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

Date Match Time (UK / US ET) Venue
Jul 7 Chester 0-7 Liverpool 3pm / 10am Deva Stadium, Chester
Jul 10 Tranmere Rovers 2-3 Liverpool 7:30pm / 2:30pm Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Jul 14 Bury 0-0 Liverpool 3pm / 10am Gigg Lane, Bury
Jul 19 Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Liverpool 7:45pm / 2:45pm Ewood Park, Blackburn
Jul 22 Liverpool 1-3 Borussia Dortmund 9:05pm / 4:05pm Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte
Jul 26 Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City 1:05am / 8:05pm MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Jul 28 Liverpool 4-1 Manchester United 10:05pm / 5:05pm Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
Aug 4 Liverpool 5-0 Napoli 6pm / 1pm Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Aug 7 Liverpool 3-1 Torino 7:30pm / 2:30pm Anfield, 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. Position Player
1 GK Loris Karius
2 DF Nathaniel Clyne
4 DF Virgil van Dijk
5 MF Georginio Wijnaldum
6 DF Dejan Lovren
7 MF James Milner
8 MF Naby Keita
9 FW Roberto Firmino
10 FW Sadio Mane
11 FW Mohamed Salah
12 DF Joe Gomez
14 MF Jordan Henderson
15 FW Daniel Sturridge
16 MF Marko Grujic
17 DF Ragnar Klavan
18 DF Alberto Moreno
20 MF Adam Lallana
21 MF Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
22 GK Simon Mignolet
23 MF Xherdan Shaqiri
26 DF Andrew Robertson
27 FW Divock Origi
28 FW Danny Ings
29 FW Dominic Solanke
32 DF Joel Matip
40 MF Ryan Kent
50 MF Lazar Markovic
52 GK Danny Ward
54 MF Sheyi Ojo
56 DF Connor Randall
58 FW Ben Woodburn
59 MF Harry Wilson
66 DF Trent Alexander-Arnold
68 MF Pedro Chirivella
- MF Fabinho
- GK Alisson

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

Position Player Transferred from Fee Date
MF Naby Keita RB Leipzig £53m ($68m) July 1
MF Fabinho Monaco £43m ($55m) July 1
FW Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City £13m ($16.5m) July 13
GK Alisson Roma £66m ($86m) July 19

Transfer activity out

Position Player Transferred to Fee Date
MF Emre Can Juventus Free July 1
DF Jon Flanagan Rangers Free July 1
MF Jordan Williams Rochdale Free July 1
MF Ovie Ejaria Rangers Loan July 1
GK Adam Bogdan Hibernian Loan July 2
GK Danny Ward Leicester £12.5m ($16m) July 20
FW Ryan Kent Rangers Loan July 22
FW Taiwo Awoniyi KAA Gent Loan July 23
MF Allan Frankfurt Loan July 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.

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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
07/10/2018 16:30 Liverpool v Manchester City
20/10/2018 17:30 Huddersfield Town v Liverpool
27/10/2018 15:00 Liverpool v Cardiff City
03/11/2018 17:30 Arsenal v Liverpool
11/11/2018 12:00 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