Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Monday night's trip to Eastlands to face Manchester City, Jack Lusby talks to Citizens' fan Rob Pollard. Manchester City vs. Liverpool. Etihad...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 30, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel celebrates his side's 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The latest Monday Night Football debate saw Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville discuss the modern back four. Here, Jack Lusby asks if Liverpool are...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 6, 2012: Manchester City's Mario Balotelli, Samir Nasri, Sergio Aguero and Matija Nastasic complain at referee Peter Rasmussen after the UEFA Champions League Group D match against AFC Ajax at City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

Much of the resistance to Liverpool’s imminent signing of Mario Balotelli revolves around his reputation as a trouble maker. Neil Poole has a look...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 15, 2013: Liverpool's captain captain Steven Gerrard in action against Tottenham Hotspur's Sandro Raniere during the Premiership match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Bullock provides some compelling reasons why Liverpool will not "do a Tottenham" this season despite losing their star player and bringing in many...
17.11.2010, Worthersee-Arena, Klagenfurt, AUT, Freundschaftliches Landerspiel, Italien vs Rumanien, im Bild Barwuah Mario Balotelli, ITA, #10 // during international frindly footballmatch, Italy vs Romania at Worthersee-Arena Klagenfurt on 17/11/2010. EXPA Pictures (C) 2010, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ E. Scheriau

Matt Sproston looks at why Mario Balotelli should fit in nicely at Anfield. Some things never change. Sturridge pops up with a late (against the...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: AC Milan's Mario Balotelli and Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Bank of America Stadium on day thirteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is set to become Liverpool’s latest summer signing, and Jack Lusby believes the Italian would be perfect for the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 6, 2014: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva celebrates with manager Brendan Rodgers after beating West Ham United 2-1 during the Premiership match at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The inclusion of Lucas Leiva against Southampton on Sunday was a rare tactical mistake by Brendan Rodgers, writes Jack Lusby. In the build-up to Sunday’s...
CHARLOTTE, USA - Saturday, August 2, 2014: AC Milan's Mario Balotelli and Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Bank of America Stadium on day thirteen of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool are reportedly lining up a move for Mario Balotelli if their ambitious pursuit of Radamel Falcao doesn't materialise. We get the opinions of...
NEW YORK, USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson scores the first goal against Manchester City during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Yankee Stadium on day ten of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Natalie Cork charts the development of Jordan Henderson and tips him as the successor to Steven Gerrard as LFC captain. 9th June 2011 - Liverpool...

Lee Coates enjoyed last season like the rest of us, but it's all about getting business done this season. Alright lads, you've had your fun. So,...
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)

Marco Lopes explains why Liverpool must take 60+ points against the bottom 13 teams and concede no more than 35 goals in 38 games. Lies,...
WIGAN, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 3, 2011: Arsenal's Alex Song in action against Wigan Athletic during the Premiership match at the DW Stadium. (Pic by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has been made available on a “free loan”, reports claim. Jack Lusby believes this is an ideal opportunity for Liverpool. With...

Ezequiel Lavezzi has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield before the end of the transfer window, but how good an addition would...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren in action against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Sunday’s 2-1 win at home to Southampton, Jack Lusby provides an in-depth analysis of the performance of new-boy Dejan Lovren at Anfield. On Sunday,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 7, 2013: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against West Ham United during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Joe Allen's second-half appearance against Southampton on Sunday helped turn the game in Liverpool's favour, and should see him start against Manchester City and...

Dan Holland looks back at the eagerly anticipated first game of the season from Anfield. As I walked towards and into Anfield today there were...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers recently compared Raheem Sterling's goal against Man City in pre-season to that of a finish akin to Lionel Messi. Jack Lusby believes...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool edged a tense clash with Southampton, as Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge fired the Reds to victory. Henry Jackson assesses each Reds star...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before a preseason friendly match against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield. Back row L-R: Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, Daniel Sturridge. Front row L-R: Philippe Coutinho Correia, captain Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Javier Manquillo, Raheem Sterling. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

EDITOR: Since this article was written it has been confirmed that new signing Alberto Moreno is ineligible to play against Southampton as his paperwork...

Jamie Casey pens a a short piece which reflects how he's feeling ahead of Sunday's opener, compiled entirely of lyrics from his favourite Merseyside...
The view of the pitch from the centre of the Paddock, Block PK6.

Football is back. Dan Holland looks ahead to the new campaign. Finally, it's here! Thank heavens the summer is nearly over and the action begins this...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Manchester City during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Joseph Cousins pens a new Kopblog just in time for the new season with some interesting analysis on Daniel Sturridge's future. I was a massive...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 8, 2014: The view from the Spion Kop at Liverpool's Anfield home before the Premiership match against Arsenal. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We asked the This Is Anfield writers for their predictions and expectations for Brendan Rodgers' side in the 2014/15 season. Writers were asked for their...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 15, 2014: Manchester City's Vincent Kompany in action against Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o during the FA Cup 5th Round match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 2014/15 Premier League season starts on Saturday and we get the predictions of the This Is Anfield writers ahead of the new campaign. We...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 17, 2013: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet celebrates with team-mate Kolo Toure after his last minute penalty save secured his side's 1-0 victory over Stoke City and putting his side top of the Premier League during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool begin their 2014/15 Premier League campaign against Southampton at Anfield on Sunday (13.30pm kick off). Henry Jackson looks back at the Reds' last...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the second goal against Borussia Dortmund during a preseason friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Brendan Rodgers’ comments after Dejan Lovren's debut on Sunday, Jack Lusby asks whether the Croatian is the Jamie Carragher replacement Liverpool have been...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before a preseason friendly match against Borussia Dortmund at Anfield. Back row L-R: Dejan Lovren, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, Daniel Sturridge. Front row L-R: Philippe Coutinho Correia, captain Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Javier Manquillo, Raheem Sterling. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The new season starts on Sunday for Liverpool and Oliver Smith tackles the key questions ahead of the 2014/15 campaign for The Reds. For the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 21, 2013: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling and Southampton's Dejan Lovren during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool begin their Premier League campaign at home to Southampton on Sunday. Jack Lusby looks at how the Saints have shuffled their pack this...

Contrary to what you may have heard, the footballing world of Liverpool does continue without Luis Suarez, writes Rebecca Parry. For the media and opposition...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring the second goal against Borussia Dortmund during a preseason friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the new season on the horizon, Jeff Goulding looks for signs of how the forthcoming season may play out for Liverpool FC. Pre-season usually...