The Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been announced – Liverpool are set to begin their campaign by hosting newly promoted Norwich City at 8pm on the 9th of August.
The Reds face a hectic festive period as there are six confirmed games for the month of December – and that’s just the Premier League.
There are fixtures that stand out more than the rest, and these showdowns may very well decide where the title may be won and lost.
It’s hard to tell what’s going to happen when a ball hasn’t even been kicked yet, but here we go…
Manchester City (A) April 4th 2020
This is the big one. This is the one that stands out among the rest. So late on in the season, the Reds have to travel to the Etihad Stadium and face the only team that has a case of being described better than us.
Taking three points off City and running away with three of our own could be harmful to their title charge this season.
Manchester City (H) – November 11th 2019
And this is the other big one – beating City at Anfield is simply a must. We can get away with dropping points at the Etihad, but we aren’t allowed to do so in our own back yard.
Tottenham (A) – January 11th 2020
Spurs made it to the Champions League final, and they’ve got a young squad – they’re in a similar position we found ourselves in 12 months ago.
They aren’t going to be pushovers.
Everton (A) – March 14th 2020
Alright – I’m not suggesting the Blues are going to be one of the toughest fixtures this season, but a trip to Goodison Park is never a walk in the…well…park.
And let’s not pretend an extra two points against them wouldn’t have won us the title. I know, I know – we’d have somehow dropped a couple more points than City somewhere, but what if we didn’t?
Manchester United (A) – October 19th 2019
It’s been a few years since United caused us some serious issues, but, just like Everton, let’s not pretend it’ll be an easy shift.
After last season, it’s going to be rough, we’re going to need to scrape together every single point we can.