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

In the latest of our 'World Cup Moments' series, Henry Jackson remembers Ray Houghton's unforgettable winning goal for Republic of Ireland against Italy twenty years ago. #51615283...

Simon Collings picks out the most memorable goals from Liverpool's incredible 2013/14 campaign. Let’s face it… it was a brilliant campaign. Although having just missed out...

In the latest in our 'World Cup Moments' series, Henry Jackson looks back at the moment an 18-year-old Michael Owen scored one of the World Cup's...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SUNDAY, APRIL 9th, 2006: The Paisley Gateway outside the Spion Kop at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield home. The gates are a tribute to the most successful manager in English football history, Bob Paisley OBE, who managed the Merseyside club from 1974-1983. (Pic by Dan Istitene/Propaganda)

There's a plethora of talent just sitting on the benches of some of Europe's top clubs. PJ Vaughan investigates whether they would make worthy...
CARDIFF, WALES - Sunday, March 2, 2003: Liverpool's El-Hadji Diouf celebrates beating Manchester United 2-0 during the Football League Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Signed by Liverpool just a day after the start of the tournament, El Hadji Diouf's displays for Senegal in Japan and South Korea looked as...
SWANSEA, WALES - Friday, October 7, 2011: Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri in action against Wales during the UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying Group G match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool confirming the signings of Emre Can and Rickie Lambert this week, Gunnar Lemmermann looks at another transfer target for Brendan Rodgers and...

Having won the FA Cup in a penalty shootout against West Ham a month previously, Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher suffered one of the...

With the club confirming Emre Can’s move to Liverpool, Jack Lusby looks at why he would be a great signing.

Author of 'Punk Football: the rise of fan ownership in English football' Jim Keoghan shares his interesting words on the rise of fan-owned clubs...
NORWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 20, 2014: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Norwich City during the Premiership match at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s Joe Allen is set to captain Wales tonight in their friendly against Netherlands, Jack Lusby writes how this is a coming of age...

Luis Suarez's handball in the dying seconds of Uruguay's World Cup quarter-final against Ghana made him an instant villain around the world, but we...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 18, 2014: FC Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas in action against Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following tentative reports this week linking Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas with a move to Anfield, Jack Lusby explains why this would be the wrong move...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 8, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the third goal against Arsenal during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Reports emerged this week suggesting Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling was set to be rewarded with a bumper new contract; Jack Lusby asks whether he has...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 23, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against Swansea City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

For all his brilliance as Liverpool manager since taking over two years ago today, Brendan Rodgers' transfer record so far has been largely underwhelming....
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 21, 2013: Southampton's Adam Lallana in action against Liverpool during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have, according to the latest reports, submitted a final "take it or leave it" offer of £25 million for Adam Lallana. While most supporters...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 11, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers after the final game of the season, a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United, during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Benji Deane discusses this summer's reported Liverpool transfer targets and where they would fit into Brendan Rodgers' plans for 2014/15. For many Liverpool fans, the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's Glen Johnson in action against Aston Villa during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Ayles argues the case for Liverpool keeping right-back Glen Johnson beyond this summer, amidst a barrage of criticism late in the season. As Summer encroaches...

With reports suggesting that Rickie Lambert’s surprise move to Liverpool is close to being completed, Jack Lusby asks if he is the right signing...

The majority of Liverpool supporters have welcomed the news of Rickie Lambert's imminent arrival with perspective and balance, able to see how much sense...

Liverpool's reported bid for Southampton and England striker Rickie Lambert has come as a surprise and somewhat divided opinion as to whether the 32-year-old...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 18, 2010: A new banner on Liverpool's famous Spion Kop depicts legendary managers Bill Shankly, Bob Paisley, Joe Fagan, Kenny Dalglish and current manager Rafael Benitez before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 1st Leg match against AFC Unirea Urziceni at Anfield. (Photo by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the clubs historic fourth European Cup victory against Roma in Rome. Jeff Goulding pays tribute to the man...
DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - Wednesday, May 14, 2014: Liverpool's Fabio Borini celebrates scoring the second goal against Shamrock Rovers during a postseason friendly match at Lansdowne Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Fabio Borini has enjoyed an excellent season on-loan at Sunderland, while Yevhen Konoplyanka has been on the Reds' radar for some time now. Henry...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 11, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers after the final game of the season, a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United, during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds' boss this week signed a new long-term contract at the club, keeping him at Anfield until 2018. The Northern Irishman has been rewarded...

There are a number of top players across the continent whose contracts expire this summer, and will be able to leave on a free....

When Jamie Carragher retired at the end of the 2012/13 season he took the rest of Liverpool’s defence with him. At least, that is...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, February 18, 2014: Manchester City's Martin Demichelis in action against FC Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Football's biggest tournament gets underway in just over two weeks time, and there will be a number of stars on display who have been...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in action against Notts County during the Football League Cup 2nd Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Derby County’s unfortunate play-off final defeat to QPR, Jack Lusby looks at the season of Liverpool’s on-loan defender Andre Wisdom and asks whether...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 2005: Liverpool's team lines up before the the UEFA Champions League Final against AC Milan at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)..Back row L-R: Djimi Traore, Xabi Alonso, Sami Hyypia, Jerzy Dudek, Jamie Carragher, Harry Kewell. Front row L-R: Steve Finnan, Milan Baros, Luis Garcia, Steven Gerrard, John Arne Riise.

Today marks nine years since Liverpool beat AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League Final, in what is arguably the greatest day in the...

Joseph Cousins is back with the latest Kopblog update and a review of Liverpool during 2013/14 — but was it as triumphant as some...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - WEDNESDAY, MAY 25th, 2005: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard lifts the European Cup after beating AC Milan on penalties during the UEFA Champions League Final at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Exactly nine years after Liverpool's fifth European Cup triumph in Istanbul under dramatic circumstances, Jeff Goulding recalls that famous night. 2005 is about far more...