LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 28, 2021: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp tells off the Sky Sports steadycam operator after the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

5 Liverpool fixtures moved for TV – with 9-day break between opening games

Liverpool’s start to the Premier League season has now been locked in after broadcasters made their TV selections, and the Reds now have a nine-day break after their opener at Fulham.

The excitement is growing for the 2022/23 season, which starts in less than 32 days when Jurgen Klopp takes his team to newly-promoted Fulham on Saturday, August 6.

The Reds knew from the off that they have the early 12.30pm kickoff to contend with, and now it has been confirmed that their second game of the season will follow nine days later.

Anfield will host its first match against Crystal Palace under the lights having been moved to Monday, August 15, with an 8pm kickoff on Sky Sports, for those in the UK.

It’s an extended break that Klopp will be eager to use as a valuable training block, but, for fans, it leaves plenty of time to sit and wait for the Anfield opener.

A further four games throughout August and September have been selected for television, including the Merseyside derby.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 24, 2021: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (C) celebrates with team-mates Roberto Firmino (L) abd Diogo Jota (R) after scoring the fifth goal, completing his hat-trick, during the FA Premier League match between Manchester United FC and Liverpool FC at Old Trafford. Liverpool won 5-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • 5 games selected for TV in month of August and September
  • Trip to Man United: Monday, August 22, 8pm
  • Trip to Everton: Saturday, September 3, 12.30pm
  • Two 3pm kickoffs: Bournemouth and Wolves

It, of course, also includes the trip to Man United, which is also to be played on a Monday evening, August 22 at Old Trafford, with Sky Sports having the rights for the 8pm fixture.

Bournemouth (August 27) and Newcastle (August 31) are next up for the Reds to close out the first month of the season, and the former is the first 3pm match, while the latter has been picked up by BT Sport.

The first Merseyside derby, at Goodison, kicks off the month of September and will take place on Saturday, September 3, with kickoff scheduled for the early 12.30pm slot on BT Sport.

Wolves will then make the trip to Anfield on Saturday, September 10 for a 3pm start, before Liverpool then meet Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, September 18 at 4.30pm.

It all makes for plenty of late and early starts for Liverpool in the first two months of the season.

Liverpool FC fixtures in August and September

2H8R9KA A smoke flare lands on the pitch as Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their side's third goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park, Liverpool. Picture date: Wednesday December 1, 2021.

  • Fulham (A) – Saturday, August 6, 12.30pm – BT Sport
  • Crystal Palace (H) – Monday, August 15, 8pm – Sky Sports
  • Man United (A) – Monday, August 22, 8pm – Sky Sports
  • Bournemouth (H) – Saturday, August 27, 3pm – Not on UK TV
  • Newcastle (H) – Wednesday, August 31, 8pm – BT Sport
  • Everton (A) – Saturday, September 3, 12.30pm – BT Sport
  • Champions League – Group Stage MD1 – 6/7
  • Wolves (H) – Saturday, September 10, 3pm – Not on UK TV
  • Champions League – Group Stage MD2 – 13/14
  • Chelsea (A) – Sunday, September 18, 4.30pm – Sky Sports