Clarets start with two home games after Liverpool switch
Within no time of the fixtures being released eight days ago, speculation from the Liverpool Echo suggested that Liverpool would be requesting a switch with us to avoid playing at Anfield on 20th August. An away game on that date would leave Liverpool without a home fixture until September, allowing them more time to complete the construction of the extension to the main stand.
It didn’t look a likely one to me, not because it meant starting the season with two home games but because such a switch would see us go to Anfield in March next year, leaving us with four successive away fixtures with trips to Hull and Swansea directly before it and Sunderland afterwards.
How little I know. It now looks certain that Burnley have agreed to the switch which means we will now play Liverpool at home on 20th August and will travel to Anfield on 11th March. It means a long gap following the home game against Chelsea on 11th Feb with the next home fixture not until 1st April when Spurs are our visitors.
Neither club have, as yet, confirmed the switch, but the Liverpool Echo have reported that the clubs are waiting for the Premier League to ratify the change before they can confirm it. They have also reported that the new stand at Anfield will be ready but this switch allows them more breathing space to put the finishing touches to their stadium expansion.
The Fixtures page will be amended to show these changes once the switch has been confirmed by the clubs.Share this page :