Four of Liverpool’s first five Premier League fixtures of 2016/17 have been rescheduled to meet the demands of TV broadcasters.
The Reds face a tough start to the new league season, taking on three of last season’s top four, as well as Antonio Conte’s resurgent Chelsea side.
As a result, Sky Sports and BT Sport have fought out for the rights to broadcast these highly in-demand clashes.
This has seen the Premier League confirm changes to their original schedule, likely prompting a change of plans for travelling supporters.
Liverpool’s opening clash away to Arsenal will now take place on Sunday August 14 at 4pm BST, and will be broadcast as part of Sky Sports’ first Super Sunday of the season.
Furthermore, the Reds’ trip to take on Tottenham Hotspur has been moved to Saturday August 27, kicking off at 12.30pm BST, also to be shown on Sky Sports.
Finally, Sky Sports have also rescheduled the Reds’ away clash with Chelsea to Friday September 16 at 8pm BST, ensuring a difficult night of travel for Liverpool supporters.
Therefore, Klopp’s side will travel to the Turf Moor Stadium on August 20, with the return fixture to take place on March 12.
The club insist that “the Main Stand will be ready and open to fans for the start of the Premier League season,” but also concede that additional time is a “prudent approach to a project of this scale.”