Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp pleased with no Christmas Eve fixture

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp pleased with no Christmas Eve fixture

However, after an angry backlash from supporters who were concerned about travelling to and from the Emirates on Christmas Eve and the possibility of being stuck in London for Christmas Day, the game has been rescheduled to Friday December 22.

Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, and there had been speculation that the Premier League, in conjunction with its broadcasters, could move one of the matches scheduled for December 23 to its peak 4pm "Super Sunday" slot.

However the Premier League has moved to clarify the situation and reassured fans that their pre-Christmas festivites won't be disrupted.

The club's games at home to Everton on Wednesday, December 13, at 7.45pm and at Arsenal on Saturday, December 16, at 3pm remain unchanged while TV choices for Saturday, December 30, when Newcastle are scheduled to entertain Brighton at 3pm, have still to be made. Four matches have been selected for live United Kingdom coverage that weekend, with three to be televised on Saturday 23 December.

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Arsenal were also reluctant to back the move to Christmas Eve because the club would have struggled to get enough safety stewards to work that night.

After further discussions, Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore praised the "flexibility" of United Kingdom television broadcasters Sky and BT.

FOOTBALL fans can prepare for a festive season packed with Premier League action with 17 matches taking place in December.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was also critical of the plans as it would have given his side an even tougher packed Christmas fixture schedule.

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