Arsenal vs. Liverpool live stream: How to watch the Community Shield online right now

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Just a few weeks after the FA Cup final brought last season to a close, the 2020/21 English campaign gets underway as Premier League champions Liverpool take on FA Cup winners Arsenal in the FA Community Shield. Read on to find out how to get an Arsenal vs Liverpool live stream and watch the Community Shield clash online from anywhere.

Both sides will be looking to get their hands on their first piece of silverware in the new season with a victory today, though the traditional curtain-raising game takes place at Wembley Stadium this year with no fans in attendance.

The FA Community Shield is seen as the opening of a new season in English football with the champions of the previous Premier League season and the holders of the FA Cup taking part. Current Community Shield holders Manchester City are not involved this year having failed to win either the Premier League or the FA Cup.

It's a quick turnaround for both sides following the delayed conclusion to the 2019/20 season. Arsenal only played their last competitive game in that FA Cup final at the start of this month. Liverpool haven't had much longer to rest with their last Premier League game taking place on July 26.

After a disappointing eighth-place finish in the Premier League, Arsenal saw off London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final with a 2-1 victory to earn a spot in this year's Community Shield match. That marked manager Mikel Arteta's first trophy win with the club extended Arsenal's lead as the most successful FA Cup team with a 14th title.

Liverpool saw no such cup glory last season, having bean knocked out of the FA Cup at the 5th round and reaching the quarter-finals of the League Cup. The Reds were also eliminated from the Champions League at the round of 16 by Atlético Madrid. Despite a lack of silverware in knockout football, Liverpool held their nerve in order to secure their first league title in 30 years, toppling back-to-back winners Manchester City.

It's set to be an entertaining FA Community Shield clash regardless of the result. Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of Arsenal vs Liverpool no matter where you are in the world with our guide below.

Arsenal vs Liverpool: Where and when?

Saturday's FA Community Shield match takes place behind closed doors at Wembley Stadium, with kick-off set for 4:30pm BST local time.

That makes it a 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT, start for folks tuning in from the U.S., and a 1:30am AEST kick off on Sunday morning for those tuning in from Australia.

Watch Arsenal vs Liverpool online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian and Canadian broadcasters of the Community Shield further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching Arsenal vs Liverpool but find yourself away from home then you'll likely run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

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How to watch Arsenal vs Liverpool online in the U.S.

ESPN+ has exclusive broadcast rights to the 2020/21 FA Community Shield in the States. Kick-off for the Arsenal vs Liverpool game in the U.S. is at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT.

If you find yourself unable to access ESPN+'s coverage because you're out of the country, remember that you can use a VPN to tune into your usual coverage just like you would at home. Of the many options, ExpressVPN as outlined above, remains one of the best services currently out there.

How to stream Arsenal vs Liverpool live in the UK

Footy fans in the UK will need to have a BT Sport subscription in order to watch this season's opener. The Community Shield will be shown on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate with kick-off from 4:30pm.

If you don't have BT Sport as a part of your TV package, it offers a Monthly Pass for £25 that will allow you to stream the action from via the BT Sport app. The service will also give you access to upcoming Premier League, Ligue 1, A-League, and Women's Super League football, too.

How to stream Arsenal vs Liverpool live in Canada

Sportsnet is the rights holder for live FA Community Shield this season in Canada and will be showing the match between Arsenal and Liverpool, with kick-off set for 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT.

If you're already a Sportsnet subscriber as part of your TV package, you can stream Sportsnet online at no extra charge. The network is also available on a streaming-only basis with plans starting from just CA$9.99 a month.

Live stream Arsenal vs Liverpool live in Australia

If you're planning on watching this FA Community Shield clash in Australia, then you'll need to have access to ESPN as they own the rights to competition Down Under. The network is available as part of most Foxtel TV packages, you can also access ESPN just as easily via Kayo Sports.

The over-the-top service will let you stream loads of top-level sport for the very reasonable price of just $25 per month for a basic package, or $35 a month for the premium offering. Better still, Kayo Sports is contract-free and offers a 14-day free trial for newcomers to the service.

Kick-off in Australia is at 1:30am AEST in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Adam Oram
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