The Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream will show us the Champions League final today (Saturday, May 28) — and the good news is that you can watch it for FREE in some countries.
Yes, the biggest game of the year (well, until the World Cup Final) will be shown for free in the U.K. and Australia. If you’re not at home right now you’ll want to watch it live with a VPN (opens in new tab).
This is a Champions League final live stream to really get excited about. Liverpool may have (just) missed out on the Premier League title, but they’ve arguably been the best team in Europe this season. They’ve already picked up the Carabao and FA Cups, have won 10 out of 12 Champions League games, and have scored 147 goals in all competitions.
Real Madrid have looked pretty special too; they won the Spanish La Liga title (for the 35th time!) and the Spanish Supercup and have notched 118 goals themselves. They had to fight to make it to the Champions League final, though, with tough (and dramatic) wins over Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea and Man City in the knockout stages. Liverpool, by contrast, had a relatively serene journey that saw them defeat Inter Milan, Benfica and Villarreal.
These sides have 19 Champions League trophies between them, and have met twice in the final before. In 1981, Liverpool were the victors back when the competition was known as the European Cup, but it was Real Madrid who triumphed in 2017.
Will Jürgen Klopp’s men avenge that defeat and take the trophy in Paris on Saturday? Find out by watching a Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream.
Plus, don’t miss our full how to watch Champions League 21/22 hub for more.
Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream: Liverpool team news
Jürgen Klopp has a mostly fit squad to pick from for the Champions League final. Fabinho is now back from injury and should be fine to take up a midfield berth after missing the last three Premier League games, while Roberto Firmino is back to full fitness.
However, Thiago has been struggling with an Achilles problem. He’d be a big loss if he was unable to start, and Klopp would likely choose between Naby Keita or James Milner alongside Fabinho and Jordan Henderson.
On the plus side, Klopp thinks he should be able to start, saying, “It looks good for both Thiago and Fabinho. Fabinho has trained normally, Thiago trained with the team yesterday and will train today [Friday] and then we’ll go from there.”
In defence, Virgil Van Dijk is fit again, but it’s not clear whether he’ll be partnered by Joel Matip or Ibrahima Konate. Matip has more experience, But Konate has yet to be on a losing Liverpool side.
Up front, meanwhile, Mo Salah should be fine to start, as will Sadio Mané, with the third place likely to be a straight fight between Luis Diaz or Diogo Jota. However, Divock Origi is unlikely to be available, due to a muscle injury.
Here’s the full squad:
Goalkeepers: Alisson, Kelleher, Adrian
Defenders: Van Dijk, Matip, Konate, Gomez, R.Williams, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Tsimikas
Midfielders: Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Keita, Milner, Jones, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Elliott
Forwards: Salah, Mane, Diaz, Jota, Firmino, Origi, Minamino
Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream: Real Madrid team news
Real Madrid have no major injury worries for the big Champions League final, and boss Carlo Ancelotti has named a full 26-player squad for the tie. David Alaba has been suffering with a hamstring issue, and may not make the first 11, though.
Gareth Bale is likely to be on the bench, but could make his final Madrid appearance after nine often-troubled seasons in Spain. Eden Hazard may well be alongside him. Instead, expect Ancelotti to go for Benzema, Vini Jr and either Rodrigo or Valverde up front, with Kroos, Modric and Casemiro in midfield.
Here’s the full squad:
Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lunin, Fuidias.
Forwards: Carvajal, E. Militão, Alaba, Vallejo, Nacho, Marcelo, F. Mendy.
Midfielders: Kroos, Modrić, Casemiro, Valverde, Lucas V., D. Ceballos, Isco, Camavinga.
Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Jović, Bale, Vini Jr., Rodrygo, Mariano.
When is the 2022 Champions League final?
The 2022 Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid takes place today (Saturday, May 28).
Kick off is set for 8 p.m. BST — that’s 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT and 5 a.m. AEST (so on Sunday morning in Australia).
Where is the 2022 Champions League final?
The 2022 Champions League final takes place at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Paris. It was initially to be held at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia, but the venue was changed due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Stade de France has hosted two previous Champions League finals — Real Madrid’s 2-0 win over Valencia in 2000, and Barcelona’s 2-1 victory against Arsenal in 2006. It’s also been the venue for the 1998 World Cup final and 2016 European Championship final, among other huge games.
FREE Liverpool vs Real Madrid live streams
How to watch the 2022 Champions League final live stream for FREE
The Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid is one of the biggest soccer games of the year, and the really great news is that it’s available for FREE in some countries.
