They may be separated by 42 places and an entire division but Liverpool's form has been so patchy this season that Derby County will feel that they may be able to nick something as the two sides meet at Anfield today. This is the Reds' first taste of Carabao Cup action this season, while the Rams have already had to come through two rounds. Read on to find out how to watch a Liverpool vs Derby live stream from wherever you are.
There are plenty of lesser-spotted names in the Liverpool lineup, as Jurgen Klopp opts to give his fringe players and reserves a rare opportunity to shine. Caoimhín Kelleher is in goal behind a backline of Kostas Tsimikas, Joe Gomez, Nat Phillips and Calvin Ramsey, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fabio Carvalho are the only regulars further forward.
Conor Hourihane starts in place of Lewis Dobbin for Derby, who line up with 19-year-old William Osula up front alongside top scorer James Collins. Despite bagging the his first ever hat-trick just over a week ago, David McGoldrick is on the bench to begin with.
Osula bagged a lovely brace at the weekend but Derby were held to a draw by National League side Torquay, and Paul Warne will be hoping his men can do something similar against Liverpool tonight. They've now drawn three of their last four games, and they need their senior forwards Collins and McGoldrick to start firing on a more consistent basis.
He starts on the bench but it could still be a big night for Dobbin, who's on loan from Liverpool's local rivals Everton, though his replacement Hourihane certainly has the ability and experience to hurt anyone on his day, particularly from set-pieces.
Liverpool's last four league games have seen them beat Man City, lose to Nottingham Forest and Leeds, and beat Tottenham, so trying to gauge which version of Klopp's team will turn up is a fool's errand. They're massive favorites, but in a straight knockout tie you never know what might happen.
This is only their second meeting in a cup competition since the 1970s, so follow our guide to get a Liverpool vs Derby live stream and watch the Carabao Cup online from anywhere for this near-historic occasion.
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How to watch Liverpool vs Derby: live stream in the US without cable
Soccer fans can watch a Liverpool vs Derby live stream on ESPN Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Wednesday afternoon.
The streaming service is the place to watch every Carabao Cup game this season.
ESPN Plus+ monthly plans cost $9.99 a month, while the cost-saving annual subscription is priced at $99.99 a year.
But for the ultimate value, grab a combined ESPN+, Hulu and Disney Plus bundle for just $13.99 a month, which gets you loads of great entertainment and family-friendly content in addition to all that sports action.
Out of the US and want to watch your home coverage? No worries - just use a VPN as described below.
How to watch Liverpool vs Derby from outside your country
We've set out how you can live stream Liverpool vs Derby in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for pleasure or for work, you probably won't be able to watch the game like you normally would at home. This is the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to specific parts of the world.
A good streaming VPN can let you get around these digital borders, while also offering robust protection from cybercriminals and government snooping. They're also easy to use.
Use a VPN to live stream Liverpool vs Derby from anywhere:
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Liverpool vs Derby live stream: how to watch online in Canada
Streaming service DAZN is the place to watch Liverpool vs Derby in Canada, along with ever game from this season's Carabao Cup.
Kick-off is set for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Wednesday.
DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year, which is a bargain seeing as it's also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of the NFL, and Champions League and Europa League soccer!
It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices).
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Can you watch a Liverpool vs Derby live stream in the UK?
Sky Sports is the place to tune into this season's Carabao Cup action, but you can't watch Liverpool vs Derby live in the UK... unless you already subscribe to an overseas streaming service that's showing the game, such as Kayo Sports.
While geo-blocking will prevent you from accessing your stream like you would at home, getting a VPN service as outlined above will allow you to change your online location, allowing you to watch your domestic coverage without a hitch.
How to watch Liverpool vs Derby in Australia
beIN Sports has the rights to show every Carabao Cup game in Australia, with Liverpool vs Derby set to kick-off at 7am AEDT early on Thursday morning.
If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can also sign up to beIN Sports as a standalone subscription, costing $19.99 per month after you've taken advantage of a FREE two-week trial.
As well as the Carabao Cup, beIN Sport has the rights to Lige 1, Serie A, Bundesliga and EFL football.
That said, sports streaming service Kayo Sports includes beIN Sports in its package - and it also offers a FREE 7-day Kayo Sports trial.
After that, the Basic plan costs just $27.50 a month and lets you stream on two screens, while Premium is $35 a month for simultaneous viewing on up to three devices.
Of the two, Kayo Sports Premium represents the best value as it offers multi-screen support, which means you can effectively split the price of a monthly subscription between friends or family and pay less.
Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the NFL, F1, NHL, MLB, cricket... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.
Don't forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN is the solution.
How to watch Liverpool vs Derby: live stream in New Zealand
Fans can watch Liverpool vs Derby on Sky Sport in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 9am NZDT on Thursday morning.
Sky Sport subscribers can also watch games online using the country's Sky Go service.
As well as the Carabao Cup, every single Premier League fixture is being shown live via the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform. A Sky Sport Now subscription costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial.
What makes Sky Sport an even tastier proposition for footy fans in New Zealand is that it's also home to the FA Cup and the upcoming 2022 World Cup.
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Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.