Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
FLEETWOOD, ENGLAND - Wednesday, July 13, 2016: Liverpool's Marko Grujic celebrates scoring the first goal against Fleetwood Town during a friendly match at Highbury Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool strolled to a 5-0 win over Fleetwood Town on Wednesday evening, in the second of nine pre-season friendlies this summer. Jurgen Klopp's side secured...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 13, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and players thanking supporters after the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield. (Pic by James Maloney/Propaganda)

Everything is beginning to fall into place for Liverpool Football Club, and it's time for Jurgen Klopp's side to rise again. The success of Leicester...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 29, 2015: Fernando Torres and Xabi Alonso (R) chat prior to the Liverpool All Star Charity match at Anfield. (Pic by Richard Martin-Roberts/Propaganda)

In the latest in our series of themed XIs, we take a look at Liverpool's best possible side from signings costing between £10 million...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against AFC Bournemouth during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The new Premier League season promises to be one of the most exciting in history, and for Liverpool talisman Philippe Coutinho, it represents a...
England's Daniel Sturridge, front, celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Euro 2016 Group B soccer match between England and Wales at the Bollaert stadium in Lens, France, Thursday, June 16, 2016. Behind are Marcus Rashford, left, and Jamie Vardy. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

With the Euro 2016 championships having come and gone, we take a look at what we learned from Europe’s latest major tournament. Portugal’s ugly...
LILLE, FRANCE - Friday, July 1, 2016: Wales' Joe Allen celebrates a 3-1 victory over Belgium and reaching the Semi-Final during the UEFA Euro 2016 Championship Quarter-Final match at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Euro 2016 is done and dusted, following Portugal's 1-0 win over France on Sunday evening, and we assess the performance of each Liverpool player...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, October 9, 2015: Liverpool's Managing Director Ian Ayre [L] and co-owner and NESV Chairman Tom Werner [R] announce German Jürgen Klopp as the new manager during a press conference at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Transfer talk dominates the summer, but should fans really get upset when they don't know the exact intricacies of what goes on behind the...

Jurgen Klopp gave a number of players their first taste of action in a Liverpool shirt in Friday night's 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers. A...
Danny Ings vs. Tranmere Rovers. Credit: Propaganda

Liverpool kicked off their pre-season campaign in positive fashion, with Jurgen Klopp’s squad running out 1-0 winners against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park. Tranmere Rovers...

With Jurgen Klopp continuing to add quality and depth to his squad this summer, there are a number of Liverpool players who will be...
France's Olivier Giroud, right, holds Germany's Emre Can during the Euro 2016 semifinal soccer match between Germany and France, at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, France, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Emre Can lined up for Germany as the World Champions took on France in the semi-final of the European Championships but was left disappointed...

Liverpool’s preparations for the 2016/17 campaign will see the Reds play nine friendlies this summer, with some impressive and new venues set to host...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, August 17, 2015: Linda Pizzuti, wife of Liverpool FC owner John W. Henry, takes a photo on her Apple iPhone before the Premier League match against AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A £700m bid for Liverpool FC was reportedly made earlier this year. But how much is the club actually worth? We provide an in-depth...

Sadio Mane's £30 million to Liverpool could see Adam Lallana's first-team place under threat, and here Karl Matchett assesses their roles. Team building: a process...
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 6, 2015: Liverpool's dejected players James Milner, Martin Skrtel, Lucas Leiva and Dejan Lovren after the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United during the Premier League match at St. James' Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There are a number of Liverpool players likely to leave Anfield this summer, but which club would suit each one down to the ground? Pre-season...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 21, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Rubin Kazan. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool kick off an unusual pre-season schedule, parallels with Jurgen Klopp's previous summer plans should prove encouraging. Much of Klopp's squad returned to Melwood...

Much is being made about Jurgen Klopp not signing world-renowned names, but you only have to look at Rafa Benitez's Liverpool tenure to see...

With most of his defensive options beginning pre-season at the weekend, Jurgen Klopp has the ideal preparation time to construct his defensive unit for...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 21, 2015: A photographer edits a photograph of Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp in Adobe Camera RAW on an Apple MacBook Pro during a press conference at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Rubin Kazan. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jim Boardman explains why sometimes when a transfer doesn't happen that doesn't mean there wasn't interest. There may only be two transfer windows a...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 5, 2003: Liverpool's El-Hadji Diouf argues with a biased linesman against Manchester United during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

El Hadji Diouf has been talking rubbish again. Aaron Cutler looks at one of Liverpool's most controversial players. Sadio Mane last week became the third...

Ahead of another busy season for the Liverpool academy, a number of young stars can look forward to a breakout 2016/17. While all eyes will...

With July 1st marking the opening of the summer transfer window, we take a look back at Liverpool’s last five summers of activity, ranking...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, May 13, 2016: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Final against Seville FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are set for their busiest pre-season in recent history, but much like Jurgen Klopp, supporters should not be swayed by the results. It seems...

We ask a host of questions about the future of Liverpool FC, on and off the field, for both the short term and the...
Liverpool captain Alan Hansen accepts the applause of the crowd and his teammates as he walks out to lift the League Championship trophy (Picture by: Peter Robinson / EMPICS Sport)

In 1987/88 Liverpool went top of the table in November and stayed there for the rest of the season. Many Reds believe it was...

Following confirmation of Sadio Mane’s £30 million move to Liverpool, we take a look at Jurgen Klopp’s array of attacking options and who the...
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 20, 2016: Southampton's Sadio Mane in action against Liverpool during the FA Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's imminent signing of Southampton's Sadio Mane isn't yet proving to be universally popular, but past evidence suggests there is no reason to be...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26, 2015: Flags and banners on the Spion Kop before the Premier League match against Leicester City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the summer break offering plenty of time to reflect, we take a trip down memory lane with a look back at Liverpool FC’s...
Liverpool's new signings back row (l to r) Erik Meijer, Sander Westerveld, Vladimir Smicer, Titi Camara and front row (l to r) Sammi Hyypia, coach Phil Thompson and manager Gerard Houllier and Stephane Henchoz - Picture by: Michael Steele / EMPICS Sport

19 players were handed their debut at Liverpool in 2015/16, including five on the opening day against Stoke City - but the record number...
TOULOUSE, FRANCE - Monday, June 20, 2016: Wales' Joe Allen in action against Russia during the final Group B UEFA Euro 2016 Championship match at Stadium de Toulouse. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following on from Ben Twelves' assessment of Liverpool's England stars' performances so far at Euro 2016, he now takes a look at how the...