An overview of Liverpool's 2024-25 Premier League schedule

The Premier League schedule is officially here- let's check out some of the biggest dates to keep in mind
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At long last, we can finally take a look at the fixture schedule for this year's Premier League. It's going to be a big season for Liverpool, as Arne Slot takes the helm, so let's not waste any time in picking out the biggest moments in the calendar.

Key openers

Curiously enough, Liverpool will be opening the season on the road against newly-promoted Ipswich Town (Saturday, August 17th).

It will be the hosts' first Premier League match in over two decades, so it'll likely be a relatively friendly opportunity for Slot to pick up three debut points.

Slot's first chance to wow the Anfield crowd will come a week later on Saturday, August 24th as Liverpool will host Brentford.

Bees manager Thomas Frank was actually another name linked to Liverpool during the managerial search, so Slot will look to show the home crowd that their club made the right choice.

Timeless rivalries

No matter the quality of any of the clubs involved, there are four dates that every Liverpudlian immediately seeks out when a new schedule drops; fixtures against long standing rivals Everton and Manchester United.

The first such match is a trip to Old Trafford to play United on Saturday, August 31st. That's the first match after Brentford, in fact, an extremely early test for Slot's new-look squad. The reverse fixture will be on Saturday, January 4th at Anfield.

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Manchester United v Liverpool FC - Premier League / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

As for Everton, Liverpool won't see them until a trip to Goodison Park on Saturday, December 7th. Everton will make the trip across town on Wednesday, April 2nd for what could be a key late-season midweek fixture for both sides as Liverpool chase trophies and relegation chases Everton.

Out of these four matches, Liverpool enjoyed just one win a year ago; they twice drew United and saw their title hopes end with an embarrassing defeat at Everton.

So, Slot could build up some serious goodwill with the fanbase simply by getting back into the habit of dominating rivalry matches.

Potential key title battles

While we all love a good match against Everton or United, it's rarely been the case that those are the teams in direct competition with Liverpool for trophies.

Over the past decade, that's been Manchester City, and slightly more recently, Arsenal have entered the discussion as well.

Liverpool will host City on Saturday, November 30th before traveling to the Etihad for the reverse fixture on Saturday, February 22nd.

Meanwhile, Liverpool go to London to play Arsenal on Saturday, October 26th, while Arsenal will come to Anfield on Saturday, May 10th, the third-to-last Premier League matchday of the season.

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Arsenal FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

If both teams play the football of which they're capable this year, that match could be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, of the English club year.

Again, Liverpool took just three points from those matches last year, via two draws with City and one with Arsenal, so a win could really go a long way in both the table and fans' perspectives.

Festive fixtures

Plenty of fans think of football when they think of the holidays, and with good reason; the densely-packed festive period provides us with extra frequent Premier League fun.

This year, Liverpool's big holiday match is a home battle with Leicester City on Thursday, December 26th for Boxing Day.

They'll travel to London to play West Ham three days later, making for a crowded, challenging and certainly interesting holiday period.

Rough stretches

The festive period, of course, provides its own unique demands; starting with a December 21st match at Tottenham, Liverpool's days of rest between matches will be 4, 2, 4 before having over a week off in early January.

That stretch wraps up with the home United fixture, and will be a tough one to navigate.

Liverpool will also play Chelsea, Arsenal, and Brighton & Hove Albion in that exact order twice this season; all three of those clubs will be pushing to get into the top portion of the table, and will provide stiff competition both times through.

Lastly, Liverpool play Manchester City and Newcastle United consecutively twice, albeit in differing order.

Newcastle's project isn't quite where many imagined it might be at this point, but that's still a tough match so close to another one that will absolutely demand all available resources.