• Liverpool and Man Utd are arch-rivals in English soccer
  • Man Utd failed to finish in the top four of the league last season
  • Liverpool missed out on the league title by a point

Manchester United and Liverpool FC are scheduled to face off against each other on matchday three of the 2022-23 Premier League.

The Premier League announced the fixtures for the upcoming season Thursday.

The first two fixtures of the Red Devils are against Brighton and Brentford, whereas Liverpool take on Fulham and Crystal Palace in their opening two fixtures of the league.

The meeting between Liverpool and Manchester United at Old Trafford on Aug. 20 is the earliest league game between the arch-rivals in 50 years, according to the Red Devils' official website.

"In terms of the date, our research indicates this is the earliest league match against the Merseysiders in 50 years, going back to 1972 when we lost a Division One clash at Anfield on 15 August. With regards to matchdays, it is the earliest since the 2013/14 season when we met in the third round of fixtures on 1 September, when Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal at Anfield," Man Utd's release read.

Last season, both meetings with Liverpool were forgettable occasions for Manchester United as the Red Devils finished with a humiliating aggregate of a 9-0 loss against Liverpool across two legs. The Reds thrashed their rivals 5-0 at Old Trafford before defeating them 4-0 at Anfield.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah became the first-ever player to score a league hat-trick at Old Trafford. He then followed that with a brace when the two sides met in Merseyside.

Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool's fifth goal, and his third, at Old Trafford
Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring Liverpool's fifth goal, and his third, at Old Trafford AFP / Oli SCARFF

While Manchester United failed to finish in the top four, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool missed out on the Premier League title by just a point. The Old Trafford side finished sixth on the table with 58 points, 34 points fewer than Liverpool.

Having not won a trophy since the 2016-17 season, the Red Devils are now set to start a new era under head coach Erik ten Hag. The former Premier League champions are looking to bolster their squad ahead of the new campaign, with FC Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong as one of their top targets.

Meanwhile, Klopp's Liverpool recently signed Benfica's talented striker Darwin Nunez at a club-record fee of around $104 million. Earlier, they also landed Fulham's 19-year-old attacking midfielder Fábio Carvalho.