Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Liverpool's Christian Benteke in action against Exeter City's captain Matt Oakley during the FA Cup 3rd Round Replay match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Leading the line in an unexperienced Liverpool side in Wednesday night's 3-0 FA Cup win over Exeter City, Christian Benteke once again proved his limitations.

Liverpool are looking to secure a deal to sign Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira, in a move that signals their ambition this January.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo celebrates scoring the second goal against Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round Replay match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp’s youthful Liverpool side overcame Exeter at the second attempt in the FA Cup replay at Anfield on a night that saw numerous...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Liverpool's Joe Allen celebrates scoring the first goal against Exeter City with team-mate Brad Smith during the FA Cup 3rd Round Replay match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp made good adjustments to the Liverpool side to see off Exeter City.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo celebrates scoring the second goal against Exeter City with team-mate Jon Flanagan and Jordon Ibe during the FA Cup 3rd Round Replay match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool cruised to a 3-0 win over Exeter City on Wednesday, here's how we rated the Reds.
EXETER, ENGLAND - Friday, January 8, 2016: Liverpool's young players line-up to face Exeter City during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at St. James Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Jurgen Klopp to field another young side for Exeter’s visit to Anfield on Wednesday night, we take a look at how Liverpool could...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 10, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard and Borussia Dortmund's Sebastian Kehl during a preseason friendly match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's young squad need guidance and advice on the pitch - an experienced player who can improve in-game management.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 17, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Defeat on Sunday highlights why Liverpool need to stop acquiring sub standard quantity over quality, and instead sign two or three proven, top quality players.
STEVENAGE, ENGLAND - Friday, October 23, 2015: Liverpool's manager Michael Beale during the Under 21 FA Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur at the Lamex Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool under-21s boss Michael Beale speaks to This Is Anfield about youth development and how the club benefit from the loan system.
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 6, 2015: Liverpool's dejected players James Milner, Martin Skrtel, Lucas Leiva and Dejan Lovren after the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United during the Premier League match at St. James' Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's defeat to Man United on Sunday was another infuriating game for Reds supporters.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool supporters' banners of Bill Shankly and Ronnie Moran in action against Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda) [general pic]

With Liverpool cast adrift of Champions League qualification after defeat to Man United, Jurgen Klopp must prioritise ending the club’s trophy drought for the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 17, 2016: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva and Manchester United's captain Wayne Rooney during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's weekend ended in a disappointing defeat, producing a number of talking points to add to those that emerged across the Premier League.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 17, 2016: Liverpool's Emre Can sees his shot saved by Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s maddening defeat at the hands of their biggest rivals is hard to take, but a clear vision of the future is emerging.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 28, 2015: Southampton's Shane Long in action against Manchester City during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Recent reports suggest Liverpool could try and sign Southampton striker Shane Long this month.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 17, 2016: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson in action against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool slumped to a home defeat against their bitter rivals - one which has consequences far beyond the bragging rights up for grabs...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 17, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino in action against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Player ratings from Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Man United at Anfield in the Premier League.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's Joe Allen celebrates scoring the third equalising goal against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line up his team for the visit of rivals Man United on Sunday afternoon. Klopp experiences...
STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 14, 2013: Manchester United's manager Alex Ferguson during the Premiership match against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp has apparently 'risked the wrath' of Liverpool supporters by drawing comparisons between Alex Ferguson and John Lennon, claiming the Scot is football's...

Given some of his manic touchline celebrations during run-of-the-mill Premier League games, I'm half expecting Jürgen Klopp to grab Louis van Gaal's clipboard and...

Over half way into the season, PJ Vaughan provides an overview of the Liverpool under-18 players and who has impressed him so far in 2015/16.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet looks dejected as Arsenal score the second equalising goal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Is Klopp really happy with Mignolet as his No.1? If so, it would be the manager's first big mistake at Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, October 22, 2015: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against Rubin Kazan at Anfield. Back row L-R: Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne, Emre Can. Front row L-R: Alberto Moreno, James Milner, Joe Allen, Philippe Coutinho Correia. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Neil Poole ponders the question: To what extent does Liverpool’s first eleven need changing in the summer?
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard reacts after being fouled by Manchester United's Ander Herrera, but is amazingly shown the red card by referee Martin Atkinson during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ten more Premier League matches are on the horizon, and we make five bold predictions for the upcoming top-flight action.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Joe Allen is starting to shake off his tag as a Liverpool laughing stock.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's celebrates scoring the second goal against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Roberto Firmino's brilliant two-goal performance was undermined by some woeful defending in Liverpool's 3-3 draw against Arsenal, in alarmingly typical fashion.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the first goal against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool battled back to claim a last-gasp point against Arsenal at Anfield on a night that will have pleased and frustrated Jurgen Klopp in equal measure.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Liverpool's Joe Allen celebrates scoring the third equalising goal against Arsenal during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool drew 3-3 with Arsenal in a thriller at Anfield on Wednesday evening.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 29, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson in action against Swansea City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line up his Liverpool team on Wednesday night when Arsenal arrive at Anfield. The depleted Reds...
CARDIFF, WALES - Sunday, November 3, 2013: Cardiff City's captain Steven Caulker in action against Swansea City during the Premiership match at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

While the arrival of Steven Caulker may be an underwhelming one for Liverpool supporters, the QPR centre-back is a shrewd acquisition for the short term.

You don't just have to challenge for the major honours here, you have to win them.