Arsenal v Liverpool live stream, Thursday 20 January, 7.45pm GMT
Arsenal and Liverpool will battle it out for a place in the League Cup final when they meet at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.
The Gunners were not in action at the weekend after the Premier League granted their request for the north London derby to be postponed. Tottenham were disappointed by the decision, largely because not many of Arsenal’s absences were down to Covid-19, but the powers that be sided with the Gunners.
Arsenal were the happier team after the first leg of this semi-final. Granit Xhaka was sent off in the 24th minute at Anfield, and Liverpool were widely expected to go on and win comfortably. But Arsenal defended with discipline and diligence to keep Jurgen Klopp’s side at bay. After a goalless draw last week there is still everything to play for in this tie.
Liverpool bounced back from that disappointment by beating Brentford 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. It was a routine victory for Klopp’s team, who remain 11 points behind Manchester City at the summit of the standings. For now, though, Liverpool will be fully focused on booking a place in the final of the League Cup, where Chelsea await the winners of this second semi.
Arsenal will have to make do without Xhaka, who remains suspended after his red card last time out. Cedric Soares and Sead Kolasinac are out injured, while Calum Chambers has been nursing a knock and could be sidelined.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Nicolas Pepe are away at the Africa Cup of Nations, but Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka and Takehiro Tomiyasu are expected to be available.
Liverpool will be unable to call upon the services of Thiago Alcantara, Harvey Elliott, Divock Origi and Nat Phillips for the trip to north London. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are in Cameroon for the Cup of Nations.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT on Thursday 20 January, and UK viewers can watch live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. See below for international broadcast options.
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Use a VPN to watch Premier League football from outside your country
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.
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UK TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers
US TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers
NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium 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 for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
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Canada TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers
DAZN 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.
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Australia TV rights
How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers
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
Spark Sport 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.
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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).
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