Opinion

Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.
Liverpool, England - Wednesday, November 27th, 1996: Liverpool's Steve McManaman celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mate Robbie Fowler during the 4-2 victory over Arsenal during the 4th Round of the League Cup at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It is exactly 19 years since Liverpool picked up all three points away to Leeds United.

With Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn linked with a move to Liverpool this January, current No. 1 Simon Mignolet's position may be under threat.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Friday, July 24, 2015: Liverpool's Sheyi Ojo in action against a Malaysia XI during a friendly match at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on day twelve of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sheyi Ojo's ambition to return from loan side Wolves to secure a first-team role at Liverpool must be backed up with quality on the field.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 4, 2015: Liverpool's Nathaniel Clyne in action against Everton's Brendan Galloway during the Premier League match at Goodison Park, the 225th Merseyside Derby. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

As Nathaniel Clyne sat out England's 2-0 loss to Spain on Friday night, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may have been quietly content.
LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 31, 2015: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates the 3-1 victory over Chelsea with Emre Can and James Milner after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by Lexie Lin/Propaganda)

Liverpool are ravaged by injury, but what would the Reds' best possible starting XI be with everyone fit?
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 21, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Rubin Kazan. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It's an international break, there's no LFC news so we turn our attentions to the January transfer window.
ATHENS, GREECE - Wednesday, November 22, 2000: Liverpool's Robbie Fowler (right), Michael Owen (left) and manager Gerard Houllier (centre) in action during a training session at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, ahead of their UEFA Cup 3rd round, 1st leg clash with Olympiakos. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

In the summer of 1999 and in sole control, Gerard Houllier made wholesale changes to the personnel at Liverpool. The plan was to put...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, August 24, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Arsenal during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aaron Cutler believes it's high-time Liverpool's support cast eased the pressure on Philippe Coutinho.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2013: Liverpool supporters on the Spion Kop during the game against Crystal Palace in the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Why the atmosphere at Anfield is important and some suggestions on what initiatives could make things better.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 20, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action during the Premier League match against Norwich City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Being without Daniel Sturridge for yet another period is frustrating, but Liverpool simply cannot afford to give up on the striker despite growing calls to...
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Liverpool's Jordon Ibe and Divock Origi have been named on this year's European Golden Boy shortlist, alongside a host of desirable talents.
LOS ANGELES, USA - Saturday, July 11, 2015: LA Galaxy's Steven Gerrard in action during the International Champions Cup match against Club America at the StubHub Center. (Pic by Susana Capra/Propaganda)

With Steven Gerrard's debut season in Major League Soccer ending in disappointment, we get the view from LA on what went wrong.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 28, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp before the Football League Cup 4th Round match against AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The same mistakes that plagued Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers were apparent in the defeat to Palace, and Jurgen Klopp knows the task at hand.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 8, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Jurgen Klopp a month into life as Liverpool's manager, we select five things that remain an issue.
LIEGE, BELGIUM - Tuesday, August 12, 2008: Liverpool's manager Rafael Benitez and captain Steven Gerrard MBE during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League 3rd Qualifying Round match against Royal Standard de Lie?ge at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aaron Cutler takes a closer look at Steven Gerrard's relationship with former manager Rafa Benitez.
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Friday, July 24, 2015: Liverpool's Daniel Cleary in action against a Malaysia XI during a friendly match at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on day twelve of the club's preseason tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Mamadou Sakho ruled out until the new year with a knee injury, Jurgen Klopp can turn to the Liverpool academy's centre-backs as cover.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - Wednesday, November 4, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a press conference at the Kazan Arena ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Rubin Kazan. (Pic by Oleg Nikishin/Propaganda)

Karl Matchett takes a look at what we've learned from Jurgen Klopp's opening month in charge at Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson applauds the supporters after the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Jordan Henderson to return to action after the international break, Jurgen Klopp can look forward to strength in midfield at Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 8, 2015: Liverpool supporters during the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Fans or customers? Jeff Goulding on Sunday's defeat to Palace and the issue of the role Liverpool fans play at Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 8, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp applause the supporters after his side's 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Should Jurgen Klopp reconsider his approach to the Europa League after seeing his suffer defeat to Crystal Palace just hours after arriving home from...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 30, 2014: Tottenham Hotspur's manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match against Everton at White Hart Lane. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 12th round of fixtures in the Premier League presented a host of discussion points, including Tottenham Hotspur's top-four credentials.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 8, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp walks onto the pitch after his side's 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sunday's 2-1 loss at the hands of Crystal Palace gives Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp plenty of food for thought in the international break.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 8, 2015: Liverpool players stand for a minute's silence for Remembrance Sunday before during the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was a bad day at the office for Liverpool, who succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Anfield.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 25, 2015: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke look dejected as his side concede a late equaliser to Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host Crystal Palace on Sunday, and we take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line up his side for the clash.

The ever-excellent Kop magazine, This is Anfield mathchday programme match preview.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - Thursday, November 5, 2015: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Rubin Kazan at the Kazan Arena. (Pic by Oleg Nikishin/Propaganda)

When Liverpool face Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp will face a team with a psychological edge over his side.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - Thursday, November 5, 2015: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe celebrates scoring the winning goal against Rubin Kazan to seal a 1-0 victory during the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match at the Kazan Arena. (Pic by Oleg Nikishin/Propaganda)

A dominant Jordon Ibe continued his strong run of form under Jurgen Klopp with the only goal in Liverpool’s 1-0 win away to Rubin Kazan.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - Thursday, November 5, 2015: Liverpool's Jordon Ibe [hidden] celebrates scoring the first goal against Rubin Kazan with team-mates during the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match at the Kazan Arena. (Pic by Oleg Nikishin/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s timely 1-0 Europa League success against Rubin Kazan in Russia, we pick a number of talking points from the confidence boosting win. Klopp’s...
KAZAN, RUSSIA - Thursday, November 5, 2015: Liverpool's players line up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Rubin Kazan at the Kazan Arena Back row L-R: Roberto Firmino, Christian Benteke, Dejan Lovren, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, Mamadou Sakho, Emre Can. Front row L-R: Alberto Moreno, Joe Allen, James Milner, Nathaniel Clyne, Jordon Ibe. (Pic by Oleg Nikishin/Propaganda)

Liverpool beat Rubin Kazan 1-0 on Thursday. Here is how we rated each player.
KAZAN, RUSSIA - Wednesday, November 4, 2015: Liverpool players during a training session at the Kazan Arena ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group Stage Group B match against FC Rubin Kazan. (Pic by Oleg Nikishin/Propaganda)

We take a look at how Jurgen Klopp could line up his Liverpool side for a tricky European clash against Rubin Kazan. Klopp’s Reds go...