ARSENAL and Liverpool could be in for a festive bang and face each other on Christmas Eve.
Sky Sports are due to announce next month that at least one match will be held on December 24.
And the Daily Telegraph claim the Gunners versus the Reds is the most likely to be chosen.
Should the television company opt to fill their “Super Sunday” slot, it will become the first time in 22 years that a top-flight game has been played on that day.
Sky are likely to want the best fixture of the weekend for their flagship show.
And Liverpool‘s visit to Arsenal is the stand-out clash from that week’s programme of matches.
The only other Premier League game to take place on Christmas Eve occurred in 1995 when Leeds welcomed Manchester United to Elland Road – which was also on a Sunday.
December 24 has only fallen on a Sunday twice since then.
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But TV bosses decided against switching a Saturday match in both 2000 and 2006 for live broadcast.
Sky hold the rights to show three live matches each weekend, one on a Saturday and two on a Sunday.
Any Sky clash on Christmas Eve would take place at 4pm – unlike the midday start for Leeds and United.
That would still give away supporters plenty of time to get back to Merseyside with the last train from Euston Station to Liverpool Lime Street departing at 9.21pm.
Due to time differences, any Xmas Eve clash will kick-off on Christmas Day itself in the Far East.
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