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Arsenal vs Liverpool will be first ever Premier League match to beam teamtalks live around the world

  • Fans will be able to watch Per Mertesacker and Jordan Henderson speak
  • The pair will give teamtalks to their sides before Saturday's match
  • Premier League have convinced clubs to be part of experiment
  • Social media tool Periscope will broadcast the clips to fans around world
  • Clubs have agreed set rules to ensure there is no advantage gained
  • Could kickstart revolution by taking fans inside the dressing room
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By Percival Scope

Published: 00:11, 1 April 2015 | Updated: 12:08, 1 April 2015

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The Premier League will break extraordinary new ground this weekend when fans are taken inside the dressing room ahead of Arsenal vs Liverpool.

In a first for top-flight football, both pre-match teamtalks by the captains will be streamed live to the world from the Emirates on Saturday.

As they bid to keep track with the latest technology, the Premier League has convinced both clubs to take part.

But it was only rubber-stamped last night after the rivals agreed to a strict number of rules that will ensure neither side is left at a disadvantage.

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Per Mertesacker and Jordan Henderson will give teamtalks in the dressing room that will be broadcast live

Although the teamtalks by Per Mertesacker and Jordan Henderson will not be screened on BT Sport - who are covering the match live on TV - fans who own a smartphone will be able to tune in.

New social media tool Periscope - which was launched last week - will host both teamtalks as it bids to break into the sports market.

Arsenal and Liverpool were initially reluctant to take part in the broadcast - but Premier League chiefs have assured them it will not compromise their attempts to win the match.

Although Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers - who famously starred in the Being Liverpool documentary on Channel Five - was willing to take part, his counterpart Arsene Wenger was hesistant over fears of giving away his side's secrets.

However, a meeting between the clubs and Premier League officials has left both convinced it is a clever marketing idea as they aim to draw more fans from the United States and Asia.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger warmed to the idea and is now in agreement with Brendan Rodgers

Sportsmail understands that the rules agreed between the teams are:

  • Only the captain will speak with the rest of the players and the manager vowing to stay silent.
  • Each teamtalk will be filmed by one of the two linesmen to ensure there is no bias.
  • Clubs do not have to reveal specific tactics - instead the focus will be getting the team 'pumped up' for the match.
  • Each broadcast will be limited to two minutes and they will take place simultaneously.
  • The referee - standing between the two dressing room entrances - will blow his whistle to signal the start. He will then blow his whistle again at the end of the two-minute period.
  • Both captains have agreed they will not swear during the teamtalk to avoid offending any viewers.

Periscope are hoping they will have a combined 250,000 viewers for the two broadcasts which would set a new record for the app.

They have even deployed a special IT unit to ensure the broadcasts hold up with huge number of expected viewers.

If successful, they would then attempt to convince the Premier League to make it a regular feature on match days.

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gonna be v cringey 

 

especially from henderson 

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Reminds me of

 

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urgh so many fuckboys in that team

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Two sideman managers as well. Should have debuted at Chelsea v United

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'Published: 00:11, 1 April 2015'

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