Live stream Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Liverpool vs Real Madrid will be shown on BT Sport in the UK, but you can also tune into this Champions League match in the US on Paramount+. You can also watch a live stream of Liverpool vs Real Madrid on Stan Sport in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere (opens in new tab) if you happen to be abroad. Full details on how to watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid below.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream: match preview
Liverpool is probably tired of seeing Real Madrid by now. The Merseysiders were beaten in five of their last six encounters by los Blancos in 2014 and will be desperate for revenge after Carlo Ancelotti’s side won 1-0 in the final in Paris last June. The Spaniards – with assists from Loris Karius, the wrestling moves from Sergio Ramos and the acrobatics from Gareth Bale – also beat Jurgen Klopp’s Reds 3-1 in the 2018 showpiece, and tonight’s meeting will be the fifth meeting between the 20-timers European champion in less than five years. There’s history and genuine animosity here – one not to be missed.
Whisper it, but there are green shoots of growth in what has been quite a miserable season for Liverpool. After the League and FA Cups in the fourth round, the Reds languish in eighth place in the Premier League, making the Champions League their only realistic chance to win a major trophy in 2022/23 after the domestic cup double from last season. Still, successive 2-0 league wins against Everton and Newcastle have restored confidence to Merseyside’s red half, especially with Cody Gakpo scoring his first Liverpool goals in both games in January.
Fit Virgil van Dijk has helped, but it’s 18-year-old Spaniard Stefan Bajcetic who has made the most impression of late, bringing energy to what had become a worryingly lifeless midfield. Club record-breaking Darwin Nunez scored against Newcastle, but the chaotic Uruguayan also suffered a shoulder problem at St James’ Park and is touch-and-go for tonight.
The six-time champions bounced back from an opening day Champions League defeat at Napoli to win their remaining five Group A matches, with Mo Salah’s best form in a difficult season in the competition. The Egyptian king of Anfield is tied with PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe this season with seven Champions League goals and has fallen out with tonight’s opponents after Sergio Ramos dislocated his shoulder in a tough challenge in the 2018 final.
Real Madrid started 2022-23 in ominous form, taking 31 La Liga points from a possible 33 to start the season and also winning their first three Champions League games, but a 3-2 defeat at RB Leipzig on matchday four led to a major setback. Los Blancos have won just four of their next nine La Liga games and while confidence has returned after Carlo Ancelotti’s side won the Club World Cup earlier this month with back-to-back victories against Elche (4-0) and Osasuna (2-0), there remains a feeling that the defending Spanish and European champions have yet to click back into top gear. They are eight points behind leaders Barcelona.
A player who shone everywhere is Vinicius Junior, co-top scorer in all competitions. The Brazilian midfielder has been subject to vicious racial abuse in Spain, but has scored 16 goals this season in what has been the 22-year-old’s most consistent campaign to date.
Captain Karim Benzema has been in and out of the team through injury in that time, but the 2022 Ballon d’Or winner has traveled to Merseyside with Madrid and hopes to perform at the weekend after a rest period. However, midfielders Toni Kroos and Aurelien Tchouameni did not make it and have remained in the Spanish capital, while Dani Ceballos in form is likely to join Luka Modric and Eduardo Camavinga in the middle of the park. However, when it comes to the Champions League, no one knows how to go as deep in this competition as the 14-time winners – only a fool’s bet against los Merengues.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid kicks off today, Tuesday 21 February, at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST at Anfield, Liverpool. Make sure you know how to watch a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream.
USA: Watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid
Football fans in the US can watch a live stream of Liverpool vs Real Madrid and every UEFA Champions League and Europa League match this season from the group stage to the final on Paramount+.
You can get a one month free trial of Paramount+ here (opens in new tab) with the code FORWARD. After the trial ends, you only pay $5 per month ($10 per month if you want the ad-free plan).
The Paramount+ free trial is only available in the US and the offer ends on April 4. Traveling abroad?
Use a VPN to watch Paramount+ from abroad without being blocked (opens in new tab).
Watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream from anywhere
You cannot watch your regular Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service sees that you are abroad and blocks you. However, you can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this.
It’s a straight forward piece of software that makes your device look like it’s in the right country, so you can watch any Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream from anywhere in the world.
We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN for the Champions League. It offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the service.
Using a VPN for Liverpool vs Real Madrid Live Stream
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For Liverpool vs Real Madrid in the Champions League, you may want to choose ‘USA’ for Paramount+.
3. Then go to Paramount+ (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream!
Can you watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid in the UK?
Rights to show Liverpool vs Real Madrid and all UEFA club competitions in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal means you can also watch all Europa League matches. You can get BT Sport through BT TV, Sky TV (opens in new tab) And virgin media (opens in new tab) as well as via the BT Sport website and apps. Liverpool vs Real Madrid can be seen on BT Sport 1 in HD and BT Sport Ultimate in 4K.
Don’t want to be tied to a contract? You can also choose one BT Sport Month Pass (opens in new tab), which costs £30 per month. It is an ongoing contract of one month and you can cancel at any time. The pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels on iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now TV set-top boxes, Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices.
Watch live stream Liverpool vs Real Madrid in Australia
If you’re in Australia, local streaming service Stan Sport provides live coverage of the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream and all other UEFA club competition matches.
For starters, there’s a 30-day free trial for Stan. Then you choose your basic package and the necessary sports add-on costs AU$10 per month on top of that (so from $20 per month in total).
Are you currently outside of Oz? Don’t forget it’s possible use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream kickoff times
Worldwide kick-off times Liverpool vs Real Madrid
- UK: 8 p.m
- Central Europe: 9 o’clock in the evening
- US (EST/PST): 3 p.m. / 12 p.m
- Australia: 07:00 (Wednesday)
- New Zealand: 9am (Wednesday)
Champions League Round of 16 (1st leg) – dates and TV times
All times 20:00 GMT (UK time), unless stated otherwise
Tue 21 Feb
Liverpool vs Real Madrid
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Wednesday Feb 22
RB Leipzig against Manchester City
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