The start of the Premier League season has been strange, to say the least. We are just seven games into the new season and already on the second international break. However, when the players get back, things resemble something close to normality, and that means a hectic schedule for Liverpool to navigate.
Of course, the league title is the main aim for this club, but cup competitions, especially the Champions League, are very important. Between now and Christmas, Liverpool’s Champions League group fate will be decided, while at the same time they will look to at least maintain, if not improve, their league position. A 2-2 draw at home to Manchester City knocked Liverpool off top spot in the league, but if you want a positive, then The Redmen are the only unbeaten team in the league after seven games.
How Fans Should Handle the Run of Fixtures
It is very important for fans to not find themselves in a position where they are enthralled by the football but struggling to fit anything else into their life. Yes, there is a lot of football coming up, and we will all want to watch the games as they happen, but don’t sacrifice other things for this feast of football we have on the horizon.
Other sports are happening at this time, it is a busy period for many and that includes boxing. There are many big fights on the horizon, including some of the biggest fighters in the world, such as Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte and Saul Alvarez.
These bouts draw a lot of interest from fight fans, with the latest boxing betting odds available for big events taking place over the next few months.
How Will Players Handle the Fixtures?
What fans will be wanting to know is how the players will cope with this run. Perhaps most importantly of all will be the Liverpool front line, which has three positions and four main players for boss Jurgen Klopp to use.
Mo Salah, who scored a wonderful goal against Manchester City, is the main man at the moment, followed by Sadio Mane, who is also playing well. These two will get a lot of action, but the use of Roberto Firmino and Diego Jota will be key to freshening up the formation and ensuring that players are not asked to do too much in the first half of the season.
Challenging for multiple trophies, which Liverpool want to do this season, needs acute squad management, so that is exactly what we need to see. While fans would love to have Mo Salah on the field for every game, that simply cannot happen, and finding where to rest the Egyptian forward may determine how much success we see at the club this season.
For the three months to end 2021, Liverpool have at least 13 league games and five cup games, with the potential for more EFL Cup games to be added. This is a test of the squad and Jurgen Klopp’s management and rotation skills.