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Liverpool’s next five Premier League games compared to Man City & Arsenal



Liverpool surrendered the chance to go eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table on Sunday, losing 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium following an underhwleming and disjointed display.

Some disastrous defensive errors and missing personnel meant that the Reds lost only their second Premier League game of the season, while also denting their title aspirations as Arsenal cut Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to two points.

The Reds now know that Manchester City will go above them in the standings should they win their two games in hand, one of which comes on Monday night away at Brentford.

However, Jurgen Klopp‘s side still have 15 games remaining and there are bound to be plenty of twists and turns before the end of the season.

With Liverpool looking to bounce back from defeat next weekend, here is how the Reds’ current schedule compares to their title rivals Man City and Arsenal.

After defeat in north London, Liverpool will be desperate to get back on the pitch and put things right. Fortunately, their next game is at Anfield, Klopp’s side welcoming struggling Burnley to Merseyside.

The Reds won this fixture 2-0 on Boxing Day and will hope for a similarly straightforward encounter next wekeend against the side 19th in the table and seven points off safety.

Liverpool then face a trip to Brentford the following weekend before a clash with the tricky Luton Town at Anfield four days later. The Reds beat the Bees 3-0 earlier this season but could only manage a 1-1 draw with the Hatters thanks to Luis Diaz‘s 95th-minute equaliser.

The Reds then travel to Wembley Stadium to face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final the following Sunday, meaning they may rest players for the clash with Luton.

A clash with either Watford or Southampton in the FA Cup fifth round is next, with a trip to Nottingham Forest following in the Premier League – a ground Liverpool lost 1-0 at last season.

Then comes the big one in the league, the Reds hosting Man City on 9 March. It’s simply a must-win game for Liverpool, especially given they face trips to Everton and Manchester United in two of their four games afterwards.

  • Liverpool vs Burnley – Saturday, 10 February
  • Brentford vs Liverpool – Saturday, 17 February
  • Liverpool vs Luton – Wednesday, 21 February
  • Nottingham Forest vs Liverpool – Saturday, 2 March
  • Liverpool vs Man City – Saturday, 9 March


As Liverpool do in two week’s time, Man City will have to travel to Brentford on Monday night. While the Reds could use a favour from the Bees, the form of the current champions makes that unlikely.

Man City then face Merseyside opponents on the same day that Liverpool play Burnley, Everton travelling to the Etihad looking for unlikely points in their bid for survival.

Last season’s treble-winners will follow up a Champions League round of 16 tie against Copenhagen with a home clash against Chelsea. If the Blues’ visit to Liverpool is anything to go by, they could be in for another mauling in Manchester.

Man City play their game in hand against Brentford, this time at the Etihad, and will then face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium – two fixtures they are likely to win.

  • Brentford vs Man City – Monday, 5 February
  • Man City vs Everton – Saturday, 10 February
  • Man City vs Chelsea – Saturday, 17 February
  • Man City vs Brentford – Tuesday, 20 February
  • Bournemouth vs Man City – Saturday, 24 February


After beating Liverpool on Sunday, Arsenal have put themselves back in the title picture. However, they have to build on victory over the Reds when they visit West Ham United, a tough task given they have lost both their meetings with the Irons this term.

Next up is a relatively simple journey to Burnley, followed by a Champions League round of 16 opener against Porto.

Newcastle United then travel to the Emirates as they aim to do the double over the Gunners before a trip to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United in early March.

In what is clearly a tricky run for Thomas Frank’s side, Brentford will be Arsenal’s opponents at the Emirates on 9 March.

Realistically, West Ham and Newcastle offer Liverpool the greatest hope of Arsenal dropping points.

  • West Ham vs Arsenal – Sunday, 11 February
  • Burnley vs Arsenal – Saturday, 17 February
  • Arsenal vs Newcastle – Saturday, 24 February
  • Sheffield United vs Arsenal – Monday, 4 March
  • Arsenal vs Brentford – Saturday, 9 March.


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