By Alex Stevens
Liverpool’s showdown with Manchester United on Sunday, 17 January will be shown live on Sky Sports as the latest set of TV fixtures were announced today by the Premier League.
The match between the two most successful clubs in English football will be screened from Anfield at 2.05pm in what will be the first time Jurgen Klopp comes up against Louis van Gaal.
Sky Sports will also show Arsenal’s clash with Chelsea on Sunday, 24 January while BT Sport’s biggest match of the month will be Liverpool against Arsenal on Wednesday, 13 January.
The live televised fixtures for the first weekend in January had already been announced by the Premier League rights holders.
There were 11 games moved in total for television purposes – seven for Sky Sports and four for BT Sport – adding to the four TV fixtures that had already been announced for the first weekend of the year.
BT Sport will start the month with West Ham against Liverpool on 2 January. They will then provide live coverage of Newcastle against Manchester United on Tuesday, 12 January before Liverpool against Arsenal the following night at Anfield.
The other two live games on the channel will take place in their usual Saturday lunchtime slot – Tottenham against Sunderland on 16 January 16 and Norwich against Liverpool on 23 January.
Meanwhile, Sky Sports have announced two new Saturday night clashes – Aston Villa against Leicester on 16 January and West Ham against Manchester City on 23 January.
The other one will feature Manchester City’s trip to Watford on 2 January.
The only Monday night Premier League game in January is scheduled for 18 January between Swansea and Watford, but could be moved should either team find themselves in an FA Cup third round replay that week.
The other four live games in the month will all be on Sundays as part of Sky Sports’ regular double header feature.