LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 29, 2022: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk leads his side out before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leeds United FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

4 games in 12 days & CL draw before World Cup – Liverpool FC in November

After a relentless and rollercoaster October, Liverpool now have four games in the space of 12 days before the World Cup brings the season to a halt.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side had a number of highs over the last month, securing their place in the last 16 of the Champions League and notching a victory over Man City against the odds.

But it was also a time that was not short on lows, with three defeats in the Premier League leaving the Reds closer to the relegation zone than the top four.

There’s little they can do about that now but they have two more league games to set it straight before the World Cup break, in addition to a Carabao Cup tie and their final Champions League group game.

Here are the key dates for your diary in November, which includes first team, women’s and academy fixtures.


November 1 – Napoli (H)

NAPLES, ITALY - Wednesday, September 7, 2022: SSC Napoli's Victor Osimhen (L) and Liverpool's Joe Gomez during the UEFA Champions League Group A matchday 1 game between SSC Napoli and Liverpool FC at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The month starts with the visit of Napoli in the final group game in the Champions League.

Both teams have already guaranteed their place in the last 16 and the Reds could still secure top spot in Group A, but would need to win by four or more goals to do so.

It will not be an easy task as Napoli are unbeaten in 17 games this season and showed what they can do to Liverpool in the 4-1 defeat back in September – and Klopp will be expected to rotate his side.


November 6 – Tottenham (A)

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 19, 2021: Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min (R) embraces Liverpool's Mohamed Salah after the FA Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It’s then time to get on the road in the Premier League, with an inconsistent Tottenham playing host in a match that twice ended in a draw last season.

Antonio Conte’s side have been hot and cold throughout the season with back-to-back defeats against Man United and Newcastle followed up by a late comeback win over Bournemouth in their final league game before Liverpool’s visit.

Despite their inconsistencies, they currently sit third in the table with 26 points – 10 more than the Reds – the gap cannot be allowed to grow any further.


November 7 – Champions League Draw

A general view of the Liverpool club crest next to UEFA Champions League signage (PA media / Alamy)

Liverpool will find out their opponents for the Champions League last-16 when the draw takes place next Monday, November 7.

Among the potential opponents are Bayern Munich, Club Brugge or Porto, Real Madrid, PSG or Benfica. We’ll know more clearly after the final group game against Napoli.

The draw takes place at 11am (UK).


November 9 – Derby (H)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 26, 2018: The Football League Cup trophy, with Carabao branding, on display before the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The following midweek sees Carabao Cup action return as Liverpool start the defence of the trophy, with League One Derby County the opposition in the third round.

The match should see Klopp ring the changes, with a full Calvin Ramsay debut to be on the cards, and the likes of Caoimhin Kelleher, Stefan Bajcetic, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Bobby Clark will be in the plans for the XI.

The two teams have met once before under Klopp, in the same round back in 2016 – Liverpool won 3-0 thanks to goals from Ragnar Klavan, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi.


November 12 – Southampton (H)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 1, 2020: Southampton's manager Ralph Hasenhüttl (R) and Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Southampton FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The fourth and final game of the month, and the last competitive Reds match for six weeks, sees Klopp’s side host Southampton.

From here, members of the team will jet off to be with their national sides while others are handed a mid-season break, leaving no exception but to give it their all against Southampton.

The Reds have won nine of the last ten meetings.


November 14 – Premier League pauses

General matchday image of Premier League ball (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

From November 14 until December 26, there will be no Premier League action thanks to the World Cup – leaving Liverpool on 14 games played until Boxing Day.

That’s six weeks without league football and, yes, the fact the World Cup is being played at this time of the year remains a diabolical decision, as does the location of the tournament.

Final squads for the tournament will be expected to have been announced by this date.


November 20 – World Cup starts

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Wednesday, June 27, 2018: A Brazil supporter kisses a replica World Cup trophy during the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Group E match between Serbia and Brazil at the Spartak Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The first match of the World Cup is Qatar vs. Ecuador – exciting, we know – and the tournament is likely to see at least five Liverpool players feature – fitness permitting.

Alisson and Fabinho (Brazil), Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands), Jordan Henderson (England) and Darwin Nunez (Uruguay) all look destined for a place on the plane.

England’s Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Spain’s Thiago and Brazil’s Roberto Firmino are in with a chance, as too Ibrahima Konate (France).

But there are at least 13 senior players who will make up the core of the squad who will train in Dubai in early December, with friendlies lined up against AC Milan and Lyon.

Liverpool Fixtures, November

Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Sunday October 16, 2022.

First Team

Napoli (H) – Champions League – Tuesday, November 1, 8pm
Tottenham (A) – Premier League – Sunday, November 6, 4.30pm
Derby (H) – Carabao Cup – Wednesday, November 9, 8pm
Southampton (H) – Premier League – Saturday, November 12, 3pm


Aston Villa (H) – WSL – Sunday, November 6, 2pm
Brighton (A) – WSL – Sunday, November 20, 2pm
Reading (A) – WSL – Thursday, November 24, 7pm
Blackburn (A) – League Cup – Sunday, November 27, 2pm


Fulham (H) – PL2 – Sunday, November 6, 2pm
Dinamo Zagreb (H) – PL International Cup – Wednesday, November 9, 7pm


Napoli (H) – UEFA Youth League – Tuesday, November 1, 2pm
Wolves (A) – U18 PL Cup – Saturday, November 5, 12pm
Everton (A) – U18 PL – Saturday, November 26, 11am