Who Liverpool play either side of their Europa League fixtures

Europes second biggest competition is played on Thursday nights until the final, meaning Liverpool will play many of their league matches on Sundays.

In the past, teams have felt this pattern has been more tiresome than a traditional Champions League, when you play on a Tuesday or Wednesday. Other sides have dispelled this as a myth.

Lets hope Liverpool are believing the latter come May.

Something that could help Liverpool is a fortunate landing of so-called easier fixtures around the Europa League games, the knockout stages especially.

In Group E with Liverpool are LASK, Union Saint-Gilloise and Toulouse. Its a favourable draw in terms of travel, with Austria, Belgium and France very accessible and avoids any longer flights.

Here we take a look at who Liverpool will play either side of their Europa League games.

Before: Wolves (A) Saturday, 12.30pm
After: West Ham (H) Sunday, 2pm

Before: Tottenham (A) Saturday, 5.30pm
After: Brighton (A) Sunday, 2pm

Before: Everton (H) Saturday, 12.30pm
After: Nottm Forest (H) Sunday, 2pm

Before: Luton (A)
After: Brentford (H)

Before: Man City (A)
After: Fulham (H)

Before: Crystal Palace (A)
After: Man United (H)

If Liverpool finish second in their group, they will play an extra preliminary round against a team that finished third in their Champions League group.

Before: Burnley (H)
After: Brentford (A)

Before: Brentford (A)
After: Luton (H)

If Liverpool win their group, they will go straight into the round of 16.

Before: Nottm Forest (A)
After: Man City (H)

Before: Man City (H)
After: Everton (E)

Before: Man United (A)
After: Crystal Palace (H)

Before: Crystal Palace (H)
After: Fulham (A)

Before: West Ham (A)
After: Tottenham (H)

Before: Tottenham (H)
After: Aston Villa (A)

The Europa League final will take place on Wednesday, May 22, at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.