Jurgen Klopp continues to receive the backing from the club’s owners and he will be hoping to turnaround the club’s fortunes with a strong run before the World Cup break.
The Reds are scheduled to face Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton in the next three top-flight games before the season comes to a halt due to the World Cup.
Liverpool will restart their league campaign against Villa, who now have a new manager in Unai Emery. The game will be played on Boxing Day but there has been a change in the timing.
Instead of a 3pm GMT kick-off at Villa Park, the game will now start at 5.30pm GMT to be shown on TV. Amazon Prime Video have the telecasting rights in the United Kingdom.
Elsewhere, there has been a complete rescheduling of Liverpool’s fixture against Leicester previously on New Year’s Eve. The Reds will host the Foxes on Friday, December 30 with kick-off at 8pm GMT.
Sky Sports will broadcast the fixture in the UK and the same will be the case for Liverpool’s visit of Brentford on January 2. Similar to the Villa clash, the game has been pushed to 5.30pm GMT.
Aside from the three league fixtures, the Reds could have a Carabao Cup fourth round tie before the turn of the year if they manage to beat Derby County at home in the previous round.
Hence, Liverpool could return to competitive action days after the World Cup final on December 18. The League Cup fourth round ties are due to be played on December 20 and 21.
Liverpool’s festive schedule
20 or 21 December 2022: Possible Carabao Cup fourth round tie
26 December 2022: Aston Villa on the road – 5.30pm GMT
30 December 2022: Leicester City at home – 8pm GMT
2 January 2023: Brentford on the road – 5.30pm GMT
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