Reds away first for sixth year in row

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Liverpool will face Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in the first match of the new Premier League season, a game the Reds lost during the 2008/09 campaign.

Rafa Benitez will take his men to North London on the weekend of August 15th, before they host Stoke City at Anfield four days later.

It is the sixth season in a row where Liverpool have been given an away trip for their opening match by the Premier League. The last time they had an opening home game, in the 2003/04 season, they lost 2-1 to Chelsea.

It may also be worth pointing out that title rivals Manchester Utd start and finish at home.

Key dates for your diary include Chelsea away on October 3rd, the visit of Manchester Utd to Anfield on October 24th, the Goodison Merseyside Derby on November 28th with the Anfield Derby on January 6th. The annual trip to Old Trafford is on March 20th and Chelsea visit Anfield in the penultimate game of the season on May 1st.

The Reds end the season away to Hull City on May 9th, with World Cup 2010 starting a month later.

Fixtures in brief:

Opening day: Spurs (a)
First home game: Stoke
Boxing day: Wolves (h)
Last home game: Chelsea
Last game of season: Hull (a)
Merseyside derbries: Away – 28th Nov. Home – 6th Feb
Man United: Home – 24th Oct. Away – 20th March

The Premier League charges small fan sites like This Is Anfield big fees to publish fixture lists, so we can’t bring you all the fixtures unfortunately. So head to BBC Sport for Liverpool’s 2009/10 run-down.

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