It has not been the season that many Liverpool followers anticipated to date however there’s nonetheless loads of trigger for optimism when the play resumes after the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet anticipated to be difficult for the Premier League title from the outset however that’s not how issues have panned out and now a Champions League spot must be the general purpose for the Reds.
They’re nonetheless within the Champions League and the Carabao Cup although, that means the prospect for silverware is excessive later within the marketing campaign. A few of their key gamers have additionally not been in World Cup motion and have had a real break.
Here’s a have a look at the fixtures that await Liverpool after the World Cup.
As Liverpool managed to get by the earlier spherical of the Carabao Cup by beating Derby County on penalties, their first sport will probably be in that event moderately than the Premier League.
They could want that wasn’t the case, as they’ve been drawn away towards Manchester Metropolis who’re serial Carabao Cup winners. That sport takes place on December 22 at 20:00 GMT.
When Premier League motion returns, Liverpool will attempt to get again on monitor by beating Aston Villa away from dwelling on Boxing Day at 17:30 GMT. That’s adopted up by a match at dwelling to Leicester Metropolis on December 30, that means there’s a nice likelihood for Liverpool to get six factors on the board immediately.
An away sport towards Brentford is on January 2, earlier than the FA Cup third spherical match towards Wolves at Anfield on January 7.
The month is rounded out with an intriguing journey to Brighton and Hove Albion on January 14 after which a sport at dwelling to Chelsea on January 21. General, it’s a set of fixtures Klopp and his facet will really feel pretty assured about as past the Carabao Cup tie, there is no such thing as a fixture towards one other main facet till the Chelsea match.
One thing has not been fairly proper for Liverpool this season. They’d a foul season in 2020/21, however that might largely be defined away by the mass of accidents they needed to cope with.
This season although, many key gamers have all been obtainable on the identical time and outcomes have nonetheless been beneath par. Liverpool had been sixth when the break for the World Cup got here and they’re 4 factors behind fifth-placed Manchester United having performed the identical variety of video games.
A high 4 end is definitely attainable and given the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Andy Robertson haven’t been on the World Cup a few of their key gamers could also be more energizing than different sides’.