Liverpool given early kick off for Arne Slot’s first Premier League fixture

Arne Slot‘s first competitive fixture in charge of Liverpool will be against newly promoted Ipswich Town – and it will be the early kick off on the Premier League‘s opening weekend.

With the release of the Premier League fixtures, we now know who the new manager will face in his first fixtures as Reds boss.

Slot’s first home fixture will be against Brentford, while his second away game will be at Old Trafford.

The Dutchman faces a tough run-in on his debut campaign in England, with Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal in consecutive fixtures in the last five of the season.

Games against Man City arrive in late November (home) and late February (away). Man United arrive at Anfield in the opening game of 2025 (currently scheduled for January 4).

Of course, all fixtures are subject to change due to TV selections and European dates, so the fixtures release gives supporters more of a guide of who they will face on which weekend.

The draw for the new format Champions League takes place on August 29, with the opening matchday on September 17.

Slot’s opening game at Portman Road will be the Reds’ first fixture against Ipswich since 2002 – and the fifth time in six seasons that Liverpool have faced a newly promoted side as the opening fixture.


Premier League Opening Weekend Fixtures

2T034BC Ipswich Town's Marcus Harness celebrates scoring their side's third goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match at Portman Road, Ipswich. Picture date: Tuesday October 3, 2023.

Friday, August 16

Man United vs. Fulham

Saturday, August 17

Ipswich vs. Liverpool (12.30pm)
Arsenal vs. Wolves
Everton vs. Brighton
Newcastle vs. Southampton
Nottingham Forest vs. Bournemouth
West Ham vs. Aston Villa (5.30pm)

Sunday, August 18

Brentford vs. Crystal Palace (2pm)
Chelsea vs. Man City (4.30pm)

Monday, August 19

Leicester City vs. Tottenham (8pm)


Full Liverpool FC Fixtures 2024/25

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 31, 2024: A general view of the new Anfield Road stand during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-1. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda) This image is a digital composite of several images.


17th: Ipswich Town (a)
24th: Brentford (h)
31st: Man United (a)


14th: Nottingham Forest (h)
21st: Bournemouth (h)
28th: Wolves (a)


5th: Crystal Palace (a)
19th: Chelsea (h)
26th: Arsenal (a)


2nd: Brighton (h)
9th: Aston Villa (h)
23rd: Southampton (a)
30th: Man City (h)


4th: Newcastle (a)
7th: Everton (a)
14th: Fulham (h)
21st: Tottenham (a)
26th: Leicester City (h)
29th: West Ham (a)


4th: Man United (h)
14th: Nottingham Forest (a)
18th: Brentford (a)
25th: Ipswich Town (h)


1st: Bournemouth (a)
15th: Wolves (h)
22nd: Man City (a)
26th: Newcastle (h)


8th: Southampton (h)
15th: Aston Villa (a)


2nd: Everton (h)
5th: Fulham (a)
12th: West Ham (h)
19th: Leicester City (a)
26th: Tottenham (h)


3rd: Chelsea (a)
10th: Arsenal (h)
18th: Brighton (a)
25th: Crystal Palace (h)