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Liverpool start with Saints

Liverpool will start the new Premier League campaign with a home match against Southampton.

Brendan Rodger's side face the Saints, who this week unveiled Ronald Koeman as their new boss, at Anfield on August 16th.

Reigning champions Manchester City then host the Reds in their following fixture on August 23rd, while a testing start to the season continues with a trip to Tottenham on August 30th.

The first Merseyside derby falls on September 27th, with Liverpool playing host to local rivals Everton.

During a hectic festive period, the Reds will travel to Manchester United on December 13th, while Arsenal head to Anfield on December 20th.

Boxing Day brings a match at Burnley before a home match with Leicester on New Year's Day.

The Return trip to Everton will be on February 7th, while Manchester United arrive in Merseyside on March 21st.

Rodgers will be hoping his side remain in the title hunt during the closing weeks, which see them start with a home match at QPR on May 2nd before a tough trip to Chelsea.

Crystal Palace, who ruined Liverpool's hopes of the League crown last season, travel to Anfield in another penultimate game of the season and the Reds will finish with a game at Stoke.