11 Liverpool games taking place during World Cup – and 8 are on TV

With the 2022 World Cup set to get underway later this week, Jurgen Klopp‘s first team do not play competitively again until December 22, but there are still Liverpool games you can watch during the tournament.

The Reds’ 3-1 Premier League win over Southampton on Saturday was their final league encounter until Boxing Day, when they will resume their campaign with a trip to Aston Villa.

Before then is a Carabao Cup fourth round meeting with Man City, which is now confirmed to take place on Thursday, December 22.

But you don’t have to wait that long for some Liverpool matches, with the first team, under-18’s and women’s team all in action in the coming weeks.


First team

SINGAPORE - Friday, July 15, 2022: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the Standard Chartered Singapore Trophy pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and Crystal Palace FC at the Singapore National Stadium. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It’s now been confirmed that Liverpool will play two friendlies as part of the Dubai Super Cup in December.

On Friday, December 11, they face Lyon, before another game against AC Milan five days later. Both will be held at the 15,000-capacity Al-Maktoum Stadium. The games will be broadcast live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO.

The Reds will spend two weeks in Dubai between December 3 and December 17, before returning home to prepare for their Carabao Cup fourth round tie against Man City on Thursday, December 22.

First team fixtures during World Cup:

Lyon – Dubai Super Cup – Friday, December 11, 2pm, LFCTV
AC Milan – Dubai Super Cup – Sunday, December 16, 3.30pm, LFCTV



LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 17, 2022: Liverpool's Trent Kone-Doherty celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Under-18 Premier League North match between Liverpool FC Under-18's and Manchester City FC Under-18's at the Liverpool Academy. Man City won 4-3. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool’s academy sides have been an excellent watch this season.

Marc Bridge-Wilkinson’s U18s are currently second in the U18 Premier League table, with the likes of Ben Doak, Trent Kone-Doherty and Lewis Koumas all excellent so far this campaign.

Summer arrival Doak now looks set to play most of his football with the under-21s, having featured in the first team squad in their final two matches before the World Cup break.

But there’s still plenty of talent in the U18s group, whose next match is a mini-Derby on Saturday, November 26.

The following week, their home meeting with Sunderland will be shown live on LFCTV.

U18s fixtures during World Cup:

Everton (A) – U18 PL – Sunday, Saturday, November 26, 11am
Sunderland (H) – U18 PL – Saturday, December 3, 12.30pm, LFCTV
Derby (A) – U18 PL – Saturday, December 17, 12pm


Liverpool Women

The women’s season continues as normal up until a break over the Christmas period.

Matt Beard’s newly-promoted LFC Women are currently 10th in the Women’s Super League table, with their only victory of the campaign coming against Chelsea on the opening weekend.

They have, however, won both of their League Cup matches so far this season, and have five more games to play before the break.

Their next two WSL matches are live on The FA Player, before their following three matches are televised live on LFCTV.

LFC Women’s fixtures during World Cup:

Brighton (A) – WSL – Sunday, November 20, 2pm, The FA Player
Reading (A) – WSL – Thursday, November 24, 7pm, The FA Player
Blackburn (H) – League Cup – Sunday, November 27, 2pm, LFCTV
West Ham (H) – WSL – Sunday, December 4, 2pm, LFCTV
Man City (H) – League Cup – Wednesday, December 7, 7pm, LFCTV
Leicester (H) WSL – Sunday, December 11, 2pm

Seven Liverpool players will feature for their nations at the World Cup, with eight others, including Mohamed Salah, called up for other internationals this month.

A number of the Reds’ loanees will also continue to play for their clubs between now and the end of the year, with the likes of Tyler Morton to return to action when the Championship season resumes on December 10.