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BT Sport to broadcast Liverpool preseason matches

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BT Sport has announced that it will provide coverage of Liverpool's remaining pre-season fixtures including a friendly against Celtic and the prestigious testimonial of long-serving captain Steven Gerrard. 

In a press release sent to GiveMeSport, BT confirmed that as well as the match against Celtic, which will take place on August 10 in Dublin, they will provide coverage of Gerrard's big day against Olympiacos on August 3rd. 

The Reds' opening Premier League fixture, notably the first game of the season, against Stoke City is also being covered by BT Sport, as they look to start in popular fashion. 

The director of BT Sport, Simon Green said: “We’ve got a superb schedule of live Liverpool games in August, building from Steven Gerrard’s testimonial to the opening game of the Barclays Premier League season against Stoke, with two terrific friendlies in between.

“Fans of both clubs will be eager to enjoy Celtic versus Liverpool, which pitches two of the great European Cup holding teams together.

"These two clubs have not met for almost a decade, and it will be an emotional afternoon when it brings together the two teams.

"They played a memorial match in April 1989 to commemorate the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough that month, and a deep mutual respect has developed ever since.”

Matthew Baxter, who serves as the chief of media at Anfield, is just as pleased with the partnership.

He commented: "We are delighted to be partnering with BT Sport for these pre-season fixtures. Through BT Sport we can reach those fans that couldn't get to the sell out fixtures bringing them live coverage so they don't miss a minute."

The match against Stoke on the Premier League opening day is just one of 38 games they will broadcast this year. 

 

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