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Jamie Carragher sums up Liverpool's horrible run of Premier League away fixtures

Brendan Rodgers will need to hit the ground running if he is to avoid coming under more pressure early on in the season.

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THERE ARE STILL 52 days until the return of England’s top flight, but fans of Premier League clubs today learned who they will face on the opening day of the season as the fixture list was unveiled.

After they were hammered 6-1 by Stoke City on the final day of last season, Liverpool have the chance to exact revenge on the Potters with a visit to the Britannia on 8 August.

However, a glance further down the list shows that Brendan Rodgers has got an extremely difficult run of seven away fixtures to open the campaign — with trips to the champions Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal, Man United, Tottenham and Everton.

Here there are:

  • v Stoke City, 8 August
  • v Arsenal, 22 August
  • v Manchester United, 12 September
  • v Everton, 3 October
  • v Tottenham, 17 October
  • v Chelsea, 31 October
  • v Manchester City, 21 November

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has suggested it could be the work of his Sky Sports colleague, while ex-Reds and Ireland striker John Aldridge has a similar theory:

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