How to watch Man City vs Liverpool Carabao Cup live and match preview
Man City and Liverpool will renew hostilities as we head towards the business end of the Carabao Cup.
Top-flight English football returns after the World Cup and it's back with a bang with a blockbuster Man City vs Liverpool clash.
The 2 genuine heavyweights battle in the Carabao Cup this week in Manchester.
Man City and Liverpool have built a huge rivalry in recent years, with both teams fighting out Premier League titles and always playing for huge stakes.
What time is Man City vs Liverpool Carabao Cup kick-off?
This Man City vs Liverpool Round of 16 Carabao Cup clash takes place on Friday 23 December at Etihad Stadium, Manchester City, with kick-off at 7am AEDT.
How to watch Man City vs Liverpool Carabao Cup live
Man City vs Liverpool is broadcast via beIN SPORTS and you have several ways to stream this game through different services.
You can access it via Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, plus Fetch TV as a special interest channel pack or watch directly via streaming service beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
If you're not sure who to stream with, we've got a Foxtel vs Kayo comparison so you can decide which suits you best.
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Stream Man City vs Liverpool on beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Carabao Cup fans can watch Man City vs Liverpool on beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
New customers get a 2-week free trial to test it all out, meaning you could watch Man City vs Liverpool at no cost.
After your free trial, the streaming platform lets users access all 3 beIN SPORTS channels for $19.99 a month or $179.99 a year.
Alongside the Carabao Cup, beIN SPORTS CONNECT has plenty of other football leagues including the Scottish Premiership football and the EFL Championship, both of which recently returned after pausing for the World Cup.
Stream Man City vs Liverpool on Foxtel Now
New users can enjoy a 10-day free trial with Foxtel Now so you could watch Man City vs Liverpool at no cost.
To live stream further Carabao Cup matches and sport in general on Foxtel Now, you will need the Sport pack.
You can only get this on top of the base Essentials pack, which brings the total to at least $54 a month to stream sports with Foxtel Now once your free trial ends.
Despite its high cost, you do get access to entertainment options too.
The service is compatible with PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets. Fans can also watch on the big screen via Chromecast, the Foxtel Now box, Sony Android TVs, PS4, Telstra TV and selected Samsung, LG, Hisense and Sony smart TVs.
Stream Carabao Cup on Kayo Sports
If you are yet to try it out, Kayo has a 7-day trial for new customers, meaning you could watch Man City vs Chelsea live and free.
After your free trial, subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 a month and that lets you watch on 1 device at a time.
It is available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android devices, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PS4, PS5 and select smart TVs including Hisense, LG and Samsung.
Unlike other broadcasters, Kayo has a wide range of special features such as SplitView, which lets you watch 4 sports at once on the same screen.
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Watch Carabao Cup on Foxtel iQ or Fetch TV
beIN SPORTS is available on Fetch TV as a special interest channel pack where you can get all 3 beIN channels for $19.99 a month so you can watch Man City vs Liverpool.
This cost is on top of the normal Fetch pack that you're subscribed to.
To watch Man City vs Liverpool via Foxtel iQ, you need to have the Sports HD pack from Foxtel, which usually costs $74 a month with no free trial.
Man City vs Liverpool Carabao Cup match preview
This fourth round Carabao Cup match comes at an interesting stage for both teams.
In the Premier League, Man City are still 5 points behind Arsenal so will have eyes on that resumption, whereas Liverpool are 15 points off the lead and will need to get a significant move on.
One imagines both Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola will field younger teams here and the clash will have a little less spice than normal games between the 2 teams.
Still, we have silverware to play for and Liverpool are probably in greater need of form now.
So we think they'll come out firing and salute 2-1, progressing to the quarterfinals in the process.
For full details on watching the Carabao Cup, you can check out our comprehensive guide.