2024-25 key dates: Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup

Info2024-25 key dates: Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup

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As Liverpool prepare to discover their Premier League fixture list for 2024-25 later this month, read our guide to the key details ahead of the new season.

  • Premier League

Fixtures release

The Premier League has confirmed that fixtures for the 2024-25 season will be released at 9am BST on Tuesday June 18.

The campaign will consist of 33 weekends, four midweek rounds of matches and one Bank Holiday matchweek.

A full list of fixtures will be available here on Liverpoolfc.com.

Fixtures will be subject to change for television broadcast and European competition purposes, with updates to follow on Liverpoolfc.com.

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Key dates

The season will start on Saturday August 17, 90 days after the 2023-24 Premier League campaign concluded.

The final match round of 2024-25 will be played on Sunday May 25, when all games will kick off simultaneously as usual.

In keeping with previous commitments made to clubs to address the congested schedule across Christmas and New Year, arrangements will be made to allow more rest time over three of the festive match rounds, with no club playing within 60 hours of another match. There will be no Christmas Eve fixture.

The mid-season break has also been removed from the calendar to allow the mid-August start date.

Transfer windows

The Premier League has confirmed the summer window will open on Friday June 14 – the same day as Euro 2024 begins.

The window will then close at 11pm BST on Friday August 30 – 13 days after the Premier League campaign begins. The EFL will follow the same timeline.

The winter transfer window will then open on Wednesday January 1, closing on Monday February 3.

  • Champions League

Following their third-placed finish in the Premier League, Liverpool will be competing in the 2024-25 Champions League.

This year’s tournament will see significant changes, in particular to the group stage, which will become a single 36-team league stage.

Each side faces eight different teams (four at home, four away). The top eight overall will advance directly to the Round of 16, while the sides finishing from ninth to 24th will contest the knockout round play-offs, with the victors going through to the last 16. From then on it is a straight knockout.

The draw for the group stage will take place on Thursday August 29, and the group stage matchdays will be as follows:

  • Matchday 1: September 17-19

  • Matchday 2: October 1/2

  • Matchday 3: October 22/23

  • Matchday 4: November 5/6

  • Matchday 5: November 26/27

  • Matchday 6: December 10/11

  • Matchday 7: January 21/22

  • Matchday 8: January 29

The knockout round play-offs will take place on February 11/12 and 18/19.

The Round of 16 matches will take place on March 4/5 and 11/12, with the quarter-finals on April 8/9 and 15/16 and the semi-finals on April 29/30 and May 6/7.

The final will be played at Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena on Saturday May 31.

  • Emirates FA Cup

The Reds will enter the Emirates FA Cup at the third-round stage, which will take place over the weekend of January 11 and 12.

As part of a new format for the competition, all rounds will now be played on weekends and there are no longer replays from the first round onwards.

The final will take place on Saturday May 17, with no Premier League fixtures taking place on the same day.

  • Carabao Cup

Current holders Liverpool will begin their defence of the League Cup in round three.

The EFL has confirmed the competition will begin in mid-August, though the complete schedule is still to be announced.

The semi-finals remain in their current two-legged format.

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