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Liverpool will begin Premier League 2019-20 season on Friday night against newly promoted side

Liverpool will open their 2019-20 Premier League title assault on a Friday night at Anfield against Norwich City as Jurgen Klopp’s team look to set the pace at the top of the table.

Klopp’s European champions narrowly missed out on the domestic crown last season and know they can drop few points if they are to oust Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City this time around.

A trip to Southampton follows the Norwich game, before Liverpool face Arsenal and Chelsea – sandwiching matches against Burnley and Newcastle in the early run of fixtures.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to steer the club to Premier League glory

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to steer the club to Premier League glory

But Klopp will be wary of a difficult run-in that sees the Reds travel to Arsenal and host Chelsea inside their last three games – before a final-day trip to Newcastle. 

The traditional big fixtures against Manchester United are on October 19 – at Old Trafford – and January 18 at home.

Everton visit Anfield on December 4 before Klopp’s side go to Goodison Park on March 14.

In 25 of the previous 27 Premier League campaigns, Liverpool would have been crowned champions with their staggering 97 points.

The Champions League winners were pipped to the domestic title last month by just one point by Manchester City on the final day of the season.

Liverpool finished second in the title race by one point to winners Manchester City last season

Liverpool finished second in the title race by one point to winners Manchester City last season

At one stage it looked like the title would be heading to Liverpool for the first time in 29 years when they were leading Wolves and City were drawing at Brighton. However, City came through to eventually win 4-1 at the AMEX Stadium. 

Klopp’s side can count themselves unlucky to not win the title – especially as they only lost once in the league. However, that 2-1 defeat at City in January proved decisive.

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