Liverpool’s U21 side will switch to U23 for the 2016-17 season after the new fixtures were announced today.
The league will consist of two divisions with Michael Beale’s young Reds playing in the Premier League 2 Division 1.
The opening game will see the U23s face Southampton on Sunday August 14 at 1pm BST. All home venues for the new season have still to be confirmed.
Other fixtures of note will see the young Reds take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Friday August 25 and take on Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Monday September 19.
U23 fixtures for 2016-17
Sunday 14 – Southampton (H) 1pm BST, venue TBC.
Monday 22 – Chelsea (A) 7.05pm, at Aldershot Town FC.
Friday 26 – Arsenal (A) 7pm, at Emirates Stadium.
Sunday 11 – Leicester City (H) 2pm, venue TBC.
Monday 19 – Tottenham Hotspur (A) 7pm, White Hart Lane.
Sunday 25 – Sunderland (H) 1pm, venue TBC.
Monday 17 – Manchester United (A) 7pm, Leigh Sports Village.
Sunday 23 – Everton (H) 1pm, venue TBC.
Saturday 29 – Manchester City (A) 1pm, venue TBC.
Sunday 20 – Reading (H) 1pm, venue TBC.
Monday 28 – Derby County (A) 7pm, venue TBC.
Sunday 11 – Arsenal (H) 1pm, venue TBC.
Monday 9 – Leicester City (A) 7pm, Holmes Park, Leicestershire FA.
Sunday 15 – Manchester United (H) 1pm, venue TBC.
Sunday 29 – Sunderland (A) 12 noon, Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground.
Sunday 5 – Tottenham Hotspur (H) 1pm, venue TBC.
Sunday 19 – Derby County (H) 1pm, venue TBC.
Monday 6 – Reading (A) 7pm, venue TBC.
Sunday 12 – Chelsea (H) 1.05pm, venue TBC.
Monday 10 – Southampton (A) 7pm, Staplewood Training Ground.
Sunday 23 – Manchester City (H) 1pm, venue TBC.
Monday 8 – Everton (A) 7pm, Southport FC.
Supporters should note that these fixtures are subject to change.