Premier League rearranges Liverpool's biggest game of season after TV decision

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Liverpool's September Premier League clash against rivals Manchester United on Sky Sports has been moved.

The Reds kick off the 2024/25 campaign with a trip to Portman Road, with Arne Slot's side taking on Ipswich Town on Saturday, August 17. They will then host Brentford on Sunday, August 25 at Anfield in their Premier League home opener, before heading to Old Trafford the week after to take on Manchester United.

And the clash between the fierce rivals has been moved to 4pm in what will be a huge test for Slot in just his third Premier League game. Last term under Jurgen Klopp's, the Reds hit the buffers at Old Trafford when they drew 2-2 with Man United, in a game that saw them take a 1-0 lead through Luis Diaz.

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But goals from Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo gave United the lead, before Mohamed Salah ensured the Reds came away from Old Trafford with a point. It was a frustrating result for Liverpool, whose Premier League title charge ended in the weeks to follow.

Away defeats to Crystal Palace and Everton with a win over Fulham sandwiched in between saw the Reds fall behind Manchester City and Arsenal, who pulled away at the top of the table. Come the end of the season, Liverpool found themselves nine points behind champions City and seven behind Arsenal.

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With the Reds only having two domestic games before their trip to Anfield, it will mean their pre-season performances and how the squad takes to a new system under Slot will be of the upmost importance for a successful campaign.

Additionally, three points at Old Trafford would be an impressive feat for Slot in just his third Premier League, especially given their domestic record at United's ground over the past decade.

The Reds have won just three times in 11 Premier League games at Old Trafford, with their standout performance coming back in October 2021 when they dispatched their arch-rivals 5-0 in a game that saw Liverpool score all of their goals in the first-half.