Liverpool vs Man City live stream and how to watch Premier League game online, lineups

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The Liverpool vs Man City live stream will see the reigning champions travel to  Anfield in what in previous seasons has been a title-deciding fixture — you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

Liverpool vs Man City live stream date, time, channels

The Liverpool vs Man City live stream takes place today (Sunday, October 16).
Time 4:30 p.m. BST / 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on USA via Sling
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Manchester City and Liverpool have been dominating English football between them for the last five years, but now the two rivals find themselves in very different positions. City are in rude health, fresh off a 4-0 win over Southampton they remain the only undefeated side left in the division and are just a point behind leaders Arsenal. New signing Erling Haaland has redefined Premier League goal-scoring statistics with a record-breaking 15 goals in just nine games and midfielders like Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden have also been in fine form. Pep Guardiola does have a few injury problems in defense with Kyle Walker definitely ruled out and John Stones reportedly doubtful for the trip to Anfield. 

Liverpool have not had a good start to the season and following a 3-2 defeat last Sunday to Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp will be pulling his hair out at the same needless mistakes costing the reds points. To make matters worse, three of their key players, Luis Diaz, Joel Matip and Trent Alexander-Arnold went off injured at the Emirates and will miss this game. On a positive note, the game against the Gunners did at least see striker Darwin Nunez score a confidence-boosting goal, just his second in eight premier league appearances.

The reds will be hoping for a repeat of the last time the two sides met, the Community Shield, where they emerged 3-1 winners. While it looks unlikely to be a first-against-second clash this season, a win would all but knock out their long-time rivals from this year’s title race and set them well on their way to another crown. Liverpool meanwhile will see this as a great chance to kickstart their season with a statement win. The famous Anfield atmosphere will be in full force, making the Liverpool vs Man City live stream one not to miss. 

Here's how they line up:

Liverpool: Alisson, Milner, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Thiago, Elliott, Fabinho, Salah, Firmino, Jota.

Man City: Ederson, Cancelo, Akanji, Dias, Ake, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Haaland, Foden

Plus, make sure you don’t miss any of the EPL action this weekend by checking out our full how to watch Premier League live streams hub. 

How to watch the Liverpool vs Man City live stream wherever you are

The Liverpool vs Man City 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, 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.

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Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN 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 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 USA or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Liverpool vs Man City live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Liverpool vs Man City live stream on USA and on the NBC Sports website with a valid login. USA is available with a cable TV package.

For cord-cutters, one option is Sling TV. The Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including USA. 

Or you could go for Fubo.TV. Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including USA, 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 Liverpool vs Man City live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA.

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If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including NBCSN and USA. 

How to watch the Liverpool vs Man City live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Liverpool vs Man City live stream on Fubo.TV, the new home of Premier League soccer in Canada. 

That's a change from last season, where the action was on DAZN, and it also results in a slightly higher price of CAN$24.99 where DAZN was $20. That's for the Essentials plan, which gets you all Premier League matches, all Serie A matches plus 29 channels including BeInSports and MLB Network. The $39.99 Premium plan adds 20 entertainment channels and more on top of that.

Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch the Liverpool vs Man City live stream in the UK

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Sky Sports has the Liverpool vs Man City live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £18/month to add those channels. The game will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League.

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.

Sky Glass is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £13/month for the TV, plus a sky sub on top of that.  

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, 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. 

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Liverpool vs Man City live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch the Liverpool vs Man City live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Liverpool vs Man City live stream on Optus Sport, 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, and costs $24.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $199 AUD/year.

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 Liverpool vs Man City live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Liverpool vs Man City live stream via Sky Sport. This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/year. 

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

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Andy Sansom
Staff Writer - VPN

Andy is Tom's Guide Staff Writer for VPNs. Based in the UK he originally cut his teeth at Tom's Guide as a Trainee Writer (go and click on his articles!) before moving to cover all things Tech and streaming at T3. He's now back at TG to keep you safe online and bring you the latest news in VPN and cyber security.