Liverpool will play five times in the month of October, with four of those at Anfield, which should see an increased capacity amid expansion works.
The Reds saw September come to a close along with their unbeaten run, losing 2-1 to Tottenham in hugely controversial circumstances.
But there will be opportunities to turn their form around before long, with two games within the first eight days of October and another three to come later in the month.
That, hopefully, will be with more fans in attendance, as work on the Anfield Road Stand expansion continues with an increased capacity in the offing.
Here are the key dates for your diary, including women’s and academy fixtures.
October 5 – Union SG (H)
This time – after their 3-1 win at LASK – it comes against Belgian side Union SG at Anfield, with Alexis Mac Allister‘s brother making the trip to Anfield.
Union SG are battling at the top of the Belgian Pro League, with a 3-1 victory over Charleroi the perfect preparation for the Group E clash.
Anfield will remain with a limit of around 51,000 fans for this fixture.
October 8 – Brighton (A)
October 9-17 – International break
This month brings the second international break of the season, with nations permitted to play up to two fixtures over the course of eight days.
Liverpool are expected to see the majority of their first-team squad called up, though Ryan Gravenberch has already been left out by the Netherlands.
October 15 – Women’s Merseyside derby
While mid-October marks the next round of internationals at men’s level, it sees the continuation of the Women’s Super League campaign.
For Liverpool, that means a marquee clash at Anfield, with Everton the visitors for a fixture that saw 27,574 in attendance last time around.
Matt Beard’s side began the season with a surprise 1-0 victory over Arsenal, in front of a WSL record crowd at the Emirates.
October 21 – Everton (H)
After the break brings another huge clash for Jurgen Klopp‘s side, and the second Merseyside derby held at Anfield in the space of seven days.
It could, it is hoped, see more than 51,000 fans in the stadium for the first time this season, with one report even suggesting Liverpool could hit their 61,000 capacity.
At the end of September, Sean Dyche’s side sat 16th in the table, having taken four points from seven games – with 17th-placed Luton holding a game in hand.
October 26 – Toulouse (H)
The penultimate game of the month is the first in a run of four in just 11 days for Liverpool, as Toulouse head to Anfield to mark the midpoint of the Europa League group stage.
Toulouse finished 13th in last season’s Ligue 1 – their first back in the top flight after two years away – but qualified for the Europa League via their triumph in the Coupe de France.
Like Liverpool, Toulouse were part of the Europa League‘s augural campaign in 2009/10, but spent the next 14 seasons until now without European football.
October 29 – Nottingham Forest (H)
Finally, mid-table Forest arrive at Anfield to end the month.
It will be a relentless run as October turns to November, with the Reds hopefully having their form back on track.
Liverpool fixtures in October
- Union SG (H) – Europa League – Thursday, October 5, 8pm
- Brighton (A) – Premier League – Sunday, October 8, 2pm
- Everton (H) – Premier League – Saturday, October 21, 12.30pm
- Toulouse (H) – Europa League – Thursday, October 26, 8pm
- Nottingham Forest (H) – Premier League – Sunday, October 29, 2pm
- Aston Villa (H) – WSL – Sunday, October 8, 6.45pm
- Leicester (A) – WSL Cup – Wednesday, October 11, 7pm
- Everton (H) – WSL – Sunday, October 15, 4.30pm
- West Ham (A) – WSL – Sunday, October 22, 3pm
- Crystal Palace (A) – PL2 – Sunday, October 1, 2pm
- Blackpool (A) – EFL Trophy – Tuesday, October 10, 7.30pm
- Benfica (H) – PL International Cup – Sunday, October 22, 7pm
- Leeds (A) – PL2 – Sunday, October 29, 2pm