Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
CARDIFF, WALES - SATURDAY, MAY 13th, 2006: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard lifts the FA Cup surrounded by team-mates L-R Momo Sissoko, John Arne Riise and Xabi Alonso after beating West Ham United on penalties during the FA Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium. (Pic by David Davies/Pool/Propaganda)

With many former and current Liverpool players competing in this year’s World Cup, Jack Lusby picks the best of the past and present for...

PJ Vaughan recalls the 1990/91 season for Liverpool — thought of by many as the start of the decline of the club through the...

The 22-year-old Switzerland star is being heavily linked with a move to Anfield from Bayern Munich this summer, and Henry Jackson (@OnFootballTweet) assesses how...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, May 5, 2014: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva looks dejected looks dejected as Crystal Palace score the third goal during the Premiership match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lucas Leiva has a fight on his hands to save his Liverpool career. Aaron Cutler looks back on the last two years and asks...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, June 2, 2012: England's Glen Johnson in action against Belgium during the International Friendly match at Wembley. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With five Liverpool players involved in England’s 1-2 loss to Italy last night, Jack Lusby rates the performances of the Three Lions’ Reds. https://twitter.com/Squawka/status/478132840815546368 An encouraging,...

Before England play Italy tonight in the Three Lions’ World Cup opener, Jack Lusby asks whether Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert should start over Wayne...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 17, 2010: England's Jordan Henderson in action against France during the International Friendly match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by: David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With England set to play Italy on Saturday in their World Cup opener, Jack Lusby writes how Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson can play a starring...

In the last in our 'World Cup Moments' series, Henry Jackson (@OnFootballTweet) takes a look back at England's triumph in 1966, and in particular...

Andy Yates revels in the passion of being reunited with the spark that makes us tick every Saturday and the effect such positivity has...

Henry Jackson bring you the latest in our 'World Cup Moments' series, as Liverpool legends Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness failed in their bid...

Following on from the This Is Anfield writers sharing their predictions for the World Cup, three more of the team share their more in-depth...
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - Friday, June 11, 2010: A Mexico supporter with a copy of the World Cup trophy during the opening Group A match between South Africa and Mexico during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa at the Soccer City Stadium. (Pic by Hoch Zwei/Propaganda)

It's here. The World Cup begins tonight and we get the views of the This Is Anfield writers and contributors on who they think...

Gary McAllister's impact 14 years ago is still in place at Anfield today, having influenced the career of a young Steven Gerrard in 2001....
HULL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 1, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premiership match against Hull City at the KC Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The World Cup kicks off tonight! Ignoring widely reported or unrealistic targets, Jack Lusby chooses 10 players set to feature at the World Cup...

Today's edition of 'World Cup Moments' focuses on Spain '82, and the form and fitness of Liverpool legend Kevin Keegan. Henry Jackson looks back...

With Glen Johnson’s performances often found to be below par last season, Gunnar Lemmermann looks into the possibility of Liverpool turning their attention to...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 28, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers substitutes Jon Flanagan during the 222nd Merseyside Derby Premiership match against Everton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following his inclusion in the England squad for warm-up games in Miami prior to the World Cup, Jack Lusby suggests this was a vital...
Dr Steve Peters - Pic: Screencap from YouTube

Could Liverpool, and especially manager Brendan Rodgers and psychiatrist Dr. Steve Peters, resurrect Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic's stuttering career? #488253481 / gettyimages.com Few players will...

In today's edition of 'World Cup Moments', Henry Jackson looks back at Jan Molby's Denmark side at Mexico '86, and how they spurned a...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 15, 2013: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the fifth goal against Tottenham Hotspur with team-mate captain Luis Suarez during the Premiership match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After impressing Roy Hodgson in training, Jack Lusby writes that Raheem Sterling should start for England against Italy on Saturday at the World Cup. Following...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday September 2, 2012: A Liverpool supporter with a banner 'Don't Buy The Sun - 96 Justice' during the Premiership match against Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding explains why The Sun newspaper's decision to post free copies to almost all households in England this week will never move Liverpool. This...

When England faced Republic of Ireland at Italia '90, five Liverpool stars played a part in the action. In the latest in our 'World Cup Moments'...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 17, 2013: Liverpool's Jose Enrique in action against Stoke City during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool reportedly set to announce the signing of Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno this week, Jack Lusby asks whether this spells the end for...

According to French newspaper La Provence, Liverpool have been put on alert after Marseille attacker Andre Ayew stated he wants to leave the club....

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...