The Premier League’s late Saturday kick-off sees Crystal Palace travel to Liverpool for Steven Gerrard’s last competitive outing at Anfield. With tickets changing hands for north of $15,0000, expect a Stevie G Lancashire love-in as 40,000 Scousers pay homage one last time to the greatest player never to win the Premier League.
Sentimentality aside, there’s little riding on the fixture from Liverpool’s perspective. They’re six points behind fourth placed Manchester United with a markedly worse goal difference and just two games of the season remaining. Similarly, Alan Pardew’s Eagles sit pretty in 12th, safe for another season on the BPL gravy train. Will they travel north intent on spoiling the final act of the Great Gerrard Farewell Tour, or pliantly roll over?
Regardless of the result, it will undoubtedly be a poignant moment in Premier League history, as one of England’s finest players takes his curtain call from the elite level (sorry, MLS). If both teams embrace the occasion for what it is, there could also be a generous helping of entertaining football to boot.
In the UK, Sky Sports 1 has live coverage starting from 5:00pm BST (kick-off: 5:30pm), Saturday May 16th. In the States, NBCSN has live coverage from 12:30pm Eastern.
Here’s how to catch the game online and on mobile:
Watch Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace Online
In the US, if you have access to a cable or satellite subscription — either yours or someone else’s — you can watch the game online for free via NBC Sports Live Extra. You’ll need a cable or satellite log-in and password to access the stream. The site’s frequently asked questions page has a rundown of technical requirements and other information.
In the UK, and again if you have access to a satellite subscription, you can watch the game online through Sky Go. You’ll need the log-in and password for a satellite subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream.
You can also catch live commentary of the game for free wherever you are via talkSPORT. Visit their website for further details.
Watch Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace on Mobile
Mobile users in the US can watch the game via the NBC Sports Live Extra App, which you can download in the App Store or the Google Play Store. As is the case with the desktop livestream, you’ll need a cable provider log-in to watch.
Mobile users in the UK can watch the game on the Sky GO app, which is free to download from the App Store or Google Play store. Again, you’ll need a satellite subscription and log-in details to access the stream.