We have no doubt in our mind that Liverpool will build on last season’s second place finish and Champions League trophy with another impressive showing.
The Reds were unfortunate to lose out to Manchester City having acquired a mammoth 97 points, losing just once. However, with the new season only months away, and the buzz of the ultimate European prize carrying them forward, we doubt there will be much standing in their way on their quest for the club’s first Premier League trophy since 1990.
With the excitement of the new season ahead only going to ramp up over the coming weeks, we’ve been looking at what fans should be expecting when looking at the fixture list, in a welcome break from the transfer rumour mill.
So, with that in mind, here are the two games we believe Liverpool will really be looking forward to…
Liverpool vs Norwich City: Friday 9 August 2019
What a way to open your Premier League title bid.
Indeed, Liverpool haven’t lost a top-flight game to the Canaries since 1994, and since then they’ve netted five past them on four separate occasions – the most recent of which came in a nine-goal thriller back in 2016.
Now, while we don’t want to tempt fate by suggesting that Norwich are well and truly going to get their wings clipped, it’s hard to imagine the Reds not being clear favourites. Klopp’s men are unbeaten at home in 40 Premier League games now, seemingly scoring at will with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane up top (who have combined to score 56 goals).
The newly-promoted side will want to get off to a good start, of course, but this could be a very harsh reminder of just how ruthless the Premier League can be.
Liverpool vs Aston Villa: Saturday 11 April 2020
We don’t yet know how Aston Villa are going to perform this season, after a two-year hiatus. However, if their form is anything like it was in their final season in the Premier League, which saw them finish on 17 points, then we’re expecting this to be a fairly routine victory for the title-chasing Reds.
Not to mention the fact that Liverpool will be coming off a run of games that sees them face Crystal Palace, Manchester City and Everton; two teams who took points against them last season (City and Everton), and one that came extremely close in a 4-3 Anfield blockbuster (Palace).
A welcome respite.
Liverpool fans, do you agree with our selections? Which games are you expecting to enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments below…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!