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BT is to broadcast three of Liverpool's pre-season games, as well as the club's opening Barclays Premier League fixture, it has been reported.

Televised matches against Olympiacos (August 3rd), Valerenga (August 7th) and Celtic (August 10th) will lead up to the first league game of the 2013-14 season against Stoke City (August 17th).

Simon Green, Director of BT Sport, said the sports service has "a superb schedule of live Liverpool games in August", building from Steven Gerrard's testimonial [against Olympiacos] to the opening game of the Barclays Premier League season."

“Fans of both clubs will be eager to enjoy Celtic versus Liverpool, which pitches two of the great European Cup holding teams together," he stated.

"These two clubs have not met for almost a decade, and it will be an emotional afternoon when it brings together the two teams."

Mr Green explained that the clubs played a memorial match in April 1989 to commemorate the 96 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough that month.

Matthew Baxter, Chief Media Officer at Liverpool FC, said the club is "delighted" to be partnering with BT Sport as it continues its pre-season preparations.

"Through BT Sport we can reach those fans that couldn't get to the sell-out fixtures, bringing them live coverage so they don't miss a minute," he added.

BT broadband customers will be able to watch the upcoming matches for free.

They have full access to the new BT Sport service, either online or - if they have a BT TV subscription - through their YouView or Vision+ set-top box.

BT Sport viewers can look forward to 38 live and exclusive Barclays Premier League fixtures this season, including 18 of the top-pick games.

The service will also air live top-flight football from a number of the top leagues in the world, including the Scottish, German, Italian, French, Brazilian, Australian and US domestic competitions.

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