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Arsenal vs Liverpool will not be played on Christmas Eve

17:12 GMT+3 19/10/2017
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Followers of the Anfield side were faced with the prospect of being stuck in London for Christmas Day and have spoken up as a result

December's Premier League clash between Arsenal and Liverpool will not be scheduled for Christmas Eve after an angry backlash from Reds fans.

With Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday this year, Sky TV had proposed the clash – which is to be hosted at the Emirates – should be held then, much the same as many other top-flight clashes in the English top flight.

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Fans were furious about Sky's plan, however, due to being faced with the prospect of getting stuck in London for Christmas Day. Separately, reports claim that Arsenal would have had issues hiring a sufficient amount of stewards for the high-profile match up.

Instead, the Reds will travel to face the Gunners on Friday, December 22, leaving Arsenal looking like they will have two weekday matches if they successfully negotiate their way past Norwich City in the Carabao Cup next Tuesday, with the quarter finals set to be played on December 19 or 20.

Sky will announce on Thursday whether a different Premier League clash will be moved to Christmas Eve.