Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream: how to watch the Champions League in 4K or for free

Real Madrid will face Liverpool without Sergios Ramos after the Blancos captain tested positive for covid-19. Can Zinedine Zidane’s side finish the job in the second quarter-final at Anfield on Wednesday? Or will Liverpool recover from a 3-1 deficit and move a step closer to their seventh UEFA Champions League final? Make sure you know how to watch a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in 4K and from anywhere the world.

The latest team news is that Liverpool will be without goalkeeper Jordan Henderson through injury. Worse still, second-choice keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is also in doubt after suffering an abdominal injury. The Reds will also be without main centre backs Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. As for Madrid, Ramos might be in quarantine but Modric, Kroos, Asensio, Vinicius Junior and Benzema are all expected to start.

Zinedine Zidane’s men – currently unbeaten in 11 matches in all competitions – notched up an impressive 3-1 win over the Reds in the first leg and a commanding victory against league rivals Barcelona in El Clasico last weekend. There’s no doubt they’re a force to be reckoned with.

As for Liverpool, Jürgen Klopp’s side have not been in the best of form lately. The stunning comeback against Aston Villa in the league last week would have been a nice boost but making the kind of defensive errors that allowed Marco Asensio to put Real two up in the first leg just won’t cut it.

“When you’re 3-1 down it looks like you are already out, that means you have not a lot to lose,” Klopp told reporters earlier this week. The Reds have beaten bigger odds – but can they do it without the Anfield crowd? 

“Everybody is [talking] about our comebacks in the past and it was with supporters and stuff like this. That’s true. But [there are] a lot of problems we will face before we have even a chance to win that game.”

The sides have twice met in European Cup finals, Liverpool winning the 1981 decider in Paris, and Madrid claiming their 13th title (and third in a row) in Kyiv in 2018. The match will include a minute’s silence and black armbands to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.

It’s an 8pm kick-off at Anfield on Wednesday night. Lucky football fans in Australia can subscribe to Optus Sports to catch all of the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League matches for just AU$14.99/month. Make sure to use a VPN if needed when travelling outside Australia for access.

Read on for more details on how to watch a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in 4K and wherever you are in the world.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream for $5.99

Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream live stream: team news and how to watch the Champions League

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Soccer fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch UEFA Champions League games live through CBS All Access – and the first 7 days are free. After that, you’ll pay $5.99 a month. No contract. Bargain, right?

Of course, CBS All Access is only available within the US. Stuck abroad? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream anywhere in the world using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Champions League rights holders, you won’t be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There’s 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – it’s easier than you think.

Watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in Australia

Liverpool v Real Madrid live stream live stream: team news and how to watch the Champions League

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If you’re in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport provides live coverage of the Champions League, Europa League and Premier League for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 for six months.

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don’t forget that you can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.

Optus Sport 6-month pass for AU$68 (£39/$53)
Watch live Premier League, Champions League, Europa League matches and exclusive sports documentaries on streaming service Optus Sport. Watch on mobile, tablet, TV, computer or games console. Cancel anytime.

You can download the Optus Sport app for Android and iOS devices. Fetch TV, Apple TV, Android TV, LG, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast also carry the app for smart TV viewing. You can watch Optus Sport live streams through Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge browsers and, lastly, it’s also available on Xbox.

Watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid in the UK

Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream live stream: team news and how to watch the Champions League

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Rights to show the UEFA Champions League in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you’ll also be able to watch the Europa League. 

Liverpool vs Real Madrid will be shown on BT Sport 2 (HD) and BT Sport Ultimate (4K). The build up starts at 7.15pm BST for an 8pm kick-off.

BT Sport for existing BT TV customers from £7.50
Upgrading to all four BT Sport channels is no big deal if you’re already a BT customer. Those with BT TV already can access the channels for £7.50 per month for the first three months. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.

New BT broadband and BT TV customers get access to some great deals including BT Sport while existing BT customers can upgrade to the sport channels for as little as £10 per month.

Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £30 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing. It’s also worth looking out for bundled Sky Sports and BT Sport deals.

However you subscribe to BT Sport, though, you will get access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app, so you can watch on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN .

Watch the Champions League live in 4K

You can watch Liverpool vs Real Madrid in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433. If you’re hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it’s also available in with Dolby Atmos sound.

BT Sport Ultimate fixtures are also available, minus the Atmos, for Virgin Media customers who subscribe to the BT Sport Collection. You can enjoy it in 4K HDR on channel 555.

BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media £18 per month
The BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media is a £18 bolt-on, at the time of writing. It brings coverage of football, rugby, cricket, UFC and more, plus access to BT Sport Ultra HD for 4K viewing. You can cancel the subscription at any time.

Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they’re getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.

BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass. No contract required.

BT Sport Monthly Pass £25 per month
Enjoy the Champions League, FA Cup, Premier League and more in 4K HDR, all contract-free through the BT Sport app on games consoles, Apple TV and Samsung TVs. You do not need to be a BT customer and can opt out at any time.

Watch a free Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream

Football fans in Austria, Canada, Germany and Japan get the chance to watch the UEFA Champions League for free. DAZN has the rights to show the Champions League and a whole host of sports in these territories, and, best of all, DAZN offers a 1-month free trial. So long as you’ve not used yours already, then you can fill your boots.

Sadly the DAZN free trial isn’t available to those outside these regions. If you are a DAZN customer but travelling abroad, simply use a VPN to access a Liverpool v Real Madrid live stream without being blocked.

It’s also worth noting that there are free streams on terrestrial channels such Match TV in Russia, if that’s where you happen to be. You can find a full list of the world’s broadcasters with rights to show the live Champions League football here.

Champions League Fixtures

Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream live stream: team news and how to watch the Champions League

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All times shown in BST.

Tuesday 13th April 2021

PSG vs Bayern Munich – 8pm

Chelsea vs Porto – 8pm

Wednesday 14th April 2021

Liverpool vs Real Madrid – 8pm

Dortmund v Man City – 8pm