Liverpool’s next six fixtures vs title rivals Man City and Chelsea
Liverpool are still firmly in the Premier League title race after the latest round of fixtures this weekend.
The Reds cruised to a narrow 1-0 victory over West Ham on Saturday, with a first-half goal from Sadio Mane the difference between the two sides.
Elsewhere, Manchester City lost 4-1 to Manchester United to restore their six-point lead over Liverpool – but played one game more than the Reds.
And there’s still City vs Liverpool at the Etihad to come next month.
Here’s a look at City, Liverpool and Chelsea’s next six fixtures, to see how they compare…
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Liverpool’s next six Premier League fixtures
Brighton (a) – March 12
The Seagulls are one of only three teams to take a point at Anfield this season, thanks to an outstanding second half on the counterattack.
The Reds lost a two-goal lead on this occasion, but with that bump in the road still fresh in memory, they will be looking to close things out much more effectively here.
Arsenal (a) – March 16
Reclassified thanks to their participation in the final of the Carabao Cup, the Reds have already won at the Emirates Stadium this season, during the semi-final return of the said trophy.
Never a particularly easy place to go, Liverpool will need to be on the pace to see Mikel Arteta’s men.
Watford (h) – April 2
Relegation threatened Watford beat Jurgen Klopp’s side 3-0 as the Reds were on their way to their 19th league title, but fans expect no upheaval here. Three points will be expected against Roy Hodgson’s Hornets.
Roberto Firmino hopes to be fit again for this one. The last time the two teams met, he scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 win.
Manchester City (a) – April 10
Well here it is – the big one. Many believe it will be impossible for Liverpool to reclaim the Premier League title without returning from the Etihad with an away win.
In what will undoubtedly be the Reds’ toughest game of the season, Jurgen Klopp’s side will need to put in an A1 performance to overcome a frantic City. Win this one though and it may be the Reds who hold all the cards for the run-in.
Aston Villa (a) – April 16
Yet another away game, but this time against a side managed by the Kop’s favorite son, Steven Gerrard, whose side worked the Reds extra hard to a 1-0 win at Anfield in December.
Villa have exciting players such as Ollie Watkins and Jacob Ramsey, but it’s ex-Red Philippe Coutinho that Liverpool will be keeping an eye on. The Brazilian surely won’t put a spanner in the works. Or will he?
Everton (h) – April 23
If anyone would love to prevent Liverpool from winning the title it would be old rivals Everton, but the Blues have a much bigger reason to fight for a win.
Frank Lampard’s Toffees have found themselves in a relegation battle and with the former Chelsea legend trying his best to reverse the fortunes of his new club, Liverpool cannot expect an easy ride from their neighbours.
The Blues won at Anfield last season for the first time since 1999, against a makeshift defensive partnership from Liverpool, but they can expect much tougher scrutiny this time around.
See below to see how City and Chelsea matches compare…
Manchester City’s next six Premier League fixtures
Crystal Palace (a) – March 14
Burnley (a) – April 2
Liverpool (h) – April 10
Wolves (a) – April 16
Watford (h) – April 23
Leeds United (a) – April 30
Chelsea’s next six Premier League games
Norwich City (a) – March 10
Newcastle United (h) – March 13
Brentford (h) – April 2
Southampton (a) – April 9
Leeds United (a) – April 16
West Ham United (h) – April 23