Manchester City will face FA Cup holders Liverpool in the 2022 Community Shield, with another piece of silverware on the line between two sides that have mastered the art of trophy collecting. Despite the fact that the game is billed as a friendly, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are expected to treat it seriously, with both emphasizing the game’s importance to their respective causes.
Because of the Women’s European Championship final, which will see England take on Germany, the customary Premier League season opener has been shifted away from Wembley, but GOAL has all of the information you need to keep up with events at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
News about the Liverpool team
Klopp has announced that the Reds will be without first-choice goalkeeper Alisson and Portuguese forward Diogo Jota while they recuperate from injury, with Adrian set to step in between the posts while Caoimhin Kelleher is also sidelined.
At Anfield, Kostas Tsimikas, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Calvin Ramsay have all been treated.
While they are expected to lose to City, big-money summer addition Darwin Nunez is ready to lead the charge as he aims to strike the ground running in English football after a promising pre-season.
Manchester City squad news
City will have their own superstar No.9 ready to provide an offensive focal point when Nunez lines up for Liverpool, with Erling Haaland having already scored in pre-season.
Pep Guardiola has eased him into the squad due to a few minor niggles, but he can expect to see action at the King Power.
In a blow to the Blues’ defense preparations, Aymeric Laporte has been ruled out until September, but Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, and John Stones are ready to return after missing a summer tour of the United States.