Liverpool vs Real Madrid live stream: How to watch Champions League final online and on TV

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Liverpool face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday evening.

Jurgen Klopp’s side missed out on the title on a dramatic final day of the Premier League season, but Liverpool have already lifted the Carabao Cup and FA Cup this season and are looking to make it a hat-trick of silverware.

Liverpool will be desperate to avenge their defeat against Madrid in the 2018 final, when Mohamed Salah was forced off with injury before Gareth Bale scored a spectacular bicycle kick, but they may have to make do without Thiago Alcantara who picked up an Achilles problem last weekend.

Real Madrid have produced mesmerising comebacks against PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City to reach the final, owing largely to the brilliance of Karim Benzema, and have been able to focus all their concentration on Saturday night after wrapping up the La Liga title over three weeks ago.

Here is everything you need to know:

When and where is it?

The Champions League final has been delayed by 30 minutes after fans struggled to get into the stadium in Paris before kick-off. The final will now kick-off at 8:30pm BST, according to Uefa.

How can I watch?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match on BT Sport 1, with coverage due to begin at 6pm.

Subscribers can watch the game via the BT Sport app or online player, while the broadcaster will also be providing a free stream on their YouTube channel.

Team News

Liverpool have been handed a huge boost as both Thiago and Fabinho start in midfield after recent injury scares. Jurgen Klopp has opted for Ibrahima Konate over Joel Matip in defence, while Luis Duiz starts alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane in attack. Divock Origi has been ruled out.

Real Madrid have made one change from the team that started their semi-final second leg against Manchester City, with David Alaba returning from injury to replace Nacho in defence. Federico Valverde starts ahead of Rodrygo on the right, who has been held in reserve alongside Eduardo Camavinga. Gareth Bale is also named on the bench.

Confirmed line-ups

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Konate, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Diaz, Mane, Salah

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius

Odds

Liverpool - 11/10

Draw - 13/5

Real Madrid - 23/10

Prediction

Real Madrid have pulled off some dizzying comebacks in this season’s Champions League but Liverpool are a stronger squad and have consistently shown the ability to rise to the occasion themselves. They will be even more determined after missing out on the final day of the Premier League season and will be desperate to avenge their defeat against Madrid in the 2018 final. Real Madrid 1-3 Liverpool.

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