The difficulty facing Liverpool in the new season – Rodgers in trouble?

first_img 5 5 Liverpool v Chelsea (Champions League in Reds’ sights?) – 12/03/15 – If Liverpool are still in with a shout by March, they face tough tests against Chelsea on 12 March, followed by Southampton on 19 March. Tottenham and Southampton, fellow challengers for the top four bookend April. Liverpool v Leicester (Boxing Day) – 26/12/15 – Click the arrow above, right, to see more games – Following their difficult start, Liverpool’s busy Christmas period begins with a trip to Newcastle and have games they will feel they can win against West Brom (H) and Watford (A) with Leicester visiting on Boxing Day. Maximum points in December is realistic. Brendan Rodgers survived as Liverpool manager to lead the club for another season.And now the new Premier League fixtures have been released, the boss can plan for the months ahead.FANS’ VERDICT ON RODGERS’ FUTUREIt’s not going to be easy, far from it, so talkSPORT looks at the important games for the Reds. Click the arrow above, right, to see the mega matches.What are your realistic expectations for Liverpool next season? Let us know in the comments below. Stoke v Liverpool (avenge the 6-1) – 08/08/15 – Click the arrow above, right, to see more games – Liverpool have a tough opening three months of the new season, beginning with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium where they were hammered 6-1 on the final day of the 2014/15 campaign. 5 5 Everton (A), Tottenham (A), Southampton (H) and Chelsea (A) all to come in October – Click the arrow above, right, to see more games – It doesn’t get easier in October, while there are also another two Europa League group games to navigate, with the first on 1 October and the second on 22 October. Manchester United v Liverpool (Rodgers under pressure) – 12/09/15 – Click the arrow above, right, to see more games – Liverpool lost to United twice last season and the manager may be under pressure as early as September. A lot could depend on the away trips to Stoke and Arsenal in August, but if they arrive at Old Trafford and fail to win, then the manager could lose his job. A few days after this clash between enemies, Liverpool begin their Europa League group stage campaign. 5last_img

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