The last month of the 2022/23 season is upon us and for some, that will be welcomed with open arms. Jurgen Klopp‘s Liverpool team have found a rare run of consistency in the month of April, which has put an unexpected edge to the end of the season. Although the Reds are unlikely to qualify for the Champions League, they can still put results on the board and see how the cards fall come May 28, when the curtain closes on what has been a season many have long put a line through.
The month of May will kick off with a night under the Anfield lights, for the rearranged meeting with Fulham that was postponed due to their involvement in the FA Cup. Just three days later and it is back to Anfield for the penultimate home game of the campaign, against Brentford. Liverpool then face Leicester away for Monday night football, giving Klopp’s squad a nine-day break between games and extra time to recover from any niggles or injuries. The final home game of the season is then upon us, with Aston Villa potentially arriving with European aspirations still in reach. This match will hold significance beyond the result as it will be the time to farewell Roberto Firmino after eight seasons, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita and James Milner also leaving Anfield.
The conclusion of Liverpool’s season at Anfield will then see the construction team race into action to remove the existing roof on the Anfield Road Stand. This marks a significant step towards its completion in time for the 2023/24 season, with the process not to be too dissimilar from the Main Stand back in 2016. The removal of the existing roof will allow for the two tiers of the new stand to come together, with interior and exterior work ongoing.
The month of May is also to see the launch of Liverpool’s new home kit for 2023/24. The strip will be a throwback to the club’s first-ever FA Cup win in 1965, with a bold, white collar accenting the traditional red shirt. It’s a simple yet effective design, one that is no doubt to prove popular among supporters.
The Reds will then travel to Southampton for the final game of the season, which will lock in which European competition they will feature in for 2023/24 – and if Southampton will still be in the top flight. When the final whistle blows, this season can well and truly be put behind us.
Liverpool’s first team fixtures in May are: Fulham (H) – Premier League – Wednesday, May 3, 8pm; Brentford (H) – Premier League – Saturday, May 6, 5.30pm; Leicester (A) – Premier League – Monday, May 15, 8pm; Aston Villa (H) – Premier League – Saturday, May 20, 3pm; Southampton (A) – Premier League – Sunday, May 28, 4.30pm. Their women’s team fixtures are: Chelsea (A) – WSL – Wednesday, May 3, 7.15pm; Man City (H) – WSL – Sunday, May 7, 2pm; Aston Villa (A) – WSL – Sunday, May 21, 2pm; Everton (A) – WSL – Friday, May 24, 7.30pm; Man United (H) – WSL – Saturday, May 27, 2.30pm. The U21s have one fixture: Crystal Palace (A) – Premier League 2 – Saturday, May 6, 1pm.