Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini looks dejected as PFC Ludogorets Razgrad score a late equalising goal during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mark Pearson reflects on Liverpool's start to the season, the tactics and philosophies applied by Brendan Rodgers and sees no reason why the Reds...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 16, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli scores the first goal against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad during the UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool earned a crucial three points in their Champions League opener against Ludogorets, as Steven Gerrard's stoppage time penalty gave them a dramatic 2-1...
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)

The Champions League returns to Anfield after an almost five-year hiatus on Tuesday night with the visit of Ludogorets. We sought the inner-genius of...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Monday, August 25, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Henderson looks dejected as Manchester City score the third goal during the Premier League match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by Chris Brunskill/Propaganda)

With Jordan Henderson officially confirmed as Liverpool’s new vice-captain, Jack Lusby believes this is just reward for the important midfielder. Following the departure of Daniel...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 9, 2009: Liverpool's players stand for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Fiorentina at Anfield. Back row L-R: Emiliano Insua, goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri, Dirk Kuyt, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger. Front row L-R: Alberto Aquilani, Andrea Dossena, captain Steven Gerrard MBE, Stephen Darby, Yossi Benayoun, Javier Mascherano. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Tuesday night marks Liverpool's return to the Champions League after almost five years out. Four managers later and a lot of new faces, Simon Collings...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, September 15, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli during training at Melwood ahead of their opening UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool make their much anticipated return to the Champions League after a painful five year absence on Tuesday night, when they take on Bulgarian...
MADRID, SPAIN - Wednesday, February 25, 2009: Liverpool players walk out before the UEFA Champions League First Knock-Out Round against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool beginning their 2014/15 Champions League campaign against Ludogorets on Tuesday night, Jack Lusby talks to defender Tero Mantyla. #181169631 / gettyimages.com The long wait...
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)

Adam Griffies (@whatahitsonlfc on Twitter) takes a look at Liverpool's defeat to Aston Villa from a unique angle. 13 days. 13 days we had to...

Lee Coates calls for patience and belief in Brendan Rodgers' new-look Liverpool after a second defeat of the season to Aston Villa on Saturday. Only...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring the second goal against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool's insipid 1-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday showed just what a loss Daniel Sturridge is to the Reds, and also how underrated...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Lallana in action against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s 1-0 home humbling at the hands of Aston Villa, Jack Lusby analyses the performances of Adam Lallana on his Reds debut. Any momentum...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli looks dejected as Aston Villa score the only goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Maurice Stewart talks superstitions and the small margins that make a big difference in football having watched Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 13, 2014: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in action against Aston Villa during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool suffered a dismal 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday, as they lost their second Premier League game of the season. Henry Jackson...

The decision to allow the club's "mascot" Mighty Red on the pitch at Anfield on matchdays has caused a stir this week, with fans...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premier League match against Southampton at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injuries and a squad full of talent means Brendan Rodgers is set to shuffle his pack for the visit of Aston Villa on Saturday....
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool face Aston Villa on Saturday evening as they return to Premier League action. Ben Twelves takes a look at an interesting...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 2, 2011: Liverpool Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz scores the second goal against Stoke City, his first for the club on his debut, during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Four Liverpool new signings are expected to make their Anfield debuts in Saturday's match with Aston Villa. We take a look at some of...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge and manager Brendan Rodgers as he is substituted against Sunderland during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool counting the cost of the international break with injuries to Emre Can, Joe Allen and Daniel Sturridge, Jack Lusby assesses the impact...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 18, 2014: Liverpool's scoreboard records the disappointing 2-2 draw with Aston Villa during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to action this Saturday as they welcome Aston Villa to Anfield. We talk to Villa writer Damian Dugdale. Liverpool v Aston Villa live...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 31, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers against Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Injury to Daniel Sturridge, suffered while on international duty with England last week, opens up the question of whether Liverpool will change their shape...
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)

PJ Vaughan looks at the reasons why so few Liverpool players make the step up from youth to first team level. I have decided to...

Roy Hodgson’s opening 2016 European Championships qualifier pitted England vs Switzerland, and with three Liverpool players involved Jack Lusby analyses their performances. Following England’s dismal...

With Daniel Sturridge likely injured for Liverpool’s next game at home to Aston Villa, Jack Lusby believes a change in formation is required. After three...
STOKE, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 13, 2010: Liverpool's manager Roy Hodgson during the Premiership match against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lee Coates perfectly pens the contempt some Liverpool fans have for the England national football team and everything that comes with it — including...

Joe Allen has enjoyed a fine start to the season and his importance in the squad will increase this season, writes Aaron Cutler. Joe Allen...
BOSTON, USA - Wednesday, July 23, 2014: Liverpool's Emre Can in action against AS Roma at Fenway Park on day three of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Deployed as a centre-back in Germany U21s’ 2-0 victory over Republic of Ireland U21s, Emre Can added another string to his bow, writes Jack...

As Liverpool enter another season at the peak of European football, Tony Evans' 'I Don't Know What it is But I Love it' reflects...

Two new full-backs arrived at Anfield this summer and Spanish duo Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo will give Liverpool a new dimension to their...
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)

With a return to the Champions League secured within 42 months of acquisition, the FSG master plan for Liverpool is very much taking shape,...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, August 9, 2012: Liverpool's Daniel Agger, rumoured to be a transfer target for Manchester City, displays the initials YNWA (You'll Never Walk Alone) on his right hand, pictured before the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round 2nd Leg match against FC Gomel at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Lee Coates pens a tribute to Daniel Agger after the Dane's departure from Liverpool last week after almost eight years at the club. Once, when...