RB Leipzig vs Liverpool live stream Champions League 2021
Salah and Reds look to put domestic woes behind them With their defence of their Premier League title in tatters, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool turn their attention to European tonight with a tricky encounter against RB Leipzig in Budapest. Follow our guide as we explain how to watch a RB Leipzig vs Liverpool live stream and watch Champions League football online wherever you are right now.
The match marks the first ever competitive meeting between the two sides, however the German side have plenty of recent experience against Premier League opposition, having knocked out spurs in this round last season, and having finished above Man United in this campaign’s group stages.Despite their domestic woes, Liverpool have been in largely impressive form during this season’s UCL, and will draw encouragement going into this clash, knowing that they are unbeaten in their last five away matches against German opposition.
While unbeaten in their last home matches in this tournament, Julian Nagelsmann’s side remain vulnerable at the back, having managed to only register a couple of clean sheets in their ten home matches in the UCL.
Coronavirus restrictions imposed on travel to Germany mean the tie is taking place at the Puskás Aréna in Hungary rather than Leipzig’s regular home of the Red Bull Arena, but with no crowds allowed the use of a neutral venue is unlikely to offer an advantage to either side.
How to watch Champions League football from outside your country
Scroll down for all the ways you can watch Champions League football online in a number of countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you’re outside of yours for this match, you probably won’t be able to watch tonight’s match like you normally would at home.
This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that means certain streaming services are only accessible in the region they’re based in. Don’t sweat it, though, as you’ve got the option of using a VPN to tune to your preferred coverage wherever you are.
It was an entertaining game to watch as both teams played open football, without taking the cautious approach. The Reds had to be a bit more passive due to their depleted backline that saw Jordan Henderson once again start at centre-back. Yet, Leipzig failed to make any real headways into the opposition backline.
Liverpool, in contrast, looked much more deadly on the counter, notably forcing a few saves from Peter Gulacsi, although the game still ended goalless at half-time.
Leipzig’s shortcomings in the final third, however, finally caught up with them when a defensive error from Marcel Sabitzer followed by the stumble of Lukas Klostermann led to Mohamed Salah’s opener. Minutes later, the Reds doubled their lead through Sadio Mane following another individual error – this time from Nordi Mukiele.
The goal sealed the victory for the Premier League champions, who should feel good about their two-goal cushion heading into the second leg at Anfield. And here, at The Hard Tackle, we will take a closer look at how both these teams performed in this scintillating clash at the Puskas Arena this midweek.