How to watch Liverpool vs Atalanta in the US and UK

Liverpool return to Europa League action on Thursday night with Atalanta away to Anfield. The Reds are through to the quarter-finals but will need to be at their best to knock out the Serie A side.

The game comes on the back of a busy run of fixtures in the Premier League and Europe, with Crystal Palace in action on Sunday. For now though, the focus will be on building a first-leg advantage before the return to Italy next week.

Jürgen Klopp saw his side lose the final in this competition to Sevilla in his debut season and will be desperate to end his tenure by going all the way this time around.

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Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Klopp said: “From the moment we saw the chance to get into the Europa League, we were very desperate to do it and you only do that when you’re Liverpool because you want to win the competition. .”

Here, has selected all the information you need to know ahead of the game, including kick-off, TV details, highlights and early team news – Liverpool have given a major fitness boost.

What time is the start?

The match kicks off at 8pm UK time. That means there’s no early start for fans in the US, although an attempt to watch the action at work could be on the cards. East Coast supporters kicked off at 3pm, while West Coast only have to wait until 1pm.

There is no possibility of the match going to extra time as this is the only first leg. However, this could be the case for the second leg next week, provided the score after the two 90 minutes is level with no away goals in the game.

Is the match on TV?

Yes, the match is broadcast live on TV. UK viewers can tune in to TNT Sports 1 and TNT Sports Ultimate. US viewers will need to tune in to Paramount+ to catch the action. The streaming service has the rights to European competitions this season – so if you don’t have a subscription, it might be a good idea. The Reds remain favorites to go on and win the Europa League.

How else can I watch the game?

You can follow the action from Anfield right here with Our dedicated team of writers will discuss the match on social media throughout the 90 minutes, with player ratings and more analysis to follow after the final whistle.

Elsewhere, LFCTV provides pre-match build-up and then blow-by-blow commentary as the match unfolds at Anfield. UK fans can also listen to the game on BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT.

Where can I catch the highlights?

We like to think we’re the place to be after the game. Our tracks are published shortly after the final whistle, before some deep dives into tactical battles. We’ll also have all the key quotes from Jürgen Klopp and his players.

Meanwhile, TNT Sports will post a highlights package shortly after full-time on its YouTube channel. He will also post clips on social media throughout the match. You can go to the Blood Red YouTube channel for the post-match press conference.

Early team news

There was some excellent early team news for Liverpool as Jürgen Klopp welcomed four players back into first team training this week. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota are both in contention for the Reds, having not featured since mid-February due to knee problems.

No.1 goalkeeper Alisson is also closing in on a return to match action, while Stefan Bajčetić will continue his rehabilitation by taking part in the Under-21s. Klopp is without long-term absentees Joël Matip, Thiago Alcântara and Ben Doak.

The boss of Atalanta, Gian Piero Gasperini, confirmed that the goalkeeper Juan Musso will start, while the Belgian international Charles De Ketelaere is also in the squad after injury. The guests remain without defender Giorgio Scalvini.

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