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Aston Villa v Liverpool live stream, BT Sport, Friday 8 January, 7.45pm GMT

Liverpool will be looking to end their three-match winless run when they face Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round on Friday night. However, at the time of writing the match is currently under threat following an outbreak of coronavirus in the villa camp.

A 1-0 defeat by Southampton on Monday night means Liverpool have taken just two points from the last nine available in the Premier League. They now lead Manchester United at the top on goal difference alone, and may well have dropped below their arch-rivals by the time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes his side to Anfield next weekend. For now, Klopp and his players will be focused on avenging their October’s stunning 7-2 loss to Dean Smith’s side.

Villa are enjoying an excellent season and were one of the Premier League’s form teams in December, although they began 2021 with a 2-1 defeat by Manchester United. However, the first-team squad has been forced into isolation, which could be an adverse effect on Villa over the next few weeks. If this game does go ahead, the home team is likely to be made up of under-23 players.

Liverpool will have to make do without long-term absentees Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, while fellow centre-back Joel Matip is also out. Summer signings Diogo Jota and Konstantinos Tsimikas are still sidelined, while Naby Keita is not expected to return this weekend. Klopp could give opportunities to some fringe members of his squad, with Xherdan Shaqiri, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Takumi Minamino, Divock Origi and Neco Williams among those hoping to start.

It is not yet clear how many Villa players have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, but the club closed their training facilities on Thursday. Ross Barkley was thought to be nearing a return from injury, but Wesley Moraes and Trezeguet are both still on the treatment table.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT and the game is being shown on BT Sport in the UK. See below for watching details where you are.

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Use a VPN to watch an Aston Villa v Liverpool live stream from outside your country

If you’re on holiday or just simply out of the country, your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows exactly where you are from your IP address. Your access to the game will be automatically blocked, which is annoying if you’ve paid a subscription fee and don't want to use an illegal, buffering stream that makes you miss another Jose Mourinho tantrum. And that's where we recommend ExpressVPN (more on which below). 

All you need to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get beyond such aggravations (assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs). A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, meaning suppliers can’t work out where you are and what you’re doing. The info going to and from is entirely encrypted.

There are plenty of options out there, including: 

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How to watch a Premier League live stream in the UK

Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2019/20. 

If you don’t want to commit to a monthly contract, then NOW TV are currently offering up their Sky Sports Monthly Pass for just £9.99 (usual price £16.99) – it'll get you access to all of their Premier League and Football League offerings, including this game. Hurry, though: this offer ends at 23:59 BST on September 30. 

Find out more specific details on each of these offerings (and more below) with our handy guide

How to watch a Premier League live stream for US subscribers

NBC Sports and Telemundo are the Premier League rights holders (in English and Spanish respectively). The Premier League Pass will give you 380 matches live to stream on-demand, plus shows highlights, analysis and on-demand replays for $64.99. For a cheaper alternative, the Matchday Pass showcases 140 live games for $39.99.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

How to watch a Premier League live stream for Canadian subscribers

DAZN subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2019/20 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150. 

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

How to watch a Premier League live stream for Australian subscribers

Optus Sport are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via your Fetch TV box and all of the other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

Spark Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week – for $19.99 a month, after a one-month trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs; Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility should be coming later in the year. 

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

How to watch a Premier League live stream for Malaysian subscribers

Astro has secured Premier League rights for three seasons from 2019/20, and have every game available for viewing. 

How to watch a Premier League live stream for Singaporean subscribers

You can watch all matches live with Singtel's Sports Plus, with current non-contract deal from $49.90.

For tips on how to view when you're out of the country, scroll back up for our VPN offers. 

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