If you’re in the U.K., you can watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream for free on the BT Sport website (opens in new tab), the BT Sport app (opens in new tab) and the BT Sport YouTube (opens in new tab) page.
In Australia, it’s being shown for free on the 9Gem channel and the 9Now (opens in new tab) streaming service.
In the U.S., you can watch it on Paramount Plus with a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
And if you’re not in one of those countries? No problem — you can tune in from anywhere with a VPN. Explanation coming up…
How to watch the 2022 Champions League final live stream from anywhere with a VPN
It’s natural that you might want to watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream from your home country, but what if you’re not there when the game is on?
Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you’re surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you’re in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth.
To take the U.K. as an option, a Brit who’s currently outside of the country could tune into BT Sport’s YouTube for the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream simply by using one of the best VPN services.
They’re totally legal, inexpensive and easy to use. We’ve tested lots of the best VPN services and our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). It’s fast, works on loads of devices and even offers a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Using a VPN is incredibly simple.
1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we’ve said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.
2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you’re in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you’d select U.K. from the list.
3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to the website or service of your choice and enjoy the big game.
2022 Champions League final live streams around the world
How to watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) and enjoy the Champions League final in its entirety. Kick off is at 3 p.m. ET. / 12 p.m. PT.
Better still, Paramount Plus offers a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) — meaning you could sign up for the Champion League final live stream, then stick around for a few days afterwards. And if you like it enough to stay, it’ll cost just $4.99/month for the Essential package or $9.99 for Premium.
If you’re a subscriber but aren’t in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in the UK
BT Sport (opens in new tab) has the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in the U.K., and you can watch it on BT Sport Ultimate. The game kicks-off at 8 p.m. BST.
But this being the Champions League final, BT is also making it available for FREE in several locations. All you need to do is head to the BT Sport website (opens in new tab), the BT Sport app (opens in new tab) or the BT Sport YouTube (opens in new tab) page and enjoy the game.
If you decide you want to subscribe anyway, prices differ depending on whether you already have BT TV and a BT broadband subscription. If you have both, you can add the Sports package for £15/month plus a £20 upfront fee, or go for the £40/month Big Sports package which also includes all of the Sky Sports channels.
Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab) (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time and doesn’t require a lengthy subscription.
All sounds great, right? But if you’re not in the U.K., you can still follow the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream on DAZN (opens in new tab).
Sadly, DAZN no longer offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, so you’ll have to pay the $20 CAD per month fee, although you can save a little by buying annually ($150 CAD). DAZN, if you’re unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.
Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device to thinking it’s back in the great white north.
How to watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream for FREE on 9Gem and the 9Now (opens in new tab) streaming service.
It’s also showing on Stan (opens in new tab). The streaming service offers a 30-day free trial, after which subscriptions start at $10 AUD. To watch the Champions League 21/22 you’ll also need to pay $10 for the Sports add-on — but this also includes a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
9Now or Stan users stuck abroad can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to still access the services they already pay for.
How to watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream in New Zealand
New Zealanders can watch the Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream on Spark Sport (opens in new tab). This costs $24.99 NZD per month, but there’s currently a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab) so you can check it out and see how you like it.
Spark is available via web browsers plus loads of streaming devices including Chromecast and Apple TV, so there’s no shortage of ways to watch it. And as well as the EPL action you also get cricket, NBA basketball, F1 racing and more.
Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
The route to the Champions League Final
- Liverpool 3-2 Milan
- Porto 1-5 Liverpool
- Atlético Madrid 2-3 Liverpool
- Liverpool 2-0 Atlético Madrid
- Liverpool 2-0 Porto
- Milan 1-2 Liverpool
- Inter Milan 0-2 Liverpool
- Liverpool 0-1 Inter Milan
- Liverpool won 2-1 on aggregate
- Benfica 1-3 Liverpool
- Liverpool 3-3 Benfica
- Liverpool won 6-4 on aggregate
- Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal
- Villareal 2-3 Liverpool
- Liverpool won 5-2 on aggregate
- Inter Milan 0-1 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff Tiraspol
- Shakhtar Donetsk 0-5 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 2-1 Shakhtar Donetsk
- Sheriff Tiraspol 0-3 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 2-0 Inter Milan
- Paris Saint Germain 1-0 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 3-1 Paris Saint Germain
- Real Madrid won 3-2 on aggregate
- Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea
- Real Madrid won 5–4 on aggregate
- Manchester City 4-3 Real Madrid
- Real Madrid 3-1 Manchester City
- Real Madrid won 6–5 on aggregate