Liverpool will be the first team to step out in Tottenham’s new stadium when the two sides meet in the Premier League in mid-September.
The Reds will travel to face Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the fifth weekend of the campaign, by which time the hosts will have permanently moved to their new home.
With work still being carried out on the New White Hart Lane, Tottenham’s opening home game against Fulham in the second weekend of the season will take place at Wembley.
England’s ground became a temporary base for the Londoner’s last season whilst their £850million ground was being constructed.
After enduring a rocky start to life under the arch, Spurs soon found their feet and went on to register notable wins over Liverpool and Manchester United on their route to Champions League qualification as well as a 3-1 victory over eventual Champions League winners Real Madrid.
Tottenham announced shortly after the fixtures release that Liverpool would be their first opponents at the new stadium.
🙌 We are delighted to announce that we shall play our first home game at #SpursNewStadium on the weekend of 15/16 September 2018 against Liverpool. 🏟
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 14, 2018
Besides marking a special honour, the game will arrive as Liverpool’s first top-six clash of a season over which they will be expected to mount a Premier League title challenge.
It will also signal the beginning of a tough four-week period, with a meeting at home to Southampton scheduled to be followed by a trip to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge before a return to Anfield to host Manchester City.