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As Liverpool prepares for the 2024-25 season, excitement builds among fans eager to see how the team will fare across the Premier League, Champions League, Emirates FA Cup, and Carabao Cup. This comprehensive guide highlights the key dates and fixtures that will shape the Reds’ campaign.

Premier League

Fixtures and 2024-25 Season Overview

The Premier League fixtures for the 2024-25 season were released in June, setting the stage for a thrilling campaign. Liverpool kicks off the 2024-25 season with an away match against Ipswich Town at Portman Road on Saturday, August 17, at 12:30 PM BST. This match comes 90 days after the conclusion of the previous season, promising a quick turnaround and intense competition from the start.

The 2024-25 season will unfold over 33 weekends, supplemented by four midweek rounds and a special Bank Holiday matchweek. As with previous seasons, the final round of matches will occur on Sunday, May 25, with all games kicking off simultaneously.

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Festive Fixtures and Scheduling Adjustments

In response to concerns about player fatigue and the congested schedule during the festive period, the 2024-25 season Premier League has introduced measures to ensure more rest time between matches. No team will play within 60 hours of another game, and there will be no fixtures on Christmas Eve. Additionally, the mid-season break has been removed, accommodating the mid-August start and ensuring a continuous flow of matches.

Transfer Windows

The summer transfer window opened on Friday, June 14, and will close at 11 PM BST on Friday, August 30. This window allows clubs to bolster their squads before the season heats up. The winter transfer window opens on Wednesday, January 1, and closes on Monday, February 3, providing another opportunity for teams to make strategic adjustments.

Champions League

New Format and Group Stage Draw

After securing a third-place finish in the Premier League, Liverpool will compete in the 2024-25 Champions League under a revamped format. The group stage now consists of a single 36-team league stage. Each team will face eight different opponents (four at home, four away), with the top eight teams advancing directly to the Round of 16.

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The draw for the group stage will take place on Thursday, August 29, setting the stage for intriguing matchups. The key matchdays for the group stage are as follows:

  • Matchday 1: September 17-19
  • Matchday 2: October 1/2
  • Matchday 3: October 22/23
  • Matchday 4: November 5/6
  • Matchday 5: November 26/27
  • Matchday 6: December 10/11
  • Matchday 7: January 21/22
  • Matchday 8: January 29

Knockout Rounds and Final

Teams finishing from ninth to 24th in the group stage will compete in the knockout round play-offs on February 11/12 and 18/19, with the winners advancing to the Round of 16. From this point, the tournament follows a straight knockout format:

  • Round of 16: March 4/5 and 11/12
  • Quarter-finals: April 8/9 and 15/16
  • Semi-finals: April 29/30 and May 6/7
  • Final: Saturday, May 31, at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena

Emirates FA Cup

Entry and New Competition Format

Liverpool enters the Emirates FA Cup at the third-round stage, with the competition adopting a new format this 2024-25 season. All rounds will now be played on weekends, and replays have been eliminated from the first round onwards, ensuring decisive results in each fixture.

The key dates for the FA Cup are as follows:

  • Third round: Weekend of January 11
  • Fourth round: Weekend of February 8
  • Fifth round: Weekend of March 1
  • Quarter-finals: Weekend of March 29
  • Semi-finals: Weekend of April 26
  • Final: Saturday, May 17

Notably, no Premier League fixtures will take place on the day of the FA Cup final, allowing full focus on this prestigious competition.

Carabao Cup

Title Defence and Key Fixtures

As the current holders of the Carabao Cup, Liverpool will commence their title defence in the third round. The competition’s format remains unchanged, with semi-finals conducted over two legs.

The critical dates for the Carabao Cup are as follows:

  • Third round: September 18 and 25
  • Fourth round: October 30
  • Quarter-finals: December 18
  • Semi-finals: January 8 (first leg) and February 5 (second leg)
  • Final: Sunday, March 16

Tactical Preparation and Squad Rotation

With the Carabao Cup starting early in the 2024-25 season, Liverpool’s tactical preparation and squad rotation will be crucial in managing the fixture load and maintaining their competitive edge across all tournaments.

Preparing for a Dynamic Season

Balancing Competitions

Liverpool’s 2024-25 season promises to be dynamic and challenging as they navigate multiple competitions. Balancing the demands of the Premier League, Champions League, Emirates FA Cup, and Carabao Cup will require strategic planning and effective squad management. The removal of the mid-season break and adjustments to the festive fixture schedule are significant changes that the team will need to adapt to swiftly.

Key Matches and Rivalries

Key matches, especially against traditional rivals and strong competitors in the Premier League, will be pivotal in determining Liverpool’s position in the league standings. Additionally, the new format of the Champions League group stage presents fresh challenges and opportunities for Liverpool to assert their dominance on the European stage.


Liverpool’s 2024-25 season is set to be a rollercoaster of excitement and high-stakes matches. With key fixtures in the Premier League, a new format in the Champions League, crucial FA Cup ties, and the defence of the Carabao Cup, the Reds are poised for a compelling campaign. As the season progresses, Liverpool fans can look forward to thrilling football, intense rivalries, and the pursuit of silverware across multiple fronts.

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By Abdulkadir Salim

Abdulkadir Salim Is content writer for Liverpool FC Times

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