One of English football's most storied rivalries will be rekindled in continental competition on Thursday, as Manchester United travel to their near neighbors Liverpool. It is remarkably the first time that these sides have ever clashed in continental competition, and it should certainly add some spice to a tournament that seems all too often to be lacking in entertainment value.
Of course, it's not just local pride that will be motivating these two teams: there's also the small fact that the Europa League winner is now entered into next season's Champions League. With United looking unlike making it into the top four and Liverpool needing a miracle to do so, winning this tournament offers their best chance of qualifying for the world's greatest club competition. It may be a Europa League clash, but don't be fooled: this will certainly be a game worth watching.
If you want to watch it online in the United States, you'll be heading to the Fox Sports GO subscription service for English coverage if your Internet provider has access to it. If you're outside the US, there are still a number of streaming options available: British viewers will be able to catch the game on BT Sport's online streaming service, while Canadians need to log onto TSN's website if they want to watch. Are you in another country? Check out the game's listing on LiveSoccerTV to see where the match will be streamed.
TV: Fox Sports 1 (US); TSN5 (Canada); BT Sport Europe (UK)
Match date/time: Thurs., 3:05 p.m. ET, 8:05 p.m. local
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England