LONDON (UK) – According to a fixture list, Liverpool will start defending their Premier League title on Sept. 12 at Anfield. They will lock horns with newly promoted Leeds United, who are returning to England’s top-flight for the first time in 16 years.
After being promised 30 days of rest after the end of their European seasons, Manchester City and Manchester United will not be present for the opening weekend.
City were expected to open their season against Aston Villa while United were slated to play Burnley. But the games have been rescheduled.
United will begin their season at home to Crystal Palace on Sept. 19, as per the fixture released by the league on Thursday. City will travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers for their opener on the same day.
For the second game of the season, Juergen Klopp’s Liverpool will travel to Chelsea before hosting FA Cup champions Arsenal.
The first match between rivals Liverpool and Manchester City will take place on Nov. 7 at the Etihad Stadium.
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