An intimate look at the Liverpool 2020/21 Premier League fixture list
Liverpool will take on Leeds United on the opening day of the 2020/21 Premier League season. This comes after the fixture list was confirmed by the Premier League (h/t Sky Sports) this past Thursday.
It represents the first time the two sides are facing each other since their League Cup clash in 2016. The Reds prevailed 2-0 on the night and will hope for the same again next month.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side may have come up from the Championship, but they will present a stern test to the defending champions. The Argentine is a wily customer known to get the best out of his players.
In their first game as defending champions, the Reds have got themselves a mouthwatering match-up. The match-ups do no get easier with us next facing Chelsea at Stamford Bridge followed by Arsenal at home.
September will be a test of Liverpool’s credentials as the top team in the league. We will hopefully end the month having defeated Arsenal in what has now become an annual Anfield mauling for the Gunners.
The Reds end their campaign on 23 May at home against Crystal Palace. Hopefully, number 20 will be wrapped up by then.
This season’s first Merseyside Derby in the league will take place on October 17 at Goodison Park. The return fixture at Anfield will be held on February 20.
Liverpool of late held a massive edge over Everton in these fixtures. So much so that ‘Merseyside is red’ is more of a fact than a slogan. The Reds will hope to keep the streak continuing this season.
The Manchester giants
Liverpool faces off against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Etihad on November 7. It will be the first time in three seasons that the Reds play the fixture away first.
The return leg at Anfield will take place on February 6. City are still reeling from their Champions League heartache to Lyon. There is hope that Klopp’s Reds can show them they can feel the same way even in the league.
We face arch-rivals United only in 2021. We initially travel to Old Trafford on January 16 before welcoming them to Anfield on May 1. With us closing the gap to United’s league tally to just one, it remains to be seen how the Red Devils react.
New kids on the block
Liverpool face the first of the promoted teams on the opening day itself. The day’s standout tie sees the Champions from the top two English divisions square off in what could be a classic.
The Reds travel to Elland Road on 17 April. It is the rekindling of a rivalry that has all but been forgotten over the past decade.
The Reds face West Bromwich Albion on Boxing day before traveling to the Hawthorns on 11 May. Meanwhile, Playoff winners, Fulham welcome us to Craven Cottage on 12 December while we return the favour on 6 March.
The London trio
Liverpool face two of London’s top clubs in their first three games of the season. Our first away game sees us face off against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 19 September.
The Blues will visit Anfield on 20 March. We did the double over Frank Lampard’s side last season. More of the same, please.
Arsenal will be the first big club to visit Anfield this season, in just our third fixture on 26 September. It has become a regular habit to see us face the Gunners in the league early on. It appears that is set to continue.
Liverpool will travel to the Emirates on 3 April. Our last visit saw us play them off the park but ultimately lose 2-1 on the night. Hopefully, we will have more to show this time around.
Another team over whom Liverpool completed the double last season is Tottenham Hotspur. Jose Mourinho’s side will visit Anfield on 16 December. The Reds will play the return fixture in north London on 27 January.
Liverpool have often seen their Premier League hopes come to a crashing halt in the month of December. This time around it would appear that we have a tricky but manageable set of matches.
The Reds start off the month by welcoming Wolverhampton Wanderers to Anfield on the 5 December. This is followed by a trip to Fulham on 12 December before returning to Anfield to face Spurs on 16 December.
We then travel to Crystal Palace on 19th December before facing West Brom at home on Boxing day. The year is rounded off when we fave Newcastle United at St. James’ Park on 28 December.
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Liverpool 2020/21 Premier League schedule in full
12 – Leeds United (Home)
19 – Chelsea (Away)
26 – Arsenal (Home)
3 – Aston Villa (Away)
17 – Everton (Away)
24 – Sheffield United (Home)
31 – West Ham United (Home)
7 – Manchester City (Away)
21 – Leicester City (Home)
28 – Brighton & Hove Albion (Away)
5 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (Home)
12 – Fulham (Away)
16 – Tottenham Hotspur (Home)
19 – Crystal Palace (Away)
26 – West Bromwich Albion (Home)
28 – Newcastle United (Away)
2 – Southampton (Away)
13 – Burnley (Home)
16 – Manchester United (Home)
27 – Tottenham Hotspur (Away)
30 – West Ham United (Away)
3 – Brighton & Hove Albion (Home)
6 – Manchester City (Home)
13 – Leicester City (Away)
20 – Everton (Home)
27 – Sheffield United (Away)
6 – Fulham (Home)
13 – Wolverhampton Wanderers (Away)
20 – Chelsea (Home)
3 – Arsenal (Away)
10 – Aston Villa (Home)
17 – Leeds United (Away)
24 – Newcastle United (Home)
1 – Manchester United (Away)
8 – Southampton (Home)
11 – West Bromwich Albion (Away)
15 – Burnley (Away)
23 – Crystal Palace (Home)