FA CUP

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: how and where to watch - times, TV, online

All the information you need on how and where to watch the FA Cup third round tie between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Villa Park on Friday, January 8.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
PETER POWELL AFP

Aston Villa host Premier League champions Liverpool in the third round of the FA Cup at Villa Park on Friday, January 8.

After much doubt surrounding tonight's FA Cup tie, the Birmingham club confirmed earlier on Friday that the game will go ahead.

Villa confirmed the fixture will take place on Friday night despite members of their players and staff testing positive for coronavirus. A "large number" of Villa's first-team players have tested positive for covid-19 this week, which initially put the cup tie with the Merseysiders in doubt.

The midlands club were forced to close their Bodymoor Heath training ground on Thursday owing to the outbreak, and there had been concerns they would have to forfeit their match against the Reds.

"Aston Villa can confirm that the club has closed its Bodymoor Heath training ground after a significant coronavirus outbreak," a club statement said.

"A large number of first team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation.

"A second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today. First team training ahead of tomorrow's FA Cup match with Liverpool was cancelled. Discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the club, the Football Association and the Premier League."

What time does the Aston Villa vs Liverpool match start?

The FA Cup third round tie between Aston Villa vs Liverpool will be played at Villa Park and will kick off at the local time of 19:45 on Friday, January 8, 2020.

That's 14:45 US ET and 11:45 US PT.

Find out here what time Aston Villa vs Liverpool gets underway where you are in the world.

Where can I watch Aston Villa vs Liverpool?

If the match is available in your region, you can see here what channels and/or online platforms will show the Aston Villa vs Liverpool match.

United Kingdom: BT Sport Extra, BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate, BTSport.com, BT Sport App

United States: ESPN+

Spain: DAZN

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: AS English live coverage

You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.