Carabao Cup holders Liverpool travel down the M62 to face bitter rivals Manchester City in the last 16 on Thursday night. The World Cup final may be fresh in people’s minds, but it’s always spicy when these two meet. Which side comes out best under the lights of the Etihad? Make sure you know how to watch a Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream from anywhere.
American football fans can tune ESPNplus to watch a live stream of Manchester City vs Liverpool for $9.99 per month. Do not forget to subscribe to a VPN to access ESPN Plus (opens in new tab) if you are an American fan stuck outside the United States.
Live stream Manchester City vs Liverpool
Date: Thursday December 22
Kick-off: 8pm GMT / 3pm ET
Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
US stream: ESPNplus
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4K TV channel: Sky Sports Ultra HD [UK]
AUS Current: beIN Sports (AU$19.99/month)
Manchester City had 16 players in the World Cup – the most of any club – but only Julian Alvarez was involved in Sunday’s final. Pep Guardiola’s side recently played a friendly against Girona, but only Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gündogan played a role in Qatar. That points to a weakened lineup on Thursday night, although Erling Haaland will be a man who will compete – and that’s a frightening prospect for any defense.
Like Norway, Egypt failed to qualify for Qatar, meaning Mo Salah is also quite eager to leave after a month. The Liverpool talisman often performs in key matches against City, and with Roberto Firmino also watching the World Cup from home and Darwin Nunez returning early after Uruguay’s group stage elimination, Jurgen Klopp should have a stronger side at his disposal.
It kicks off on Thursday, December 22 at 8pm GMT (3pm ET). Read on to find out how to watch a live stream of Manchester City vs Liverpool from wherever you are in the world, on TV, online and mobile.
USA: Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream
EFL Cup football fans in the US can watch a live stream of Manchester City vs Liverpool on ESPN Plus.
The service is home to Carabao Cup football for the 2022/23 season, along with FA Cup action, football from around the world and a host of other sports. It costs $9.99 per month and there are no lengthy contracts. You can cancel at any time.
Of course, ESPN Plus is only available within the United States make sure you use a VPN (opens in new tab) if you an American subscriber stuck abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN because it’s reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
Watch a live stream of Manchester City vs Liverpool from abroad with a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant rights holders for the Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream, you will not be able to access these rights holders outside of your home country. The service knows your location based on your IP address and automatically blocks your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. VPNs are easy to use and create a private connection between your device and the internet. All information going back and forth is fully encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, some of which are more reliable and secure than others. As a rule, we recommend a paid service, such as ExpressVPN, which offers a 100 percent risk-free money-back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the service within the first 30 days, you can cancel free of charge.
How to use a VPN for Manchester City vs Liverpool
Using a VPN is incredibly easy to tune into ESPN+ while you’re away.
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 Manchester City vs Liverpool you may want to choose ‘USA’ for ESPN+.
3. Then go to ESPN Plus on your browser or device and enjoy the Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream.
If you can’t get it up and running for any reason, remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money-back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab)which also comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) who provides assistance 24 hours a day.
UK: Watch Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream
Manchester City vs Liverpool will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football in HD and on Sky Sports Ultra HD in 4K HDR. Check out the best Sky TV deals if you want to sign up and watch this game and much more in top quality.
But even without a full Sky subscription, fans can enjoy a live stream between Manchester City and Liverpool in HD with a Now Day Pass or Monthly Pass. Here are the best Now deals live right now.
BT Sport customers can also enjoy the game as long as they subscribe to the BT Sport Big Bundle, which includes both the Sky Sports channels and the BT channels. You can add it to your BT package for £40 a month (opens in new tab).
Virgin Media customers can watch Manchester City vs Liverpool with a Sky Sports subscription via the Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sports Bundle (opens in new tab) which covers all Sky and BT television games.
If you have a Virgin TiVo box and access to BT or Sky, you can watch on the go via Virgin’s TV Anywhere app. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s Twitter’s deal with Sky Sports to show goals and highlights via the Sky Football account.
Australia: Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream
If you’re in Australia, local streaming service beIN Sport offers live coverage of Manchester City vs Liverpool – for just AU$19.99 a month or AU$179.99 a year.
You can also watch beIN Sports as one of the channels on sports streaming service Kayo Sports. Kayo comes with a 14-day free trial (opens in new tab).
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.
Listen to Manchester City vs Liverpool on the radio
Let’s not forget about the wireless connection. Both the BBC and talkSPORT have rights to broadcast live football matches, of which around 260 are broadcast during the season.
Manchester City vs Liverpool can be found on BBC Radio 5 Live, available on FM, Freeview (705) and DAB (12B).