By Mark Smith

27th Aug, 2020 | 8:40pm

The Times journalist shares major broadcasting update ahead of Leeds return to PL

Leeds United kick off their Premier League campaign against Liverpool in less than three weeks time at Anfield.

The clash in Merseyside will see the champions of the top two tiers last season come face-to-face as the Whites end their 16-year wait for top-flight football.

The only negative about the game is that there will be no fans present at Anfield, with the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting live sports.

To add to the confusion, the Premier League were set to welcome back the Saturday 3 pm blackout in the 20/21 campaign.

In a complete U-turn, the Times journalist Martyn Ziegler has reported that the blackout has now been lifted by the top-flight.

Ziegler also suggested that this move will likely see all Premier League games televised, at least until fans are allowed back in stadiums.

The initial stance from the league would have seen 40% of matches each weekend not being broadcast, something that surely wouldn’t have gone down well with fans.

Leeds fans will now get the chance to watch every single game of the Premier League season, and broadcasting figures are surely set to rise because of that.

What sort of numbers do the Whites attract? Look at the FA Cup clash against Arsenal for example, with the BBC sharing that 6.15million tuned in for that game back in January.

A meeting between Premier League chairmen was set to take place on Thursday, where a decision will be made on the next move.

We wait and see, but we’re quite certain the majority of Leeds games will be aired regardless.

In other Leeds United news, Charlie Adam has backed this excellent Whites defender to be given international opportunity