The English Premier League fixture list for 2012-2013 has been announced and Liverpool have been given a challenging start. We’ll kick off the new season with a trip to Steve Clarke’s West Bromwich Albion on the weekend of August 18. Following that we will host Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United in our first three home games of the 2012-13 Barclays Premier League campaign. Especially given we’ll be mixing in some Europa League matches too.
You can find the full list at the official club site, but I’ve picked out some of the standout fixtures:
- The Merseyside derbies take place on October 27 (A) and May 4 (H).
- Another fixture our new manager will be looking out for is his first return to the Liberty Stadium to face former club Swansea on November 24.
- On Boxing Day Liverpool travel to Stoke City, while the fixture list has Sunderland down to visit Anfield on New Year’s Day.
- Our season will reach a conclusion when Queens Park Rangers make the journey to Anfield on Sunday, May 19.
Liverpool’s Capital One Cup (League Cup) campaign is due to start on September 26. The final is set to be staged on February 24.
The FA Cup third round is scheduled for the weekend of January 5, with the final on May 11.
Definitely is a tough start for Liverpool this upcoming season, A good result in our opening three home games could help set us up for a successful season.