Rafa, Gerrard, Rodgers and 9 games in 28 days – Liverpool FC in December – Liverpool FC

Liverpool enter another busy December with three celebrity reunions to look forward to, along with a trip to the San Siro and a Champions League knockout draw.

The Reds end November with a resounding victory Southampton that, followed Chelsea1-1 draw with People unite, pushed them to a point of Premier League important conference.

Jurgen Klopp have managed their squad well throughout the campaign so far, especially given the fatigue from last season’s central midfield crisis and ongoing injuries in midfield.

But December will be an even bigger challenge, with nine first-team games set to take place before the end of the year – all over 28 days.

Here are Liverpool’s key dates in the diary for November, including fixtures for the under-23s, under-19s, under-18s and women’s teams.


December 1 – Everton (A)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 17, 2020: Liverpool players in warm coats prepare for the FA Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC, the 237th Merseyside Derby, at Goodison Park. The game is played behind closed doors due to the UK government's social distancing laws during the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic. The match ended in a 2-2 draw. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

What a way to start a month!

Liverpool head to Goodison Park for a strange reunion with Rafa Benitez, who finds himself under growing pressure in his role Everton manager.

Everton no wins in seven, lost five of them, 14th in Premier League, and it’s not out of the question that a Liverpool win could get Rafa fired.


December 4 – Wolves (A)

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - Monday, November 1, 2021: Raúl Jiménez of Wolverhampton Wanderers after scoring the second goal in the FA Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers FC and Everton FC at Molineux Stadium. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

For the second of three consecutive away games, Liverpool face Molineux three days after the derby and Klopp will certainly have the rotation in mind.

the wolf improved towards the end of the game, with five wins in the last eight and just one defeat in that match, with a return to form for Raul Jimenez – who has scored three goals and assisted two of seven. nearest departure – is the key to that.

Liverpool have won all three of their matches Premier League away trips to Molineux under Klopp, and have won the last 5 home and away games.


December 6 – FA Cup 3rd Round Draw

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 8, 2015: The FA Cup trophy is on display ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final match between Liverpool and Blackburn Rovers at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

Draw for the third round of FA Cup set for the evening of 6 December, which comes ahead of the second round clash between Boreham Wood and St Albans City on ITV4.

Liverpool had to face Premier League opposite in FA Cup the third round of each of the past four seasons, including two clashes with Everton.


December 7 – AC Milan (A)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, 15 September 2021: Alexis Saelemaekers of AC Milan and Divock Origi of Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League Group B match, the first match between Liverpool FC and AC Milan at Anfield. (Photo by Paul Currie / Propaganda)

Liverpool will end their success Champions League group stage with a trip to the San Siro, having secured a spot in the round of 16 as the winner of Group B.

Although this match will be tough, Klopp is still capable of launching a strong team in Milan, as their opponents have a chance to reach the knockout stages against Porto and Atletico Madrid with a win.

If Liverpool get the three points, they will become the first English team to win all six of their group stage matches in Champions League.


December 11 – Aston Villa (H)

KIEV, UKRAINE - Friday, May 25, 2018: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts to former players Steven Gerrard during training at NSC Olimpiyskiy ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid CF and Liverpool FC . (Picture by Peter Powell / Propaganda)

After meeting Rafa earlier this month, the Red Devils will welcome Steven Gerrard back to Anfield for his first game against Liverpool.

Gerrard had an impressive start to Villa, with a 2-0 win over Brighton and won 2-1 first Crystal Palace, but faced with family clashes with City man and Leicester between now and then.

It will be a surreal day on Merseyside, but there will be no concessions for the legendary midfielder.


December 13 – Champions League Round of 16 draw

NYON, Switzerland - Monday, December 14, 2020: Special guest Stéphane Chapuisat held Liverpool FC in the draw for the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League 2020/21 at UEFA Headquarters, House of European Football. (Handout / UEFA photo)

Regardless of the result against Milan, Liverpool will enter the draw Champions League The last 16 is one of eight seed faces.

That means they will avoid Ajax and Bayern Munich in the next round, but Paris Saint-Germain and Sporting CP are both likely opponents to secure second place in their table.

The draw will begin at 11 a.m. on December 13.


December 16 – Newcastle (H)

LIVERPOOL, UK - Saturday, 24 April 2021: Allan Saint-Maximin (L) of Newcastle United and Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United FC at Anfield. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

Liverpool stay at Anfield for their next game, with more stories in the works as Eddie Howe faces his first title contender since receiving contaminated money at St James ‘Park.

Newcastle have drawn one and lost one since he took over, despite a 3-3 draw with Brentford to Howe was absent due to a COVID-19 diagnosis.

The 44-year-old has won only one of his 10 meetings with Klopp, losing all of his last six, while Newcastle have not won at Anfield since 1995.


December 19 – Tottenham (A)

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Saturday, 18 March 2017: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte before the FA Premier League game against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium. (Photo by Laura Malkin / Propaganda)

Then it was the clash of heavyweights managers as Klopp hosted Antonio Conte for the first time since 2018, with their record four meetings so far – one win and two draws. .

Conte has had a mixed start to Spurs, with wins over Vitesse and Leeds, a draw with Everton and notably, the defeat against NS Mura on the Slovenian side in the Europa Conference League.

But things could have improved since then, and it could be a tough trip to north London for Liverpool.


December 22 – Leicester (H), League Cup

PRESTON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 27, 2021: Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp hugs Elijah Dixon-Bonner after the FA Cup fourth round match between Preston North End FC and Liverpool FC at Deepdale. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

Focus shifts in final game before Christmas, with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester guests in the quarterfinals of League Cup, bringing in a third management meeting with a former Liverpool player or manager in December.

Should a mixed Liverpool make it through to the next round, the draw for the semi-finals is likely to take place shortly after regular time.


December 26 – Leeds (H)

LEEDS, ENGLAND - Sunday, September 12, 2021: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during the FA Premier League match between Leeds United FC and Liverpool FC at Elland Road. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

Boxing Day brings the traditional schedule of Premier League fixtures, with Liverpool’s home clash with Marcelo Bielsa Leeds.

The two sides have met this season, it was a comfortable 3-0 win at Elland Road, a sad day Harvey ElliottSerious ankle injury.


December 28 – Leicester (A)

LEICESTER, UK - Saturday 13th February 2021: Sadio Mané of Liverpool during the FA Premier League match between Leicester City FC and Liverpool FC at King Power Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Propaganda)

The last of the nine matches in December was the opposite match against Leicester, this time in Premier League, with a different lineup more likely at King Power.

Leicester have been markedly average this season, but there are already signs that they are capable of winning, something Klopp and his side will have to be wary of.


Liverpool Academy and women’s fixtures

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 24, 2021: Liverpool's Stefan Bajcetic Maquieira (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the second goal of a UEFA Youth League Group B match in matchday 4 between Liverpool FC Under 19 and FC Porto Under 19 at Liverpool Academy. (Photo by David Rawcliffe / Propaganda)

U23

Brighton (ONE) – Premier League 2 – Friday, December 3, 1pm
West Ham (NS) – Premier League 2 – Sunday, December 19, 2pm

U18

Newcastle (H) – U18 Premier League – Saturday, December 4, 1 p.m
AC Milan (A) – UEFA Youth League – Tuesday, December 7, at 1:30pm
Burnley (A) – U18 Premier League – Saturday, December 18, 11 a.m

Women

Burnley (ONE) – FA Cup – Sun, December 12, TBC
Sunderland (A) – Championship – Wednesday, December 15, 7:30pm
Charlton (H) – Champion – Sunday, December 19, 2pm

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