By Scott Taylor
Liverpool U21s have found out who they will play in the 2015/16 season as they prepare to build on their second placed finish last season. The young Reds have three different home venues this season, will the games being played at either Langtree Park, Chester’s Deva Stadium or Anfield. Michael Beale’s side will begin the new campaign against Chelsea at Langtree Park on 9 August.
In their second game of the season, it is the first mini-derby as they travel to Southport FC to face their city rivals Everton on Wednesday 19 August. Their toughest run of the season comes in November and December. It starts with an away game against Manchester City on the 21st, before they again travel to Manchester to play archrivals United nine days later.
On Sunday 6 December, it is the reverse fixture of the Merseyside Derby as Everton come to Anfield. Eight days later, Beale’s young Reds travel down to Aldershot Town eight days later where they’ll face Chelsea as a gruelling four match period comes to an end.
On 7 February, Liverpool will host Manchester City at Anfield in the reverse fixture before facing Champions Manchester United on 13 March, again at Anfield. Liverpool U21s will end the season at home to Norwich City on 25 April, with the game set to be played at Chester FC.
Some of these fixtures are subject to change, but Liverpool U21s’ campaign is edging ever closer will just over a month to go before the opening game.
August: Sun 9 – Chelsea (H); Weds 19 – Everton (A); Mon 24 – Reading (A)
September: Sun 13 – Middlesbrough (H); Mon 28 – Leicester City (H)
October: Sun 18 – Sunderland (A); Fri 23 – Tottenham Hotspur (A)
November: Sun 1 – Southampton (H); Sat 21 – Man City (A); Mon 30 – Man Utd (A)
December: Sun 6 – Everton (H); Mon 14 – Chelsea (A)
January: Mon 11 – Southampton (A); Mon 25 – Tottenham Hotspur (H); Sun 31 – Reading (H)
February: Sun 7 – Man City (H); Mon 22 – Sunderland (H)
March: Mon 7 – Middlesbrough (A); Sun 13 – Man Utd (H)
April: Mon 4 – Leicester City (A); Mon 25 – Norwich City (H)
By Scott Taylor