Jurgen Klopp made some crucial additions to his central midfield in the summer and Liverpool appear to be back on track in the Premier League. Manchester City are the team to beat but Tottenham Hotspur have emerged as surprise early contenders for the Premier League title.
Which crucial matches can determine Liverpool’s 2023/24 season?
Manchester City Away – 25/11/2023
This is one of the biggest fixtures of any Premier League season and the 2023/24 campaign is no different. Manchester City away is always the barometer for the chasing teams to see exactly where they stand when competing with Pep Guardiola’s team for the Premier League title. Even a point in this match would signal Liverpool are back and competing with Manchester City and it will send out a message to Guardiola and his players.
This game will not determine the destination of the Premier League trophy but it is massive for Liverpool in terms of their belief this season. A win at the Etihad Stadium means they are serious title contenders but a comprehensive defeat would cast doubts on their ability to compete at the top with Manchester City. It is no exaggeration to suggest that the performance and result of this match is going to have a significant impact on the remainder of Liverpool’s Premier League campaign.
Manchester United and Arsenal Home – 17/12/2003 and 23/12/2023
These back-to-back home Premier League fixtures in December are going to be massive for Liverpool. The festive period is always an exciting time for football fans and Anfield will be bouncing for the arrival of Manchester United and Arsenal.
The way Manchester United have been performing this season, Liverpool fans will be hoping for another thrashing of the Red Devils but the biggest test will come against Arsenal. The Gunners have improved significantly under the Guidance of Mikel Arteta and they were the team that pushed Manchester City closest last season. Liverpool dropped 4 points against Arsenal in the Premier League last season, losing 3-2 away and drawing 2-2 at home. Those are points that cannot be dropped again this season if Liverpool are going to push for the title.
Wins against Manchester United and Arsenal before Christmas would be huge for Liverpool and put them in a strong position for the New Year. If you are planning to have a bet over the festive period, you can now do so on a budget, thanks to these small betting sites, where you can place bets from just £5!
Newcastle United Home – 01/01/2024
The Christmas and New Year schedule sees some of the top clubs travel to Anfield and Newcastle United make the trip to Liverpool on New Years Day.
The Magpies have come along way under Eddie Howe and they are a team to be feared when playing at their best. However, Liverpool have a great recent record against Newcastle United and the pressure will be on Howe to end a poor run of results against Jurgen Klopp’s team. Liverpool have won each of the last 5 Premier League meetings between the two teams and are undefeated in the last 14 matches against Newcastle United in the league. That’s not to say Newcastle United do not deserve any respect and they have shown they can compete with the top clubs in the Premier League.
A win in this match, on the back of the home games against Manchester United and Arsenal, would surely leave Liverpool in contention at the top of the table and that makes this one of the crucial fixtures of the season.
Tottenham Hotspur Home – 4/05/2024
We do not know where Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur will be come this game in the Premier League calendar but early form suggests it could be a massive match.
Liverpool were defeated by Spurs away earlier in the season in controversial circumstances and The Reds will be determined to see justice is done by winning this match. Spurs have looked good at the beginning of the season and will hoping to maintain their form throughout the campaign. If they do, Spurs will come to Anfield competing for the Premier League title, making this potentially one of the biggest games of the season for both teams.
Much can happen between now and May but this could be the match that determines which of these clubs is going to challenge Manchester City for the title in the closing stages of the 2023/24 season.