RB Leipzig vs Liverpool live stream: How to watch Champions League fixture online and on TV tonight
Liverpool are hoping to arrest their slide when they face RB Leipzig in the first leg of their Champions League tie this evening.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are enduring a disastrous slump, having lost their last three Premier League games, and the head coach admitted that their chances of retaining the title are all but lost after a collapse against Leicester. In fact, the Reds are facing something of a battle just to finish in the top four, with the likes of Chelsea, West Ham and Aston Villa all capable of overtaking Liverpool if they are to win their games in hand.
Liverpool still finished top of Group D, though, with four victories from their six fixtures. However, Leipzig will certainly provide a stern test. The German side reached the semi-finals of last year’s competition and are currently second in the Bundesliga.
“If you are with us and follow us all the way through the season, you can see a mix of different things has happened. We have had some not so good games but played some good games lately,” Klopp said at his pre-match press conference. “We are always together in these moments. The mood is okay – but obviously it has been better.”
Here is everything you need to know:
When is it and what time is kick-off?
The match will begin at 8pm at the Puskas Arena in Hungary, where it is being played due to international travel restrictions.
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How can I watch it online and on TV?
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 2 with coverage set to begin at 7pm. BT Sport subscribers can view the game online via the BT Sport App.
What is the team news?
James Milner is expected to miss out after suffering a hamstring injury. New centre-back Ben Davies is recovering from a knock while the game also comes too soon for Naby Keita. Fabinho is a doubt after missing the defeat against Leicester while Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Diogo Jota remain long-term absentees.
Leipzig rested several of their key players at the weekend, with Marcel Sabitzer, Dayot Upamecano and Alexander Sorloth expected to return to the starting line-ups. Emil Forsberg, Konrad Laimer, Benjamin Henrichs and Dominik Szoboszlai are unlikely to feature.
What are the predicted line-ups?
RB Leipzig: Gulacsi; Mukiele, Upamecano, Klostermann; Adams, Sabiter, Kampl, Olmo, Angelino; Poulsen, Nkunku
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Kabak, Henderson, Robertson; Thiago, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane
What are the odds?
RB Leipzig – 19/10
Draw – 13/5
Liverpool – 13/10
Liverpool appear to be suffering from a crisis of confidence and come into this fixture still laboured by a swathe of injury problems. With their backs against the wall, the occasion should bring out a response from Klopp’s players, though. Leipzig are a brilliantly organised side and will prove tricky to break down meaning it may be hard to split the pair on a night of tactical battles. RB Leipzig 1-1 Liverpool
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