The Reds are in the final throes of a monumental campaign, and with just over a month left to go, they are still in with a chance of three more trophies.
However, the English football calendar is not designed to accommodate a side into the final of the FA Cup and the semi-finals of the Champions League – particularly given the many postponements to the fixture list this term.
Liverpool have seen a number of their games moved for reasons other than injury and illness, too, and one such game is the trip to Southampton.
- April 19 – Man United (H)
- April 24 – Everton (H)
- April 27 – Villarreal (H)
- April 30 – Newcastle (A)
- May 3 – Villarreal (A)
- May 7 – Tottenham (H)
- May 10 – Aston Villa (A)
- May 14 – Chelsea (N)
- May 17/18 – Southampton (A)*
- May 22 – Wolves (H)
* Date and kickoff time TBC
In fact, the only possible dates for Southampton vs. Liverpool are in the week of Monday, May 16.
With the FA Cup final on the Saturday before and the domestic closer on the Sunday, it seems likely that the rearranged fixture will land on either Tuesday, May 17 or Wednesday, May 18.
Full details will be confirmed in due course, once all parties have agreed to the new date and kickoff time, but either way, it stands to a relentless end to the season for Liverpool.
From Sunday’s Merseyside derby and the final league game at home to Wolves, the Reds will play nine times in just 29 days, averaging a game every 3.2 days.
If they reach the Champions League final, which takes place in Paris on May 28, it will be 10 games in 35 – or one every 3.5 days.