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Saturday Open Thread: National Klopp Day

Welcome back to the Premier League in the post-Klopp world. Seven games await your anxious eyeballs following the early Liverpool fixture.

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Well, that was certainly...something, huh? (Truth be told, I'm writing this on Friday night, so I honestly have no idea what happened in this game.) National Klopp Day isn't actually a thing yet, but I'm working on it. Turns out making a national holiday requires a lot of paperwork, who knew?

Meanwhile, there are seven games to help calm you down after watching Liverpool. Out of the six matches on in the 3:00PM BST/10:00AM EST, the most interesting for Liverpool fans should be when Everton host Manchester United. Both teams went into the international break on a bit of a down note: Everton only managed a draw against Liverpool in a game where they arguably should have performed better, while Manchester United got spanked by Arsenal. That other team from Manchester will be welcoming Bournemouth AFC to the Etihad. Liverpool fans may be bummed that the team lost Ings and Gomez, but I imagine it's way worse to lose Aguero and Silva, both felled by their time away on international duty. City were a team who already seemed unsteady, and the loss of their two best players may be a real test to them. But hey, at least they have Raheem Sterling to help. You know -- because of all the goals he scores.

Elsewhere at the bottom of the table, 18th placed Aston Villa visit 16th placed Chelsea in an early relegation battle. Also in London, a far more interesting battle will be taking place when the two in-form sides Crystal Palace and West Ham United face off at Selhurst Park. Finally, Southampton welcome Leicester City and West Brom host Sunderland. That's a lot of entertaining football to be had. The late game sees Arsenal travel to Watford to try and continue their top form at 5:30PM BST/12:30PM EST.

There's plenty of other football happening around the globe today. Check out ESPNFC's live score page to follow along. LiveSoccerTV has also has a schedule, along with legal live and repeated viewing options. Feel free to talk about any and all of it below, but please remember that links to illegal streaming sites will be removed immediately and repeat offenders will be banned.

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