The fixture list for next season was released today (Friday) and Liverpool kick off the campaign with a home match against Sunderland. Jordan Henderson could be making his debut for Liverpool up against his old club. We have not had much luck with the fixture list over the last couple of seasons as we rarely get home games to start the season off but now the last two seasons in a row since 2003 we start our season at Anfield.
There is nothing better than getting a good start to the season and Steven Gerrard also agrees with this. “It’s important to hit the ground running if you want to compete for the title. You can’t afford any slip-ups early on.” said Gerrard.
After the Sunderland opener we travel to Arsenal which will be a big game. Two wins from the first two games would be a perfect start.
But looking at the entire fixture list, there are five games in a row next year that could make or break Liverpool’s season.
4 February 2012 vs Tottenham (Home)
11 February 2012 vs Manchester United (Away)
25 February 2012 vs Everton (Home)
3 March 2012 vs Arsenal (Home)
10 March 2012 vs Sunderland (Away)
Those are 5 games which are not easy at all and having them back to back will either make or break our season. Hopefully by the time these games come along we will be sit at the top of the table if not we will be in the top four.
So you are saying both games vs Chelsea & ManCity ‘ll have less impact than a trip to Sunderland?
To me the most important 5 matches ‘ll be 5 away matches against the bottom 5 teams. Unless we get 50+ points against bottom 10 teams (Out of 60), we don’t have any chance of winning EPL. This has always been the specialty of Sir Alex. He might loss 1-2 odd games, but ‘ll win at least 15-16 of those (See what Blackpool & West Ham did to us this year)
look at the dates you donut….. these are 5 games back to back, a run of 5 games not 5 games taken at random, we get 10/11 points out of that we’ll have done well
I think lfc players may take all games in the EPL as world cup finals.But shld not have regard 4 newly promoted teams as inferior