Liverpool meet Manchester City in the Community Shield final at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, while Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola renew their rivalry in the traditional opener of the season. The first silverware of the season will be raised when the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners meet, and it will be another thrilling encounter with Liverpool and Manchester City.
The sides could hardly be separated last season but it was Guardiola’s City who eclipsed a titanic title race by a single point – thanks to a dramatic comeback against Aston VIlla on the final day of the season. Liverpool beat City en route to winning the FA Cup, contributing to their Carabao Cup triumph, but disappointment at missing out on the Premier League was compounded after Klopp’s Reds were beaten in the Champions League final in Paris.
With the new Premier League season just a week away, both teams are still in pre-season mode after a significant summer of changes at both clubs. It is indeed the start of a new era, with both Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez set to make their competitive debuts after moving big bucks in this transfer window. City have also lost Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, while Liverpool have left Sadio Mane.
But when these teams clash there is usually fireworks and there is added incentive for Liverpool after they were beaten by City in the 2019 Community Shield final. It’s been 16 years since they last lifted that trophy. Follow live updates from the Community Shield Finals below: