The Reds continued to make great strides in March, securing their place in the quarter-finals in Europe and winning three crucial ties over ‘lesser’ opposition on the domestic stage.
Their only blemish came with a 2-1 defeat away to Man United, but the way in which Jurgen Klopp‘s side have responded since, with back-to-back wins over Watford and Crystal Palace, is hugely encouraging.
And keeping up their campaign for a second-placed finish in the league, they will need to ensure consistency in two competitions.
Here’s what to expect from Liverpool’s first team, U23s and U18s in April.
First-Team Fixtures & TV Info
* If Liverpool reach the semi-finals of the Champions League this will be moved to 12.30pm on April 21.
Form Guide & Talking Points
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While Klopp will stress the need for progress in the league, the key focus in April is on the Champions League, as Merseyside begins to dream of another European Cup triumph.
Having lost by a large margin away to City in September, the Reds responded with an impressive 4-3 victory over the champions-elect at Anfield in January.
This serves as hope for Liverpool as they prepare for their toughest test in the tournament so far this season, and their comfortable 5-0 aggregate win over Porto in the last 16 will only increase their confidence.
A home tie for the first leg could be seen as a disadvantage, but with City one win away from the league title and with a clash with United at the Etihad to come three days later, they could be distracted.
They need to strike early at Anfield if they are to hold off the tide and defeat Pep Guardiola’s phenomenal side, but few can argue against the Reds’ continental pedigree.
Klopp has a largely healthy squad to work with in a month that sees his side in action on six occasions, and rotating his selection will be imperative.
The return of Nathaniel Clyne following back surgery is a major boost, and the reintroduction of the right-back over the first three games of the month could be crucial.
Sandwiched between the two legs against City is the small matter of the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park, providing a reminder that, like Guardiola, Klopp cannot afford to take his foot off the gas in the league.
The final trio of games to round off the month can certainly be deemed easy on paper, but Liverpool will still need to keep up the form that saw them dispatch of Watford and Palace.
Both Stoke and West Brom could be effectively relegated by their meetings with the Reds, though by the same token they may still be fighting, fiercely, for their place in the division.
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The Liverpool U23s have struck a miserable run of form, losing seven of their last eight games including a frustrating four-loss streak from the end of February through March.
Losing some of his most important players in the January transfer window clearly hampered Neil Critchley‘s progress with the young Reds, but with the likes of Harry Wilson and Marko Grujic shining on loan the positives are clear.
Critchley has been working with a new-look group, and April provides the perfect opportunity for these youngsters to prove their credentials with three big-game clashes.
Despite their disappointing results of late, Critchley’s side still find themselves just three points off the top of Division 1 in Premier League 2, having played one fewer game than leaders Leicester City.
The title is certainly still within reach, but it will likely take victory in each of their remaining games to do so.
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Like their older counterparts, the U18s have struggled for consistency of late, with Steven Gerrard balancing his duties with the U19s while also navigating an ever-changing squad.
But as with the U23s, Gerrard’s youngsters still have a high chance of finishing the campaign as league champions, heading into April seven points off leaders United having played one less game.
That they take on United in front of the LFCTV cameras in their penultimate game of the season sets a clear objective for the U18s.
Still able to call upon the likes of Jones and Camacho, Gerrard will likely go full throttle in the final weeks of the season, with promising newcomers such as Niall Brookwell and Jack Bearne providing further thrust.