LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 27, 2023: Liverpool players lines-up before the Football League Cup 3rd Round match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield. Captain Curtis Jones, goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, Ibrahima Konaté, Jarell Quansah, Water Endo, Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, Ryan Gravenberch, Cody Gakpo. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

4 games at Anfield with more fans expected – Liverpool FC in October

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)

LINZ, AUSTRIA - Thursday, September 21, 2023: Liverpool's Luis Díaz (R) celebrates after scoring the second goal during the UEFA Europa League Group E matchday 1 game between LASK and Liverpool FC at the Raiffeisen Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Five days after their frustrating evening at Tottenham, the Reds are back in action with their second game back in the Europa League.

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)

BRIGHTON & HOVE, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 29, 2023: Liverpool's captain Andy Robertson leads his side out before during the FA Cup 4th Round match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the Falmer Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a continental tie, Liverpool visit another side vying in this season’s Europa League, with Brighton next up in the league.

Last time out in the Premier League, Roberto De Zerbi’s side were thrashed 6-1 by Aston Villa, and they face a trip to Marseille in Europe before this October 8 clash.

Liverpool will be without the suspended Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota, while Cody Gakpo and Thiago should also miss out.


October 9-17 – International break

Mohamed Salah of Egypt during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations group D match between Egypt and Sudan at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo on January 19, 2022 in YAOUNDE, Cameroon. (Photo by SF)

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

2RYJ12W Miri Taylor of Liverpool Women scores early in the first half to give Liverpool Women the lead in the FA Women's Super League match between Arsenal Women and Liverpool Women at the Emirates Stadium, London, England on 1 October 2023. Photo by Phil Hutchinson. Editorial use only, license required for commercial use. No use in betting, games or a single club/league/player publications. Credit: UK Sports Pics Ltd/Alamy Live News

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)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, February 13, 2023: Liverpool's Darwin Núñez during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 242nd Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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.

Everton have been in miserable form so far this term, becoming the first to lose to any of the Premier League‘s newly promoted teams when they were beaten 2-1 by Luton.

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)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 2, 2023: Liverpool supporter sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Aston Villa FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 3-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

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)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 22, 2023: Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk (R) is challenged by Nottingham Forest's Taiwo Awoniyi during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Nottingham Forest FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Finally, mid-table Forest arrive at Anfield to end the month.

Klopp is likely to be rotating his squad between the meetings with Toulouse and Steve Cooper’s side, as trips to Bournemouth in the League Cup and Luton in the league come soon after.

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

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 19, 2023: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

First Team


  • 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


  • Sunderland (H) – U18 PL – Saturday, October 7, 1pm
  • Fulham (H) – U18 PL – Saturday, October 21, 11am
  • Newcastle (A) – U18 PL – Saturday, October 28, 11am