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Southampton to make US TV history on Sunday

Saints' visit to Liverpool has just got a whole load more eyes focusing on it.

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After breaking league records last season, Southampton have broke new ground in the USA as their trip to Anfield, to take on Liverpool, will be the first ever Sunday Premier League game to appear on free-to-air TV in the States.

NBC, who own the American rights to the league, usually broadcast Premier League matches on the subscription/cable-based NBCSN - or the NBC Sports Network. But, this is kind of a big deal considering the subscription-free NBC channel reaches  95.92% of American households (roughly 300million Americans with at least one TV set). 

While the broadcaster's Premier League coverage is unparalleled Stateside, the nature of NBC's sports division subscription model means there are still football fans out there who do not have access to watching English football every week.

The only game NBC has ever broadcast live on its flagship channel was Chelsea vs Manchester United last season.

However, with the favourable kickoff time of 12:15 ET for the USA's East and the Anfield debut of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, it looks like all eyes will be on the Saints come Sunday.

Here's hoping we can spoil Klopp's party in front of our biggest audience!