Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream: how to watch Champions League online and on TV from anywhere

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid is challenged by Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool during a UEFA Champions League match between Liverpool FC and Real Madrid
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Watch a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream

You can watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid on CBS and Paramount Plus in the US today. In Canada, every Champions League game is available on DAZN. In the UK, today's match is being televised on BT Sport, while football fans in India can tune in on Sony Ten 2 or via Sony LIV. Remember to use a VPN if you're trying to watch your usual stream while abroad. Full details on how to watch a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream just below.

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Kick-off: Tues, February 21 – 8pm GMT / 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 1.30am IST
TV channel: BT Sport (UK) | CBS (US) | Sony Ten 2 (IN)
Live stream: Paramount Plus (US) | DAZN (CA) | Sony LIV (IN)
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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: match preview

It's a rainy old evening on Merseyside as one of European football's biggest fixtures comes to life. They don't come much more exciting than Liverpool vs Real Madrid, but in recent years this rivalry between two of the most storied teams in this competition's history has become very one-sided. Los Blancos have crushed the Reds' Champions League ambitions over three of the past five seasons, and though Liverpool are in the midst of a turbulent campaign, things haven't been looking especially rosy for Madrid of late either. 

Jurgen Klopp's men may have feared the worst when the draw was made in early November. At that moment, Liverpool had already tasted defeat five times, whereas Real had lost just once in all competitions. Fast forward three months and the chasm appears to have narrowed significantly.

The Reds' stodgy midfield has been a problem all season, and Klopp's latest attempt at a fix appears to be cutting it out of the buildup process altogether. It's a back to basics move that ditches the much-maligned possession-based approach for something resembling the heavy-metal football of old, with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson once again being encouraged to link up directly with Mohamed Salah and the forwards. 

Meanwhile, a run of three defeats in six have put Carlo Ancelotti's men on the back foot domestically, but they’ve since strung together back-to-back victories for the first time this calendar year. However, the form and fitness of Karim Benzema, for so many years the scourge of Liverpool on big European nights, is an ongoing concern.

The Frenchman, who's only scored one goal from open play in 2023, was rested at the weekend, and the resurgence of Marco Asensio has given Ancelotti a decision to make. For the first time since he joined the club more than a decade ago, Benzema's place in the team is under threat.

Vinicius Jr. has emerged as Madrid's main man, and he seems to love playing against Liverpool. The Brazilian winger has scored three in three appearances against the Reds, including the decisive goal in last season's UCL final. Follow our guide to get a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream and watch the Champions League online from anywhere.

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


Soccer fans can watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid on both CBS and Paramount Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Tuesday afternoon.

CBS is the official US broadcaster for the 2022/23 UCL season. Paramount Plus live streams every game, while select fixtures are shown on CBS.

How to watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid without cable

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.

If you sign up with the promo code ADVANCE, you can get a 30-day Paramount Plus FREE trial, which would let you live stream Liverpool vs Real Madrid and the rest of the Round of 16 for nothing. The code expires on Tuesday, April 4.

Alternatively, if you don't have CBS on cable, you can get the channel on a streaming-only basis via FuboTV from $74.99 per month after a 7-day FREE trial

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 Liverpool vs Real Madrid from outside your country

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual coverage of the game, you'll want a VPN. This'll help you circumvent the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue, are cheap, and easy to set-up as well. Here's how it's done.

Use a VPN to watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid from anywhere

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How to watch a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in the UK


In the UK, BT Sport is providing exclusive live coverage of Liverpool vs Real Madrid. Coverage starts at 7pm GMT on BT Sport 1, ahead of an 8pm kick-off.

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


In Canada, soccer fans can watch PSG vs Bayern MunichLiverpool vs Real Madrid on streaming service DAZN. Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Tuesday.

And it's a real bargain too - DAZN costs CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Away from home? No problem.

Use a VPN to watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid on DAZN while abroad.

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.

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


Footie fans in Australia can watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid on Stan Sport, but be warned that kick-off is set for 7am AEDT bright and early on Wednesday 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 Liverpool vs Real Madrid: live stream Champions League in New Zealand


Football fans can watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid on Spark Sport in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 9am NZDT on Wednesday 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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Liverpool vs Real Madrid: live stream Champions League online in India


Liverpool vs Real Madrid is being shown on Sony Pictures Networks in India, with coverage stretching across the Sony Ten 2 TV channel and 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. 

Aatif Sulleyman

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.