The Stats From Liverpool’s Last 10 Opening Day Fixtures

The Stats From Liverpool’s Last 10 Opening Day Fixtures

With a 1-1 draw earned at Chelsea to kick off the 2023-24 EPL season, Liverpool’s opening day extended their run of unbeaten matches on the opening weekend of a new league campaign to eleven. 

Just like gambling at low wagering casinos, there have been some ups and downs in their results in season-openers.

Defensive problems have forced them into some scares and situations of having to rescue points, but there have been some brilliant high-scoring wins too.

Here we look at Liverpool’s results from the last decade of Premier League opening day fixtures.

Liverpool’s Last 10 Premier League Opening Day Results

  • 2014-2015: Liverpool 2-1 Southampton
  • 2015-2016: Stoke City 0-1 Liverpool
  • 2016-2017: Arsenal 3-4 Liverpool
  • 2017-2018: Watford 3-3 Liverpool
  • 2018-2019: Liverpool 4-0 West Ham United
  • 2019-2020: Liverpool 4-1 Norwich City
  • 2020-2021: Liverpool 4-3 Leeds United
  • 2021-2022: Norwich 0-3 Liverpool
  • 2022-2023: Fulham 2-2 Liverpool
  • 2023-2024: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool

Goal Fests

There has been a recent trend of Liverpool being involved in high-scoring fixtures at the start of a season. Eight of their last ten such matches have produced at least three goals.

Remarkably six of Liverpool’s last ten matches have produced at least four goals, while four of them have seen at least five goals. Pushing even further, three of Liverpool’s last ten opening matches have produced at least six goals.

All that adds up to their recent 1-1 draw with Chelsea being their lowest-scoring opening fixture since a 1-0 win at Stoke in 2015. But that could have been a very different picture if VAR hadn’t wiped out a goal for both Liverpool and the Blues. 

Liverpool’s Last Opening Day Loss

August 18, 2012: West Bromwich Albion 3-0 Liverpool

The last time that the Reds suffered a rude awakening on the opening day of a Premier League season was in 2012. Liverpool had gone to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion. 

It was Brendan Rodgers’s first game in charge of the Reds. With Liverpool 1-0 down already, in the 58th minute, Daniel Agger received a red card, an advantage that West Brom duly took advantage of by scoring twice more.

Lack Of Clean Sheets

Looking back at the stats, a lack of clean sheets on the opening day of a new season has plagued Liverpool in the last decade. The Reds have earned just three clean sheets in their last ten, only one of those blanks happening at Anfield.

2015-2016 (August 9, 2015): Stoke City 0-1 Liverpool

2018-2019 (August 12, 2018): Liverpool 4-0 West Ham United

2021-2022 (August 14th, 2021): Norwich 0-3 Liverpool

Winning Margins On The Opening Day

Another trend from Liverpool’s recent clutch of matches from the opening day of a new season is their winning margins. The Reds have won seven of their last ten fixtures at the very start of a season. 

Each of those victories was by either a 1-goal (4 times) or a 3-goal margin. So they’ve either won big or scraped by with no middle ground. 

Overall Premier League Record

With back-to-back draws now recorded in their first match of a season, Liverpool have moved on to a W18 D10 L4 overall return from their Premier League starts. As noted though, the recent trend has been very strong from them at the very least avoiding defeat.

Won 18 – Drawn 10 – Lost 4 – For 59 – Against 35

The longest winning streak that Liverpool have had in Premier League opening day fixtures is five, recorded between 1998 and 2002 inclusive. 

The longest winless streak from their Premier League openers stands at four matches, which has occurred twice, between 2003 and 2006, then again between 2009 and 2012.  Liverpool have won their last five matches of the new season when playing at Anfield. 

At the start of the 2019/20 title-winning season, Liverpool went unbeaten in their first 27 matches of the Premier League season. That remains their longest streak ever from the beginning of an EPL campaign.

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