Liverpool suffered an embarrassing exit from the Champions League after losing to Real Madrid on a 6-2 aggregate in their round of 16 tie. With the team already out of the FA Cup, the Reds now only have the top-four finish to fight for this season. But even that looks very difficult with Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United, Chelsea and Brighton & Hove Albion all competing for the Champions League places.
Jurgen klopp’s men will not play for the next two weeks due to the international break. They will resume their league campaign at the start of next month, and below we look at Liverpool’s fixtures in April.
1- Manchester City – April 1 (A)
City vs Liverpool is always highly entertaining and full of spectacle. The last time these two sides met was in the Carabao Cup where Pep Guardiola’s men prevailed in the 3-2 thriller. The Citizens twice led the game only to get pegged back before Nathan Ake scored the decisive goal to knock their rivals out of the competition.
However, it was Liverpool who had won 1-0 over City in the Anfield encounter in October, with Mohamed Salah scoring the late winner. Will the Reds be able to perform a similar feat at the Etihad Stadium?
2- Chelsea – April 4 (A)
Chelsea haven’t been entirely convincing but they have certainly improved their performances in recent weeks. They overturned the one-goal deficit against Borussia Dortmund in the second-leg at Stamford Bridge to win their Champions League last 16 tie on a 2-1 aggregate. The Blues also defeated Leeds United and Leicester City in the Premier League to restore some confidence.
Chelsea played out a goalless draw in their previous meeting with Liverpool in the English league, but this time they will have home advantage too.
3- Arsenal – April 9 (H)
The difficult list of fixtures continues for Jurgen Klopp’s men in April as they will host leaders Arsenal following their Stamford Bridge encounter. The Gunners are competing with Manchester City to win the Premier League title and they are highly motivated to win all their remaining league games to end their title drought.
Arsenal ran out 3-2 winners in their previous league encounter with the Reds at the Emirates Stadium, with Bukayo Saka providing a vital contribution by bagging a brace.
4- Leeds United – April 17 (A)
Leeds face a tough battle to stay in the top-flight this season. They are currently sitting 14th in the table with just two points above the relegation zone.
However, the Whites pulled off a superb 4-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, which shows the lure of staying in the richest football league is motivating them to put out their best efforts on the pitch. The Yorkshire side could prove to be a difficult opponent for the Merseyside outfit.
5- Nottingham Forest – April 22 (H)
Nottingham Forest have been struggling to play well in the English top-flight with the Tricky Trees winless in their previous six matches. Steve Cooper’s side produced a brilliant performance the last time they met Liverpool at the City Ground, winning the league encounter by a 1-0 margin.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will look for revenge when they face Nottingham Forest at Anfield and considering the quality in their squad, they shouldn’t have much problem.
6- West Ham – April 26 (A)
West Ham have endured a disappointing season so far. Despite being heavily backed in the summer, David Moyes has failed to deliver results at the London Stadium. His position has been under intense scrutiny and the Scottish boss could be sacked before the end of the season.
Liverpool, who registered a slender 1-0 win over the Hammers in October, will be looking to claim a double over the East Londoners when they meet each other towards the end of April.
7- Tottenham Hotspur – April 30 (H)
Liverpool cannot afford to lose against Tottenham who are also one of the main contenders for a top-four finish. The Reds registered a 2-1 win over the North Londoners in their previous fixture in November, and now they will be looking to repeat the same feat in April.
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