The three months that will decide Liverpool’s 2018/19 season
The 2018/19 Premier League fixtures were announced on Thursday morning, and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Reds fans would have been quick to scan through and see not only when they were facing arch-rivals Everton and Manchester United, but also when they have favourable and perhaps unfavourable runs on paper.
The German boss will surely be targeting a title push next term after they fell well short last term despite impressively reaching the Champions League final, and he will know that a strong start is imperative given how good the likes of Manchester City, Jose Mourinho’s men and Tottenham Hotspur might well be, with the former running away with it last season.
With the squad they currently have – and with a couple of more additions to add to Naby Keita and Fabinho – the Merseyside outfit, whose fans want the club to sign a £58.5m-rated attacker, certainly have the capabilities to push the Manchester duo all the way, but they will be well aware that they perhaps need to be stronger on the road against their nearest competitors, and pick up less draws against the smaller clubs at Anfield.
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A look at the fixture list quickly highlights when Klopp’s men need to be on their game if they are to have a successful campaign and achieve their aims.
Here are the three months that will decide Liverpool’s 2018/19 season…