Atletico Madrid v Liverpool live stream: How to watch the Champions League from anywhere in the world

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Atletico Madrid v Liverpool live stream, BT Sport, Tuesday October 19, 8pm BST

Liverpool will be looking to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Champions League when they face Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The Reds kick-started their European campaign with a 3-2 victory over AC Milan (opens in new tab) on matchday one. That should have been a much more comfortable win for Jurgen Klopp's side, who were much the better team in the first half at Anfield but inexplicably went in at the break 2-1 down after conceding two late goals.

Liverpool (opens in new tab) showed great character to rally to victory in front of their own fans, and their credentials were there for all to see in a 5-1 thrashing of Porto (opens in new tab) last time out. Those results leave Klopp's men in a promising position in Group B, although no one will be getting carried away with a double-header against Atletico (opens in new tab) to come.

Tuesday's trip to Spain looks like the most difficult assignment of the group phase for Liverpool. Their last trip to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano ended in defeat. Saul Niguez opened the scoring in the fourth minute of that round of 16 game in 2020, and Atletico successfully shut out Liverpool for the rest of the match.

Diego Simeone has an array of attacking options at his disposal these days, but Atletico will probably revert to type here. The Argentine, who will celebrate his 10th anniversary in charge of the club in December, will hope to replicate the game plan which gave his team a first-leg lead 18 months ago. Atletico will start quickly and take the initiative early on, before sinking back into a well-organised defensive shape - preferably after they have scored the first goal.

Liverpool must avoid falling into Atletico's trap. Klopp may well instruct his team to play it safe in the opening exchanges, especially as the Reds are sitting pretty at the top of Group B and do not need to chase a win. A draw here would certainly not be a bad result for Liverpool.

Kick-off is at 8pm BST and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 2 (opens in new tab) in the UK.

Use a VPN to watch an Atletico Madrid v Liverpool live stream from outside your country

If you’re on holiday or just simply out of the country, your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows exactly where you are from your IP address. Your access to the game will be automatically blocked, which is annoying if you’ve paid a subscription fee and don't want to use an illegal stream that decides to buffer at the worst possible moment. And that's where we recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) (more on which below). 

All you need to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get beyond such aggravations (assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs). A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, meaning suppliers can’t work out where you are and what you’re doing. The info going to and from is entirely encrypted.

There are plenty of options out there, including: 

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