The end of the transfer window came with disappointment for many supporters, but Jurgen Klopp and his squad will be eager to prove they have enough to challenge on all fronts without further additions.
September is the first of many busy months throughout the campaign ahead, with Liverpool to play a game every 2.83 days on average.
Here are Liverpool‘s key dates for the diary in September, including fixtures for the under-23s, under-19s, under-18s and women’s sides.
September 1 to 10 – International break
The first international break of the season is upon us, and Liverpool have seen 31 players called up for duty including 12 of Klopp’s senior squad.
Four who won’t be involved, though, are Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Brazil trio Alisson, Fabinho and Roberto Firmino, with the club blocking their call-ups due to quarantine rules upon return to the UK.
September 2 – Champions League squad confirmed
Liverpool are required to submit their squad for the Champions League group stage to UEFA by midnight on September 2, ahead of the upcoming clashes with Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Porto.
A maximum of 25 players can be named on ‘List A’, at least two of which must be goalkeepers, with a minimum of eight ‘locally trained’ players needing to be registered in order to name a full squad.
An unlimited number of eligible youth players can be named on ‘List B’ as late as midnight on the day before a fixture – which means the likes of Curtis Jones and Neco Williams don’t need to be on ‘List A’.
September 12 – Leeds (A)
Liverpool’s first game back after the break is a tough one away to Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, who will be looking to improve on a tough start to the campaign.
September 15 – AC Milan (H)
A Champions League night, under the lights, in a full Anfield. It’s what we’ve all been waiting for.
The first games back in the Premier League have given a taste of the Anfield atmosphere at its best, but Liverpool can expect that to improve for the Group B opener.
AC Milan are the opposition, for the first time in a competitive game since the final in 2007, with Olivier Giroud their new main man up front.
No doubt Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s tiresome man-child schtick will still manage to dominate the buildup, though…
September 18 – Crystal Palace (H)
Three days after the visit of Milan, Palace will arrive at Anfield as focus switches back to the Premier League.
September 21 – Norwich (A)
It could make the game an interesting one to watch – with the Reds surely favourites either way.
September 25 – Brentford (A)
Liverpool will then make a first-ever trip to Brentford‘s new stadium for a first meeting with the Bees since 1989.
Brentford are unbeaten after three games, and could present a tough test for Liverpool on the road.
September 28 – Porto (A)
The month ends with a sixth game in 17 days, with Porto familiar opposition in the Champions League.
Liverpool have played the Portuguese side four times in the past three years, winning three and drawing one for an aggregate score of 11-1.
Marko Grujic joined Porto in a £10.5 million deal earlier in the summer, which provides a swift reunion for a player who made just 16 appearances over four-and-a-half years with the Reds.
Liverpool Academy and Women’s Fixtures
Nottingham Forest (A) –
AC Milan (H) – UEFA Youth League – Wed, Sept 15, TBC
Derby (H) –
Leeds (A) –
Porto (A) – UEFA Youth League – Tue, Sept 28, TBC
* All times BST; UEFA Youth League games daytime KO.