Liverpool Could Kick Off At 12:30pm On Christmas Eve

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated his belief that the Gunners' Premier League home clash with Liverpool, which could potentially be moved to Christmas Eve to suit television broadcasters, should not kick off any later than 2pm.

The proposal was met by fierce criticism in light of the difficulties of travelling to and from London on Christmas Eve.

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On Tuesday morning, fan representatives from supporters trusts and the FSF (Football Supporters Federation) met Richard Scudamore, with Premier League Christmas fixtures one of the subjects under discussion. "Even when we have differences of opinion we at least understand each other's point of view". It is understood a "lunchtime start" for a game that would be shown live by Sky Sports is being discussed "amid the logistical problems of staging it" on December 24 and "supporter opposition to the scheduling". However, given that Sky now shares broadcasting rights with BT Sport and considering the profile of a fixture between Arsenal and Liverpool, it had considered moving the game to 24 December.

Screening matches on a Saturday evening at around 7.45pm - and putting them head-to-head with the likes of The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, is also something both clubs, broadcasters and the Premier League wish to avoid.

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"Personally I would prefer to be at my home and celebrate Christmas, but I still feel that could happen if we played early on [Christmas Eve]", the Frenchman added.

There has not been a Premier League game on Christmas Eve since the 1995-96 season, when Leeds United beat Manchester United 3-1 at Elland Road.

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