The club today confirmed via the official website that our first official home game with the New Main Stand will be at home to Leicester City on September 10.
We had to switch our second Premier League fixture, originally scheduled at home to Burnley, to Turf Moor – as Anfield’s expansion wouldn’t have been completed by then.
We’ve also agreed to play the as of yet unscheduled League Cup second round match away from Anfield regardless of draw, although if our name comes out of the hat first we’ll be due some kind of compensatory revenue split.
An EFL spokesman said: “The board has considered a request from the club and felt that that due to the unique circumstances they face at this particular time, it was appropriate to agree to the reversal.
“Compensation will be paid by Liverpool to the opposing club should they be drawn at home, to be determined by the EFL board.”
So there you have it!
And what better way to christen the New Main Stand than a clash against last season’s Premier League champions.
We beat Leicester at home last term thanks to a Christian Benteke winner, but the Foxes obviously had the last laugh with their mind-bogglingly brilliant title win. They’re unlikely to do so again, but after 2015/16, it’d be foolish to ever write them off.
We’re glad they’ve kept most of their best players and hope they enjoy another strong season, although preferably after we’ve beaten them at Anfield once more!