Much was made of their rivalry in the Premier League title race last season, with many doubting the idea of placing it in the pantheon of great battles in English football history.
Yet what is beyond doubt is the almost unparalleled quality of both parties, making any meeting of the two a blockbuster event.
Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola have lifted what it takes to succeed in English football. In just about any other match, it would be wise not to place too much emphasis on the outcome of what is effectively just another friendly match, but the competitive nature of both teams – and both managers no less – in fact a whole different matter. .
Ahead of Community Shield, here’s everything you need to know.
Date, kick-off time and venue
The Community Shield final is scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. on Saturday July 28, 2022.
The King Power Stadium in Leicester will host.
Where to watch Liverpool vs Manchester City
TV channel: The match will be broadcast on ITV 1 and STV 1.
Direct: Both ITV hub and the iPlayer STV will provide live streams.
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Liverpool vs Manchester City team news
Klopp has confirmed that Alisson Becker and Diogo Jota will miss the game as they continue their recovery from injury.
With Jota injured, Darwin Nunez has an even better chance of making his debut on English soil for the club, while Adrian will replace Alisson as Caoimhin Kelleher is also struggling to get fit.
For City, Erling Haaland will likely join Nunez in making his first appearance at his new club in England. The striker scored in his debut game against Bayern Munich, although he suffered minor issues so it’s unclear just how much he will be involved.
Elsewhere, Aymeric Laporte is still out of form, although Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and John Stones are all available after missing out on their pre-season tour of the United States.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Prediction
It’s hard to make a definitive prediction given the teams have only played friendlies so far, but Liverpool haven’t always looked convincing this summer.
With Haaland already in goal, a City win would come as no surprise.
Man City win 2-1.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
Liverpool win: 106
Manchester City win: 58