The Lowdown: Leeds kick-off time confirmed
The Whites are back in action this weekend after the international break, with Jesse Marsch’s side hosting Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
Later on in October, Leeds make the trip to Anfield take face Liverpool and it has been confirmed as a 7.45pm kick-off on Saturday, October 29th. It means potential travel issues concerning train times, in what is a rare time for a Premier League match to be played.
The Latest: Pope bemoans
Taking to Twitter on Friday, Pope bemoaned the decision, describing the situation as a potential ‘nightmare’:
“Another nightmare for fans to get back from on public transport with the Liverpool game on a Saturday night.”
The Verdict: Doesn’t make sense
The logistics of playing a Premier League game on a Saturday evening makes it a strange decision by those in charge, with money and television no doubt playing a big part in the decision alongside Liverpool’s Champions League commitments days later.
It is another case of fans not being thought of first, though, with those Leeds supporters travelling to Anfield possibly struggling to get home on the train.
The match could surely have been played at some other point in the weekend, even with the Reds having European football to think of, with the decision not making a lot of sense from the outside looking in.
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