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

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...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to captain Steven Gerrard against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The debate around the captains's role within the team has reached fever pitch post-Palace, with Rodgers claiming that Gerrard's picked on merit, not sentiment....
MADRID, SPAIN - Monday, November 3, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during a press conference at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against Real Madrid CF. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, have seemingly expressed their faith in Brendan Rodgers to transform the team’s fortunes, but Ben Twelves asks at what...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Martin Skrtel during a training session at Melwood Training Grounds ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“I’m not arrogant enough to think that I will be in a job through anything.” A season is at stake, a job is at stake...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correias his shot hit the Aston Villa post during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Much has been made of Liverpool's fragile defence this season, but their two young attacking starlets are also not delivering, writes Henry Jackson. Luis Suarez's...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 23, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers shakes hands with Crystal Palace's manager Neil Warnock after his side's 3-1 defeat during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool crushed to a 3-1 defeat away to Crystal Palace on Sunday, Jack Lusby believes Brendan Rodgers has a lot to answer for. What...

We Are Liverpool editor, Neil Poole, reviews the last seven days for Liverpool FC.   In thinking exactly how to approach my review of the last...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 23, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as Crystal Palace score the third goal during the Premier League match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool were deservedly beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace on Sunday, on yet another dismal afternoon for Brendan Rodgers and his side. SIMON MIGNOLET (out of...
MIAMI, USA - Monday, August 4, 2014: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert in action against Manchester United during the International Champions Cup Final match at the SunLife Stadium on day fifteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has dropped a big hint that Rickie Lambert would start for Liverpool against Crystal Palace on Sunday, and rightly so, writes Jack...

The final six weeks of 2014 could prove a huge period Liverpool's season, starting with Sunday's trip to Crystal Palace — and an optimistic...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Mario Balotelli against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a 15 day break, Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they head south to take on Neil...
LILLE, FRANCE - Thursday, October 23, 2014: Lille OSC's Divock Origi in action against Everton during the UEFA Europa League Group H match at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There's been much speculation over Liverpool seeking to bring Divock Origi to Merseyside six months earlier than previously agreed with Lille - Brett Curtis...

There's been much discussion surrounding Liverpool's summer signings during this past fortnight. Rather than looking at the obvious negatives, we take a look at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 1, 2012: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in action against Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are reportedly interested in Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne, and this would be a wise but expensive move, writes Jack Lusby After a successful international...