Liverpool fans have reacted positively to what many have deemed a potentially kind start to the 2018/2019 Premier League season.
Thursday morning’s fixtures release revealed the Reds will start the campaign at home to West Ham, before facing Crystal Palace, Brighton and Leicester over the following three weeks.
The opening quartet of games are then followed by Liverpool becoming the first team to face Tottenham at their new stadium.
A tough festive period has surfaced as an area of concern, primarily due to just two days separating a home clash with Arsenal and a New Year’s Day trip to face reigning champions Manchester City.
December will also entail the first Merseyside derby of the season at Anfield on the first day of the month, before Jurgen Klopp’s side host Manchester United two weeks later.
The schedule grants Liverpool a reasonable opportunity to produce a winning start to the season, whilst Cardiff, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Wolves await as a favourable conclusion.
On the back of Sadio Mane’s 94th minute winner against Everton in December last season, one Red is banking on a repeat.
Here’s how Reds reacted…
A Christmas derby can only mean one thing:
All around us
This the season
Love and understanding
Merry Christmas Everton
— 🇬🇧JamieClarke 🇬🇧 (@JaymieC89) June 14, 2018
Just critically analysed the Fixture List game by game and added up our finishing points tally. #LFC will finish on 114 points.
— John Maguire (@JohnMaguireLFC) June 14, 2018
Them opening 6 games, got to be looking at 15/16 points. Good start will be vital. #LFC
— What Luke Said (@Luke_Chidlow4) June 14, 2018
Difficult start for Emery, City Chelsea for first two games… Home game for LFC, I expect super strong start from us
— F50 (@Ful_ler) June 14, 2018
— Tom Pankhurst (@tom_pankhurst) June 14, 2018
Probably best first 6 matches we’ve had in years. #LFC
— brett (@brett221) June 14, 2018
— Shahab 🇪🇬🇸🇳 (@shahabLFC) June 14, 2018
Nicest fixture list I’ve seen #LFC have in years, although not sure about both Man City games being played a week after big games vs Chelsea & Arsenal. Other than that, we’ve done well! https://t.co/6saaI7OOcS
— Callum Bailey (@callum_bailey3) June 14, 2018
West Ham at Home Opening Game I’ll take that #LFC
— Ben Marshall (@BenMarshalllll) June 14, 2018