Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, ENGLAND - Monday, January 5, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against AFC Wimbledon during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at the Kingsmeadow Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Steven Gerrard's all-action Liverpool career enters its final chapter, can he end it on a high note or will frustrations get the better...
SOFIA, BULGARIA - Wednesday, November 26, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers substitutes Raheem Sterling during the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad at the Vasil Levski National Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Raheem Sterling is being misused out wide, and Brendan Rodgers must stop shifting him to accommodate others as well as return him to the Reds front three.
01.12.2011, Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, GER, UEFA Europa League, FC Schalke 04 (GER) vs Steaua Bukarest (ROM), im Bild Jubel Kyriakos Papadopoulos (#14 Schalke) nach dem 1-0 // during FC Schalke 04 (GER) vs Steaua Bukarest (ROM) at Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, GER, 2011-12-01. EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Kurth..***** ATTENTION - OUT OF GER, CRO *****

Following renewed links between Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen’s on-loan Schalke centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Jack Lusby weighs up a potential move.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Posters of Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge, captain Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho Correia in front of the Paisley Gates pictured before the Premier League match against Manchester United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Manchester United extended their lead over Liverpool to five points on Sunday, strengthening their grip in the race for the top four. Juan Mata scored...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers reacts after captain Jordan Henderson is fouled by Manchester United's Phil Jones during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another sloppy first 45 minute display from Brendan Rodgers’ side proved costly in a crushing defeat in the race for top four, writes Ben...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against Manchester United's Ashley Young during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s disappointing 2-1 defeat to Man United, Henry Jackson selects five talking points from the Anfield showdown. After so much build-up to the game,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 22, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores the first goal against Manchester United during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s dismal 2-1 loss at home to Manchester United on Sunday, Jack Lusby provides our player ratings. Two goals from Juan Mata were enough...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 16, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester United from the penalty spot during the Premiership match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Josh Sexton looks back at the Reds’ five best wins vs. Man United, over the last decade.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 16, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host rivals Man United at Anfield on Sunday as the race for a top four place intensifies. Ben Twelves takes a look at...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 14, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana is fouled by Manchester United's Guillermo Varela during the Premier League match at Old Trafford. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool face Man United in a potentially pivotal Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday. Henry Jackson selects his combined XI between the two...
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 17, 2015: Liverpool's Rickie Lambert celebrates scoring the second goal against Aston Villa with the travelling supporters during the Premier League match at Villa Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Brendan Rodgers set his target as a top-two finish in the Premier League, Jack Lusby assesses Liverpool’s chances of doing so this season. After...
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson scores the first goal against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool reaching a seemingly unstoppable level of form in 2015, Alex Malone highlights three key players leading the way. Liverpool’s recent form has been...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 27, 2014: Liverpool's Martin Skrtel in action against Everton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's resurgence in 2015 has been down to numerous factors, but the superb form of Martin Skrtel is one that perhaps isn't highlighted enough,...

Ahead of the summer transfer window, PJ Vaughan looks at six young players who Liverpool should look to sign, including VfL Wolfsburg's Kevin de...
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet makes a save against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s important 1-0 victory against Garry Monk’s Swansea, Ben Twelves picks a number of discussion topics from the Liberty Stadium. Liverpool ended their Liberty...
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Liverpool's substitute Steven Gerrard replaces Alberto Moreno against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Some tactical ingenuity from Brendan Rodgers deserves a large measure of the credit after Liverpool’s 1-0 away victory over Swansea City, writes Jack Lusby. A...
SWANSEA, ENGLAND - Monday, March 16, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson scores the first goal against Swansea City during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool left the Liberty Stadium with all three points for the first time on Monday night, seeing off Swansea City 1-0 courtesy of Jordan...

With reports linking Liverpool with a move for young PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay, Jack Lusby runs the rule over the 21-year-old Dutchman. View image...
BOLTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after a 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers during the FA Cup 4th Round Replay match at the Reebok Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool targeting a top-four Premier League finish this season, Jack Lusby highlights five things Brendan Rodgers must do to achieve this.

With Javier Manquillo having been cast aside over recent months and his Reds future looking bleak, Ben Twelves asks what next for the Spanish...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, September 16, 2010: Former Liverpool players Alan Hansen and Kenny Dalglish during the opening UEFA Europa League Group K match against FC Steaua Bucuresti at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Legendary Liverpool defender Alan Hansen made 620 appearances for the club on the way to eight league titles, three European Cups, two FA Cups and four League Cups. Here he speaks to This Is Anfield about Liverpool past, present and future.
ST HELENS, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 8, 2013: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the NextGen Series Group 5 match against Inter Milan at Langtree Park. Back row L-R: Ryan McLaughlin, Lloyd Jones, goalkeeper Ryan Fulton, Marc Pelosi, Jakub Sokolik, Jordan Ibe, Samed Yesil. Front row L-R: Krisztian Adorjan, captain Conor Coady, Brad Smith, Jerome Sinclair. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

With several under-21s players expected to leave the club this month on loan, PJ Vaughan takes a look at some of the older players...
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)

Tom McMahon argues that while the 3-4-3 has been a resounding success, Brendan Rodgers needs to switch up his tactics if the formation isn't working. Before delving...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 1, 2015: Liverpool's Joe Allen in action against Manchester City's Fernando Luiz Roza 'Fernandinho' during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Recent reports suggest Joe Allen is set to sign a new deal at Liverpool, and while he has improved of late he must still...
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)

After a busy transfer window in 2014, Josh Sexton assesses how Liverpool's summer signings have settled and are finally finding form. Liverpool spent nearly £120...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Tottenham Hotspur's manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The race for the top four is set to be an intriguing and nervy battle between now and May. We assess the four prime...
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Football League Cup 5th Round match against AFC Bournemouth at Dean Court. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another major overhaul is expected at Liverpool this summer with several players out of contract and a host of players expected to move on. The...
PRESTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 13, 2013: Liverpool's Andre Wisdom in action against Preston North End during a preseason friendly match at Deepdale. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Andre Wisdom’s loan spell at West Brom having taken a turn for the worse over recent weeks, Ben Twelves takes a look at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 20, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Chelsea during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Neil Poole considers Raheem Sterling’s ongoing contract wrangle by addressing the question: Is Raheem Sterling an exceptional exception to the rules?  Exceptions Football has always and...
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Sunday, November 16, 2014: Belgium's Toby Alderweireld in action against Wales during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group B game at the King Baudouin [Heysel] Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

If Brendan Rodgers has learned anything this season, it’s that he needs another centre-back or two. Jack Lusby selects Toby Alderweireld among five options. Liverpool’s...