Everton, Bayern & Tottenham clashes headline crucial March for Liverpool FC

1 March 2019

Liverpool face five decisive fixtures in the Premier League and Europe this March, including clashes with Everton, Bayern Munich and Tottenham.


The Reds ended February with a 5-0 win over Watford, as the application and endeavour of their previous 0-0 draws with Bayern and Man United was matched with a real attacking flourish.

It was a statement display from Jurgen Klopp‘s side that kept them top of the league, and saw them build momentum ahead of a busy month in March.

The first team are in action five times over the next 31 days, including a crucial last-16 decider in the Champions League, as they travel to the Allianz Arena to take on Bayern in their second leg.

Elsewhere, the U23s’ schedule is relatively light, but those who have made the step up from the younger age groups won’t be short of game time as Barry Lewtas’ side face six fixtures, including a return to the UEFA Youth League.

Here’s what to expect from Liverpool’s first team, women, U23s, U19s and U18s this month.

 

First-Team Fixtures & TV Info

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 27, 2019: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker celebrates as his side score the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Watford FC at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

  • Fulham (A)Premier League – Sunday, March 17, 2.15pm – Sky Sports

 

Form Guide & Talking Points

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 19, 2019: Liverpool's Sadio Mane (C) celebrates scoring the fourth goal with team-mates Mohamed Salah (L) and Adam Lallana (R) during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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After the draining draws with Bayern and United, Liverpool’s third successive 5-0 win over Watford at Anfield was the ideal morale-booster.

Keeping their place at the top of the table was vital, and now they can keep pushing forward with four Premier League games this month, starting with a short trip across Stanley Park.

While form is unlikely to be a major factor in the Merseyside derby, Everton have lost six of their last 10 games, and after this away game the Reds will then take on two sides mired in the relegation battle in Burnley and Fulham.

Klopp will be required to juggle his squad between those, however, as an away win is required in Munich if Liverpool are to progress in the Champions League.

The manager is not set to prioritise the league over Europe, and therefore his side will need to find consistency in another spell that will see them play three times in eight days.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, June 3, 2018: Brazil's Roberto Firmino during an international friendly between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After the trip to Craven Cottage, however, comes the first international break of the year and the last of the season, and it is likely Klopp will see the majority of his key players depart for duty.

One of those confirmed to be rested, though, is Mohamed Salah, with the No. 11 left out of Egypt’s squad to take on Niger and Nigeria, which could prove to be a real blessing.

But with Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino all named in Tite’s Brazil squad already, it is clear that travel will be another issue for Liverpool’s backroom staff to navigate.

After the break comes the visit of Tottenham on March 31, and though Mauricio Pochettino has seemingly thrown in the towel when it comes to the title race, Spurs will be desperate for a big result to damage the Reds’ own hopes.

 

Liverpool U23s

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, August 17, 2018: Liverpool's Bobby Adekanye celebrates scoring the first goal during the Under-23 FA Premier League 2 Division 1 match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Last 10 Games (All Competitions): W-D-D-D-D-W-D-D-W-W


  • Derby (A)Premier League 2 – Friday, March 8, 7pm – LFCTV GO

Remarkably, after a tough start to the season, the U23s are now on a 13-game unbeaten run, and following their 1-0 win over West Ham last time out in the league have moved up to fifth.

Neil Critchley‘s side are two points behind fourth-placed Leicester, but are tasked with a difficult challenge as they host league leaders Everton to kick off the month.

The mini derby will be a great opportunity for the young Reds to show how much they have improved of late, and it is likely experienced players such as Connor Randall, Corey Whelan and the returning Ben Woodburn will be key.

The U23s’ only other outing this month comes away to Derby, with the likes of Rhys Williams, Paul Glatzel and Bobby Duncan more likely to feature for the U18s.

 

Liverpool U19s & U18s

CHESTER, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 13, 2019: Liverpool's Bobby Duncan celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Youth Cup 5th Round match between Liverpool FC and Wigan Athletic FC at the Deva Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Last 10 Games (All Competitions): W-W-W-W-W-L-D-W-D-W


  • Blackburn (H) – U18 Premier League – Saturday, March 2, 11am – LFCTV
  • Bury (A) – FA Youth Cup – Wednesday, March 6, 7pm – Not on UK TV
  • Derby (A) – U18 Premier League – Saturday, March 9, 12pm – Not on UK TV
  • Dinamo Zagrab (A) – UEFA Youth League – Tuesday, March 12, 1pm – BT Sport

There is real positivity surrounding the Liverpool U18s this season, with both Glatzel and Duncan already breaking the 20-goal barrier and Lewtas’ side sitting top of the league.

This month, they will turn out in three competitions, beginning against Blackburn in the league, and then an FA Youth Cup quarter-final away to Bury, before returning to league action at second-placed Derby.

With the UEFA Youth League reconvening this month, too, the young Reds can look to progress to the quarter-finals with victory at Dinamo Zagreb.

Two big-name ties close out the month, and Liverpool are on the road for both, at Man City and Everton—the latter of which will be particularly important for local lads such as Glatzel, Duncan, Remi Savage, Jack Walls and Abdi Sharif.

March could see some new faces feature for the U18s, too, with sixteen-year-old Layton Stewart making his first appearance of the season last month, while Edvard Tagseth will continue working towards full fitness.

 

Liverpool FC Women

Liverpool FC Women Team during Women's Super League One match between Arsenal and Liverpool FC Women at Boredom Wood in Boredom Wood, England on September 9, 2018. (Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto/Sipa USA)

Last 10 Games (All Competitions): L-L-D-W-L-L-W-W-W-W


  • Chelsea (H) – WSL – Wednesday, March 13, 7pm – Not on UK TV
  • Man City (A) – FA Women’s Cup – Sunday, March 17, 2pm – Not on UK TV
  • Arsenal (H) – WSL – Sunday, March 24, 12.30pm – Not on UK TV
  • Man City (A) – WSL – Sunday, March 31, 2pm – Not on UK TV

On a four-game winning streak, the Liverpool FC Women head into an important month with four huge clashes.

Up first is a home meeting with Chelsea in the Women’s Super League, with the Blues currently third in the table, having taken twice as many points as the Reds.

Then it’s an FA Women’s Cup quarter-final at Man City, before second-placed Arsenal head to Prenton Park in the WSL and Vicky Jepson’s side finish the month with another clash with City, this time in the league.

City, Arsenal and Chelsea are the three best women’s teams in England, and Jepson will be eager for her side to prove a point in March.

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