BT Sport to show Liverpool FC friendlies
BT Sport has announced that it will broadcast prestigious Liverpool FC pre-season fixtures including clashes with Celtic, Valerenga and Steven Gerrard’s testimonial.
The Reds take on the Scottish champions Celtic at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, August 10. Kick off is at 5pm and will be part of BT’s live football coverage. BT Sport will also be showing live coverage of the Reds’ friendly against Valerenga at the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday, August 7. Kick off is at 6pm.
The exclusive live coverage means that BT Sport will be showing Liverpool’s last three pre-season friendlies, as the channels also have exclusive rights to Steven Gerrard’s testimonial against Olympiacos on Saturday, 3 August (kick off 12.45pm). BT Sport will also be showing the opening game of the Premier League season on Saturday, August 17 when Liverpool FC take on Stoke City FC at 12.45pm).
Matthew Baxter, chief media officer at Liverpool FC, says: “We are delighted to be partnering with BT Sport for these pre-season fixtures. Through BT Sport we can reach those fans that couldn’t get to the sell out fixtures bringing them live coverage so they don’t miss a minute.”