Jurgen Klopp handed his WORST NIGHTMARE as Liverpool will face Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham immediately after playing in the Champions League in midweek… but Man United play NO big six teams after their European commitments
- Liverpool have some tricky league fixtures immediately after playing in Europe
- The Reds face ‘big six’ teams on four occasions after Champions League games
- That includes a clash with last season’s title rivals Manchester City on 15 October
- Manchester United do not play any big six clubs directly after they play in Europe
Jurgen Klopp may get his excuses in early as the 2022/23 Premier League fixture list has handed Liverpool a tricky set of games immediately after they play in the Champions League.
The Reds, Manchester City, Chelsea and Tottenham will all play group stage matches in Europe’s elite club competition on the following dates: 6/7 September, 13/14 September, 4/5 October, 11/12 October, 25/26 October and 1/2 November.
Arsenal and Manchester United will compete in the Europa League in the same weeks, just one day later: 8 September, 15 September, 6 October, 13 October, 27 October and 3 November.
Liverpool have been handed some tricky league fixtures straight after playing in Europe
Last season’s top two Manchester City and Liverpool will meet at Anfield on 15 October
Managers will be busy planning how best to use their squads in these weeks, with the fixture pile up even more chaotic than usual due to the six-week winter break for the World Cup.
Klopp described his second-string team as ‘Ferraris in the garage’ last season and he will hope that they are at top speed as they may well be called upon more than usual.
On the six weekends immediately after their Champions League group stage games, Liverpool will face another traditional ‘big six’ team on four occasions: Chelsea (17 September), Arsenal (8 October), Manchester City (15 October) and Tottenham (5 November).
Manchester United have no games against big six clubs directly after they play in Europe
Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham all face two fixtures against big six teams straight after their European commitments.
However, the Premier League gods have been kind to new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.
His side have no games against big six clubs directly after they play in the Europa League. The highest-placed team from last season that United will face after a European gameweek are West Ham on 29 October.
FIXTURES FOR THE BIG SIX AFTER EUROPEAN GAMEWEEKS
10 September: Everton (h)
17 September: Brentford (a)
8 October: Liverpool (h)
15 October: Leeds United (a)
29 October: Nottingham Forest (h)
5 November: Chelsea (a)
10 September: Fulham (a)
17 September: Liverpool (h)
8 October: Wolverhampton (h)
15 October: Aston Villa (a)
29 October: Brighton (a)
5 November: Arsenal (h)
10 September: Wolverhampton (h)
17 September: Chelsea (a)
8 October: Arsenal (a)
15 October: Manchester City (h)
29 October: Leeds United (h)
5 November: Tottenham Hotspur (a)
10 September: Tottenham Hotspur (h)
17 September: Wolverhampton (a)
8 October: Southampton (h)
15 October: Liverpool (a)
29 October: Leicester City (a)
5 November: Fulham (h)
10 September: Crystal Palace (a)
17 September: Leeds United (h)
8 October: Everton (a)
15 October: Newcastle United (h)
29 October: West Ham United (h)
5 November: Aston Villa (a)
10 September: Manchester City (a)
17 September: Leicester City (h)
8 October: Brighton (a)
15 October: Everton (h)
29 October: AFC Bournemouth (a)
5 November 15:00 Liverpool (h)
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