FOOTBALL fans on social media seem to be in agreement after Liverpool were handed what appears to be a favourable start to the 2022-23 season.
The Reds will travel to newly-promoted Fulham on August 7 to kick off their campaign.Jurgen Klopp’s side get their 2022-23 campaign underway with a trip to newly-promoted Fulham[/caption]
Jurgen Klopp’s side are the first team in top-flight history to face a newly-promoted side in their first league game of the season in four consecutive campaigns.
And fans on social media have been quick to react to the Reds’ Premier League schedule, which was released this morning.
One wrote: “Quite laughable that Liverpool always seem to get a newly promoted team on the opening day.”
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Another said: “Anyone else notice that Liverpool have a promoted team as their first fixture for like the 4th season running!!!”
While a third added: “Liverpool against a newly-promoted side imagine my shock.”
However, others pointed out that playing a newly-promoted team on the first day of the season is not necessarily an advantage.
As seen last year when Brentford shocked Arsenal on the opening day, newly-promoted sides handed a big tie to kick off their campaign are likely to play out of their skin in a bid to get a result.
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The Londoners did win the Championship last term, but a fourth consecutive season opener against a newly-promoted side means Klopp and Co are well-positioned to start with a bang.
Although the recent history between the sides is actually in Fulham’s favour.
Liverpool picked up just one point against the Londoners when they were relegated in the 2020-21 campaign.
The two sides drew 1-1 at Craven Cottage before the Reds slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat at Anfield in March last year.
So maybe it’s not the ideal start to the new season that Klopp’s title-chasing side were hoping for.Liverpool lost against Fulham the two sides played against each other[/caption]