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Liverpool vs. Tottenham Hotspur 2017 live stream: game time, TV channels, and how to watch Premier League online

Spurs travel to a free-falling Liverpool who are essentially playing to save their season. No pressure.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Premier League
It me, come mid April.
Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images

I’ve rarely been so wary before a football match. Not nervous. That’s saved for the North London Derby. Not “abject terror” either, which generally rears its head ahead of your typical Chelsea match, or when you’re playing Real Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinals.

Instead there’s a deep, pervasive sense of foreboding that’s tickling my cerebral cortex and has been for a couple of days. It’s Liverpool. At Anfield. My lizard brain wants me to go have a stogie while pacing nervously, and I haven’t smoked since college.

It’s understandable. Tottenham hasn’t gone into Anfield and come away with three points since May of 2011. It’s one of those places, like Stamford Bridge, or Old Trafford pre-2012. All the narrative is leaning towards a Spurs victory, but this is Tottenham. Got a narrative that’s that says Spurs are likely going to do something positive? Hold my beer.

That said, it’s not like Liverpool’s all that confident either. They haven’t won yet in the new year. They lost to Swansea and Hull, ferchrissake! They’re probably going to start Lucas in central defense! If you’re a Spurs fan, optimism should abound

Ignore all that. What we will get are two clubs with tactics that are, if not in the same wheelhouse, definitely on the same boat. It’ll be a gegenpressapalooza and either these clubs will score eight goals today or it’ll end up a bore draw. Spurs will hope their defense, missing Danny Rose and Jan Vertonghen, will remain stout enough to stop Roberto Firmino, Coutinho, and Sadio Mane from scoring at will. Liverpool will be hoping their makeshift defense can stop ANYBODY.

Meanwhile, I’m heading out for a smoke. COYS.


How to Watch

[Editor’s note: the big news in soccer broadcasting this week in the USA is that is now offering a new streaming package that includes access to the NBC family of networks, including NBC Sports Network. NBC is offered in some markets (but not all), and the service is currently in beta. A link is included below.]

Date/time: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. (UK), 12:30 p.m. ET (USA)
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, UK
Official: Anthony Taylor
TV: NBC (United States), BT Sport 1, BBC Radio (UK), TSN1, TSNGO (Canada), Optus Sport (Australia), other listings at
Streaming: NBC Sports Live Extra (USA), (free 24 hour trial)
Radio: Audio streamed at, also often at BBC Radio London,BBC Radio 5 Live, and TalkSport

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