Matchett looks at Brendan Rodgers' wide attackers and the importance their contributions will make this season.
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)

Former Kop Magazine editor Chris McLoughlin looks ahead to Monday night's first home game of the season against newly promoted AFC Bournemouth.
CHESTER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 30, 2015: Liverpool's Pedro Chirivella in action against Birmingham City during the FA Youth Cup 5th Round match at the Deva Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

One of the stars of Liverpool's impressive academy setup, Pedro Chirivella is destined for success. Here, Jack Lusby profiles the Spaniard.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva looks dejected after Arsenal score the fourth goal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lucas Leiva has been strongly linked with a move away from Liverpool this summer, and Jack Lusby advocates the midfielder's departure.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Brendan Rodgers’ squad for the new season nearing completion, Ben Twelves takes a look at the strongest XI’s available for the Liverpool manager to pick.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Phillips celebrates beating FC Basel 3-0 during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at which Liverpool under-21 players who could make an impression this season.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini looks dejected as PFC Ludogorets Razgrad score a late equalising goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As the end of the summer transfer window edges closer, Henry Jackson looks at eight Liverpool players who could still leave this month.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Friday, July 24, 2015: Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action against a Malaysia XI during a friendly match at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on day twelve of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a muted first season and a poor performance against Stoke City, Adam Lallana could face losing his Liverpool spot, writes Jack Lusby.
PRESTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 19, 2014: Liverpool's new signing Lazar Markovic during a preseason friendly match against Preston North End at Deepdale Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Not named in the matchday squad for the opening game at Stoke City, Lazar Markovic's future at Liverpool is in doubt a year after arriving for £20 million.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva applauds the supporters after the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Lucas Leiva rumoured to be on the way out this summer, Jack Lusby explores how Liverpool can replace the long-serving midfielder.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's James Milner in action against Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With a variety of systems on show in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Stoke City on Sunday, Jed Davies highlights the role of James Milner as pivotal.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Gomez in action against Stoke City's Jonathan Walters during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez impressed against Stoke City on Sunday, Henry Jackson praises Liverpool's defensively sound full-backs.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Stoke Citywith team-mate James Milner during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool's battling win over Stoke City on Sunday, Ben Twelves picks five discussion points from the opening weekend success.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool leaving it late to win 1-0 away to Stoke City on Sunday, Jack Lusby cites the introduction of Emre Can as the turning point.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 9, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the winning goal against Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool FC player ratings in the 1-0 win over Stoke City in the Premier League.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 16, 2014: Liverpool supporters' banner 'Make Us Dream' before the Premiership match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding pens a rallying call ahead of the new 2015/16 season; together we can achieve more. Most football supporters live for small moments of...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva in action against Stoke City's Mame Diram Dioufc during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds kick-off the season with a trip to Stoke City on Sunday, and here we take a look at who could feature in the Liverpool starting line-up for the much anticipated clash.
HELSINKI, FINLAND - Friday, July 31, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and assistant manager Sean O'Driscoll during a friendly match against HJK Helsinki at the Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A new captain, new assistant, new first-team coach, new No. 2, new No. 7, new No. 9 and five more new faces - it's...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 12, 2014: Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates scoring the fourth goal against Stoke City, with team-mate Daniel Sturridge, during the Premiership match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool returning to the Britannia Stadium on Sunday, the scene of their 6-1 humiliation last time out, Josh Sexton takes a look at 5 happier meetings at the Potters.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Wednesday, July 22, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at the Saujana Hotel on day ten of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers must learn lessons over his team selection to ensure another disastrous campaign does not ensue with the sack a likely consequence.
SWINDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 2, 2015: Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold in action against Swindon Town during a friendly match at the County Ground. (Pic by Mark Hawkins/Propaganda)

With the imminent start of the U18 league season, PJ Vaughan identifies 5 players worth keeping an eye on this season. Trent Alexander-Arnold Trent Alexander-Arnold made...