Arsenal defied the odds and managed to hold Liverpool to a 0-0 draw in last week's first leg, despite Granit Xhaka's red card meaning the Gunners had to play most of the match with 10 men. Mikel Arteta's depleted side have their work cut out to repeat the trick at the Emirates tonight, but will hope to make home advantage count in their quest to join Chelsea in this year's Carabao Cup Final. Make sure you know how to watch an Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream wherever you are in the world.
Arsenal's north London derby against Spurs on Sunday had to be postponed through a combination of Covid cases, injuries and AFCON absences. The Gunners look strong at the back tonight with Mikel Arteta able to recall Tomiyasu back to his starting 11, but Xhaka's suspension does mean the Gunners are light in midfield, with Martin Ødegaard playing alongside Lokonga. The return of Emile Smith Rowe will be a boost, though.
Liverpool's recent form remains patchy, although a 3-0 win over Brentford on Sunday will give the team confidence that they can still score goals without Mo Salah or Sadio Mané, who are both away on international duty. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is not fit to face his old club, with 17-year-old Kaide Gordon preferred to Takumi Minamino, while Caoimhín Kelleher gets the nod in goal ahead of Alisson. With Trent Alexander-Arnold continuing to put chances on a plate for his teammates, Arsenal might have trouble keeping Liverpool out for a second game in a row.
It's a 7.45pm BST kick-off (2.45pm ET) tonight, Thursday 20th January, at the Emirates. Read on to find out how to watch an Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream wherever you are in the world.
Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream for free
Those in Australia can watch Arsenal vs Liverpool for free with a Kayo Sports free trial. BeIn Sports is the rights holder for the Carabao Cup in Australia and you can tune into BeIn Sports on the Kayo Sports platform.
You can sign up to the Kayo Sports 14-day free trial, enjoy the game, and then either cancel or continue to enjoy all the great sports on the platform for as long as you like.
Going to be outside the country at the time of the match? You can use a VPN to watch Kayo from abroad as if you were back at home in Australia.
Arsenal vs Liverpool Kayo Sports 14-day FREE trial
Kayo Sports is the home of cricket, UFC, boxing, NBA, NFL and a total of 50 different live and on demand sports competitions, including the Carabao Cup through BeIn. Sign-up for 14 days for free. Cancel at anytime. No contract. Just lots of sport. It's AU$25 thereafter. You can watch online or through the Kayo app on most smart devices.
Watch a Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream abroad using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Carabao Cup rights holders, you won't be able to use 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.
A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. 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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How to use a VPN
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the Carabao Cup, you may wish to choose 'Australia' to access Kayo Sports.
3. Then head over to Kayo on your browser or device and enjoy an Arsenal vs Liverpool stream.
If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, then do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN. You could also try NordVPN, which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark which offers 24 hour assistance.
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US: Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream
ESPN is the Carabao Cup rights in the States. You can catch Arsenal vs Liverpool on ESPN+ which can be viewed through the ESPN+ app on all good smart platforms.
Subscription to EPSN+ costs just $5.99 per month or $13.99 per month as part of a triple threat with Disney+ and Hulu which represents an excellent deal for a tonne of sports and entertainment content.
Going to be outside the country at the time of the match? You can use a VPN to watch ESPN+ from abroad as if you were back at home in the States.
UK: Watch Arsenal vs Liverpool in 4K HDR
Arsenal vs Liverpool will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League 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 an Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream in HD with a Now TV day pass or a monthly pass. Here are the best Now TV 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.
Virgin Media customers are be able to watch Arsenal vs Liverpool with a Sky Sports subscription through the Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sports bundle 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.
Canada: Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream
Those in Canada, Austria, Spain, Germany, Andorra, Italy, Spain, San Marino and Switzerland can catch the action on sports streaming service DAZN which offers fairly low monthly prices and lots of live sport.
The price will depend on your region but the service also promises access to many other sports including UFC, F1 and other domestic and continental football competitions. Well worth a try.
Arsenal vs Liverpool with DAZN $20 per month
DAZN has the rights to the Carabao Cup in much of Europe and Canada along with the F1, UFC, boxing and many other sports. Try it for a month, contract-free. Cancel at anytime.
AUS & NZ: Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream
You can watch Arsenal vs Liverpool in Australia and New Zealand on beIN Sport. The subscription service has the rights to show Arsenal vs Liverpool, with the game kicking off at 6.45am AEDT and 8.45am NZDT. It should be finishing up in time for your cornflakes.
If you're a Foxtel customer, you can add beIN to your TV package for a small fee. If not, you can subscribe to beIN Sports and watch on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Even better, beIN offers a free two-week trial. You can cancel it at any time. If you don't cancel, it automatically renews at a cost of $19.99 per month.
You can also get BeIn through Kayo which includes a 14-day free trial.
Carabao Cup fixtures
All times are in GMT
Thursday 20th January
7.45pm: Arsenal vs Liverpool (2nd leg)
Sunday 27th February
TBA: Chelsea vs Arsenal or Liverpool