Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 24, 2013: Tottenham Hotspur's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in action against Manchester City during the Premiership match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

PJ Vaughan doesn't see value in signing players outside the top four teams in the Premier League - with recent history proving it to be a poor strategy.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st leg match against Besiktas JK at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's been a very quiet month since Liverpool were humbled 6-1 at Stoke, with Brendan Rodgers giving no interviews or quotes to the press - why the silence?
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Firmino might be nice, but Liverpool have much bigger priorities this summer.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 14, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool's transfer focus continues to centre around "Premier League-proven" players, Jack Lusby explores whether this is the right approach.
HARVARD, USA - Thursday, July 24, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers with first team coach Mike Marsh and assistant manager Colin Pascoe during a preseason training session at the Harvard Stadium in Boston on day four of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's over a fortnight since Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh were relieved of their duties, Liverpool must appoint the right replacements to Brendan Rodgers'...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Stoke City's Steven N'Zonzi during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Unlikely the most popular name linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, Steven N'Zonzi could still prove a bargain buy for the Reds, writes Jack Lusby.
PORT TALBOT, WALES - Thursday, November 1, 2012: England's Joseph Gomez in action against Wales during the Under-16's Victory Shield match at Victoria Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Charlton Athletic's young centre-back Joe Gomez faces a tough task to avoid repeating history if he joins Liverpool this summer, writes Jack Lusby.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert celebrates scoring the second goal against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aaron Cutler jumps to the defence of Rickie Lambert and ponders why Liverpool signed the striker.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 10, 2014: Sporting Clube de Portugal's William Carvalho in action against Chelsea during the final UEFA Champions League Group G match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 2015 European U21 Championship gets underway on Wednesday night, and here Jack Lusby selects 10 young players for Liverpool to watch this summer.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the fixtures for the 2015/16 Premier League season announced on Wednesday, Henry Jackson picks out three pivotal runs of games for Liverpool FC. View...
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 18, 2012: Liverpool's Andy Carroll in action against West Bromwich Albion during the opening Premiership match of the season at the Hawthorns. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The transfer window opens next month and no matter who Liverpool sign, hopefully they won't turn out to be as bad signings as these...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premier League match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After the debacle that was 2014/15, Liverpool need to get this summer transfer window right, and Jack Lusby has five things they must do to do so.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 20, 2011: Manchester City's Carlos Tevez in action against Notts County during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Amid reports linking Juventus striker Carlos Tevez with a shock move to Liverpool, Henry Jackson believes the 31-year-old would be a perfect signing.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 4, 2010: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard MBE celebrates scoring the opening goal against Birmingham City with team-mate Fernando Torres during the Premiership match at St Andrews. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up in our Liverpool Lifetime XI challenge is We Are Liverpool fanzine editor Neil Poole.

With Barcelona centre-back Marc Bartra available for as little as £8.6 million this summer, Jack Lusby says he must be made a Liverpool target.
CARDIFF, WALES - SATURDAY, MAY 13th, 2006: Liverpool's goakeeper Jose Reina celebrates saving the last penalty shot from West Ham United's Anton Ferdinand to win the FA Cup during the FA Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium. (Pic by Jason Roberts/Propaganda)

It's 16 years to the day since Sander Westerveld joined Liverpool, but where does he rank in the club's finest goalkeepers since the Premier...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Manchester City's Edin Dzeko celebrates scoring the first equalising goal against Liverpool to level the score at 1-1 during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool rejected Manchester City's first bid for Raheem Sterling, Jack Lusby suggests 5 players they could use as a makeweight in any future deal.
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 21, 2011: Bolton Wanderers' goalkeeper Adam Bogdan in action against Liverpool during the Premiership match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Robin Hamilton says Liverpool fans shouldn't be so negative about the signing of Adam Bogdan - a player who improves the goalkeeper position overall. It...
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Friday, December 26, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Brad Jones is replaced by substitute goalkeeper Simon Mignolet against Burnley during the Premier League match at Turf Moor. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers should have signed a shot-stopper of quality this summer, and has taken a risk by underestimating the need for having more than one first choice contender.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry and wife Linda Pizzuti before the Premiership match against Aston Villa at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Neil Poole is concerned that Liverpool’s owners don’t have the appetite to make the big changes necessary for the club to compete at the top of the league again.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, December 29, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Swansea City's manager Garry Monk during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's over a week now since Brendan Rodgers was reportedly assured of his position as Liverpool manager next season, a move which has split...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers substitutes Raheem Sterling during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at the Vasil Levski National Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Tim Sansom bemoans the summer transfer sagas that have dominated recent years for Liverpool like Brookside soap opera storylines.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers in a post-match press conference after his side's 6-1 defeat to Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Brendan Rodgers enduring a failed summer of signings in 2014, and a miserable 2014/15 season, will the Ulsterman go the same way as his predecessors?
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)

After a calamitous end to the season, the lack of transparency coming out of Anfield continues, writes Andrew Ronan. In the aftermath of the drubbing...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson looks dejected as Manchester City score the third goal during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

It's four years to the day since Liverpool signed Jordan Henderson from Sunderland, and we take a look at his 10 most important Reds career moments to date.
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Copa America gets underway on Thursday, and Henry Jackson selects five of its participants Liverpool could try and sign before the start of next season.
SWANSEA, WALES - Monday, May 19, 2014: England's Danny Ings in action against Wales during the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group 1 match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Danny Gallagher speaks to Burnley fanzine writer and season ticket holder James Benson to get more insight on new signing Danny Ings.
SWANSEA, WALES - Monday, May 19, 2014: England's Danny Ings in action against Wales during the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Qualifying Group 1 match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Bringing underrated Danny Ings to Anfield is a clever move, but Liverpool still need to sign a more proven quality striker this summer, writes Ben Twelves.
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)

With Martin Skrtel having hinted at a move away from Liverpool after an "unacceptable" contract offer, Karl Matchett looks at why the Reds should upgrade on the Slovakian this summer.
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Karl Matchett continues his look at the potential departure of Martin Skrtel this summer, with six potential replacements for the long-serving Slovakian centre-back.