Jamie Carragher, David James and Rio Ferdinand react on Twitter to Liverpool fixture announcement

Brendan Rodgers' side have been handed a daunting run of away fixtures at the beginning of the campaign.

With the fixtures for next season having been revealed on Wednesday, Premier League clubs up and down the country are now assessing their games with anticipation.

And for Liverpool in particular, the shock will likely take some time to subside, as they face a horrid away run at the beginning of the campaign.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will face a return to where they finished last season, as they take on Stoke, who famously beat them 6-1 at the Britannia in that fixture.

They then face a daunting run of away fixtures against last season's top five, with a trip across Stanley Park to rivals Everton for a Merseyside derby thrown in for good measure.

As usual, Twitter reacted, and here’s what the pundits had to say on the matter.

Jamie Carragher, writing on Kicca, believes the opening game is a perfect opportunity to put the 6-1 defeat right, although he admits the first seven away fixtures are “as hard as can be”, cheekily suggesting fellow pundit Gary Neville must have had an input.

Elsewhere, former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand had a similar opinion of their opening seven away games, describing them as “solid”, while former keeper’ David James suggested the Reds will have to start the season on fire if they wish to finish in the Champions League place.

Former Reds midfielder Didi Hamann took a completely different view of the situation though, suggesting the fixtures were actually a good thing as playing the big sides early on is much better. 

Stoke defender Marc Muniesa also shared his opinion on the matter, with him keen to remind both Liverpool and Stoke fans of just how that final game last season panned out.

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