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Why Liverpool's Premier League clash with Luton won't be shown on TV because of bizarre rule

Why Liverpool's Premier League clash with Luton won't be shown on TV because of bizarre rule

Despite having huge implications at both ends of the table, Liverpool vs Luton will not be shown on TV in the UK.

Liverpool will face Luton Town as the loan Premier League fixture on Wednesday night, but the game will not be broadcast on British channels for a bizarre reason.

Liverpool will head into the match at the top of the table regardless of how Manchester City fair against Brentford due to the Premier League holders dropping points to Chelsea at the weekend.

Liverpool are also boosted by the return of Mo Salah, who could make his first start for the club since returning from injury following a substitute cameo against Brentford which saw the Egyptian grab his 15th league goal of the campaign. Liverpool will also have their eye on the Carabao Cup final this coming Sunday against Chelsea as Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to ensure he ends his spell at Liverpool with at least one trophy.

Luton on the other hand will be treating every game as a cup final as they attempt to prove all the doubters wrong and avoid relegation back to the Championship.

Rob Edwards' side are expected to hear the outcome of Everton's appeal prior to their match with Liverpool, which will have a huge impact on their Premier League survival.

Despite the high stakes at both ends of the table, the match will not be shown on TV due to the 3 pm blackout despite it taking place at 7:30 pm on a Wednesday.

The match was not initially chosen for broadcast by either Sky Sports or TNT Sports. Consequently, it was scheduled for 3 pm on a Saturday, coinciding with the nationwide TV football blackout period.

Luton vs Liverpool 2023- Getty
Luton vs Liverpool 2023- Getty

Due to this scheduling, neither Sky nor TNT could subsequently broadcast the match, as they have a limited number of matches included in their deals with the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports is set to provide live coverage of the EFL Trophy semi-final match between Bradford City and Wycombe Wanderers.

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Topics: Liverpool, Luton Town, Premier League, Football