Liverpool Under-23s have found out who their first opponents will be this season, following the release of the new Premier League 2 fixtures.
Much of the current focus may be on Jurgen Klopp and the senior side’s upcoming campaign, but the U23s are also about to embark on a new season.
The young Reds’ fixtures have been released ahead of 2019/20, with Critchley’s side opening their league account with a home meeting against Tottenham on 10 August.
Man City make the trip down the M62 on 31 August to complete the schedule for the opening month.
It will be another fascinating season in the academy, as numerous youngsters look to impress enough to earn a first-team call-up.
Rhian Brewster looks guaranteed to be a fixture in Klopp’s squad, acting as inspiration to those looking to make the grade, while new signings Sepp van den Berg and Harvey Elliott have travelled to Evian for the senior side’s training camp.
Liverpool are hoping three home fixtures for the U23s will be played at Anfield this season.
Full fixture list for Liverpool U23s
Saturday 10 – Tottenham Hotspur (H): 2pm BST, at Kirkby Academy.
Monday 19 – Chelsea (A): 7pm, at Stamford Bridge.
Monday 26 – Southampton (A): 7pm, at Staplewood Training Ground.
Saturday 31- Manchester City (H): 1pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Saturday 14 – Derby County (H): 3pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Friday 20 – Leicester City (A): 7pm, at Holmes Park.
Saturday 28 – Arsenal (A): 1pm, at Boreham Wood FC.
Sunday 20 – Wolves (H): 2pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Friday 25 – Blackburn Rovers (A): 7pm, at Ewood Park.
Sunday 3 – Everton (H): 2pm GMT, at Kirkby Academy.
Friday 22 – Brighton and Hove Albion (A): 7pm, at Amex Performance Centre.
Sunday 15 – Chelsea (H): 2pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Monday 6 – Manchester City (A): 7pm, at City Football Academy.
Monday 13 – Southampton (H): 7pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Sunday 2 – Arsenal (H): 1pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Monday 17 – Wolves (A): 7pm, at AFC Telford United.
Monday 2 – Blackburn Rovers (H): 7pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Monday 16 – Everton (A): 7pm, at Southport FC.
Sunday 5 – Brighton and Hove Albion (H): 2pm BST, at Kirkby Academy.
Friday 17 – Derby County (A): 7pm, at Pride Park.
Sunday 3 – Leicester City (H): 2pm, at Kirkby Academy.
Match days and times may be changed.