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Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live stream: how to watch the Champions League

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live stream: how to watch the Champions League
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The Champions! Yes, the Champions League is back from its winter break and raring to go. Just 16 teams remain and, tonight, it's the turn of the champions themselves to overcome their 0-1 deficit in the tie - Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid. Below, you'll find all the information on how to watch a Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live stream in top quality wherever you are.

The news is mixed but generally positive for Liverpool ahead of kick-off. Goalkeeper Alisson is still out with a hip injury but captain Jordan Henderson and left-back Andy Robertson both return to the team. Perhaps the biggest advantage of all, though, is that the Anfield crowd will be there in full voice to drag their side to victory.

Atleti, of course, make for stubborn opposition. Tradition dictates that they'll defend deep on their one-goal lead, ready to hit Liverpool with a counter-attack sucker-punch to stretch their advantage. As the away side, any further goals they score could start to cause the Reds a lot of problems

Fortunately, for Jurgen Klopp's side, this is not an Atletico Madrid in vintage form. The side has struggled to cope with the loss of Antoine Griezmann this season. They sit on the fringes of the European places, down in sixth place domestically, with just three victories from their last 11 games in all competitions. Liverpool will be hoping that their comeback win against Bournemouth at the weekend was the smelling salts they needed to wake up from their recent daze.

Tune into BT Sport 2 or BT Sport Ultimate at 8pm to find out how this one goes.

There are no new rules for the Champions League knock-out stages. If teams are tied on aggregate score after the final whistle of the second leg, then the team with more away goals goes through.

Should away goals be equal at that stage, then the game goes to extra time. If the aggregate score and away goals are still equal at the of extra time, then a penalty shoot-out ensues. VAR will be used throughout the tournament.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live stream: how to watch the Champions League

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Watch Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live stream for free

Football fans in Austria, Canada, Germany and Japan get the chance to watch the PSG vs Borussia Dortmund live stream for free. DAZN has the rights to show the Champions knockouts and a whole host of sports in these territories, and, best of all, DAZN offers a 1-month free trial. So long as you've not used yours already, then you can fill your boots.

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Sadly the DAZN free trial isn't available to those outside these regions. If you are a DAZN customer but travelling abroad, you'll need to sign up to a VPN service to make sure you can access the DAZN Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live stream wherever you are.

It's also worth noting that there are free streams on terrestrial channels such Match TV in Russia, if that's where you happen to be. You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show the live Champions League football here.

Watch Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid anywhere in the world using a VPN

We'll look at the TV and live stream options for UK and USA-based Champions League fans below, but even after spending all that money on a subscription you're still not going to be able to watch the knock-out stage from another country.

There are certain territories where the Champions League football is free to watch (you can find a full list of the free Champions League broadcasters here along with the pay channels too). So, if you're away in one of these places, you may just need to tune in on your hotel TV or find a local bar.

Anywhere else and you'll want to get yourself a VPN instead. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) can spoof an IP address which is local to the server you’d like to access. That way your service provider will think you’re in the correct country to do so and allow you to watch the Champions League on your subscription as if you were back home.

VPNs are also as useful for banking as they are at trying to watch video content or accessing websites people in your location are not supposed to do. They encrypt the data passing between you and the server, so that the information remains private.

So, whether you want to watch live football, enjoy another country’s Netflix library or just keep your browsing data private, then a VPN is well worth considering.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service and would recommend the following:

- ExpressVPN

You can get three months free when you sign up to a year-long plan, bringing VPN access to smart devices including the Amazon Fire TV Stick, laptops, TVs and both Android and iOS mobiles and tablets. Express also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.

- NordVPN

Which comes in at as little as $2.99 (£2.29) per month and features 24/7 assistance

Once you’ve made your choice, all you need to do is sign in to your VPN service through whichever device you’d like to use to watch the match. When prompted to select a server, you need to pick one which is based in the country whose content you’d like to access. Then navigate to the relevant video streaming app or website and you’re in.

You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show live the Champions League football here.

Watch Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live in the UK

Rights to show the UEFA Champions League in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you'll also be able to watch the Europa League. BT Sport also has the Bundesliga, which makes a subscription this season a very decent offer.

BT Sport for existing BT TV customers from just £10
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New BT broadband and BT TV customers will gain access to the coverage free of charge, while it costs £10 each month for existing customers. Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £25 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing.

BT Sport for Sky TV customers from £30 per month
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However you subscribe to BT Sport, though, you will get access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app, so you can watch on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live stream: how to watch the Champions League

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Watch Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live in 4K

You can watch Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433. If you're hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it's also available with Dolby Atmos sound.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid on BT Sport Ultimate is also available, minus the Atmos, for Virgin Media customers who subscribe to the BT Sport Collection. You can enjoy it in 4K HDR on channel 555.

BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass for just £25. No contract required.

BT Sport Monthly Pass for £25 per month
Enjoy the Champions League, FA Cup, Premier League and more in 4K HDR, all contract-free through the BT Sport app on games consoles, Apple TV and Samsung TVs. You do not need to be a BT customer and can opt out at any time.View Deal

The other option is to give yourself over to BT entirely and, right now, there's a very reasonable BT Sport/Broadband/BT TV deal on offer. It doesn't bring the very fastest speeds nor the most channels either but it still allows you to watch BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3 and BT Sport 4 with access to the 4K HDR streams through the BT Sport app.

BT Sport, BT TV and BT Broadband for £35 per month
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Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they're getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.

BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media for £18 per month
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Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live stream: how to watch the Champions League

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Watch Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live in the USA

UEFA Champions League fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch some of the European football action free on Spanish language network Univision. The rest, you’ll have to pay for and the rights are shared out between Univision Deportes Network and Turner Sports.

Take a look at the schedules on their website to work how to follow your favourite team, and don’t forget to use a VPN if you’re watching from abroad.

Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid live stream: how to watch the Champions League

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Champions League Fixtures

The schedule for the knock-out stages of the 2019/20 Champions League is as follows:

Last 16

Second legs:

11/3 - PSG vs Dortmund, 8pm

11/3 - Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid, 8pm

17/3 - Manchester City vs Real Madrid. 8pm

17/3 - Juventus vs Lyon, 8pm

18/3 - Bayern Munich vs Chelsea, 8pm

18/3 - Barcelona vs Manchester City, 8pm

Quarter-finals

First legs: 7/8th April

Second legs: 14/15th April

Semi-finals

First legs: 28/29th April

Second legs: 5/6th May

Final

30th May, 2020, at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul.