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Liverpool 2018-19 season: Fixtures, transfers, squad numbers & complete Premier League schedule

Aug 10, 2018 10:45:00 AMICC
The Reds head across the Atlantic as part of their preparations for the next campaign, giving US-based fans a chance to see them in action

Liverpool will hope to kick on in 2018-19 after finishing fourth in the Premier League and concluding last season as Champions League runners-up.

The bulk of the Reds' pre-season preparations this summer took place in the United States as they returned to the International Champions Cup, having eschewed the 2017 edition, but they also had a game closer to home, in Ireland.

With the World Cup having finished mid-July it didn't give clubs much time - compared to last year - to get things in order ahead of their club campaigns, but there was plenty to look forward to nonetheless.

Goal brings you your complete guide to the Reds' 2018-19 season and Premier League fixtures, with dates, venues and all you need to know.


Liverpool pre-season fixtures


DateMatchTime (UK / US ET)Venue
Jul 7Chester 0-7 Liverpool 3pm / 10amDeva Stadium, Chester
Jul 10Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Liverpool 7:30pm / 2:30pmPrenton Park, Birkenhead
Jul 14Bury 0-0 Liverpool 3pm / 10amGigg Lane, Bury
Jul 19Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Liverpool 7:45pm / 2:45pmEwood Park, Blackburn
Jul 22Liverpool 1-3 Borussia Dortmund 9:05pm / 4:05pmBank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Jul 26Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City 1:05am / 8:05pmMetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Jul 28Liverpool 4-1 Manchester United 10:05pm / 5:05pmMichigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
Aug 4Liverpool 5-0 Napoli 6pm / 1pmAviva Stadium, Dublin
Aug 7Liverpool 3-1 Torino 7:30pm / 2:30pmAnfield, Liverpool

Liverpool's pre-season schedule involved some interesting encounters, with games against Bundesliga and Serie A opposition, as well as a Premier League double header.

There were a number of games scheduled for July against local opposition to get new signings such as Fabinho and Naby Keita settled into the squad, with wins notched up over Chester, Tranmere and Blackburn Rovers, plus a goalless stalemate against Bury.

The first International Champions Cup game saw Jurgen Klopp go head-to-head with his former club Borussia Dortmund in Charlotte, and U.S. international Christian Pulisic starred as the Merseyside club were beaten 3-1.

The next game - against Premier League champions Manchester City - saw the return of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to the team, with both scoring off the bench in a 2-1 win over Manchester City. 

Following the win over City, Liverpool traveled over 600 miles to Michigan where they put a 4-1 beating on Manchester United. 

Liverpool have now returned to Europe to finalise their preparations ahead of the new season, thrashing Napoli 5-0 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin which saw Alisson feature in his first game for the club and goals coming from Salah, Daniel Sturridge, Georginio Wijnaldum, Alberto Moreno and James Milner.

They beat Torino 3-1 at Anfield in their final pre-season fixture.


Liverpool 2018-19 squad numbers


Squad No.PositionPlayer
1GKLoris Karius
2DFNathaniel Clyne
4DFVirgil van Dijk
5MFGeorginio Wijnaldum
6DFDejan Lovren
7MFJames Milner
8MFNaby Keita
9FWRoberto Firmino
10FWSadio Mane
11FWMohamed Salah
12DFJoe Gomez
14MFJordan Henderson
15FWDaniel Sturridge
16MFMarko Grujic
17DFRagnar Klavan
18DFAlberto Moreno
20MFAdam Lallana
21MFAlex Oxlade-Chamberlain
22GKSimon Mignolet
23MFXherdan Shaqiri
26DFAndrew Robertson
27FWDivock Origi
28FWDanny Ings
29FWDominic Solanke
32DFJoel Matip
40MFRyan Kent
50MFLazar Markovic
52GKDanny Ward
54MFSheyi Ojo
56DFConnor Randall
58FWBen Woodburn
59MFHarry Wilson
66DFTrent Alexander-Arnold
68MFPedro Chirivella
-MFFabinho
-GKAlisson

Liverpool's 2018-19 transfer activity


Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2017-18

Klopp has signalled his intent on pushing for silverware this upcoming season after securing a move for Leipzig superstar Naby Keita a full year in advance, as well as quick swoops for Monaco midfielder Fabinho as well as Stoke's Xherdan Shaqiri early in the transfer window.

