Liverpool could end up playing SIXTY-SEVEN matches across 300 days – one every 4.5 days – if their season goes well as they chase SEVEN trophies
- Liverpool are reaping the benefits of getting back to the big time this season
- The Reds will be competing for seven trophies as a result of their success
- Should they go all the way in each competition they are likely to play 67 games
- Despite the high demands the Reds are yet to sign a senior player this summer
Liverpool are reaping the benefits of getting back to the big time after winning the Champions League and very nearly tasting Premier League glory, but the coming season could bring the most hectic run to date.
Jurgen Klopp’s side enter the 2019-20 season on the hunt for seven trophies, and could face a mighty pile-up of fixtures should they embark on a successful run.
European success and a second-placed finish in the league means the Reds feature in seven different competitions this season, beginning with the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday and the Super Cup final soon after.
Competing for seven trophies this season, Liverpool could end up with an exhausting run
The Club World Cup, Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup campaigns all follow, meaning the Reds’ run of games could get rather relentless.
Should Klopp’s style turn on the blistering form from last season and go all the way in each competition, they are likely to play 67 games across exactly 300 days – an average of a game every 4.5 days.
Other factors could also come into play meaning the Reds could be called into action for even more matches.
The total could reach 71 if Liverpool ended up with a third-placed finish in their Champions League group and dropped into the Europa League last 32 as a result – and additionally need FA Cup replays in the third and fourth rounds.
Demands placed upon the Liverpool squad could therefore potentially be huge, which may come as a concern given no senior signings are yet to be made this summer.
‘It would be great if we could use the whole squad throughout the whole season,’ said Klopp recently on his squad depth.
‘That would make life easier. The number of games sounds big. We have big targets.
‘We will never try to avoid football games. We are happy to have as much as possible, as it means you have had a successful season.’