5 Biggest fixtures for Liverpool in the 2022/23 Premier League
What is the significance of one point? Ask any mid-table team, and they would not be able to comprehend it on a level Jurgen Klopp will, for this question is perhaps tailor-made for him. Of all the teams in the Premier League, Liverpool is perhaps the best team to ask about the significance of a point, as for them, it is what separates glory from doom.
In the 2021/22 edition of the Premier League, the Reds missed out on the title by only one point, as they saw Manchester City getting their hands on the silverware. However, as they always tend the do, the Kopites will look to bounce back with renewed enthusiasm as they are all set to compete for nothing less than the ultimate crown.
Check out the five biggest fixtures for Liverpool in the 2022-23 Premier League:
#5 Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur – 29th April
Chelsea did cause Liverpool plenty of problems last season, but they were not the only team to do so. Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur also fought bravely against the Reds in both meetings and ended up securing a point on both occasions.
The two managers also do not share a particularly great relationship, and neither do the two sets of fans. For our list, we have selected the second leg, which will be played on 29th April, as the Reds will only have three days of rest after a game against another London-based team in West Ham United.
#4 Chelsea vs Liverpool – 17th September
Liverpool failed to lift the title last season for plenty of reasons, but one particular thorn on their path to the glory which Klopp perhaps has not forgotten about is Chelsea. In the first leg, the Reds had numerical supremacy for the entire second half, but could only muster up a 1-1 stalemate.
Then in the second leg, Klopp’s men took a two-goal advantage quite early on, but Thomas Tuchel’s Blues somehow managed to secure a 2-2 draw. Hence, it goes without saying that the Kopites will settle for nothing less than a win this time around. We have selected the first leg, to be played on 17th September, for our list.
#3 Liverpool vs Manchester United – 4th March
While the power in Manchester has shifted hands over the last few seasons and Manchester City has emerged as the best team in the city, the nostalgia of a Liverpool vs Manchester United fixture makes this fixture, simply from the emotional perspective, a more lucrative contest than a Liverpool vs Manchester City fixture.
Among the two legs, we have gone with the second leg this time around, which will be played on the 4th of March. Having conceded nine goals across the two meetings in last season’s Premier League, Manchester United will be looking to redeem themselves this time around.
#2 Everton vs Liverpool – 3rd September
The Premier League points table of last season will show that Liverpool finished in second place, narrowly missing out on the title, while Everton finished in 16th position, narrowly escaping relegation. Indeed, there is a significant gulf in class between the two teams, but when it comes to derbies, every factor goes out of the window.
The Merseyside Derby between Liverpool and Everton is one of the fiercest derbies, not only in England but all across the globe. Among the two derbies, we have selected the first one on 3rd September for our list for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Klopp’s men will be playing this match in front of a hostile Goodison Park crowd, and to add to that, they will only have a couple of days’ rest after taking on Newcastle United.
#1 Liverpool vs Manchester City – 15th October
Given that they are head and shoulders above any other team in the Premier League currently, and are predominantly the only two contenders for the title, any match between Liverpool and Manchester City is bound to have repercussions on the title race.This season is unlikely to be an exception, and among the two legs, we have predicted the first leg on the 15th of October to be more crucial. Liverpool will be coming into this match after taking on another formidable side in Arsenal, and momentum could play a key role.