Fixtures: Liverpool begin with trip to West Brom


The Premier League fixtures for season 2012/13 have been published this morning, with Liverpool beginning away to West Bromwich Albion.

The Baggies are now managed by former Liverpool assistant manager Steve Clarke. The match will take place on the weekend of August 18th.

Brendan Rodgers faces a tough start to life as Liverpool manager, with Man City, Arsenal and Man United in the first three Anfield games of the campaign.

Liverpool finish the season at home to QPR, with a Merseyside derby at the start of May.

The Reds face Stoke City away on Boxing Day, and host Sunderland on New Years Day.

Elsewhere, Merseyside rivals Everton start the season at home to Man United.

Before the Premier League season begins, Liverpool will face Europa League third round qualifiers in what will be Brendan Rodgers’ first competitive games. They will take place on August 2nd and 9th, with the draw for that made on July 20th. (Find all our dates for the summer here).

LFC Fixtures at a glance – 2012/13

Opening game: West Brom (away)
Last game: QPR (home)
Boxing day: Stoke City (away)
New Years’ Day: Sunderland (home)
Merseyside derbies: Away – Oct 27th // Home – May 4th
Man United: Home – Sept 22 // Away – Jan 12th

LFC Fixtures in full – 2012/13


18 West Brom (A)
25 Manchester City (H)


1 Arsenal (H)
15 Sunderland (A)
22 Manchester United (H)
29 Norwich City (A)


6 Stoke City (H)
20 Reading (H)
27 Everton (A)


3 Newcastle United (H)
10 Chelsea (A)
17 Wigan Athletic (H)
24 Swansea City (A)
27 Tottenham (A)


1 Southampton (H)
8 West Ham (A)
15 Aston Villa (H)
22 Fulham (H)
26 Stoke City (A)
29 QPR (A)


1 Sunderland (H)
12 Manchester United (A)
19 Norwich City (H)
29 Arsenal (A)


2 Manchester City (A)
9 West Brom (H)
23 Swansea City (H)


2 Wigan Athletic (A)
9 Tottenham (H)
16 Southampton (A)
30 Aston Villa (A)


6 West Ham (H)
13 Reading (A)
20 Chelsea (H)
27 Newcastle United (A)


4 Everton (H)
12 Fulham (A)
19 QPR (H)

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  • daniel

    what a tough first month for liverpool :p

    • Intelligent Man

      It wouldn’t be tough if the owners stumped up a bumper £100 million transfer kitty like our rivals are.

  • Gary Kilroy

    So we’re only going to have to wait until the end of September to see #TalkSport full of idiots calling for Rodgers to be sacked if results haven’t gone our way!

    • Intelligent

      How would you define “going our way” Gaz? What are your expectations from the season in relation to the fact KD got the boot for winning a trophy?

      • CW

        CARLING CUP CHAMPIONS!!! Still reveling in Cup glory, are we? Give me a break, Kenny got the boot for breaking all the wrong records that lasted two generations. Who in the world would trust him to rebuild a squad with THEIR money?

        • Dalglish Loyalist

          Will Brendan Rodgers be sacked if he fails to deliver a top 4 finish?

          • Dr. Red

            No sir, I don’t think so. BR is FSG’s choice as a long-term manager. And for those who think a Carling Cup win is more “satisfying than league position”, just look back to what happened to Birmingham and Arsenal the season before last, and tell me which team fared better as a football club.

          • Butragenio

            I hope he is, if he spends 70 million on three players worth 30m. Oops sorry… just been told we wont have that kind of money this season :(

        • Intelligent Man

          CW – I think Jack Walker did – and he delviered them a BIG trophy! I think the LFC board did in 1988 when he rebuilt a tired old team and delivered lots of BIG trophies. He also inherited the worst LFC team imaginable in Jan 2010 and delivered a major trophy (something Everton haven’t won in 16 years) inside 13 months.
          Didn’t that Carling cup win put him in the record books alongside a select few managers to ever win all 3 domestic trophies?

  • Belfast Red

    It’s a tough start no doubt, but perversely, I think the 3 away matches will be more informative than the big home games.

  • j75j

    FSG will not be sacking Rodgers! His footballing ways will be given a chance to
    flourish . Most probably for the best catching the top 3 early in the season
    will find us a bit of a mystery to how we will line up.

  • CW

    Rodgers will be fine. I’m confident Liverpool will compete well right off the bat. It will partially depend on results, but I think if they play and pass real well and the games are close he’ll have support regardless. His tactics will be the best the fans have seen in several seasons. By mid-September all of the KD loyalists will claim they wanted BR all along.

  • Dr. Red

    A lot will depend on the players tasked for the job, particularly the starting 11. Here’s hoping.