Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream and how to watch the Carabao Cup online and on TV, team news

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Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream details
Use ExpressVPN to watch any streamKick-off: 8pm BST / 3pm ETESPN+ ($9.99/m)UK: Sky/Now

Carabao Cup holders Liverpool travel along the M62 to face bitter rivals Manchester City in the last 16 today. The World Cup final might still be fresh in the memory but things are always feisty when these two meet. Which side will come out on top under the lights of the Etihad? Make sure you know how to watch a Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream from anywhere.

US soccer fans can tune in on ESPN Plus to watch a Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream for $9.99 per month. Don't forget to subscribe to a VPN for ESPN Plus access (opens in new tab) if you're a US fan stuck outside the States.

Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream

Date: Thursday, 22nd December 

Kick-off: 8pm GMT / 3pm ET

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

US stream: ESPN Plus

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN risk-free (opens in new tab)

4K TV channel: Sky Sports Ultra HD [UK]

AUS stream: beIN Sports (AU$19.99/month)

Manchester City had 16 players at the World Cup – the most of any club – but only Julian Alvarez was involved in the final on Sunday. Pep Guardiola's side played a friendly against Girona recently, but only Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan had played any part in Qatar. That suggests a weakened line-up tonight, although one man who'll be champing at the bit will be Erling Haaland – and that's a frightening prospect for any defence.

Like Norway, Egypt failed to qualify for Qatar, which means Mo Salah will also be raring to go after a month off. Liverpool's talisman often delivers in key games against City, and with Roberto Firmino also watching the World Cup from home, plus Darwin Nunez returning early after Uruguay's group-stage elimination, Jurgen Klopp should have a stronger side at his disposal.

Team news is in for both sides and there's not a lot between them. Salah, Nunez, Thiago and Robertson all start for Liverpool, with Fabinho and Henderson on the bench, while the only youngsters in Man City's team are Cole Palmer and the highly rated Rico Lewis in defence. Stefan Ortega starts in goal.  

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT (3pm ET) today, Thursday 22nd December. Read on to find out on how to watch a Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream, wherever you are in the world, on TV, online and on mobile.

US: Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream

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EFL Cup football fans in the US can watch a Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream 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 long contracts. You can cancel at any time.

Of course, ESPN Plus is only available within the States so be sure to use a VPN (opens in new tab) if you're a US subscriber stuck abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN as it's reliable and comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Watch a Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block 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 the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

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 such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30 days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

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ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – you'll be surprised how simple it is.

How to use a VPN for Manchester City vs Liverpool

Using a VPN is incredibly simple for tuning into ESPN+ while away.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Manchester City vs Liverpool, you may wish to choose 'US' for ESPN+.

3. Then head over to ESPN Plus on your browser or device and enjoy the Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do 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) which offers 24 hour assistance.

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. Take a look at the best Sky TV deals if you're interested in signing up and watching this game and many more in top quality.

Even without a full Sky subscription, though, fans can enjoy a Manchester City vs Liverpool live stream in HD with a Now day pass or a monthly pass. Here are the best Now deals live right now.

BT Sport customers can also enjoy the game so long as they're subscribed to the BT Sport Big Bundle which includes the Sky Sports channels as well as the BT ones. You can add it to your BT package for £40 per month (opens in new tab).

Virgin Media customers are be able to watch Manchester City vs Liverpool with a Sky Sports subscription through the Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sports bundle (opens in new tab) which covers all the Sky and BT televised games.

If you have a Virgin TiVo box and access to BT or Sky, you can watch on-the-go through Virgin's TV Anywhere app. And if that's not enough, there is 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 will provide live coverage of Manchester City vs Liverpool – for just AU$19.99 per month or AU$179.99 a year.

You can also watch beIN Sport as one of the channels on sports streaming service Kayo Sports. Kayo comes with a 14-day free trial (opens in new tab).

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.

Listen to Manchester City vs Liverpool on the radio

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Let's not forget the wireless. Both the BBC and talkSPORT have rights to broadcast live football matches, with around 260 being aired over the season.

Manchester City vs Liverpool can be found on BBC Radio 5 Live, available on FM, Freeview (705), and DAB (12B).

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