Liverpool have found out their Premier League fixture schedule for the 2018/19 season and fans have reflected on the positives and negatives.
The start of the World Cup may be dominating the headlines, but domestic football is never too far away.
It is only a month since the Premier League season came to an end, but the fixtures for 2018/19 have now already been confirmed.
Liverpool begin their campaign at home to West Ham (August 11) before travelling to Crystal Palace the following weekend (August 18).
The first big test comes away to Tottenham on September 15—the first game at their new stadium—which comes after the first international break of the season.
Meanwhile, Everton travel to Anfield on December 1 and the Reds host Man United on December 15, in what are the two clashes we immediately look out for.
Fixture dates are, as always, subject to change.
Fans have been reacting to the fixture on social media—here’s what they think.
There was a measure of positivity about an easy-looking start…
West Ham at home
Brighton at home
I'd have taken those three first up.
— AnfieldIndex (@AnfieldIndex) June 14, 2018
Kind beginning to the season and a nice end. Take that every day.
May as well just stick our name on the Premier League trophy.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) June 14, 2018
It’s our year.
— Gareth Roberts (@robbohuyton) June 14, 2018
“Will take that! Bring on 18/19!”
– Nabhan Hashim Shiraz on Facebook.
At home after all six CL group games ?
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) June 14, 2018
From the 27th February the reds couldn’t have asked for a better run in than those fixtures
Another bumper December & January will 11 games plus CL & FA Cup another crucial period
— Sean Rogers (@Sean_Rogers) June 14, 2018
Certainly looks a kind fixture list for Liverpool. The opening six fixtures allow us to get on a roll, where our mettle will once again be tested through end of Dec and Jan with meetings against Arsenal, City and United. August 11 can't come some enough, so bloody excited!
— Joanna Durkan (@JoannaDurkan_) June 14, 2018
“Two home games prior to City away over Xmas is about the best I hoped for. Nineteen is on it’s way!”
– Klopptinho on the forums.
Happy with those fixtures for next season, A nice spread in the games. Not sure when they will fall in relation to Champions league etc but on the face of it looking decent #PremierLeague #LFC
— Chris (@coneill91) June 14, 2018
Others focussed on specific aspects of the schedule…
Tottenham vs. #LFC on September 15 will be the first game played at Spurs' new stadium. ?
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) June 14, 2018
Liverpool’s annual 0-0 draw at home to United moved slightly closer to Christmas ? https://t.co/QVjDal47YA
— Josh Sexton (@jsexton24) June 14, 2018
A 'big six' clash on the opening weekend… rare. As for Liverpool, September looks tough but otherwise it seems pretty balanced.
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) June 14, 2018
First game at white hart lane is fun
— Phil Blundell (@PhilBlundell) June 14, 2018
“It makes no difference who we play and when, to be honest they all need to be played twice a season if you’re going to win it. We should fear no games.”
– Karl Atkinson on Facebook.
Liverpool face an away match before each of their six Champions League group games.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) June 14, 2018
“Dec is going to be very difficult. April and May more forgiving.”
– Johan Krause on Facebook.
Not a bad start or run in for LFC in their fixtures for new season. Couple of early tests at Spurs (their first home game at new stadium?) and Chelsea before a home clash with City. City again on New Years. Thoughts?
— keith costigan (@KeithCostigan) June 14, 2018
Great fixtures, apart from Arsenal (h) and City (a) a few days apart during the Christmas run-in. That's going to be almost impossible to get 6 points from.
— Tom McMahon (@tomjpmac) June 14, 2018