Premier League Statement means Reds could be back in competitive action in mid-June

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On Thursday evening, the Premier League released an official statement which is sure to excite football fans, Liverpool supporters especially.

June 17th has been chalked down as the targeted return date for Premier League action in England.

The statement read:

Premier League Shareholders today agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019/20 season of Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place.

Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal – postponed due to the EFL Cup Final – will now take place on 17 June, followed by a full match round beginning on Friday 19 June. Due to COVID-19, games will take place behind closed doors.

Premier League Shareholders also approved a proposal that would see all 92 remaining matches broadcast live in the UK by the League’s existing broadcast partners: Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.

Matches will, of course, take place behind closed doors for the remainder of the campaign at least. However, with all 92 fixtures set to be televised, football fans will be able to take in as much live action as they can, from the comfort of their own homes.

The Premier League’s statement concluded with the provisional kick-off times for the remaining games to be played.

Scheduled kick-off times

Weekend matches will be scheduled as follows (all times BST):

Friday 20:00
Saturday 12:30, 15:00, 17:30 and 20:00
Sunday 12:00, 14:00, 16:30 and 19:00
Monday 20:00

Midweek matches will be scheduled as follows (all times BST):
TuesdayWednesdayThursday 18:00 and 20:00

Early reports seem to believe that Liverpool’s first fixture back will be the Merseyside derby away to Everton on the weekend of June 20th.

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