Liverpool vs Manchester City live stream
TEAM NEWS • LIVERPOOL STARTING XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Origi
MANCHESTER CITY STARTING XI: Bravo, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Hernandez, Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Sane
Liverpool and Manchester City will reignite their tense rivalry this afternoon – last season saw both teams battle it out for the Premier League top spot.
Pep Guardiola’s side ended up taking home the most illustrious trophy in English football along with the FA Cup while Jurgen Klopp’s squad achieved European glory in the Champions League.
Ahead of the clash, the Liverpool manager admitted City are the favourites but expressed hope his team will replicate their superb form from last season.
Klopp said: “They won the league twice in a row, that’s one reason. For us, it was the first year on that level.
“We have to prove we can be on that level again. The 97 points were no coincidence but it was not that we outplayed all the teams and shot them out of the stadium constantly.
“We had tight games, close games a lot. We were a real result machine last year and it was really, really impressive.
“The champions are the favourite. They lost Vincent Kompany and probably another one and they maybe do something, so they are still pretty consistent in the squad as well, a good age group as well, experienced. They are the clear favourite. How could we be favourite?
“If somebody asked me if we were favourite in the Champions League, I probably couldn’t deny it, but I don’t think it’s like this. But then we are twice in a row in the final, so we obviously know the way to the final. Does that mean we will be in the final again? Probably not.
“But it’s possible and we will try that as well. We try a lot of things but being the favourites has no influence on the season.
“We have to make sure we get a good start in the season and that’s our main thing to think about. If we get a good start then we build on it. If we don’t have a good start then we have to change and build on that.”
How to watch Liverpool vs Manchester City
Liverpool will take on Manchester City at Wembley Stadium this afternoon with kick-off taking place at 3pm.
BT Sport 1 (channel 408 BT TV, 413 Sky and 867 Sky HD) will broadcast the game with coverage starting at 2.30pm.
BT Sport will also be showing the match on desktop computers or laptops via the company’s own site.
The BT Sport enhanced video player is available online.
But EE mobile customers will be able to stream the game for free thanks to a subscription plan announced by the network.
BT said: “To say thanks for being with us, here’s a special sporting treat for our pay monthly mobile and tablet customers: three months’ free BT Sport on your EE phone and connected tablet.
“Just text SPORT to 150, register for a BT ID then download the BT Sport app and get watching!
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You can visit the EE website for more information on the BT Sports offer.