With the new Premier League season beginning tonight, pubs are preparing for an influx of football fans keen to enjoy the game with a beer (or two).

Sky Sports will be showing 128 live games this season while BT Sport will show a further 52 games and a deal with Amazon Prime will see 20 games available for viewing in December.

This season, VAR will be available for all 380 Premier League games for the first time ever.

Gary Hughes, head of football at Sky Sports said: "It's going to be interesting. I think it's going to cause a lot of debate.

"From a Sky perspective we are very supportive of VAR. It's our job to advise the customer and be an authority on VAR. It will be fascinating."

And Gary is confident this season will give many people a reason to catch the game down at their local pub, and help pubs to draw more money in.

"We want clubs that are going to fill pubs up and down the country. We want a close title race for as long as possible.

"We will do what we can to create a narrative around these big games but the football has got to create."

The new season kicks off tonight live from Anfield with Liverpool hosting newly promoted Norwich City.