Liverpool vs Man Utd live stream: How to watch Premier League game online today, team news

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Liverpool host Man Utd today as 39 league titles, 20 FA Cups and nine European Cups meet in what remains the most historic game and spiciest rivalry in English football. This is the first meeting between the two teams since the Merseysiders' 7-0 shellacking of United last season — and you can watch from anywhere using a VPN.

The teams are in and Liverpool make one changes from the XI that started their previous Premier League game against Crystal Palace, as Ibrahim Konate replaces Jarrell Quansah at center-back. Mo Salah, Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz start as a front three, with Dominik Szoboszlai, Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravernbach in midfield. Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones are on the bench. 

For Manchester United, Marcus Rashford is on the bench as Erik ten Hag makes four changes. Kobi Mainoo, Rasmus Hojlund, Raphael Varane and Jonny Evans come in for Bruno Fernandes (suspended), Anthony Martial, Sergio Reguilon and Harry Maguire (injured). That means Luke Shaw moves to left-back, with Mainoo completing a midfield three with Sofyan Amrabat and Scott McTominay, who captains the side. 

Liverpool vs Man Utd live stream, Date, Time, Channels

The Liverpool vs Man Utd live stream takes place on Sunday, December 17.
Time: 4:30 p.m. GMT / 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT / 3:30 a.m. AEDT (Dec. 18)
• U.S.Peacock
• U.K.Sky Sports
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Whisper it, but Liverpool appear to be back. Going into the weekend fixtures, the Reds topped the Premier League table for the first time in more than two years. Their controversial defeat at Tottenham in late September remains their only EPL defeat this season and they've take 20 points from the last 24 available. Mo Salah is in fine fettle after picking up his 200th goal for the club. Midfielder Alexis Mac Allister misses out with a knee injury.

After finishing bottom of their Champions League group, ten Hag and Man Utd badly need a win. If last weekend's 3-0 Old Trafford defeat to Bournemouth was bad, the limp European exit on Tuesday was worse – no fight, no attack. With captain Bruno Fernandes suspended and Harry Maguire an injury doubt, their chances don't look good. The Red Devils haven't won at Anfield since January 2016.

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

As you'll read below, the Liverpool vs Man Utd 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 streaming 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.


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 Peacock or another service to watch the game.

How to watch the Liverpool vs Man Utd live stream in the U.S.

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Liverpool vs Man Utd live stream on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($5.99/month) or Premium Plus ($11.99/month, which also gets rid of some ads.).

If you're outside of the U.S. but have one of these subscriptions, you can watch the Liverpool vs Man Utd live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.


In addition to showing selected Premier League 23/24 live streams, Peacock also has a huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like The Office, Suits, Law & Order and Real Housewives.

How to watch the Liverpool vs Man Utd live stream in the U.K.

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Sky Sports has the Liverpool vs Man Utd live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £15/month to add those channels. The game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and 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 £14/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 Sports Membership from the Now streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £11.98 or month-long access for £34.99. And right now there's a special offer where if you commit to a year, you pay the equivalent of £26 a month.

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

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

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Canadians can watch theLiverpool vs Man Utd live stream on Fubo, the home of Premier League soccer in Canada. 

The Essentials plan gets you all Premier League matches, as well as games in Ligue 1, Serie A and the Coppa Italia plus 29 channels including BeINSports and MLB Network. It costs CAN$24.99 per month, but you can save up to 26% by purchasing an annual plan.

The Premium plan, priced at $39.99 per month, includes Premier League matches in 4K, as well as 20 entertainment channels.

Canadians stuck abroad who 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 Utd live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Liverpool vs Man Utd 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 Utd live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Liverpool vs Man Utd 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 $24.99/week / $44.99/month or $449.99/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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