Liverpool pre-season fixtures 2018-19 & complete Premier League fixture schedule

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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 the season as Champions League runners-up.

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

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

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

Liverpool pre-season fixtures

Date Opponent Time (local / BST) Venue
Jul 7 Chester 3pm / 3pm Swansway Chester Stadium, Chester
Jul 10 Tranmere Rovers 7:30pm / 7:30pm Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Jul 14 Bury 3pm / 3pm Gigg Lane, Bury
Jul 19 Blackburn Rovers 7:45pm / 7:45pm Ewood Park, Blackburn
Jul 22 Borussia Dortmund 4pm / 9pm Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Jul 26 Manchester City 8pm / 1am MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Jul 28 Manchester United 5pm / 10pm Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
Aug 4 Napoli 6pm / 6pm Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Aug 7 Torino 7.30pm / 7.30pm Anfield, Liverpool

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

There are a number of games scheduled for July against local opposition, with Chester, Tranmere Rovers, Bury and Blackburn Rovers all hosting the Reds in games that should see those stars not at the World Cup - such as Naby Keita and Fabinho - involved.

The first International Champions Cup game sees Jurgen Klopp go head to head with his former club Borussia Dortmund at the 75,000-capacity Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina on July 22. That game takes place at 4pm local time, which is not too late in the evening for Reds fans to follow in the UK.

However, the next game - against Premier League champions Manchester City - will have a slightly later kick-off of 8pm, which is 1am the following morning in the UK. The clash against Pep Guardiola's City will be played out at the MetLife Stadium, which is the home of New York's NFL teams the Jets and the Giants.

After their clash against familiar foes City, Liverpool have just two days to prepare for a derby game against Jose Mourinho's Manchester United. They'll travel over 600 miles west to Ann Arbor for that grudge match, which kicks off at 5pm local time (10pm in the UK).

After they wrap up their International Champions Cup commitments in the US, Liverpool return to Europe to finalise their preparations ahead of the new season with a game against Serie A outfit Napoli at Dublin's Aviva Stadium and then a final home fixture against Torino at Anfield.

Liverpool's 2018-19 Premier League fixtures

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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.

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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. 

Date Time Match
12/08/2018 13:30 Liverpool v West Ham United
20/08/2018 20:00 Crystal Palace v Liverpool
25/08/2018 15:30 Liverpool v Brighton
01/09/2018 12:30 Leicester City v Liverpool
15/09/2018 12:30 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
22/09/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Southampton
29/09/2018 17:30 Chelsea v Liverpool
06/10/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Manchester City
20/10/2018 15:00 Huddersfield Town v Liverpool
27/10/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Cardiff City
03/11/2018 15:00 Arsenal v Liverpool
10/11/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Fulham
24/11/2018 15:00 Watford v Liverpool
01/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Everton
04/12/2018 19:45 Burnley v Liverpool
08/12/2018 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Liverpool
15/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Manchester United
22/12/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Liverpool
26/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Newcastle United
29/12/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Arsenal
01/01/2019 15:00 Manchester City v Liverpool
12/01/2019 15:00 Brighton v Liverpool
19/01/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Crystal Palace
30/01/2019 20:00 Liverpool v Leicester City
02/02/2019 15:00 West Ham United v Liverpool
09/02/2019 15:00 Liverpool v A.F.C. Bournemouth
23/02/2019 15:00 Manchester United v Liverpool
27/02/2019 20:00 Liverpool v Watford
02/03/2019 15:00 Everton v Liverpool
09/03/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Burnley
16/03/2019 15:00 Fulham v Liverpool
30/03/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur
06/04/2019 15:00 Southampton v Liverpool
13/04/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Chelsea
20/04/2019 15:00 Cardiff City v Liverpool
27/04/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Huddersfield Town
04/05/2019 15:00 Newcastle United v Liverpool
12/05/2019 15:00 Liverpool v Wolverhampton

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