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Where To Watch Liverpool v Leeds? Why The Game's Not On Live TV

Where To Watch Liverpool v Leeds? Why The Game's Not On Live TV
By Jonathan Byrne Updated

It's a Champions League night but also an under-the-radar meeting of two Premier League sides in Liverpool v Leeds.

After Manchester City's stoppage-time defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, it leaves things open at the top for the Reds to try and close the gap.

A win would see Liverpool go within three points of their title rivals. They are the form Premier League team as they're the only side to win their last five matches in a row.

Leeds United will be hoping to get some points on the board after a poor run of form recently. But fans will be wondering, where they can watch the match?

Where is Liverpool v Leeds being shown on TV?

This match was originally supposed to happen on December 26th but due to several positive Covid-19 cases in the Leeds squad, it was rearranged for February 23rd.

The Premier League Christmas schedule was decimated by positive cases and Leeds forewent fixtures against Aston Villa and Liverpool over the winter break.

BT Sport had acquired the rights to show the game on its original date, but BT Sport is also the UK's Champions League partner, with two games airing on Wednesday night.

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In essence, the Champions League games have taken preference over the Premier League calendar so Liverpool v Leeds and the other Premier League games won't be shown on TV.

In the past, UEFA has been pretty stringent with allowing domestic football to clash with European competitions but it's not as strict given leagues are working through a backlog.

There is a rule that prevents Premier League matches or other top leagues from kicking off at the same time as Champions League matches, so that's why they're starting earlier than 8 pm.

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This rule will also affect the Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley and Watford v Crystal Palace games on Wednesday night. They won't be shown on Live TV either.

It's disappointing for most fans, especially in Ireland, where Leeds United and Liverpool have huge fanbases. It's an intriguing clash of styles too.

Likely, Premier Sports or Sky Sports couldn't have picked up the Liverpool v Leeds game due to the late fixture rearrangement. BT would have taken the rights at the start of the season.

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If you want to follow along with commentary of the game online, you can do so via LFC TV Go or LUTV, where they'll be providing live audio for fans.

If you are living abroad, the game will be broadcast on the likes of beIN Sports, SuperSport, and ESPN.

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