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Liverpool to start Premier League defence against Leeds – 2020/21 fixtures confirmed

Liverpool will kick off the defence of their Premier League title against newly-promoted side on opening day of the 2020/21 season.

The reigning Premier League champions will begin their title defence at Anfield as they take on Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds on 12 September.

It’s followed by a trip to Stamford Bridge to face for their first away game of the season.

It’s a challenging start for Liverpool, with games against (A), (H), (A), (A) and (H) in their opening ten fixtures.

are this year’s Boxing Day opponents at Anfield, followed by away trips to Newcastle and either side of the New Year.

The Reds round off the season at home against , with the hope ’s side can lift a second consecutive title – this time in front of their supporters.

While plans are far from concrete at this stage, authorities have been working to see fans return safely to stadiums as early as October.

Unlike last season, there is no scheduled winter break this year whilst FA Cup replays have been scrapped to prevent a fixture pile-up.

Liverpool FC Fixtures – 2020/21

Fixtures subject to change once TV selections are made.

Liverpool - Premier League Fixtures 2020/21
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September

(H) – 12 September
Chelsea (A) – 19 September
League Cup 3rd Round – 22/23 September
(H) – 26 September

October

(A) – 3 October
(A) – 17 October
Champions League (Matchday 1) – 20/21 October
(H) – 24 October
Champions League (Matchday 2) – 27/28 October
West Ham (H) – 31 October

November

Champions League (Matchday 3) – 3/4 November
(A) – 7 November
(H) – 21 November
Champions League (Matchday 4) – 24/25 November
Brighton (A) – 28 November

December

Champions League (Matchday 5) – 1/2 December
(H) – 5 December
Champions League (Matchday 6) – 8/9 December
(A) – 12 December
(H) – 15 December
(A) – 19 December
West Brom (H) – 26 December
Newcastle (A) – 28 December

January

(A) – 2 January
FA Cup 3rd Round – 9/10 January
(H) – 13 January
(H) – 16 January
(A) – 27 January
West Ham (A) – 30 January

February

Brighton (H) – 3 January
Manchester City (H) – 6 January
Leicester (A) – 13 January
Everton (H) – 20 January
(A) – 27 January

March

(H) – 6 March
(A) – 13 March
Chelsea (H) – 20 March

April

Arsenal (A) – 3 April
(H) – 19 April
Leeds United (A) – 17 April
Newcastle (H) – 24 April

May

(A) – 1 May
Southampton (H) – 8 May
West Brom (A) – 11 May
(A) – 15 May
Crystal Palace (H) – 23 May

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