This seven-game stretch could come to define Jürgen Klopp‘s side’s season as they seek to come out of the run of games with maximum points and a progression to the next stage of the League Cup.
Why is September so pivotal? It is an early indicator of whether Liverpool’s refusal to dip into the transfer market during the summer window will come back to bite them. The Reds didn’t make a single signing for the first team throughout the period. The only arrivals at Liverpool were two youth prospects in the shape of Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott and two backup goalkeepers: Andy Lonergan and Adrian.
As such, Jürgen Klopp is going to see his side stretched to the limit over these seven games. Pundits and fans alike often point to one key factor as the reason Manchester City beat Liverpool to the title by just a point: strength in depth.
This silly September season for the Anfield outfit includes an away trip to Chelsea. The gaffer can’t expect his first XI to manage all six games, especially given the intense, demanding philosophy that he implemented since his arrival from Borussia Dortmund.
If the depth in the squad manages to pull off seven victories from seven then we may be looking at Reds side that can finally end 30 years of hurt and bring home a first top flight title since 1990.