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Premier League top four race 2022/23: Liverpool’s fixtures compared to rivals – who has the toughest run?



Premier League top four race 2022/23: Liverpool’s fixtures compared to rivals – who has the toughest run?

The race between Liverpool and their rivals is set to go down to the wire.

From third to sixth place, the Premier League currently looks like this: Newcastle (65) United (63) Liverpool (59) and Brighton (55) all challenging for those all-important European spots.

Newcastle have more or less maintained their form across the whole campaign aren’t far away from confirming their place in Europe’s premier competition next season.

United may have stumbled at Brighton, but they still sit four points ahead of Liverpool in fifth – and both Newcastle and United have a game in hand on Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Whilst Liverpool have been seriously inconsistent this season, they’ve won their last five and found form at the right time. There are still 12 points available for the Reds but it may be too little, too late when it comes to the Champions League.

The wildcard in this section is Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton side, who have played a game less than the teams currently occupying the top four place – as well as having two games in hand on Liverpool.

Tottenham and Aston Villa sit just behind those teams on 54 points, but both have played 34 games and recent losses to Liverpool and Man United respectively may have ruled them out – but there’s still points to be won.

The run-in’s for the sides are all extremely enticing and the race for continental football will go down to the final day.

We’ve compiled the remaining fixtures for the teams involved and made our bold predictions for those games to see where they may end up after the final weekend on May 28th.

1. Newcastle United – 3rd – 65 Points – 33 Games Played

Eddie Howe has done an excellent job this season.

2. Arsenal (H) – 7th May

Prediction: D (1 Point)

3. Leeds United (A) – 13th May

Prediction: W (3 Points)

4. Brighton and Hove Albion (H) – 18th May

Prediction: D (1 Point)


‘At the minimum’- Former Premier League explains what Jurgen Klopp should get after FA charge

Keith Hackett wants Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to be given an extended touchline ban “at the minimum” after what happened in the dramatic win over Tottenham Hotspur.

After Diogo Jota scored Liverpool’s winning goal in the 4-3 victory over Spurs, Klopp celebrated in the face of the fourth official, for which he was cautioned, and then after the match asked what referee Paul Tierney “had against us”.

The Reds boss has now been charged by the FA for his actions and former Premier League Hackett wants Klopp to receive a longer touchline ban.

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He told Football Insider: “Klopp has questioned the integrity of the match official and he’s rightly been charged. If there is a recording of what happened, that will be brought forward for the FA to see.

“I haven’t seen anyone supporting what Klopp did. It’s a passionate game, but it’s becoming an unwanted sideshow. I don’t mind managers showing passion, but you’ve got to stay in your technical area.

“I think he should get another, longer, touchline ban, at the minimum. The FA are in a slightly difficult position with the incident during the game as he was only issued a yellow card.”


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Latest Anfield Road pictures as major elements of $97m Liverpool redevelopment take shape

After five wins in as many games, things are starting to look to be on the up for Liverpool on the pitch. As new pictures emerge showing the redevelopments at Anfield Stadium, it appears that the club is looking in equally good shape off it.

Due to open at the start of next season, the state-of-the-art new Anfield Road end will see the historic ground’s capacity raised to approximately 61,000 seats.

The project, which has cost a cool $97m (£80m/€90m) according to The Athletic, is the latest development at Anfield in recent times, following on from the rebuilding of the Main Stand between 2015 and 2016.

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Although the previous project took the capacity of the Reds’ home to 53,000, this total still lags behind some of the club’s Premier League rivals, with the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur all currently boasting larger stadiums.

However, the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end, the stand directly opposite to the world-famous Kop, will see the ground become the country’s third biggest club stadium in terms of capacity when the project is finally complete.

The Anfield Road end was previously redeveloped back in the 1990s but this revamp will see an extra 7,000 seats available for supporters on matchdays, with the allocation to be made up of around 5,200 general admission seats, alongside around 1,800 seats with sports bar lounge and hospitality facilities.

A view from the side of the Anfield Road end, showing the new superstructure which spans numerous levels.

(Image: Liverpool Football Club)

Plans to expand the Anfield Road end emerged back in 2019, with Liverpool City Council having given their approval of the project back in June 2021 and work having duly commenced on the redevelopment of the stand in September of last year.

The second piece of major stadium redevelopment to be undertaken under the ownership of FSG, the project also follows on from the move to the AXA Training Centre back in November of 2020, which cost an estimated $61m (£50m/€57m). says: It is clear that the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end will make a major impact when it comes to competing with some of the Premier League’s leading sides and it is great that Liverpool has been able to stay at its spiritual home instead of moving to a new stadium.

In many ways, it is the best of both worlds for Liverpool. With Anfield synonymous with the club and the city, it seems right that the Reds stayed put!