Brazil No.1 Alisson signed for Liverpool from Roma for £66 million ($86m), almost certainly spelling the end of Loris Karius' time as the club's first-choice goalkeeper following a Champions League final nightmare for the German.

Emre Can moved to Juventus after rejecting talks of a contact renewal, and Jon Flanagan left the club on a free transfer to join former Reds captain Steven Gerrard's side Rangers.

They also announced that they had agreed a new deal for star striker Salah after a spellbinding debut season where he won the Premier League Golden Boot.

Transfer activity in

PositionPlayerTransferred fromFeeDate
MFNaby KeitaRB Leipzig£53m ($68m)July 1
MFFabinhoMonaco£43m ($55m)July 1
FWXherdan ShaqiriStoke City£13m ($16.5m)July 13
GKAlissonRoma£66m ($86m)July 19

Transfer activity out

PositionPlayerTransferred toFeeDate
MFEmre CanJuventusFreeJuly 1
DFJon FlanaganRangersFreeJuly 1
MFJordan WilliamsRochdaleFreeJuly 1
MFOvie EjariaRangersLoanJuly 1
GKAdam BogdanHibernianLoanJuly 2
GKDanny WardLeicester£12.5m ($16m)July 20
FWRyan KentRangersLoanJuly 22
FWTaiwo AwoniyiKAA GentLoanJuly 23
MFAllanFrankfurtLoanJuly 25

Liverpool's 2018-19 Premier League fixtures


The Premier League has confirmed that the 2018-19 season will get under way on Saturday August 11.

Fixtures were released on June 14 and Liverpool have been handed a home game against West Ham as their curtain-raiser. The Reds travel south to face Crystal Palace in their next game before hosting Brighton, with away clashes against Leicester City and Tottenham completing their first five league fixtures.

December 1 is the date of the first Merseyside derby of the season and it will be held at Anfield, with the corresponding fixture taking place at Goodison Park on March 2, 2019.

Klopp's side will lock horns with rivals Manchester United for the first time in the league at Anfield on December 15.

Liverpool's full Premier League fixtures can be seen below. 

DateTimeMatch
12/08/201813:30Liverpool v West Ham United
20/08/201820:00Crystal Palace v Liverpool
25/08/201815:30Liverpool v Brighton
01/09/201812:30Leicester City v Liverpool
15/09/201812:30Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
22/09/201815:00Liverpool v Southampton
29/09/201817:30Chelsea v Liverpool
07/10/201816:30Liverpool v Manchester City
20/10/201817:30Huddersfield Town v Liverpool
27/10/201815:00Liverpool v Cardiff City
03/11/201817:30Arsenal v Liverpool
11/11/201812:00Liverpool v Fulham
24/11/201815:00Watford v Liverpool
01/12/201815:00Liverpool v Everton
04/12/201819:45Burnley v Liverpool
08/12/201815:00A.F.C. Bournemouth v Liverpool
15/12/201815:00Liverpool v Manchester United
22/12/201815:00Wolverhampton v Liverpool
26/12/201815:00Liverpool v Newcastle United
29/12/201815:00Liverpool v Arsenal
01/01/201915:00Manchester City v Liverpool
12/01/201915:00Brighton v Liverpool
19/01/201915:00Liverpool v Crystal Palace
30/01/201920:00Liverpool v Leicester City
02/02/201915:00West Ham United v Liverpool
09/02/201915:00Liverpool v A.F.C. Bournemouth
23/02/201915:00Manchester United v Liverpool
27/02/201920:00Liverpool v Watford
02/03/201915:00Everton v Liverpool
09/03/201915:00Liverpool v Burnley
16/03/201915:00Fulham v Liverpool
30/03/201915:00Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur
06/04/201915:00Southampton v Liverpool
13/04/201915:00Liverpool v Chelsea
20/04/201915:00Cardiff City v Liverpool
27/04/201915:00Liverpool v Huddersfield Town
04/05/201915:00Newcastle United v Liverpool
12/05/201915:00Liverpool v Wolverhampton

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