Saturday 22 July 2017

Liverpool to set record with 29th Premier League TV game of season this weekend

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp

Mark Molloy

Liverpool will set a new record in their crucial game against Middlesbrough for the most televised matches for one club in a Premier League season.

It will be the 29th time Jurgen Klopp’s side have been televised in 2016/17, @Sportingintel’s Nick Harris notes.

Klopp’s side have been entertaining as the Premier League's joint-second highest scoring team this season (75), along with Man City, behind champions Chelsea who have 80 goals so far.

Manchester United are the most televised team in Premier League history with 497 games broadcast live, followed by Liverpool (425) and Arsenal (422).

Sky Sports currently have the lion’s share of the Premier League TV deal, paying 4.176 billion in 2015 to show the maximum number of 126 games per season until 2019.

In March, BT Sport retained the exclusive rights to show Champions League football in the UK with a £1.2bn deal.

Last year, Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore said football is “nowhere near” saturation point and the TV gravy train for clubs is showing no signs of slowing down.

Liverpool will finish in the top four with a victory over already relegated Middlesbrough at Anfield on Sunday.

Telegraph.co.uk

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