Saturday, 13 August
Liverpool v Sunderland
Kick-off: 15.00 BST
Last season: Sunderland 0 Liverpool 2, Liverpool 2 Sunderland 2.
Both clubs have had extravagant summers in the context of a rather muted Premier League. Liverpool have spent over £50m on five new players while Sunderland have swelled their ranks with nine new additions.
Kenny Dalglish has brought in Charlie Adam, Alexander Doni, Stewart Downing, Jose Enrique and Jordan Henderson, with the latter set to make his Reds debut against his former club.
Henderson says he is looking forward to facing his former club. "It's a big game but I've just got to treat it like any other one," he said. ""All of my family and friends are Sunderland supporters and will all want them to win but I'm a Liverpool player now and I'm looking forward to playing for them."
Steven Gerrard, Martin Skrtel and Glen Johnson all miss out for the home side through injury but Luis Suarez should be fit after impressing in this summer's Copa America.
Sunderland have enjoyed an active summer, with Steve Bruce signing Connor Wickham, Craig Gardner, Wes Brown, John O'Shea, Ahmed Elmohamady, Wong-Don Ji, David Vaughan, Sebastian Larsson and Keiren Westwood.
Craig Gordon is out as he recovers from a knee injury, while O'Shea and Lee Cattermole are also doubtful.
Live online/TV coverage
In the U.K., Sky Sports and ESPN will share live coverage and highlights, while Match of the Day will broadcast a comprehensive highlights program on Saturday and Sunday nights, full details are available on the BBC Web site. In the U.S., Fox Sports and ESPN will show select matches and highlights, check their individual TV schedules for further details.
Indian fans will have to contend with ESPN Star's coverage, full details are available on the company's website.
For all other countries, the official Premier League website has a comprehesive list of broadcasters. Further live online coverage of Saturday afternoon matches from around the world is available here.