Liverpool Under-21s face another fight for Premier League glory in 2015/16, with a tough fixture schedule announced on Wednesday.
Announced on Wednesday, the young Reds’ fixture schedule for the new term throws up some interesting clashes.
Their second game of the season is a trip to Southport to take on Merseyside rivals Everton.
The return fixture is scheduled to take place at Anfield in December.
Manager Michael Beale will now be planning for another season of tough competition and strong development.
Liverpool Under-21s Fixture Schedule, 2015/16
(fixtures subject to change)
Sunday 9 – Chelsea (H) 2pm at Langtree Park, St Helens.
Wednesday 19 – Everton (A) 7pm at Southport FC.
Monday 24 – Reading (A) 7pm at Reading FC.
Sunday 13 – Middlesbrough (H) 2pm at Langtree Park, St Helens.
Monday 28 – Leicester City (H) 7pm at Langtree Park, St Helens.
Sunday 18 – Sunderland (A) 2pm at Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground.
Friday 23 – Tottenham Hotspur (A) 7pm at The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage Borough FC.
Sunday 1 – Southampton (H) 2pm at Langtree Park, St Helens.
Saturday 21 – Manchester City (A) 2pm at City Academy.
Monday 30 – Manchester United (A) 7pm at Leigh Sports Village.
Sunday 6 – Everton (H) 2pm at Anfield.
Monday 14 – Chelsea (A) 7.05pm at Aldershot Town FC.
Monday 11 – Southampton (A) 7pm at Staplewood Training Ground.
Monday 25 – Tottenham Hotspur (H) 7pm at Anfield.
Sunday 31 – Reading (H) 2pm at Chester FC.
Sunday 7 – Manchester City (H) 2pm at Anfield.
Monday 22 – Sunderland (H) 7pm at Chester FC.
Monday 7 – Middlesbrough (A) 7pm at Hartlepool United FC.
Sunday 13 – Manchester United (H) 2pm at Anfield.
Monday 4 – Leicester City (A) 7pm at King Power Stadium.
Monday 25 – Norwich City (H) 7pm at Chester FC.
The club writes: “Supporters should note that these fixtures are subject to change.”