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Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan is reported to be a summer target for Liverpool, and Jack Lusby explains why he ticks all the boxes for...
PRESTON, ENGLAND - Saturday, July 19, 2014: Liverpool's Jordan Ibe in action against Preston North End during a preseason friendly match at Deepdale Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With young Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe recalled from his loan spell with Derby County, Jack Lusby assesses his prospects this season. Brendan Rodgers has recalled...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, November 4, 2010: SSC Napoli's Ezequiel Lavezzi in action against Liverpool during the UEFA Europa League Group K Matchday 4 match at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Liverpool linked with Paris Saint-Germain misfit Ezequiel Lavezzi, Jack Lusby suggests this would be a risky move. View image | gettyimages.com   The headache-inducing January window...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 3, 2011: Liverpool's new signing Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz with manager Kenny Dalglish during a photo-call at Anfield. Luis Suarez signed from Ajax for £22.8m. (Photo by Vegard Grott/Propaganda)

Is January a good time to buy? Brendan Rodgers says it's not. But these nine January transfer window signings prove otherwise.   “I don't think January...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge in action against Southampton during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s new 3-4-2-1 formation has seen an improvement in form under Brendan Rodgers but still needs a returning Daniel Sturridge, writes Jack Lusby. The news...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, November 4, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Martin Skrtel during a training session at Melwood Training Grounds ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group B match against PFC Ludogorets Razgrad. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Martin Skrtel is one of the players benefiting most from Liverpool’s recent tactical switch, as part of Brendan Rodgers’ back three, writes Jack Lusby. While...
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 10, 2015: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in action against Sunderland during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Lazar Markovic continuing to improve as he settles in to life at Anfield, Ben Twelves discusses where best for the Serbian in the...
MADRID, SPAIN - Wednesday, February 25, 2009: Liverpool's players line-up for a team group photograph before the UEFA Champions League First Knock-Out Round against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. Back row L-R goalkeeper Pepe Reina, Albert Riera, Martin Skrtel, Dirk Kuyt, Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres. Front row L-R: Alvaro Arbeloa, Jamie Carragher, Yossi Benayoun, Fabio Aurelio and Javier Mascherano. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Tom McMahon argues that the metaphorical spine of Liverpool’s side has vastly deteriorated, and that only when it’s addressed will the side return to...
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 10, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Sunderland during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Growing in influence this season, Philippe Coutinho has become indispensable for Liverpool, but can still improve, writes Jack Lusby. After an initial struggle in a...
NEW YORK, USA - Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Liverpool's Sebastian Coates in action against Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic during the International Champions Cup Group B match at the Yankee Stadium on day ten of the club's USA Tour. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Wilfried Bony reportedly set to move to Manchester City this month, Jack Lusby believes Liverpool should move for Stevan Jovetic. The biggest transfer window...

Five years after Liverpool signed Maxi Rodriguez on a free transfer from Atletico Madrid, Jack Lusby assesses his Anfield career - proving not all...

It's been a steady improvement at Liverpool in recent weeks, with Brendan Rodgers' side now able to enjoy a week to relax after the...
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 2, 2014: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva in action against Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez during the Premier League match at Filbert Way. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With Lucas Leiva linked with an exit, and Fabian Delph reportedly a Liverpool target, Jack Lusby compares the two as defensive midfielders. Is Lucas Leiva...

After Liverpool’s 1-0 away victory over Sunderland on Saturday, Jack Lusby selects five talking points from the clash. It may not have been the goal...
SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 10, 2015: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia in action against Sunderland during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool won 1-0 at Sunderland on Saturday thanks to Lazar Markovic's first-half goal. We assess each Reds player on the day. SIMON MIGNOLET (out of...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Sunderland's manager Gus Poyet during the Premiership match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ahead of the Reds trip to Sunderland (Saturday, 12.45pm kick off) we speak to Gavin Henderson of The Roker Report. Our corresponding game at Anfield...
03.12.2011, BorussiaPark, Mönchengladbach, GER, 1.FBL, Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund, im BildRobert Lewandowski (Dortmund #9) frei vor Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Torwart Moenchengladbach) // during the 1.FBL, Borussia Mönchengladbach vs Borussia Dortmund on 2011/12/03, BorussiaPark, Mönchengladbach, Germany. EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Mueller..***** ATTENTION - OUT OF GER, CRO *****

