However, the Reds are still some way from being a Premier League-winning outfit.
Southampton host Burnley on the opening day.
Securing their second fourth-place finish in succession was still a cause for some celebration, and it means they will enjoy back-to-back seasons in the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2009-10.
It doesn't get any easier for Emery, either, with Arsenal's second game of the season away against London rivals Chelsea, while Pep's City host Huddersfield.
The recent opening day records of the Premier League teams
Liverpool will be the first visitors to the yet-to-be-named stadium on the weekend of September 15-16, the club confirmed.
The first Manchester derby, which will pit last season's top two against each other, is due to take place on November 10 when Jose Mourinho's United make the short jounrey across town.
The Blues have won our last five encounters against Wolves and Fulham and last two against Cardiff.
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City claimed a 100% record against Arsenal and Chelsea last season with our 1-0 triumph at Stamford Bridge a stand-out victory and performance.
As run-ins go (and without tempting fate!), on paper, that one is fairly kind.
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NY has the highest number of cases - seven - while California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have each reported five cases. So far, 73 people have been infected and 24 people hospitalized across 31 states , but no deaths have yet been reported.