We can’t quite imagine a more enticing encounter in world football right now – the UEFA Champions League has delivered once again. Spain’s newly crowned champions against one of the most exciting attacks around. And with this TechRadar guide you can live stream Barcelona vs Liverpool no matter where you are in the world.
Barcelona vs Liverpool: where and when
The first leg of Barcelona vs Liverpool in the Champions League last four takes place at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, May 1.
It’s due to start at 9pm local time. So that’s 8pm BST, 3pm ET, 12pm PT and 5am Thursday morning AEST.
As you’d hope and expect from a last four Champions League clash, Barcelona and Liverpool are two of world football’s biggest names. If this had been the 2019 Champions League final, we don’t think too many people would have been disappointed (other than Real Madrid and Everton fans, of course!).
Barcelona’s superstars don’t require much of an introduction – Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic…oh yeah, and a guy called Lionel Messi. They have had the liberty of resting players in La Liga, too, with their massive points advantage at the top.
Juggling the two plates of Champions League and the Premier League title, Klopp’s men could be just a few wins away from one of the club’s most famous seasons and there have been a few. They’ll be relying on their trio if attackers Salah, Mane and Firmino to gran an all-important away goal today. Can the players recapture the spirit of Liverpool’s Miracle of Istanbul in 2005 when they won their most recent of five titles?
It’s poised to be a fascinating first leg of the Champions League last four knockouts, so make sure you follow the instructions below for how to live stream Barcelona vs Liverpool from wherever you are in the world.
If you’re away from your country but are desperate to get around geo-blocking from your home broadcaster, don’t sweat. Thanks to the tools provided to you by a VPN, you can tune in no matter where you are in the world. And best of all, it’s really easy to do, especially if you use our number one recommended provider ExpressVPN.
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Stream the Liverpool game live in the UK
Subscription channel BT Sport again has exclusive rights to show the Champions League in the UK, and will therefore be showing the 8pm BST kick-off between Liverpool and Barcelona on BT Sport 2 (the build up starts from 7pm).
If you’re looking to stream the game, the BT Sport app or BTSport.com is where you need to go, enabling mobile, tablet and PC viewing.
And if you’re a BT Sport subscriber but find yourself outside the UK and want to tune in, it’s simple to do with a handy tool – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action.
How to watch Barcelona vs Liverpool: live stream in US
In the US, Univision and TNT have the rights to show live Champions League matches and both will be showing this clash between the teams from Spain and England.
For its part, TNT will be streaming via online partner B/R Live. The match is available at a pretty reasonable $2.99, while $9.99 per month and $79.99 for the year options are also available if you want to access the full array of B/R matches. You can tune in via the B/R Live app available on iTunes or Google Play, or watch via Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
Hispanic channel Univision is available on cable and its coverage can be streamed via the Univision Deportes’ App and univisiondeportes.com if you want to watch on a mobile, tablet or PC.
As of this year’s competition, every Champions League match is broadcast in Canada by the ever-growing sports subscription service, DAZN. Kick-off for Barcelona vs Liverpool is 3pm Toronto-time.
DAZN packages come in at $20 per month or $150 per year in Canada.
How to live stream Liverpool vs Barcelona in the Champions League: Australia
In Australia, Optus Sport has the Champions League after snagging the rights from BeIN Sports. Football fans down under will probably be used to the early morning kick-offs in the competition – this one is at 5am on Thursday morning.
Optus coverage can be streamed via mobile and tablet with the channel’s app, while chord-cutters can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.
If you’re outside Australia and want to tune in to your Optus Sport account, you can use one of our favorite VPNs above to bypass geo-blockers.
The football will be shown in New Zealand via SKY Sports with kick-off at 7am Auckland time. The channel is broadcasting all 138 games live for the 2018/19 Champions League.
Subscriptions to SKY Sports cost $29.90 per month and Champions League highlights programmes are available on top of the live coverage. For mobile streaming, users can tune in via the SKY Go app.
In India, Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) continues to broadcast the UEFA Champions League and will be therefore be showing United’s game, with kick-off at 12.30pm New Delhi time.
SPN’s coverage stretches across both TV and it’s over-the-top service SonyLIV.
How to stream all the online action straight to you TV
The ability to live stream all the football to your phone or tablet is undeniably useful – you don’t have to miss a single goal, even if you’re out of the house. But if you want to stream the football from the internet to your TV, then picking up a streaming box might be useful. Check out our guide to the best streaming media players, where the likes of Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire are all included.