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Liverpool U23s to begin season away to Swansea City – Full fixtures announced

Neil Critchley will begin his spell as manager of the Liverpool U23s with a trip to take on Swansea City in Premier League 2 in August.

The young Reds kick off their season at the Landore Training Ground on August 11, as they look to build on a campaign that saw them finish third in Division 1 last time out.

Critchley, who took over from interim manager Mike Garrity in the summer, will be looking to start 2017/18 with a positive performance.

Liverpool’s U23s will continue to play their home games at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park, with their opening game in Birkenhead coming against Elliot Dickman’s Sunderland on August 20.

Their first clash with rivals Man United is set for October 23 at Leigh Sports Village, while they will take on Everton for the first time this season at home on November 19.

Critchley’s side will finish the league campaign at home to Chelsea on April 22, while they are also set to take part in the Premier League Cup.

If the first team reach the group stage of the Champions League, with a play-off clash set for mid-August, the young Reds will also feature in the UEFA Youth League.

There is also the matter of last season’s delayed Lancashire Senior Cup final on September 1, against Fleetwood Town.

The U23s have enjoyed a productive pre-season so far, with a 2-1 victory over Rhyl FC followed by a 5-2 win over MTK Budapest and a 3-1 triumph over Rapid Wien in Hungary.

Next up, they will travel to Nuneaton for a tournament that will see them play Coventry City and PSV Eindhoven.

Liverpool U23s Fixtures, 2017/18


Friday 11 – Swansea City (A) – 7pm – Landore Training Ground

Sunday 20 – Sunderland (H) – 2pm – Prenton Park

Friday 25 – Arsenal (A) – 7pm – Boreham Wood FC


Friday 1 – Fleetwood Town (N) – 7.30pm – Lancashire Cup final, County Ground

Sunday 10 – Manchester City (H) – 2pm – Prenton Park

Monday 18 – West Ham United (A) – 7pm – Rush Green Training Ground

Sunday 24 – Tottenham Hotspur (H) – 1pm – Prenton Park – TBC


Monday 16 – Derby County (A) – 7pm – St George’s Park

Monday 23 – Manchester United (A) – 7pm – Leigh Sports Village

Sunday 29 – Leicester City (H) – 1pm – Prenton Park


Sunday 19 – Everton (H) – 1pm – Prenton Park

Saturday 25 – Chelsea (A) – 2pm – Cobham Training Ground


Sunday 10 – Sunderland (A) – 12pm – Eppleton Colliery Training Ground

Sunday 17 – Swansea City (H) – 1pm, at Prenton Park


Sunday 7 – Arsenal (H) – 1pm – Prenton Park

Friday 12 – Manchester City (A) – 7pm – Manchester City Football Academy

Sunday 28 – Derby County (H) – 1pm – Prenton Park


Monday 5 – Tottenham Hotspur (A) – 7pm – LAMEX Stadium

Sunday 18 – West Ham United (H) – 1pm – Prenton Park


Monday 5 – Leicester City (A) – 7pm – Holmes Park

Sunday 11 – Manchester United (H) – 1pm – Prenton Park


Monday 16 – Everton (A) – 7pm – Southport FC

Sunday 22 – Chelsea (H) – 1pm – Prenton Park

* Fixture dates and times subject to change.

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