8 games in 3 competitions, with a MASSIVE week at Anfield – Liverpool FC in December

Liverpool are heading into the busiest time on the football calendar with plenty of momentum and a chance of spending Christmas Day at the top of the pile for the fourth time under Jurgen Klopp.

They also have League Cup and Europa League fixtures to navigate, with all four trophies still up for grabs as things stand.

Lets take a look at the key dates for your diary, plan your Christmas accordingly!

We start the month with a clash against Marco Silvas Fulham, a side struggling for form and not completely out of sight for the relegation-threatened teams.

The Reds edged the contest 1-0 when Fulham last came to Anfield in May, lets hope it is a more comfortable afternoon this time around!

A trip to Bramall Lane then awaits for just the third time since 2006, a team who have struggled to adapt to their latest stint in the top flight under Paul Heckingbottom.

The most recent visit ended in a 2-0 win in front of an empty stadium back in 2021, but perhaps the more memorable victory came when Gini Wijnaldum fired in a second-half winner en route to the league title in 2019/20.

It has been five successive wins against the Blades, a run that Jurgen Klopp will be looking to extend in the midweek fixture.

Three days later, we travel down south for a re-run of last seasons turgid 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.

It is a game that will hopefully set us up nicely for a big one to come the following weekend, at which point we will know even more about Liverpools title credentials.

Crystal Palace havent won any of the last 12 meetings between the sides, but last season yielded two draws in the league, a record the Reds will be keen to improve upon.

The final European away trip of Group E in the Europa League sees Liverpool travel to Belgium for the first time since the meeting with Genk in October 2019.

It represents another chance for the manager to shuffle the pack, with the midweek team having had plenty of success so far this season.

A 2-0 victory for the Reds came back in October, and it will be a family affair again for Alexis Mac Allister should he be involved against his brother Kevin in the encounter.

Ahead of the beginning of the phased opening of the Anfield Road Ends upper tier at home to Man United, the club will stage a public test event in the days prior.

The precise date is yet to be determined, but it is expected that the test will take place during the week commencing December 11th.

Should all go to plan, Anfield will be able to welcome supporters into the newly developed upper tier for the first time, having been shut throughout the season so far.

Whatever happens, it will be a struggle to replicate the magic of what happened in this fixture back in March!

The Reds swept aside their Mancunian rivals 7-0 nine months ago and have not lost in the last eight Anfield meetings between the sides.

Man United will be looking to redeem themselves after the previous humbling, but it is fair to say both teams have trended in opposite directions since that afternoon.

We are back in League Cup action three days later as West Ham come to town in the quarter-final clash.

A place in the two-legged semi-final awaits for the winner, with Wembley already starting to feel like a distinct possibility once again.

Concluding a massive run of three home games in a week, Arsenal are up next in a huge festive fixture and with a 5:30pm kick-off at Anfield, it promises to be a good one!

The Gunners have the look of title challengers after having their first taste of a tilt under Mikel Arteta last season.

Just make sure you dont rile the crowd up again this time, Mikel!

We finish the month with a trip to Vincent Kompanys Burnley at Turf Moor, a side who look destined for a season-long fight against the drop.

The Reds are on a run of five straight wins at this stadium, with the last three all including clean sheets.

The 5.30pm kick-off gives you plenty of time to see your friends and family early on Boxing Day, before the real business commences in the evening!

The Reds next game after this is on New Years Day at home to Newcastle!

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