When a team gets promoted to the Premier League and the fixture list is announced, fans always look for the matches against the top sides. That’s exactly what the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream gives supporters of the home side, as the 2020 champions come to visit.
The Brentford vs Liverpool live stream takes place today (Saturday, September 25).
► Time: 5.30 p.m. BST / 12.30 p.m. ET / 9.30 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on NBCSN via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)
Brentford go into the game high on confidence. They put in an impressive performance to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 at Molineux last weekend, before crushing Oldham Athletic 7-0 in their midweek Carabao Cup tie.
Liverpool, however, are now the only side which remains unbeaten in the Premier League, after Man Utd and Chelsea both lost earlier today. The only time they have dropped points is a draw against Chelsea and the goal they conceded in that game is the only one they have let in during the league season so far.
Brentford forward Ivan Toney looks to be coming into some form, having claimed a goal and an assist against Wolves last weekend. He is essential not just to this game, but any hopes they have for remaining in the Premier League. The four goals from Marcus Forss midweek will not keep him out of the starting 11. Playing against Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk will be a considerably harder challenge than what he’s faced before, though.
At the other end, the question will be whether the Londoners' defence can keep the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane at bay. It’s a task many Premier League defences struggle with. Fringe players like Divock Orgi and Takumi Minamino also impressed in the week, both scoring in the Carabao Cup victory against Norwich.
Naby Keita had to be substituted off for Liverpool during that game, and he misses out here, as does Thiago. Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip and Andy Robertson all return in defence, while Curtis Jones replaces Thiago.
Here's how they line up:
Brentford: Raja, Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock, Canos, Onyeka, Norgaard, Janelt, Henry, Mbeumo, Toney
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Jones, Salah, Jota, Mane
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Thomas Frank’s team have settled into Premier League life, but can the newly promoted side cause an upset by beating one of this season’s title contenders? Find out by watching the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream, which we will show you how to do below.
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How to watch the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream wherever you are
The Brentford vs Liverpool live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?
The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.
Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.
Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to NBC, Peacock or another service and watch the game.
How to watch the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) (opens in new tab) and on the NBCSports.com (opens in new tab) website. The game kicks off at 12.30 p.m. ET / 9.30 a.m. PT.
To access the action, you'll need to subscribe to one of two special passes. The Matchday Pass costs $39.99 and will show 140 live matches, while the more comprehensive Premier League Pass (opens in new tab) is $64.99. This will include all 380 matches on-demand, and totally ad-free. Plus, you get highlights and analysis packages, including some from Sky Sports in the U.K.
If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you have plenty of options, too. Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBCSN. Plus, right now Sling is offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 (opens in new tab).
Fubo.TV is another option for live TV. Their Starter Plan costs $65 per month but gives you more than 117 channels, including NBCSN, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream on DAZN (opens in new tab).
What's more, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period (opens in new tab), with the service then costing $20 CAD per month thereafter, or $150 CAD for the year. DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device to thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream in the UK
Sky Sports (opens in new tab) has the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £25/month to add those channels. Or, if you just want the soccer action, Sky is currently offering a deal on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League (opens in new tab) that gives you both channels on top of your existing non-Sports package, for £18/month.
Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99 but once again, Sky is currently offering a great deal here: you can sign up for six months of access for just £25/month right now (opens in new tab). Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don't already have Sky.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream on Optus Sport (opens in new tab), which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV — plus it costs a very reasonable $14.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $139 AUD/year, but a current offer knocks that back to a bargain $99 AUD.
Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.
How to watch the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Brentford vs Liverpool live stream via Spark Sport (opens in new tab), which costs $24.99 NZD per month. Bear in mind, though, that there's currently a seven-day free trial so you can check it out for the start of the season and see how you like it.
Spark is available via web browsers plus loads of streaming devices including Chromecast and Apple TV, so there's no shortage of ways to watch it.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
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