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FESTIVE DATES Premier League Christmas TV fixtures are confirmed and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will not be happy


Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: PA

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: PA

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp. Photo: PA

The Premier League's Christmas fixture list is always a feast for armchair viewers and Sky Sports have revealed their selection of matches for this festive season.

In a season that sees England' top-flight clubs trying to cram in more matches than ever before in a season shortened by a late start due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp among those unhappy with the TV fixture schedulers.

"Sky and BT have to talk because if we keep playing on Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30, I'm not sure if we will finish the season with 11 players," he said after his side's defeat against Atalanta on Wednesday.

"I know you [the broadcasters] don't care and that's the problem. We've discussed it for a long time and nothing's happened.

"It's a massive problem. Wednesday and Saturday 12:30 is a broadcaster problem and nothing else.

"It's an early Christmas present. We will show up there shaking. I think about sending the points. That's how it is."

Klopp's annoyance shone through in those comments and he might not be happy with some of the TV selections in December, with Liverpool's match against Tottenham live on Amazon Sport in the UK on Wednesday December 16th and BT Sport picking the Reds to play in their 12.30 slot at Crystal Palace the following Saturday.

It is a debate that will run and run, but football fans can look forward to some wonderful action with these games confirmed for Sky Sports:

  • Fri Dec 4: Aston Villa vs Newcastle - Kick-Off 8pm
  • Sat Dec 5: West Ham vs Man Utd - Kick-Off 5pm
  • Sat Dec 5: Chelsea vs Leeds - Kick-Off 8pm
  • Sun Dec 6: West Brom vs Crystal Palace - Kick-Off 12pm
  • Sun Dec 6: Sheffield United vs Leicester - Kick-Off 2.15pm
  • Sun Dec 6: Tottenham vs Arsenal - Kick-Off 4.30pm
  • Mon Dec 7: Brighton vs Southampton - Kick-Off 8pm
  • Fri Dec 11: Leeds vs West Ham - Kick-Off 8pm
  • Sat Dec 12: Newcastle vs West Brom - Kick-Off 3pm
  • Sat Dec 12: Man Utd vs Man City - Kick-Off 5.30pm
  • Sun Dec 13: Southampton vs Sheffield United - Kick-Off 12pm
  • Sun Dec 13: Crystal Palace vs Tottenham - Kick-Off 2.15pm
  • Sun Dec 13: Fulham vs Liverpool - Kick-Off 4.30pm
  • Sun Dec 13: Arsenal vs Burnley - Kick-Off 7.15pm
  • Sat Dec 19: Everton vs Arsenal - Kick-Off 5.30pm
  • Sat Dec 19: Newcastle vs Fulham - Kick-Off 8pm
  • Sun Dec 20: Brighton vs Sheffield United - Kick-Off 12pm
  • Sun Dec 20: Tottenham vs Leicester - Kick-Off 2.15pm
  • Sun Dec 20: Man Utd vs Leeds - Kick-Off 4.30pm
  • Mon Dec 21: Burnley vs Wolves - Kick-Off 5.30pm
  • Mon Dec 21: Chelsea vs West Ham - Kick-Off 8pm
  • Sat Dec 26: Fulham vs Southampton - Kick-Off 3pm
  • Sat Dec 26: Arsenal vs Chelsea - Kick-Off 5.30pm
  • Sun Dec 27: Leeds vs Burnley - Kick-Off 12pm
  • Sun Dec 27: West Ham vs Brighton - Kick-Off 2.15pm
  • Sun Dec 27: Liverpool vs West Brom - Kick-Off 4.30pm
  • Sun Dec 27: Wolves vs Tottenham - Kick-Off 7.15pm

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