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Liverpool's fixture away to Newcastle moved forward 24 hours to accommodate Barcelona match

Premier League game at St James' Park will now be played on Saturday, May 4

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after his side beat Porto 4-1 away. Reuters
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates after his side beat Porto 4-1 away. Reuters

Liverpool's Premier League fixture against Newcastle United at St James' Park has been moved forward 24 hours to Saturday, May 4, the Merseyside club has announced.

There were concerns that Jurgen Klopp's side would have to face Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday, May 7 just 48 hours after facing Newcastle, which had been slated for Sunday.

The Anfield club said in a statement on their website that the kick off time had yet to be determined for the Newcastle game that had already been moved once for Sky TV.

Liverpool, who are away to Cardiff City on Sunday, could fall behind Manchester City at the Premier League summit in Pep Guardiola's Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Saturday's early kick off.

Liverpool are chasing a first league title since 1990 as well as looking to reach the Champions League final for a second successive year.

The first leg of the Reds' semi-final takes place on Wednesday, May 1.

Updated: April 20, 2019 02:19 PM

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