Liverpool have plenty of days on the road to contend with in the month of October, with four in the space of just 11 days as the Reds compete in three different competitions.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side were an impressive force once more throughout September, scoring 20 goals and winning five of their six games.
The Reds put three or more goals beyond their opposition for six games running and they will look to continue seizing their chances in front of goal in the upcoming month.
A total of six games now await, including another international break that is clouded in pandemic uncertainty.
Here are Liverpool‘s key dates for the diary in October, including fixtures for the under-23s, under-18s and women’s sides.
October 3 – Man City (H)
The month kicks off with high stakes, as Pep Guardiola’s men return to Anfield after Man City‘s first win at the ground in 18 years last season – but this time the ground will be full.
The Reds hold a one-point advantage prior to kickoff having yet to taste defeat in the first seven games of the season, while City did so in their opening game of the season at Tottenham.
With this the final game before the break, its significance is vast for both immediate and long-term momentum and goals.
October 4-15 – International break
Unfortunately, the second international break of the season is swiftly upon us, with a host of Jurgen Klopp‘s players to jet off to various parts of the world for international duty.
Jordan Henderson is the sole Liverpool representative for the senior England squad, meanwhile.
October 8 – 6 years of Jurgen Klopp
The timing of the international break also coincides with Klopp’s Liverpool anniversary, with the day to herald six years since he became the manager.
In that time, he has seen the Reds lift four pieces of silverware having drastically transformed the club.
Be sure to check out This Is Anfield on this day, you won’t want to miss what we have in store!
October 16 – Watford (A)
Liverpool’s first game after the break takes them to Vicarage Road to meet the newly-promoted Watford, in what is the first of four successive games on the road.
At the time of writing, the Hornets have won two and lost three of their opening six games, with their opening day 3-2 victory over Aston Villa the standout result.
And let’s hope there’s no repeat of a particular February 29.
October 19 – Atletico Madrid (A)
Liverpool are then Spain bound to meet a familiar foe in Atletico Madrid, who have four points in Group B after a dramatic late win at AC Milan.
Ex-Red Luis Suarez was the man to deliver but Klopp and co. will hope to keep him quiet and make sure they are on the winning side of things at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium following the 1-0 defeat in 2020.
A huge game but we’ll take less of the theatrics this time around…but who are we kidding?
October 24 – Man United (A)
And the big European night is then followed five days later with a trip to Old Trafford, where Man United and Cristiano Ronaldo await.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team have been anything but convincing in their first nine games of the season, despite managing five wins.
It’s a fixture Reds all look toward and with the seven-year wait for a win brilliantly brought to an end last season, it’s time to make it two on the bounce at United.
October 27 – Preston (A)
Liverpool will need to grant permission for the young defender to feature but one could expect them to do so as they visit Deepdale for the first time since 2009.
October 30 – Brighton (H)
The Seagulls have started the season brightly with 13 points from the first available 18, but have largely been untested in that time – with the month of October to truly test them.
Liverpool Academy and Women’s Fixtures
Man United (A) –
Bolton (A) –
Arsenal (H) –
Blackburn (A) –
Derby (H) –
Sunderland (H) –
Aston Villa (A) –
Atletico Madrid (A) – UEFA Youth League – Tues, Oct 19, 3pm
Man City (A) –
Everton (H) –
Coventry (A) – Championship – Sun, Oct3, 2pm
Sheffield United (A) – Championship – Sat, Oct 9, 3pm
Aston Villa (H) –
Lewes FC (H) – Championship – Sun, Oct 31, 12pm (GMT)
* All times BST, unless otherwise stated.