The Premier League has confirmed Liverpool’s fixtures for the 2020/21 season.
It is important to note there will be several re-arrangements of dates as matches are moved for television coverage.
Liverpool will host newly-promoted Leeds United on the opening day as the Premier League champions take on Marcelo Bielsa’s Championship winners in a mouthwatering Anfield affair on September 12.
Next in line for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are an away trip to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea before hosting Arsenal in an August PL clash for the third time in the previous four seasons.
Here is a full list of Liverpool’s fixtures…
12 – Leeds United (H)
19 – Chelsea (A)
26 – Arsenal (H)
3 – Aston Villa (A)
17 – Everton (A)
24 – Sheffield United (H)
31 – West Ham United (H)
7 – Manchester City (A)
21 – Leicester City (H)
28 – Brighton & Hove Albion (A)
5 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
12 – Fulham (A)
16 – Tottenham Hotspur (H)
19 – Crystal Palace (A)
26 – West Bromwich Albion (H)
28 – Newcastle United (A)
2 – Southampton (A)
13 – Burnley (H)
16 – Manchester United (H)
27 – Tottenham Hotspur (A)
30 – West Ham United (A)
3 – Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
6 – Manchester City (H)
13 – Leicester City (A)
20 – Everton (H)
27 – Sheffield United (A)
6 – Fulham (H)
13 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)
20 – Chelsea (H)
3 – Arsenal (A)
10 – Aston Villa (H)
17 – Leeds United (A)
24 – Newcastle United (H)
1 – Manchester United (A)
8 – Southampton (H)
11 – West Bromwich Albion (A)
15 – Burnley (A)
At first glance it looks like a tasty opening set of fixtures. A home game against returning sleeping giants Leeds is the perfect way to start the season.
Facing Chelsea early on is a bonus for Liverpool also, as the Reds will take on Frank Lampard’s team with the bulk of their new signings still adapting to early life in the PL.
November looks to be make-or-break for Klopp’s English champions as Liverpool will await defining back-to-back fixtures against Manchester City (A) and Leicester City (H).
The Merseyside derby will also take place within the first five PL fixtures as Liverpool make the short trip across Stanley Park on October 17.
Liverpool’s duel of fates with Manchester United will have to wait until 2021 with both fixtures pencilled in for next year including a trip to Old Trafford in May which could have huge ramifications regarding the Reds’ title credentials next season.
Following the fixture release, here a selection of tweets from supporters reacting to the confirmed dates ahead of Liverpool’s highly-anticipated title defence.
a guard of honor at Old Trafford Now confirmed on 1 May 2021 🏆 pic.twitter.com/JlabGx3fOO
— Talal Aljohani (@talal_aljohani) August 20, 2020
We're Bielsa's first Premiership match, should be fascinating. Also glad to get the Chelsea away fixture and the Merseyside derby done early.
— Jürgen Meister🇩🇪 (@SS_LFC) August 20, 2020
So we’re going to win the title against Man U on May 1st! Come on you reds! pic.twitter.com/5KmxVuLzSk
— Foy (@FOY_L4) August 20, 2020
Champions face Champions. Ahhh it only makes sense. 🔴⚪️
— Mo (@nabydkeita8) August 20, 2020
Champions vs Champions
— 🌟 (@vvdszn) August 20, 2020
Of course we play Arsenal at home within the first 3 weeks
— □ (@BWT_R) August 20, 2020
Glad we've got Chelsea and Arsenal, get the big boys out the way early
— Lewis (@DRIBBLlNG) August 20, 2020
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