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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 8, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard during a training session at Anfield ahead of the final UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face Basel on Tuesday night in a make-or-break Champions League tie - a game that could be added into Anfield folklore. Ben Twelves...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 8, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a training session at Anfield ahead of the final UEFA Champions League Group B match against FC Basel. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Tuesday night’s Champions League clash, Jack Lusby caught up again with FC Basel expert and Football Manager 2015 (PC/Mac)Football Manager researcher Oliver...
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)

Liverpool’s uninspired front line against Sunderland on Saturday proved why Fabio Borini must come in for a start against FC Basel, writes Jack Lusby. Saturday's...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard comes on to replace Lucas Leiva against Stoke City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Kopblog's Joseph Cousins takes a look at the defensive midfield role; it's importance in successful sides, the reasons why it worked for Steven Gerrard...

Steven Gerrard may have taken some criticsm of late, as his superpowers diminish with age, but when it comes to truly pivotal matches, like...

Liverpool U18s made the short trip to Altrincham to take on rivals Manchester United on Friday night. PJ Vaughan reports on the match.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 6, 2014: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert shows his frustration at the assistant referee as his side are held to a goal-less draw against Sunderland during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Saturday’s disappointing goalless stalemate against Gus Poyet’s Sunderland, Ben Twelves picks out some talking points from the fixture. Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland, Anfield, 6th December Liverpool’s mini-revival...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 6, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling is fouled in the area by Sunderland's Wes Brown but no penalty was given during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool were held to a disappointing goalless draw by Sunderland, on an extremely forgettable afternoon at Anfield. Here are our player ratings - add...

With Liverpool strongly linked with a move for Norway teenager Martin Odegaard this week, Jack Lusby believes Reds must be patient with his talents. Liverpool...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2013: Liverpool Ladies captain Gemma Bonner holding the Women's Super League trophy with manager Matt Beard as the team parade around at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Since lifting the Women's Super League title on Sunday 12th October, Liverpool Ladies remained in training until late November. An end of season awards...
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 2, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool's crucial Champions League clash with Basel looming, Brendan Rodgers should look at resting some key players and starting some fringe stars for...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's substitute captain Steven Gerrard during the Premier League match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday as they begin another busy week in the fixture schedule meaning Brendan Rodgers will have to rotate...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Tuesday, November 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at the Vasil Levski National Stadium (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool's experienced players helping Liverpool back to form of late, Jack Lusby compares Brendan Rodgers' approach to that of other recent Reds managers. After...

Liverpool are grinding out results in the last week, a far cry from the exhilarating football of spring, but it's what's required at the...
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 2, 2014: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva in action against Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lucas Leiva put in another good shift as Liverpool's defensive midfield against Leicester on Tuesday night, enjoying his return to the first team, but...
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 2, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool recorded back to back victories for only the second time this season as the Reds continue on the road to recovery....
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 2, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool earned a crucial victory over Leicester City on Tuesday night courtesy of goals from Adam Lallana, Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson.
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's Oviemuno Ejaria Sheyi Ojo in action against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at the Georgi Asparuhov Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

17-year-old forward Sheyi Ojo has travelled as part of Liverpool's squad to face Leicester City tonight - could he be the next to make...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard comes on to replace Lucas Leiva against Stoke City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With age a big factor in the new Steven Gerrard contract talks, Jack Lusby looks at how other midfielders prolonged their careers in the...

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool head to Leicester City on Tuesday night looking to record back-to-back league wins for only the second time this season in...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 5, 2003: Liverpool's manager Ge?rard Houllier walks out to face Manchester United during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face Leicester City on Tuesday evening, as the two sides face each other in the Premier League for the first time in a...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's substitute captain Steven Gerrard during the Premier League match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Playing a bit-part role for Liverpool in their win over Stoke City on Saturday, Jack Lusby believes this is the way forward for Steven...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's match-winning goal scorer Glen Johnson celebrates after the 1-0 victory over Stoke City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool edged past Stoke City courtesy of Glen Johnson's late winner, their first league win since mid October at QPR. It was the cliched game...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in action against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Simon Mignolet faces a fight to keep his first-team place for Liverpool after high-profile errors, writes Jack Lusby. Following Simon Mignolet’s miserable error two minutes...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Vasil Levski National Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool play their third match in a week on Saturday when they host Stoke City at Anfield – a game in which...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 12, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the third goal against Fulham from the penalty spot during the Premiership match at Craven Cottage. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's a decade since Neil Mellor's late winner stunned Arsenal's 'Invincibles' at Anfield, we rank the top 10 most memorable last-gasp winners by the...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert celebrates scoring the first goal against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Vasil Levski National Stadium (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With two goals in two games on only his fourth and fifth starts for the club, Rickie Lambert has shown why he's a better...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in action against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Vasil Levski National Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s 2-2 draw away to PFC Ludogorets Razgrad on Wednesday, Jack Lusby selects his best and worst performers from the night. Brendan Rodgers has...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at the Vasil Levski National Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool conceded late against Ludogorets to surrender a 2-1 lead in Bulgaria, but victory over Basel in their last group game will see the...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Tuesday, November 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at the Vasil Levski National Stadium (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to Bulgaria for their fifth game of a disappointing Champions League campaign to date. Brendan Rodgers is likely to make changes to...