Liverpool’s Fixture Marathon
Liverpool’s journey post the September international hiatus is set to be a whirlwind affair. With the Premier League season barely finding its rhythm, the Reds are bracing for a demanding spell.
The Challenge of Fixture Congestion
The September international break, a perennial source of frustration for club enthusiasts, has always been a point of contention. Just as fans and players alike are immersing themselves in the club football atmosphere, the break arrives. This time, Liverpool faces the daunting task of navigating seven games in a mere 22 days post this hiatus.
Jurgen Klopp, the mastermind behind Liverpool’s recent successes, will undoubtedly be keeping his fingers crossed. The hope? That the 16 senior players representing their countries return unscathed, ready to tackle the fixture congestion.
On the Road Again
Liverpool’s itinerary is particularly challenging with four away games in the mix. Notably, they’ll be locking horns with an in-form Tottenham on September 30, followed by a trip to Brighton on October 8.
Liverpool’s Upcoming Fixtures:
- Wolves (A) – Premier League – Sept 16
- LASK – (A) – Europa League – Sept 21
- West Ham (H) – Premier League – Sept 24
- Leicester (H) – League Cup – Sept 27
- Tottenham (A) – Premier League – Sept 30
- Union Saint-Gilloise (H) – Europa League – Oct 5
- Brighton (A) – Premier League – Oct 8
A Game Every 3.1 Days
The Reds’ stamina and depth will be put to the test as they average a game every 3.1 days. Fans can anticipate the thrill of Thursday-Sunday fixtures, especially with the Europa League encounters against LASK and Union Saint-Gilloise. Sandwiched between these European nights are Premier League clashes, ensuring Anfield remains a hub of action.
Moreover, the League Cup is back on Liverpool’s agenda. A nostalgic fixture awaits as Leicester City visit, reminiscent of the 2021/22 season when Liverpool clinched the trophy for a record ninth time.