A tough start, and a tough February and March, this season will be a big test of Liverpool's quality.
If Liverpool are going to have the same kind of the start as they did to their last league game then they're going to have to perform well.
Last season the Reds took nine points from their first three games, in the same fixtures last season against the opening three opponents, they just took the three points, so it will be a tough task for Brendan Rodgers and his men to hit the ground running as the look to build on last season's second-place finish. It's a tricky start for a side that was dubbed by some within their own fan base last season as the 'tricky Reds'.
Southampton were only one of two teams to beat them at home last season and champions Manchester City just pipped them to the post in the title race, and improvement is expected at Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino. But between September and November, even though there is a Merseyside derby at Anfield in amongst those fixtures, Liverpool could look at those fixtures as an opportunity to build some early season momentum.
A full list can be seen below, dates and times subject to change for television purposes
|Home Team||Away Team||Time|
|Sat 16 Aug 2014||Liverpool||v||Southampton||15:00|
|Sat 23 Aug 2014||Man City||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 30 Aug 2014||Tottenham||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 13 Sep 2014||Liverpool||v||Aston Villa||15:00|
|Sat 20 Sep 2014||West Ham||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 27 Sep 2014||Liverpool||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 04 Oct 2014||Liverpool||v||West Brom||15:00|
|Sat 18 Oct 2014||Queens Park Rangers||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 25 Oct 2014||Liverpool||v||Hull City||15:00|
|Sat 01 Nov 2014||Newcastle||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 08 Nov 2014||Liverpool||v||Chelsea||15:00|
|Sat 22 Nov 2014||C. Palace||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 29 Nov 2014||Liverpool||v||Stoke||15:00|
|Tue 02 Dec 2014||Leicester City||v||Liverpool||19:45|
|Sat 06 Dec 2014||Liverpool||v||Sunderland||15:00|
|Sat 13 Dec 2014||Man Utd||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 20 Dec 2014||Liverpool||v||Arsenal||15:00|
|Fri 26 Dec 2014||Burnley||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sun 28 Dec 2014||Liverpool||v||Swansea||15:00|
|Thu 01 Jan 2015||Liverpool||v||Leicester City||15:00|
|Sat 10 Jan 2015||Sunderland||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 17 Jan 2015||Aston Villa||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 31 Jan 2015||Liverpool||v||West Ham||15:00|
|Sat 07 Feb 2015||Everton||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Tue 10 Feb 2015||Liverpool||v||Tottenham||20:00|
|Sat 21 Feb 2015||Southampton||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 28 Feb 2015||Liverpool||v||Man City||15:00|
|Tue 03 Mar 2015||Liverpool||v||Burnley||20:00|
|Sat 14 Mar 2015||Swansea||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 21 Mar 2015||Liverpool||v||Man Utd||15:00|
|Sat 04 Apr 2015||Arsenal||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 11 Apr 2015||Liverpool||v||Newcastle||15:00|
|Sat 18 Apr 2015||Hull City||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 25 Apr 2015||West Brom||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 02 May 2015||Liverpool||v||Queens Park Rangers||15:00|
|Sat 09 May 2015||Chelsea||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Sat 16 May 2015||Liverpool||v||C. Palace||15:00|
|Sun 24 May 2015||Stoke||v||Liverpool||15:00|
The run-up to Christmas has some tasty looking fixtures with a trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on December 13 before welcoming Arsenal to Anfield a week later, with the Reds hoping to put in the same kind of display that saw them dismantle the Gunners 5-1 last season.
Over Christmas in the lead up to February they have a kind-looking batch of fixtures before a mean February and March, which would really test any credentials the Reds may have. There is also a familiar look to the end-of-season fixtures compared to last term, Chelsea third from last game, Crystal Palace the penultimate, but with a difference. They're at different settings at different venues this time, Liverpool fans will be hoping for a different outcome in the title race.