Rangers vs Liverpool live stream: how to watch Champions League online and on TV anywhere, team news, Salah benched

Ryan Jack of Rangers vies with Thiago Alcantara of Liverpool
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The Champions League doesn't get much spicier than a Battle of Britain between sides from Scotland and England. Liverpool's trip north of the border to Rangers is guaranteed to provide fireworks. Ibrox will be bouncing in what will, incredibly, be the Reds' ever first competitive visit to the blue half of Glasgow. With Liverpool out of form, the Gers have a chance of an upset, too. 

The teams are in and Rangers make one change from the team that played St Mirren at the weekend as former Liverpool man Ryan Kent comes in for Rabbi Matondo on the left. Alfredo Morelos will be kicking his heels on the bench, as Antonio Colak leads the line for the Gers. John Lundstram and Scott Arfield form a central midfield duo. 

The big news for Liverpool is that out-of-form Mo Salah starts on the bench, with Manchester City to come on Sunday. Fabio Carvalho, Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino start in the front three, with Harvey Elliott and Fabinho coming in to join captain Jordan Henderson in midfield. Ibou Konate and Joe Gomez come into the defence in place of the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joel Matip.

Read on to find out how to watch a Rangers vs Liverpool live stream and catch the Champions League online tonight, no matter where you are in the world.

Rangers vs Liverpool live stream

Date: Wednesday, October 12

Kick-off time:  8pm BST / 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT / 12.30am IST / 5am AEDT (Thursday) / 7am NZDT (Thursday)

Venue: Ibrox, Glasgow

Live stream: BT Sport (UK) | Paramount Plus FREE trial  (US) | DAZN (CA) | Sony LIV (IN) | Stan Sport (AU) | Spark Sport (NZ) 

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Though Rangers limped to a 2-0 defeat at Anfield in the reverse fixture a week ago, Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side will fancy their chances of upsetting the six-time European champions on Wednesday. Fresh from a confidence-boosting 4-0 defeat of St Mirren at the weekend, the Gers know their opponents are struggling and in 10-goal top scorer Antonio Colak they know they have a forward capable of taking advantage of a creaking defence. Meanwhile, Liverpool academy graduate Ryan Kent will hope to get one over his former side. 

Liverpool's Premier League form has gone off a cliff but Jurgen Klopp is still clinging to the Champions League as a way to salvage what is already looking like a chastening season as they sit 10th domestically. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Luis Diaz will miss out with injuries picked up in the 3-2 weekend defeat to Arsenal. The one positive from the Emirates defeat was the improvement of club-record signing Darwin Nunez, who will likely start again at Ibrox.

All the same, Klopp is still searching for his best XI, and even his best formation, having dabbled with an ultra-attacking 4-4-2 seven days ago. Tomorrow's game is fascinatingly poised. Follow our guide to get a Rangers vs Liverpool live stream and watch the Champions League online from anywhere.

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How to watch Rangers vs Liverpool: live stream UCL soccer in the US without cable


Soccer fans can watch Rangers vs Liverpool on Paramount Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT early on Wednesday afternoon.

CBS is the official US broadcaster for the 2022/23 UCL season. Paramount Plus live streams the vast majority of games, while some fixtures are shown on CBS.

subscription to Paramount Plus is available from just $4.99 a month for its ad-supported "essential" plan, or $9.99 per month for its ad-free tier.

The service also offers a FREE 7-day trial for new customers, meaning you can live stream Bayern Munich vs Barcelona and at least a few more games for nothing. 

You can watch through a web browser or on the Paramount Plus app, which is available on most smart devices.

Outside of the US? If you're 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.

How to watch Rangers vs Liverpool from outside your country

We've set out how you can live stream Rangers vs Liverpool 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 Champions League football 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 really easy to use.

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Throw in its robust set of security features and ExpressVPN is the best all-round VPN for streaming - and perhaps best of all, it has a 30-day money back guarantee plus 3 months FREE when you subscribe for a year.

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How to watch a Rangers vs Liverpool live stream in the UK


In the UK, BT Sport is providing exclusive live coverage of Rangers vs Liverpool. Coverage starts at 6.30pm BST on BT Sport 2, ahead of an 8pm kick-off. 

BT Sport 2 is available on TV and online.

Don't forget that BT now has a £25 Monthly Pass, so you can get everything BT Sport has to offer without a long-term commitment.

The BT Sport app will let subscribers watch the game on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.

If you're currently outside the UK and want to watch the Champions League like you would at home, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action. 

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Rangers vs Liverpool live stream: how to watch UCL soccer online in Canada


In Canada, soccer fans can watch Rangers vs Liverpool on streaming service DAZN. Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Wednesday.

DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Not only do you get every single UCL game, but DAZN is also the Canadian streaming home of Europa League and EFL Championship soccer, Six Nations rugby and WTA tennis, not to mention it's also the place to watch every single NFL game this season.

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). 

If you find yourself outside of Canada and want to watch the Champions League using your normal streaming service, don't worry – a good VPN is all you need to tune in just like you would home.

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How to watch Rangers vs Liverpool: live stream Champions League in Australia


Footie fans in Australia can watch Rangers vs Liverpool on Stan Sport, but be warned that kick-off is set for 5am AEST on Thursday morning.

The streaming service is showing every single Champions League match ad-free, and it's also the place to watch the Europa League and Europa Conference League, international rugby and Formula E.

A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial.

If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Stan Sport, you can use one of the top VPNs and watch the coverage from another country.

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How to watch Rangers vs Liverpool: live stream Champions League in New Zealand


Football fans can watch Rangers vs Liverpool on Spark Sport in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 7am NZST bright and early on Thursday morning.

Spark Sport offers a 7-day FREE trial so you can try before you buy, and once that expires, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes every UCL game, plenty of Black Caps cricket action, Europa League football, the European Rugby Champions Cup, F1, MotoGP, NFL and WTA tennis.

Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.

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Rangers vs Liverpool: live stream Champions League online in India


Rangers vs Liverpool is being shown on Sony Pictures Networks in India, with coverage stretching across TV and its over-the-top streaming service Sony LIV.

You can live stream Champions League games with a mobile-only plan, which costs Rs 599 for a year, or a LIV Premium plan, which costs Rs 999 for a year.

Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home Champions League coverage can just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

Andy Murray
Freelance Writer

Andy Murray is an award-winning sports writer and columnist. A fluent Spanish speaker and former semi-professional footballer, he was senior staff writer of world-leading football magazine FourFourTwo for seven years and continues to write and edit for them, national newspapers, websites and Premier League clubs. He is not a famous tennis player.