How to watch Man City vs Liverpool – FA Cup semi-final TV channel, live stream and early team news



It’s the clash of the titans again this weekend as Manchester City take on Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.

Less than seven days on from their titanic title showdown in the Premier League, the two sides meet yet again as they continue their quest for silverware this season. City are of course hunting down a historic treble, while Liverpool are still in search of a quadruple, having claimed the Carabao Cup earlier this year.

Having served up a thrilling encounter at the Etihad last weekend, we’re set for another mouth-watering clash this afternoon at the national stadium. Here’s everything you need to know if you want to watch today’s semi-final.

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What TV channel is it on?

Both of the weekend’s semi-finals are available on free-to-air TV in the UK. City’s clash with Liverpool is on BBC One on Saturday, while Chelsea’s tie against Crystal Palace is on ITV on Sunday.

What time does it kick-off?

Coverage of the game begins at 3pm, with a few Premier League games getting underway at the same time. The kick-off in today’s semi-final though is at 3.30pm, with the traditional Saturday-at-3pm TV blackout in England being lifted for the game.

Is there a live stream?

If you can’t get yourself in front of a TV, then there are ways to stream the game if you’re in the UK. You’ll be able to watch it via the BBC iPlayer, which is available online or through the app on your mobile or tablet.

What is the early Man City vs Liverpool team news?

City have a couple of big injury concerns following their grieving Champions League quarter-final against Atletico Madrid in midweek. That may well hand a slight advantage over to Liverpool for the semi-final.

Kevin De Bruyne is a major doubt after needing stitches in his calf. Pep Guardiola confirmed the midfielder had missed training ahead of the game, and he would no doubt be a big miss at Wembley.

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Kyle Walker could also miss out, having suffered an ankle injury at the Wanda Metropolitano in midweek. Ruben Dias though could be back in contention to make his return to action, having been named on the bench against Atletico.

Things are looking much kinder for Liverpool on the injury front, although the Reds do have a concern. Diogo Jota is a doubt for the semi-final, having been taken off early against Benfica in midweek.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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