A Packed Schedule Awaits Liverpool
October is set to be a bustling month for Liverpool, with five fixtures scheduled, and Anfield will host four of them. The Reds are eager to bounce back after their unbeaten run concluded with a 2-1 loss to Tottenham in September under contentious circumstances. The expansion works at Anfield are ongoing, and an increased capacity is anticipated, allowing more fans to witness the action live.
Return to Europa League Action
Liverpool will return to the Europa League on October 5, facing Belgian side Union SG at Anfield. This fixture follows a 3-1 victory over LASK, and it’s expected to be a thrilling encounter as Union SG is performing well in the Belgian Pro League. The stadium will accommodate around 51,000 fans for this fixture, maintaining the current limit.
Premier League Continues with Brighton
On October 8, Liverpool will travel to face Brighton in the Premier League. Brighton, also participating in the Europa League this season, will be a challenging opponent, especially after their recent 3-1 victory over Charleroi. Liverpool will have to manage without several key players, including the suspended Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota, making this an intriguing fixture.
International Break and Everton Clash
The month will also see the second international break of the season, with Liverpool players joining their respective national teams. Post the break, Anfield will witness the Merseyside derby as Everton visits. The stadium is expected to host more than 51,000 fans for this high-voltage clash, and given Everton’s current form, it promises to be an exciting encounter.
Concluding with Toulouse and Nottingham Forest
October will conclude with Liverpool hosting Toulouse and Nottingham Forest at Anfield. These fixtures are part of a tight schedule, marking the midpoint of the Europa League group stage and a relentless run in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp is likely to rotate his squad to keep the players fresh as they hope to get their form back on track.