Liverpool to face Leicester at 8pm on Boxing Day as festive fixtures announced

Liverpool will make the trip to Leicester for the late kick-off on Boxing Day this year, with the full set of festive fixtures announced today.

The Reds, who will be participating in the Club World Cup in December, have a busy festive period this year.

Along with two possible fixtures in Qatar, they will face , , Salzburg, , Leicester, and all in the space of a month.

The full set of fixtures over the festive period and each side’s TV schedule is set to be released on Thursday, after a six-day delay.

Early reports claim that Liverpool will have to travel to the King Power for an 8pm kick-off on Boxing Day, a nightmare journey for travelling fans from the north-west on a day with limited public transport.

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Amazon will be streaming the game live on its online service, with the company holding the rights to the full Boxing Day programme for the first time in Premier League history.

All 10 games will be shown live on Amazon Prime, with supporters having four different kick-off times for fixtures on the day: 12.30pm, 3pm, 5pm and 8pm.

Amazon Prime are also showing an entire round of fixtures in early December, with Liverpool set to take on at 8pm on Wednesday, 4 December.

The full set of fixtures are set to be released around midday on Thursday, with Liverpool supporters group Spirit of Shankly likely to release a statement for travelling Reds fans.

Whilst train schedules are not yet published, the latest National Express coach from Leicester to Liverpool departs at 5.20pm on Boxing Day, meaning supporters will have limited travel options available to them.

UPDATE: Liverpool’s full December fixture list and TV changes have now been announced. See below.

Liverpool’s Festive Fixtures

4 December: Everton (H)
KO: 8.15pm – Amazon Prime
7 December: (A)
KO: 3pm – Not Televised
10 December: (A)
KO: 5.55pm – BT Sport
14 December: (H)
KO: 12.30pm – BT Sport
18 December: Club World Cup Semi-Final
KO: 5.30pm – TBA
22 December: Club World Cup Final/Third Place Play Off
KO: 5.30pm – TBA
26 December: Leicester (A)
KO: 8pm – Amazon Prime
29 December: (H)
2pm – Sky Sports
2 January: (H)
8pm – BT Sport


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