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Liverpool FC comment, analysis and opinion from our team of writers here at This Is Anfield.

Former Reds boss Roy Hodgson named his 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup on Monday, and there are five Liverpool stars who have...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 11, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard applauds the supporters after the final game of the season, a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United, during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool came from behind to beat Newcastle, ensuring they ended the season with three points. Liverpool 2-1 Newcastle Sunday May 11th, 2014 SIMON MIGNOLET- 6 (out of...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Liverpool supporters at the Anfield Road welcome the team coach before the Premiership match against Chelsea at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Rebecca Parry reflects on a roller-coaster of a season and the way the narrative has been played out. Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 6, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool host Newcastle United to Anfield on Sunday afternoon for the final game of what has been an outstanding season. Ben Twelves discusses the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, May 5, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet along with Glen Johnson and Martin Skrtel look dejected as Crystal Palace score the third goal during the Premiership match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s title hopes all but ended in a 12 minute defensive collapse at Selhurst Park last Monday night, in which the Reds shipped three...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SUNDAY, APRIL 9th, 2006: The Paisley Gateway outside the Spion Kop at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield home. The gates are a tribute to the most successful manager in English football history, Bob Paisley OBE, who managed the Merseyside club from 1974-1983. (Pic by Dan Istitene/Propaganda)

The Reds still have a faint chance of winning the 2013/14 Premier League title on Sunday, and Henry Jackson looks back at five occasions when...

Newcastle attacker Hatem Ben Arfa is a player who has been linked with a move to Liverpool frequently in the past 12 months, Jack...

With Liverpool seemingly losing the title after only getting 1 point and conceding 5 goals in their last 2 games, here is a bit...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester City during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following the rise of Raheem Sterling and Jon Flanagan into first-team regulars, PJ Vaughan predicts who be the next to make the giant leap...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2013: Liverpool's Tiago Ilori warm-up before the Premiership match against Crystal Palace at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Much has been made of Liverpool's defensive problems this season and here Andy Yates ponders whether youngster Tiago Ilori could solve some of them. ...

The 2013/14 Premier League season has seen four teams top the title for long periods at different stages of the campaign, but none have...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, May 5, 2014: Liverpool's goalkeeper Simon Mignolet along with Glen Johnson and Martin Skrtel look dejected as Crystal Palace score the third goal during the Premiership match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Despite a fantastic season, and an incredible rate of goalscoring, the Reds have shipped far too many goals. Following the Crystal Palace debacle at...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, May 5, 2014: Liverpool's Luis Suarez looks dejected after he sees his side's three goal lead disappear as they draw 3-3 with Crystal Palace during the Premiership match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Through the gloom of Monday night's 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace, Gary Taylor attempts to put the 2013/14 season into perspective. Luis Suarez looks...

Following Liverpool's miserable 3-3 draw away to Crystal Palace on Monday night, Jack Lusby provides an in-depth analysis of the performance of Steven Gerrard...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Monday, May 5, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected looks dejected as Crystal Palace score the third goal during the Premiership match at Selhurst Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A capitulation of monstrous proportions left Liverpool reeling as Crystal Palace came back from 3-0 down to strike a hammer blow to the Anfield...

Dan Holland sits wearily after another sleepless night due to all kinds of permutations running through his head. A Liverpool supporter looks dejected...
SWANSEA, WALES - Sunday, March 2, 2014: Crystal Palace's manager Tony Pulis during the Premiership match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Monday's Premier League clash between his side and Liverpool, Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis appeared to be highly critical of Liverpool's spending.
NORWICH, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 20, 2014: Liverpool's Luis Suarez, Mamadou Sakho and Lucas Leiva before the Premiership match against Norwich City at Carrow Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Reds face a Palace side far more effective than the one they beat with ease back in October. Henry Jackson (@OnFootballTweet) looks at...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2013: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Crystal Palace during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool travel to London to face Crystal Palace on Monday night looking to keep their title dream alive. Ben Twelves discusses the team selection...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, May 19, 2013: Liverpool's 'Suso' Jesus Joaquin Fernandez Saenz De La Torre in action against Queens Park Rangers during the final Premiership match of the 2012/13 season at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Spaniard and Portuguese, 20 and 21 respectively, have both impressed on loan this season, and are seen as potential future stars at Anfield....
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 6, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

As Liverpool enter their final two games of the season with it all to play for still, PJ Vaughan looks at how things are delicately in...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 5, 2013: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Crystal Palace during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of Monday's final away game of the season against Crystal Palace, we got the views of Selhurst Park season ticket holder David Matthews. Crystal...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected at the final whistle as Chelsea's ultra defensive play leads to a 2-0 victory during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sunday’s defeat to Chelsea dealt a crushing blow to Liverpool’s title hopes but Ben Twelves says that Reds’ fans have no need to be down...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 13, 2014: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the third goal against Manchester City with team-mate Luis Suarez during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Aaron Cutler reflects on the heartache of Sunday but insists the good times are here to stay. Let's be frank, that hurt. Sunday was...

The Reds have been so poor in recent years that rival fans barely wasted their breath on them, but this superb season has seen the...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 27, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard looks dejected at the final whistle as Chelsea's ultra defensive play leads to a 2-0 victory during the Premiership match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mark Pearson discuses the deflating events of the last few days, sticking with your footballing philosophies and how it is ingrained in Liverpool Football Club to...
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 1, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against Southampton's captain Adam Lallana during the Premiership match at St Mary's Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With the latest speculation linking Adam Lallana with a move to Liverpool, Jack Lusby looks at how the midfielder would fit in at the...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, April 6, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers during the Premiership match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Brendan Rodgers has received criticism from some for Sunday's result, but Liam Jones has a question for those detractors and support for the boss. In...

If you allow yourself to believe the nay-sayers on Twitter and the other social networking sites then thats exactly what Sunday was. Jim Fishlock...
LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 12, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates his side's dramatic 3-2 victory over Fulham with Jordan Henderson during the Premiership match at Craven Cottage. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 23-year-old's dynamism was a big loss in Sunday's loss against Chelsea, and his replacement simply didn't do enough in his absence, writes Henry...