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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen celebrates scoring the second goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding pens his thoughts on Monday night's match, discussing the Sterling chant from the Kop and this week's Hillsborough anniversary. Liverpool 2 Newcastle United...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following the Reds’ comfortable victory over John Carver’s side on Monday night, Ben Twelves picks five discussion topics from the clash at Anfield. Liverpool strolled...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen is mobbed by team-mates as he celebrates scores the second goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool defeated Newcastle 2-0 on Monday evening, as the Reds just about remain in the hunt for a top-four finish. Henry Jackson saw some...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Newcastle United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool's 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Anfield, Jack Lusby provides his players ratings, with Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho starring. Liverpool 2-0 Newcastle...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premier League match against Everton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

There may still be an outside chance of a top four finish but if it doesn't happen, it won't be the two recent defeats...
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 8, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Blackburn Rovers during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final Replay match at Ewood Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alex Malone calls for patience with the Reds young squad and manager - because, in the long run, it will be worth the wait. My...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 23, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the first goal against Swansea City with team-mate Raheem Sterling during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Daniel Sturridge struggling in recent weeks, Jack Lusby believes partnering the striker with Raheem Sterling will see him shine. Daniel Sturridge has cut an...
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Swansea City's captain Ashley Williams in action against Liverpool during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool linked once again with Swansea City centre-back Ashley Williams, the Reds must aim higher this summer, writes Jack Lusby. Brendan Rodgers looks set...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to Emre Can during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match against Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Reds return to Premier League action on Monday night after FA Cup exploits when they take on John Carver’s Newcastle United
CARDIFF, WALES - SATURDAY, MAY 13th, 2006: Liverpool's Robbie Fowler, Pako Ayesteran, Boudewijn Zenden, Fernando Morientes, Jose Reina, Dietmar Hamann, Jerzy Dudek, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Alex Miller, John Arne Riise, Peter Crouch, Jan Kromkamp, Xabi Alonso, Momo Sissoko, Steve Finnan and Sami Hyypia celebrate winning the FA Cup after beating West Ham United in the Final at the Millennium Stadium. (Pic by Jason Roberts/Propaganda)

Jeff Goulding reflects on FA Cup memories of his childhood and explains why the competition, and a trip to Wembley, means far more than...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 6, 1996: Liverpool's Stan Collymore celebrates scoring the second of his hat-trick of goals against Rochdale during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Just over nineteen years ago Liverpool and Newcastle United played out an enthralling, seven-goal thriller which has gone done as one of the greatest...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, April 10, 2015: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge during the launch for the New Balance 2015/16 home kit at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Currie/Propaganda)

Liverpool officially unveiled their new home kit for 2015/16 on Friday, Jack Lusby attempts to predict the side who will start the season wearing...
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 8, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Blackburn Rovers during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final Replay match at Ewood Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s FA Cup win over Blackburn, Jamie Casey poses three questions and answers ahead of the final stages of the season. Is a...
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 8, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers congratulates Dejan Lovren after their 1-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final Replay match at Ewood Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following the Reds’ hard fought cup quarter-final replay win against the battling Championship outfit, Ben Twelves picks his five talking points from the victory. Liverpool...
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 8, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the first goal against Blackburn Rovers during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final Replay match at Ewood Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool edged past Blackburn Rovers 1-0 in their FA Cup quarter-final replay on Wednesday night, Jack Lusby selects three good and three bad performers.
BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - Wednesday, April 8, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in action against Blackburn Rovers during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final Replay match at Ewood Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool defeated Blackburn 1-0 on Wednesday evening, reaching the FA Cup semi-finals in the process. We assess each Reds player on the night; please...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, April 10, 2014: Liverpool's Robbie Fowler hands out signed balls to the crowd at the launch of the new Warrior home kit for 2014/2015 at the Liverpool One shopping centre. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Robbie Fowler spoke to This is Anfield’s Jack Lusby last week, discussing a variety of topics including Liverpool’s upcoming FA Cup bid.
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After Brendan Rodgers’ concession that Liverpool may struggle to sign 'top level' players this summer, Jack Lusby finds quality, including 1899 Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Blackburn Rovers' manager Gary Bowyer during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool take on Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night in an FA Cup quarter-final replay with a visit to Wembley at stake. Here, Ben Twelves...
ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Thursday, February 26, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 2nd Leg match against Besiktas JK at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With questions over the manager's future, Aaron Cutler admits Brendan Rodgers is far from perfect but remains the man to take Liverpool forward. Football has...
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the winning second goal in injury time against Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It may be all be doom and gloom at Liverpool after two crucial losses, but winning the FA Cup could represent a vital moment...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet looks dejected as Arsenal score the opening goal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's 4-1 defeat to Arsenal was horrible to watch in so many ways, but the evident lack of experience and ruthlessness was truly alarming, writes Henry Jackson.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen, Lazar Markovic, Lucas Leiva and captain Jordan Henderson look dejected as Arsenal score the third goal before half-time during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s miserable 4-1 hammering at the hands of Arsene Wenger’s Gunners, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion topics from another terrible outing...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Arsenal turned Liverpool over 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday, Jack Lusby believes wing-back is a weakness that needs addressing. Liverpool were embarrassed...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 4, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet makes a save against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

Liverpool's 4-1 defeat to Arsenal was the lowest moment of the season so far, but how did each Reds player rate on the day?...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected against FC Basel during the final UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

PJ Vaughan shares his thoughts on the Raheem Sterling situation, and why supporters should be patient with him. Consistent Performer In the last few days I...
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)

Keith Jowett takes a look at five high profile moves that saw players move to supposedly 'bigger' clubs - but didn't quite play out...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: Liverpool's Kolo Toure in action against Blackburn Rovers' Alex Baptiste during the FA Cup 6th Round Quarter-Final match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon, when they take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. Ben Twelves takes a...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 21, 2014: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool visit Arsenal in a pivotal Premier League clash at the Emirates on Saturday lunchtime. Henry Jackson selects his combined XI between the two...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday September 2, 2012: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Arsenal vs. Liverpool is the Premier League's early kick off on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium.