Man City vs Liverpool live stream: How to watch Premier League game online

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This latest meeting of the two most dominant sides of recent Premier League seasons is here. Second-place Man City are in frightening form while Liverpool’s up-and-down performances have derailed their season and they find themselves in sixth. 

Man City vs Liverpool live stream date, time, channels

The Man City vs Liverpool live stream takes place Saturday, April 1.
Time 12.30 p.m. GMT / 7.30 a.m. ET / 4.30 a.m. PT / 11.30 p.m AEDT (April 2)
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock (requires Premium sub)
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Before the international break, Liverpool encapsulated their season perfectly with a historic 7-0 win at a strong Man Utd followed up by a toothless 0-1 loss to bottom club Bournemouth and elimination from Europe. Man City ended March with an incredible 13 goals in two cup games with a 7-0 win over Leipzig and a 6-0 thrashing of Burnley. Will star striker Erling Haaland continue his incredible scoring streak? Which version of Liverpool will turn up?

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 Man City vs Liverpool live stream anywhere

The Man City 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, 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 Peacock or another service and watch the game.

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Man City vs Liverpool live streams by country

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

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Man City vs Liverpool live stream on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($4.99/month) or Premium Plus ($9.99/month, which also gets rid of ads.) 

You can also watch the game on NBC or stream via the NBC Sports website with a valid login. NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the Man City vs Liverpool live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $40 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA.

Fubo.TV.

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 Man City vs Liverpool live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Man City vs Liverpool 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 Man City vs Liverpool live stream in the UK

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BT Sport has the Man City vs Liverpool live stream in the U.K., one of 52 games it will be showing this season.

Prices differ hugely depending on whether you already have BT TV and a BT broadband subscription. If you have both, you can add the Sports package for £16/month plus a £20 upfront fee, or go for the £41/month Big Sports package which also includes all of the Sky Sports channels, giving you a total of 160 live streams.

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time and doesn't require a lengthy subscription.

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

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

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Aussies can watch the Man City vs Liverpool 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 Man City vs Liverpool stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Man City vs Liverpool 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

Man City vs Liverpool preview

Man City find themselves eight points behind leaders Arsenal (albeit with a game in hand). Having won four out of their last five games, Pep Guardiola would have hoped to close the gap to leaders Arsenal but his protege Mikel Arteta has kept his team out of reach for now. In the reverse of this fixture, City actually lost to Liverpool at Anfield but despite this, City are the league's top scorers and boast the second-best defense as well as a home advantage so will head into this match against a struggling Liverpool as favorites. Erling Haaland, the standout player in the Premier League this season, missed international duty through injury but City fans will be crossing their fingers and toes that he returns for this game.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are used to traveling to the Etihad in the midst of title battles, not struggling to secure a European place, but that is the situation this season. In truth, it is not games against giants like Manchester City that have been their undoing this season but shoddy performances against the lesser sides in the division. Long-term injuries to forwards Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez have disrupted the season but that is no excuse. On the bright side, January signing Cody Gakpo has been showing signs of the prolific goalscoring that earnt him a move from PSV Eindhoven. Luis Diaz has been out since October but could make a much-needed return to brighten up Liverpool fans’ day while teenage midfielder Stefan Bajetic is now ruled out for the rest of the season. 

These two teams have served up some classics in recent memory and the Man City vs Liverpool live stream has all the signs of another. Don’t miss it. 

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Andy Sansom
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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.