Why are Liverpool playing on Wednesday night and why is it not on TV? Injury-hit Reds back in action days before Carabao Cup final

Liverpool’s relentless schedule shows no sign of abating with the Reds one of four teams involved in a Premier League clash this midweek. Jurgen Klopp‘s side are still going strong in all four competitions which has wreaked havoc with their Premier League schedule. Darwin Nunez scored again as Liverpool maintained their lead at the top of the tableGetty The Merseyside outfit stretched their lead at the top of the table with a 4-1 win over away at Brentford last time out. Liverpool are now two points clear of Arsenal in second and a further two ahead of Manchester City, although the defending champions have a game in hand. But Liverpool’s mounting injuries worsened in west London, with both Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones leaving the stadium on crutches. Why are Liverpool playing on Wednesday? Liverpool’s participation in the Carabao Cup final this weekend has meant they have had to cram in their league fixtures. The Reds were due to host Luton Town on Saturday, February 24, but will instead face Chelsea in a repeat of the 2022 Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. That has seen their clash with the Hatters moved forward a few days into a double Gameweek 25 after being rearranged for Wednesday. This clash is not being shown live on TV due to the original fixture being set to take place during the Saturday 3pm blackout. Liverpool's fixture list SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY Brentford 1-4 Liverpool WEDNESDAY 21st FEBRUARY 19:30 Liverpool vs Luton – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE (NOT ON UK TV) SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY 15:00 Chelsea vs Liverpool – Carabao Cup Final – talkSPORT Top-flight rules dictate that if a game not picked for television coverage is postponed, then the rearranged match is not able to be shown on TV – even if it has been rescheduled to a more agreeable time. While the match may not be available to watch, talkSPORT will have you covered with EXCLUSIVE live radio commentary. Adrian Durham will present the coverage while commentary will come from Sam Matterface and former England striker Dean Ashton. To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Why are Liverpool playing on Wednesday night and why is it not on TV? Injury-hit Reds back in action days before Carabao Cup final

Liverpool’s relentless schedule shows no sign of abating with the Reds one of four teams involved in a Premier League clash this midweek.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side are still going strong in all four competitions which has wreaked havoc with their Premier League schedule.

Darwin Nunez scored again as Liverpool maintained their lead at the top of the table
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The Merseyside outfit stretched their lead at the top of the table with a 4-1 win over away at Brentford last time out.

Liverpool are now two points clear of Arsenal in second and a further two ahead of Manchester City, although the defending champions have a game in hand.

But Liverpool’s mounting injuries worsened in west London, with both Diogo Jota and Curtis Jones leaving the stadium on crutches.

Why are Liverpool playing on Wednesday?

Liverpool’s participation in the Carabao Cup final this weekend has meant they have had to cram in their league fixtures.

The Reds were due to host Luton Town on Saturday, February 24, but will instead face Chelsea in a repeat of the 2022 Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.

That has seen their clash with the Hatters moved forward a few days into a double Gameweek 25 after being rearranged for Wednesday.

This clash is not being shown live on TV due to the original fixture being set to take place during the Saturday 3pm blackout.

Liverpool's fixture list

SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY

Brentford 1-4 Liverpool

WEDNESDAY 21st FEBRUARY

19:30 Liverpool vs Luton – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE (NOT ON UK TV)

SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY

15:00 Chelsea vs Liverpool – Carabao Cup Final – talkSPORT

Top-flight rules dictate that if a game not picked for television coverage is postponed, then the rearranged match is not able to be shown on TV – even if it has been rescheduled to a more agreeable time.

While the match may not be available to watch, talkSPORT will have you covered with EXCLUSIVE live radio commentary.

Adrian Durham will present the coverage while commentary will come from Sam Matterface and former England striker Dean Ashton.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.


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