Fixture changes for the Reds announced
Liverpool have seen a number of fixtures moved from the originally published times due to the announcement of the televised picks of Sky Sports and BT Sport today.
The Merseyside Derby has been moved to Sunday December 2nd at 4:15pm by Sky Sports, which in turn has a knock-on effect for the trip to Turf Moor to play Burnley, moving it 24 hours to Wednesday 5th of December, and it’s not selected for TV coverage.
The match with Bournemouth remains on Saturday 8th December but will now kick off at 12:30pm with broadcaster no doubt repeatedly referencing the 3-1 lead that turned into a 4-3 defeat down there in 2016. The following week will see Manchester United travel to Anfield on Sunday 16th December at 4pm, which will be the 1st time since 1995 that Liverpool have met Manchester United at Anfield on a Sunday at 4pm in the league.
The trip to newly promoted Wolves moves back to the Friday night with an 8pm kick off, again selected for coverage by Sky Sports. The Boxing Day tradition has not been affected as the match with Newcastle United has been fixed for 3pm on 26th December. The 2018 football year closes with Liverpool now meeting Arsenal at 5:30pm on BT Sport.
The New year kicks off with the trip to Manchester City moving from New Years Day to Thursday 3rd January, almost certainly guaranteeing both sides will play their FA Cup 3rd round ties on the following Sunday unless selected for TV coverage on the Monday night. The fixtures with Brighton and Crystal Palace are not affected however the clash with Leicester City has been chosen for coverage on BT Sport, remaining on Wednesday January 30.
The selections now mean that Liverpool’s fixtures have been selected for TV coverage for 17 out of 24 league games and by the close of January, Liverpool will have had 5 Saturday 3pm kick offs.