Liverpool have navigated a tricky opening month of football very well and currently sit top of the Premier League as the only team with maximum points.
It was a hectic start thanks to the added fixtures of the Community Shield and the UEFA Super Cup. The Super Cup, in particular, posed many problems for Liverpool. Klopp’s men only arrived back on Merseyside less than 48 hours before they were due to play Southampton on the south coast of England.
If they can win at Burnley this Saturday, the last day of August, then Jurgen Klopp will be an extremely happy man.
After the trip to play Sean Dyche’s men at Turf Moor this weekend, the team will go on its first international break of the season.
Liverpool will then return to action when they face Newcastle at Anfield on September 14th. The game is the early kick-off that Saturday.
The Reds should be capable of chalking up a win by two goals or more against Steve Bruce’s side. Yes, Newcastle recently won at Spurs but Mauricio Pochettino’s men were extremely unlucky on the day. Fortune is unlikely to shine on Newcastle quite as much when they visit Liverpool.
Days later, Liverpool will get the defence of their Champions League trophy underway with the first round of games in the group stages. The draw is taking place this evening, Thursday 29th, at 5pm. Only then will The Reds learn who they will face in the group of four.
After the return to European action, Liverpool then travel to play Chelsea on Sunday, September 22nd.
Frank Lampard’s side gave a very good account of themselves when the sides met in Istanbul two weeks ago. Expect more of the same that day as The Blues look to continue their development under Lampard. Youngsters such as Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham are likely to cause Liverpool more problems. Could this be another score draw? Very likely.
In the week commencing September 23rd, Liverpool will play MK Dons in their Carabao Cup third-round fixture. Klopp will no doubt utilise the fringe players in the squad along with more of the lesser-known youth talents at the club for this game.
Saturday, September 28th sees Liverpool play Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in another Saturday early kick-off game. Klopp’s side will be expected to win comfortably at the home of the newly-promoted Blades.
September, like every month, has its potential banana skins. However, under Klopp, this Red machine has become a master at rarely slipping up.