Liverpool and Manchester City have formed the top two in three of the past four seasons, but the 13 points that separate them now shows how badly off the pace the Reds have been this term. However, they come into today's clash off the back of one of their most convincing displays of the campaign, and City one of their least - albeit with Erling Haaland kicking back on the bench. These two tend to inspire the best in each other, so read on to find out how to watch a Liverpool vs Man City live stream from wherever you are.
With Trent Alexander-Arnold only fit enough for a seat in the dugout, former City man James Milner starts at right-back, while Andy Robertson returns to the first team at left-back. Roberto Firmino is the centerpiece of Liverpool's front three, flanked by Mohamed Salah and Diogo Jota. Darwin Nunez is on the bench.
Haaland is joined by Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden in Man City's three-pronged attack, with Kevin de Bruyne pulling the strings behind them and İlkay Gündoğan and Rodri providing the muscle in midfield. With Kyle Walker out of action, Pep Guardiola has opted to shift João Cancelo to the right, as Nathan Aké starts as a makeshift left-back.
Date: Sunday, October 16
Kick-off time: 4.30pm BST / 11.30am ET / 8.30am PT / 9.30pm IST / 2.30am AEDT / 4.30am NZDT
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
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Salah, Firmino and Nunez are all back amongst the goals, and Salah in particular has been a real thorn in City's side over the course of this rivalry. But the Reds have had false dawns before, most notably the Community Shield thriller that ended with Haaland being dubbed a flop by the British press, and Liverpool being hailed as title favorites. What a difference a couple of months make.
The personnel may be slightly different but those Liverpool full-backs are still a major issue, and with Cancelo, Foden and Silva roaming the flanks, they could be in for a long afternoon.
There aren't many playmakers better at exposing defensive frailties than de Bruyne, while Virgil van Dijk, who's been accused of complacency in some quarters, will have to be at his very best to slow down Haaland, plunderer of 20 goals already this season.
Let's not forget that Liverpool were 14 points behind City in January, and came within a whisker of snatching the title. Is today the day their season explodes into life? Follow our guide to get Liverpool vs Man City live stream and watch the Premier League online from anywhere.
How to watch Liverpool vs Manchester City: live stream in the US without cable
Soccer fans can watch a Liverpool vs Manchester City live stream on USA Network in the US, with kick-off set for 11.30am ET / 8.30am PT on Sunday morning.
NBC is the official US broadcaster for the 2022/23 EPL season. Peacock TV live streams the vast majority of games but some fixtures are shown on NBC and USA Network instead, including this game.
How to watch Liverpool vs Manchester City without cable
OTT streaming service Sling TV is reasonably priced and includes both USA Network and NBC in select markets, as part of its Sling Blue package. The usual cost is $35 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get your first month for half price.
Another over-the-top streaming service that includes USA Network and NBC in select markets is FuboTV. It's a much more comprehensive cable replacement, and carries more than 100 channels including Fox, CBS and ESPN.
Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.
If you subscribe to Peacock, Sling or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.
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How to watch Liverpool vs Man City from outside your country
We've set out how you can live stream Liverpool vs Man City 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.
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Liverpool vs Man City live stream: how to watch EPL online in Canada
Soccer fans in Canada can watch Liverpool vs Man City on FuboTV, which is showing every single EPL match live this season. Kick-off is scheduled for 11.30am ET / 8.30am PT on Sunday morning.
FuboTV Canada prices start at CA$24.99 per month, but if you're willing to commit to a longer subscription it'll work out much cheaper. For instance, you'll pay the equivalent of CA$16.67 each month if you sign up for the CA$199.99 annual plan.
It also has the rights to Serie A soccer, and has a handy range of apps for iOS and Android mobile devices as well as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, and most modern Smart TVs.
How to watch a Liverpool vs Man City live stream in the UK
Liverpool vs Man City is being shown exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK, via the network's Premier League and Main Event channels. Coverage starts at 4pm BST, ahead of a 4.30pm kick-off.
If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.
Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.99.
Meanwhile, Sky customers with a Sky Sports subscription can also live stream Premier League games on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles.
Those outside the UK wanting to watch their Premier League coverage like they would at home can just pick up an ExpressVPN trial for 30 days and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action.
How to watch Liverpool vs Man City: live stream Premier League in Australia
Footie fans in Australia can watch Liverpool vs Man City on Optus Sport, which is showing every single Premier League game live this season.
Kick-off is set for 2.30am AEDT on Sunday night/Monday morning, and fans can stream Optus Sport's coverage via mobile, PC or tablet, and can also access the service on Fetch TV, Chromecast or Apple TV.
Anyone who isn't already signed up to the Optus telecommunications network can also take advantage of monthly subscriptions to Optus Sport from AU$24.99. For existing Optus customers, Optus Sport prices start at $6.99 per month.
If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Optus Sport, you can use one of the top VPNs and watch the coverage from another country.
How to watch Liverpool vs Man City: live stream Premier League in New Zealand
Fans can watch Liverpool vs Man City on Sky Sport in New Zealand, but be warned that kick-off is set for 4.30am NZDT in the early hours of Monday morning.
Sky Sport subscribers can also watch games online using the country's Sky Go service.
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.
Liverpool vs Man City: live stream Premier League online in India
Football fans in India can watch Liverpool vs Man City live either via Star Sports Select 1 or by getting a Disney+ Hotstar streaming subscription.
Kick-off is set for 9pm IST on Sunday evening.
Disney Plus Hotstar prices recently changed, with new plans starting at Rs 499 instead of Rs 399 (VIP), though the all-access content plan remains the same at Rs 1,499.
Anybody wanting to live stream Premier League action on the move will need to use the Hotstar app, which is available via the web, Android, iOS, and Apple TV.
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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.