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Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town live stream: How to watch the FA Cup from anywhere in the world

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Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town live stream, Sunday 9 January, 2pm GMT

Liverpool will be out to avoid an upset in the third round of the FA Cup when they host Shrewsbury on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp's side had their League Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal postponed in midweek due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the camp. The Reds had to close their training ground in an attempt to stop the spread, but it reopened on Friday and this third-round tie against Shrewsbury is expected to go ahead as planned.

At the time of writing it is not entirely clear which Liverpool players have been affected by the outbreak. Alisson Becker, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino returned positive tests last weekend and could still be sidelined. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita are in Cameroon for the Africa Cup of Nations, while Harvey Elliott, Thiago Alcantara and Nat Phillips are nursing injuries. 

Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi are hoping to be fit, and both are likely to be involved if they are ready to be. Klopp will probably shuffle his pack ahead of a busy January, with Liverpool set to play five times in the next fortnight.

The Reds have not won this tournament since 2006, and they have not even advanced beyond the fifth round during Klopp's tenure. But with Manchester City threatening to run away with the Premier League title, Liverpool must be tempted to take the FA Cup more seriously this term.

Shrewsbury thrashed Stratford Town 5-1 in the first round of the FA Cup, before edging out Carlisle 2-1 to set up this clash with Liverpool. They have reached the fourth round in two of the last three campaigns - it was at that stage that they were knocked out by Liverpool in 2019/20, although that was in a replay after a 2-2 draw in the first meeting between the sides.

Shrewsbury go into the weekend in good form, having taken 10 points from the last 12 available in League One. That run of form has seen them climb to 14th place in the table, seven points clear of the bottom four.

Kick-off is at 2pm GMT on Sunday 9 January. See below for international broadcast options.

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VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier league football from outside your country

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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.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it! 

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A cheaper option and almost ExpressVPN's equal when it comes to quality, too. A single subscription covers six connections, so you can use it on mobile, laptop, streaming devices and more, all at the same time.

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It's clear to see why Surfshark is top of TechRadar's best cheap VPN table – it combines an excellent product with bargain pricing, starting at £2/$2.50 a month!

UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

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Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

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.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers

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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.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

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Optus Sport are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.

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

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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. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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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).