Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, August 27, 2008: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop during the UEFA Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match against Royal Standard de Liege at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool at a major low following a miserable 2014/15 season, Mark Pearson says the club needs to regain the trust of their fanbase.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva applauds the supporters after the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With just over a month to go before the transfer window opens, Jack Lusby says that signing a defensive midfielder should be one of Liverpool's priorities.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 19, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers, assistant manager Colin Pascoe and first team coach Mike Marsh on the bench during the Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

If Brendan Rodgers keeps his job as Liverpool manager this summer, bringing in coaching reinforcements should be a major priority, writes Henry Jackson.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 19, 2013: Liverpool's Glen Johnson during the final Premiership match of the 2012/13 season against Queens Park Rangers at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Glen Johnson will leave Liverpool this summer after six years at the club, we look back at his Anfield career.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected as his side lose 2-1 to Aston Villa during the FA Cup Semi-Final match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look back at some of the best and worst performances from Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool during the 2014/15 season.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 20, 2012: Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in action against Reading during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Andre Wisdom pledging his future to Liverpool until 2019 with a new contract this week, Jack Lusby asks where he fits in among the first-team squad.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the second goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's 2014/15 campaign was ultimately one of great disappointment, but which eleven players make it into the Reds' best team this season?
OSLO, NORWAY - Monday, August 1, 2011: Liverpool's owner John W. Henry during a preseason friendly match against Valerenga at the Ulleval Stadion. (Photo by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

In the aftermath of Liverpool's poor 2014/15 season, and with strong options available, Jack Lusby says FSG must be bold in replacing Brendan Rodgers.
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)

With Liverpool's 2014/15 season officially at a close, Jack Lusby identifies 10 things we learned from the Reds' latest campaign.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 2, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Queens Park Rangers during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool's 2014/15 campaign at an end, Henry Jackson looks back at the finest individual moment for each Reds player over the last nine...
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Friday, July 26, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Managing Director Ian Ayre during a press conference at the Plaza Athenee Hotel ahead of their preseason friendly match against Thailand. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Almost 10 years to the day since Liverpool's remarkable Champions League final win over AC Milan, another significant result has etched itself in the...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard blows a kiss to the supporters as he walks off after his final game for the club, a 6-1 defeat to Stoke City, during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With no Steven Gerrard to drag the club through the hard times next season, Liverpool face a defining summer, writes Danny Gallagher. “With fighting spirit...
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With Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool future now hanging by a thread, we take a look at five candidates linked with succeeding the Northern Irishman in the Anfield hot-seat.
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)

After Liverpool's historic and abject surrender to Stoke it appears time may now be up for Brendan Rodgers, writes Jeff Goulding. Rodgers must shoulder the...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard cannot look at the supporters as he walks off at half-time 5-0 down to lowly Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool ended the season with an utterly disgraceful performance and result against Mark Hughes’ side, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion topics...
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)

After Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool were crushed 6-1 away to Stoke City in the last game of the season, Jack Lusby says it is time for a change of manager.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 24, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard cannot look at the supporters as he walks off at half-time 5-0 down to lowly Stoke City during the Premier League match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

On an appalling day for Liverpool, Henry Jackson assesses each Reds performer on the day. Submit your ratings at the bottom. Stoke City 6-1 Liverpool Premier...
CARDIFF, WALES - Tuesday, August 12, 2014: The opening ceremony ahead of the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool face a serious evaluation of their current transfer strategy this summer, Jack Lusby suggests FSG, the club's owners, follow the Sevilla model.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Spion Kop before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Stephen McGarty looks at how Liverpool could turn to former players to improve the club's leadership off the pitch, in a manner which Ajax and Bayern Munich have adopted.
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 12, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against Stoke City during the Premiership match at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to the Britannia Stadium on Sunday afternoon to play the final game of a hugely frustrating season. Ben Twelves takes a look...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2013: Manchester City's James Milner in action against Bayern Munich's Rafinha during the UEFA Champions League Group D match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Manchester City midfielder James Milner heavily linked with a free-transfer move to Liverpool this summer, Jack Lusby weighs up the pros and cons.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring the first goal against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad with team-mates Fabio Borini, Lucas Leiva and Raheem Sterling during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lucas Leiva's Liverpool future appears to be up in the air this summer, and Henry Jackson assesses whether or not the Reds should hold on to the Brazilian.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected after missing a chance against Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the likelihood of Raheem Sterling departing Liverpool this summer increasing by the day, Jack Lusby finds 15 forwards who could replace him.
KINGSTON-UPON-HULL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling feels a pain in his back against Hull City during the Premier League match at the KC Stadium. (Pic by Gareth Jones/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s failure to progress on and off the pitch is the real reason behind Raheem Sterling’s desire to depart Anfield, writes Ben Twelves.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 19, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the FA Cup Semi-Final match against Aston Villa at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the departure of captain Steven Gerrard, Liverpool will soon face an identity vacuum that must be filled by Brendan Rodgers, explains Jeff Linka.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers looks dejected as his side lose 1-0 at home to Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool's 2014/15 campaign draws to a close on Saturday, Liverpudlian takes a look back at a season to forget for the Reds.
Liverpool, England - Wednesday, November 27th, 1996: Liverpool's Robbie Fowler in action during the 4-2 victory over Arsenal during the 4th Round of the League Cup at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Robbie Fowler is the one of the most popular, talented players in the history of Liverpool Football Club, and, taking a break from the Raheem Sterling saga this week, we take a look at his five best ever goals in a Reds shirt.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 2, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected after missing a chance against Queens Park Rangers during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Vilifying the young forward is the easy option for those unwilling to ask the hard questions about what is really happening at LFC, writes Sean Duffy.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected after missing a chance against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Craig Hannan on the Raheem Sterling saga - the player wanted a song, he's got one. I can see the conversation now. "Raheem, we're building...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Friday, August 1, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Raheem Sterling during a training session at the Bank of America Stadium on day twelve of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Raheem Sterling contract saga looks set to dominate proceedings this summer, with the latest development taking place ahead of the final game of the season this weekend.