Liverpool likely to face priorities predicament following Premier League fixture list reveal

The Reds will return to the location of last season's finest goal on the opening weekend.

Liverpool likely to face priorities predicament following Premier League fixture list reveal
Emre Can will have a chance to repeat his goal against Watford in the first game (photo: Getty Images / Dan Mullan)

Liverpool are likely to face a major conflict of interest in the Autumn, following the annual release of the Premier League fixture list.

The 2017/18 fixtures were rolled out at nine o'clock on Wednesday morning, with fans extremely eager to see where the first away day of the season was, or who they'd finish off against. 

Tricky opposition after Champions League matchday's 

Liverpool however, were paying extra attention to the weekend's after Champions League group fixtures, having given themselves a chance of qualification for the groups by finishing fourth last season. 

Should the Reds get through their European play-off match, they face a number of tough fixtures in the days after a group stage match, with Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Everton likely to be amongst the opposition the Reds would be greeted with directly after a European fixture.

However, there is reason for optimism around Liverpool's fixture list after the Reds weren't handed a string of matches against those who finished near them last season.

They'll open their campaign against Watford at Vicarage Road - the scene of Emre Can's Goal of the Season last campaign - with the first home game of the season coming against Crystal Palace a week later.

For the first time in years, the first Merseyside derby of the season will be contested at Anfield, on December 9. The return fixture at Goodison Park is scheduled for April 7. 

Reds made to wait for Old Trafford visit

Liverpool always eagerly anticipate their fixture at Old Trafford, but they'll have to wait until March to visit Manchester United, hosting them in October. 

The traditional Boxing Day fixture comes in the form of a home contest against Swansea City, in a month where Liverpool are scheduled to play seven games, plus any League Cup or Champions League fixtures that may arise in December.

A potentially huge game could come in the penultimate week of the season, with Liverpool heading to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea. 

The Reds then end the season, as they did last time around, at home to promoted opposition. They'll play Brighton and Hove Albion on May 13. 


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