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Premier League 2019/20 season to start on August 10

The 2019/20 English Premier League season will begin on Saturday, August 10, officials announced Thursday, with the transfer window closing two days earlier.

Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (2nd R) celebrates with teammates after scoring their third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Bournemouth at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on February 9, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

The transfer window will shut at 5:00 pm local time (1600 GMT) on Thursday, August 8 — the second successive year where the summer window will close before a new season starts.

It was back in September 2017 that Premier League clubs agreed to a rule amendment that would see the summer window shut on the Thursday before the season started.

Last year the window closed in August 9, with Manchester United beating Leicester 2-1 at Old Trafford when the season started on Friday, August 10.

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