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Manchester City vs Liverpool: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

Monday Night Afternoon Football Manchester City versus Liverpool August 25 Manchester City vs Liverpool: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

After just over one week of the 2014/15 Premier League season, today marks the first biggest match of the season with the Premier League champions against last season’s runner-up.

With the excitement of the Mario Balotelli signing sure to be one of the main talking points of the game, even though he’s not available to play and will be sitting in the stands,

For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown on:

Manchester City vs Liverpool, 3pm ET, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra

Starting lineups:

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Demichelis, Kompany, Clichy, Fernando, Nasri, Yaya Toure, Silva, Jovetic, Dzeko

Subs: Caballero, Sagna, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Milner, Navas, Aguero

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Lovren, Skrtel, Moreno, Gerrard, Coutinho, Henderson, Allen, Sterling, Sturridge

Subs: Jones, Manquillo, Sakho, Toure, Can, Markovic, Lambert

NBC Sports Group’s Premier League lead play-by-play announcer Arlo White calls the match, joined by Graeme Le Saux at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.

The match is preceded by Premier League Live at 2 p.m. ET when Tim Howard makes his ’14-15 broadcast debut joining Lee Dixon and ITV Sport’s Matt Smith for a live on-site studio appearance. Rebecca Lowe hosts Premier League Live joined by former Premier League footballer Robbie Mustoe, and former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle.

The “Tactical Cam” will be available in both the NBC Sports Live Extra desktop and mobile & tablet presentations of the game. This new second screen application can be viewed in a Picture-in-Picture presentation on desktop where the user has the option of popping up the “Tactical Cam” in the main screen while following the main coverage in a smaller viewing window. On a mobile device or tablet, “Tactical Cam” can be viewed as a separate stream to complement the traditional broadcast view.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.


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