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Liverpool vs Benfica live stream: how to watch the Champions League quarter-final online and on TV, team news

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Liverpool welcome Benfica to Anfield with a commanding 3-1 lead from the first leg of this Champions League quarter-final. Is the Reds' place in the semis a formality or can the Portuguese side cause a shock upset on Wednesday night? Make sure you know how to watch a Benfica vs Liverpool live stream from anywhere in the world.

US soccer fans can stream Liverpool vs Benfica free with the free 7-day trial of Paramount+. Don't forget to use a VPN if you're a US citizen stuck outside the States. UK fans can get a BT Sport Monthly Pass.

Liverpool vs Benfica live stream

Date: Wednesday 13th April 2022

Kick off: 8pm GMT / 3pm ET

Location: Anfield, Liverpool

Free stream trial: Paramount+

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN

UK stream: BT Sport

AUS stream: Stan Sport (AU$20)

If Liverpool fans are looking for a good omen concerning their Champions League chances, how about this? On both occasions when the Reds have met Benfica in the knockout stages they've gone on to win the competition. The home side are unbeaten in nine against Portuguese opposition, so a spot in at least the semis looks likely. The last team from Portugal to inflict defeat on Liverpool in the Champions League, though? Benfica in 2006.

Jurgen Klopp has made seven changes from his side that faced Man City on Sunday, with Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konaté, Kostas Tsimikas, Naby Keïta, James Milner, Luis Díaz and Roberto Firmino coming in for Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Sadio Mané, and Mo Salah.

Darwin Núñez's 49th-minute strike in the first leg wasn't just a consolation; it means Benfica now need two goals at Anfield to have any chance of even forcing extra time. History says that's a tall order – only two sides have ever won by more than a single goal at Anfield in the Champions League knockout stages, although one of them was Benfica – but a three-goal deficit would have effectively put the tie to bed already. Can the sought-after Uruguayan striker go one better tonight?

Benfica have been forced into one change from the team that played in Lisbon last week, with Diogo Gonçalves coming in for the injured Rafa on the wing. A pair of assists from Adel Taarabt in the win against Belenenses at the weekend ensures that the former QPR man keeps his place in midfield.

It's an 8pm GMT kick-off at Anfield tonight, Wednesday 12th April 2022. Read on for more details on how to watch a Liverpool vs Benfica live stream wherever you are in the world.

Watch a Liverpool vs Benfica free live stream

Liverpool vs Benfica live stream and how to watch the Champions League for free

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Soccer fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch UEFA Champions League games live through Paramount Plus – and the first 7 days are free. After that, you'll pay $5.99 a month. No contract. Bargain, right? 

Liverpool vs Benfica starts at 3pm ET on Wednesday.

Of course, Paramount Plus is only available within the US. Stuck abroad? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Liverpool vs Benfica Paramount+ 7-day free trial

Liverpool vs Benfica Paramount+ 7-day free trial
Watch UEFA Champions League and Europa League football for free with a 7-day free trial of Paramount Plus. You can choose from any of the Champions League and Europa League games. It's $5.99 per month once the trial expires. Cancel at any time.

Watch a Liverpool vs Benfica live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Liverpool vs Benfica 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 a doddle 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.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
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 Liverpool vs Benfica

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 Champions League, you may wish to choose 'USA' for Paramount+.

3. Then head over to Paramount+ on your browser or device and enjoy the Liverpool vs Benfica live 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.

UK: Liverpool vs Benfica live stream with a BT Sport Monthly Pass

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BT Sport has the rights to 52 2021/22 Premier League football matches in the UK, plus all the best European action from the Champions League and Europa League.  

A BT Sport Monthly Pass costs just £25 a month in the UK, making it one of the cheapest ways to watch Premier League football without signing a long-term contract.

BT Sport Monthly Pass: Champions League football for £25

BT Sport Monthly Pass: Champions League football for £25
This UK-only pass gets you full access to all the BT Sport channels for a simple monthly fee. Enjoy the English Premier League, Champions League and more through the BT Sport app on smart TVs, mobiles, tablets, games consoles, Chromecast or through the BT Sport website. No contract, no fuss.

Already have BT TV and BT broadband? You can add BT Sport to your package for only £15 a month (plus a £20 joining fee).

Virgin Media customers can watch the football when available by subscribing to BT Sport as desired. Virgin Media’s Bigger + Sports bundle covers both Sky and BT televised games.

Full BT Sport package from £15 per month

Full BT Sport package from £15 per month
The other option for BT customers is to upgrade their TV package to include the sports channels. You can add all of the BT Sport channels for just £15 per month. For the Big Bundle, which includes all the Sky Sports too, it's £40 per month – more expensive, granted, but you'll never miss a match again.

BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media £18 per month

BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media £18 per month
The BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media is a £18 bolt-on, at the time of writing. It brings coverage of football, rugby, cricket, UFC and more, plus access to BT Sport Ultra HD for 4K viewing. You can cancel the subscription at any time.

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 £69 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.

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. No contract required.

Watch Liverpool vs Benfica in Australia

If you're in Australia, local streaming service Stan Sport provides live coverage of the UEFA Champions League (including Liverpool vs Benfica), Europa League and Europa Conference League.

To begin with, there's a Stan 30-day free trial. After that, you choose your base package and the necessary sport add-on costs AU$10 a month on top (so, from $20 a month in total).

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

You can download the Stan app for Android and iOS devices. Fetch TV, Apple TV, Android TV, most smart TVs, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast also carry the app for smart TV viewing. You can watch Stan live streams through Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge browsers and, lastly, it's also available on Xbox and PlayStation.

Watch Liverpool vs Benfica live stream in Canada

Football fans in Canada can watch every Champions League, Europa League and Premier League game – including Liverpool vs Benfica – live on DAZN.  

A subscription to the streaming service costs $20 (CAD) a month or $150 (CAD) a year.

Liverpool vs Benfica: watch on DAZN ($20/m)

Liverpool vs Benfica: watch on DAZN ($20/m)
DAZN Canada has the rights to every Champions League 2021/22 live stream, plus Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, Premier League, US Sports, fightsports, and more. No contract. Cancel anytime.

Champions League 2021/22 fixtures

Liverpool vs Benfica live stream and how to watch the Champions League for free

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Matches kick off at 8pm GMT (3pm ET).

Tuesday 12th April 2022 (QF second legs)

Bayern Munich v Villarreal

Real Madrid v Chelsea

Wednesday 13th April 2022 (QF second legs)

Atlético Madrid v Man City

Liverpool v Benfica

Semi final dates

Semi-final first legs: 26th/27th April 2022

Semi-final second legs: 3rd/4th May 2022

Champions League Final 2021/22

28th May 2022

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