Why are matches being played behind closed doors?
The government is using a 5-stage framework for the phased return of elite sport. Season 2020/2021 will commence with games played behind closed doors under Stage 3. This allows for domestic matches to be played, providing access is restricted to ‘individuals with essential functional roles.’ Supporters are not permitted and will not return until medical advice and government legislation allows them to do so.
Will supporters be able to attend matches in the 2020/21 season?
It is now certain that the opening fixtures of the 2020/21 season will take place behind closed doors until at least 1st October 2020. Guidance in relation to the safe return of supporters to Anfield is constantly under review. As part of LFC’s ongoing preparations for the 20/21 season and the potential return of supporters, the club continues to work closely with the Premier League, The Sports Grounds Safety Authority and the local authorities on planning for the safe return of supporters when it is permitted and safe to do so.
Where can I watch the game?
With games being played behind closed doors, matches will be broadcast via Sky, BT Sport and Amazon Prime in the UK. A full list of fixtures including kick-off times and where to watch can be found here. For Reds fans outside of the UK, global TV listings for the game can be found here.
Fans can also follow the game via the club’s matchday offering on www.liverpoolfc.com. This will include live audio commentary, a match blog and videos throughout the day. Full match replays and highlights will be shown on LFCTV and on the club’s streaming service LFCTV GO after a holdback period. To try LFCTV GO free for a month, sign up to a monthly subscription using the code 2021GOFREE. For more information on LFCTV and LFCTV GO, visit www.liverpoolfc.com/watch.
Will matchday programmes be available to purchase?
Matchday programmes are available to purchase for each home game. To find out more information click here: https://pocketmags.com/liverpool-fc-programmes