The Premier League fixtures for 2015/16 have been released and Liverpool certainly have a difficult start to the campaign.
Brendan Rodgers’ side return to the Britannia Stadium, scene of their 6-1 final day humiliation, to face Stoke City – and their opening seven away games were what grabbed the attention of most fans as they reacted to the fixtures.
Liverpool's first 7 away games – Stoke, Arsenal, Man Utd, Everton, Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester City – ouch
— John Bradley (@jbradleymedia) June 17, 2015
Didn't think Sky had a say in the fixtures but @GNev2 must have been involved in picking Liverpool's first 7 away games.
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) June 17, 2015
By November 21, Liverpool will have already played Chelsea, City, United, Arsenal, Everton and Spurs away from home.
Good luck, lads.
— Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) June 17, 2015
I take it from the fixtures that the folk at the Premier League aren't too fond of Roberto Martinez or Brendan Rodgers!
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarrett) June 17, 2015
Others pondered whether Brendan Rodgers would survive the tough opening to the campaign, with the first 10 games looking difficult – and Liverpool will still be without Daniel Sturridge until October.
Looking at our fixture list, I can't see Rodgers being in the job by Christmas.
— Olé (@Ole_LFC) June 17, 2015
— Tom McMahon (@tomjpmac) June 17, 2015
There is some good news though, with Liverpool at home on Boxing Day and having a favourable run-in.
Chance to avenge the Stoke game immediately. Big challenge to the manager & team here to sort out last year.
Hope they rise up to it.
— GaGs (@GagsTandon) June 17, 2015
Tough starting run of away games.
Good start of starting home games.
Decent Christmas period.
Decent run in.
It's not all bad.
— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) June 17, 2015