There were reports on Friday linking Liverpool with a move for Barcelona goalkeeper Marc Andre ter Stegen, and it would be a shrewd acquisition...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 6, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers prepares to bring on substitute captain Steven Gerrard against Sunderland during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool return to Premier League action early Saturday afternoon, when they take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. Ben Twelves takes a look...
23.11.2011, BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany, UEFA CL, Gruppe E, Bayer 04 Leverkusen (GER) vs Chelsea FC (ENG), im Bild Didier Drogba (Chelsea #11) gegen Lars Bender (Leverkusen #8) // during the football match of UEFA Champions league, group E, between Bayer Leverkusen (GER) and FC Chelsea (ENG) at BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany on 2011/11/23.EXPA Pictures © 2011, PhotoCredit: EXPA/ nph/ Mueller..***** ATTENTION - OUT OF GER, CRO *****

Liverpool must make a move for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender a priority this January, writes Jack Lusby. View image | gettyimages.com Steven Gerrard announcement or...

Following Steven Gerrard's decision to join the Los Angeles Galaxy, we speak to the organiser of the LA Liverpool Supporters club. Q. Brian, as a...
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 2, 2013: Manchester City's James Milner in action against Bayern Munich's Rafinha during the UEFA Champions League Group D match at the City of Manchester Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A host of top European players are entering the last six months of their contracts this January, and Jack Lusby includes James Milner on...
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Friday, July 26, 2013: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Managing Director Ian Ayre during a press conference at the Plaza Athenee Hotel ahead of their preseason friendly match against Thailand. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

By Mark Pearson's reckoning, FSG's transfer spending has a 91.2% failure rate at Liverpool - and it's about time they looked at their own...
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, ENGLAND - Monday, January 5, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal against AFC Wimbledon during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at the Kingsmeadow Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After Liverpool’s 2-1 away victory over AFC Wimbledon on Monday night, Jack Lusby selects his best and worst Reds performers. It may not have been...
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, ENGLAND - Monday, January 5, 2015: Liverpool's Lazar Markovic in action against AFC Wimbledon during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at the Kingsmeadow Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following Liverpool’s nervy 2-1 FA Cup success against League Two side Wimbledon, Ben Twelves picks out a number of discussion points from the fixture...
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)

The script had already been written. From the moment Steven Gerrard announced his decision to venture across the pond, you just knew he was...
KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES, ENGLAND - Monday, January 5, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the second goal against AFC Wimbledon during the FA Cup 3rd Round match at the Kingsmeadow Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool edged past AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup third round on Monday evening, and we assess each Reds player on the night. SIMON MIGNOLET...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, New Year's Day, January 1, 2015: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard in action against Leicester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Ben Twelves discusses how Liverpool should be utilising Steven Gerrard during his final days at Anfield. The dreaded day of Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool exit is...

With the January transfer window now open, Jack Lusby suggests that Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama should be made a top priority for Liverpool. View image...
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Adam Phillips celebrates beating FC Basel 3-0 during the UEFA Youth League Group B match at Langtree Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

PJ Vaughan explains why he'd rather Liverpool grow their own replacement for departing Steven Gerrard than sign somebody instead. And suggests one Academy player...
SWANSEA, WALES - Friday, October 7, 2011: Switzerland's Xherdan Shaqiri in action against Wales during the UEFA Euro 2012 Qualifying Group G match at the Liberty Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

With reports linking Liverpool with a January move for Bayern Munich’s Xherdan Shaqiri, Jack Lusby believes the forward can inspire a 2015 comeback. Bayern Munich...

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