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Manchester City v Liverpool live stream: How to watch the FA Cup from anywhere in the world

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Manchester City v Liverpool live stream, Saturday 16 April, 3.30pm BST

Manchester City and Liverpool will lock horns for the second time in six days in the semi-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Premier League’s top two teams could not be separated at the Etihad Stadium last weekend. City (opens in new tab) were the better team in the first half and held a 2-1 lead at the interval, but Liverpool (opens in new tab) dug deep and got back on level terms through Sadio Mane early in the second period. In the end a draw was a fair result.

One of these sides has to emerge victorious on Saturday, though. Liverpool arguably have the edge. They warmed up for this match with a 3-3 draw against Benfica (opens in new tab) at Anfield. Given they were 3-1 up from the first leg, Jurgen Klopp’s side already had one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

That afforded them the luxury of resting some key players: Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Sadio Mane and Andy Robertson were all left out of the starting XI. Some appeared as second-half substitutes, but others spent the whole 90 minutes on the bench.

Manchester City, by contrast, contested a bruising encounter against Atletico Madrid (opens in new tab). The Premier League champions were put through their paces at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, and they were perhaps fortunate to escape with a 0-0 draw.

Kyle Walker and Kevin De Bruyne limped off in Madrid and both players are consequently doubts for the semi-final at Wembley. Cole Palmer is unlikely to be involved as the youngster continues his recovery from a foot problem.

Klopp’s only injury concern relates to Diogo Jota, who picked up a knock against Benfica and will need to be assessed. If the Portugal international is not deemed sufficiently fit to start, Roberto Firmino – who notched two goals on Wednesday – is the man most likely to start in the centre of the front three.

Kick-off is at 3.30pm BST on Sunday 16 April, and UK viewers can watch live on BBC One. See below for international broadcast options.

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VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country

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If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar (opens in new tab) love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it! 

NordVPN with quality mobile and desktop apps

A cheaper option and almost ExpressVPN's equal when it comes to quality, too. A single subscription covers six connections, so you can use it on mobile, laptop, streaming devices and more, all at the same time.

Surfshark offers a great VPN at a fraction of the price

It's clear to see why Surfshark is top of TechRadar's best cheap VPN table – it combines an excellent product with bargain pricing, starting at £2/$2.50 a month!

UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

UK VPN Premier League live streams

Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers

Canada VPN Premier League live streams

DAZN (opens in new tab) subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Premier League live streams

Optus Sport (opens in new tab) are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN Premier League live streams

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Spark Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).