Liverpool vs Manchester City New Updates 2022 Community Shield

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Hello everyone and welcome along to our 2022 Community Shield live blog, as we bring you the latest updates from English’s football’s traditional curtain raiser, which this year will see Premier League champions Manchester City take on FA Cup winners Liverpool.

The first piece of silverware of the 2022/23 season is on offer at the King Power Stadium and Manchester City will be determined to win it, after losing this match against Leicester City this time last year.

Liverpool, meanwhile, will look to make it yet another successful final, after winning the League Cup and FA Cup finals last year.

It’s usually a spectacular contest whenever these Manchester City and Liverpool sides take each other on, so let’s hope it’s a fun one this Saturday afternoon.

By following the live feed below, you can follow the action here with us, with the most recent updates the ones nearest the top.
This is the first competitive game we’ll be covering with a live blog in the 2022/23 season, so it’s an exciting one.

Jurgen Klopp, though, isn’t quite so enthusiastic about this competition, at least based on his Friday press conference quotes.

“I like the competition, but I think it would be possible to find another date,” the German said.

“We had a longer season than other teams and now we have a shorter pre-season.

“It makes not too much sense. Maybe somebody can think about this.”

Still, once the ball gets rolling, Klopp and his players will surely give their all to try to give the travelling support something to cheer about.

Manchester City will hope to do likewise, in what will be their first competitive game since the dramatic final day of the last Premier League season, when they roared back to win the title.

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It does feel, a bit, as though the last season just ended, as the World Cup has caused the domestic schedule to jump forward. In a way, it might be helpful for Liverpool fans — and the Reds — to have a less important game against very good opposition to get up to speed ahead of the Premier League start against Fulham.

The Community Shield always feels like a game that doesn’t really matter until it kicks off, and then you realize there’s a Jordan Henderson trophy shuffle moment up for grabs. Last season these two sides managed to draws in the league, and the Reds went through against City in the FA Cup semi-final in a brilliant game that was nonetheless a game of two halves.

Given where we are in the new season, I would expect the Community Shield to be a messier version of the Cup match, though Liverpool have more fitness concerns than City do.

Erling Haaland is here, and we get to be the first opponents tested against him. As for other new signings for City: Kalvin Phillips is more of a known quantity; Argentine international Julián Álvarez is a forward we could see tomorrow, though we haven’t heard much about him; new goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, fresh from the Bundasliga, has reportedly impressed Pep Guardiola in pre-season.

Their absences are limited: Aymeric Laporte is recovering from surgery and is out until September, per Pep Guardiola. During this tranfer window, City have got rid of Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Gabriel Jesus, and Oleksandr Zinchenko (both to Arsenal).

We will be the first to have a look at “new(ish) look” Manchester City — in some ways an advantage ahead of another testing season.

The Community Shield will be our fifth pre-season game, but only Manchester City’s third — though Liverpool’s injury-forced absences are more notable.

Both Alisson (abdomen issue) and Caoimhín Kelleher (groin) are missing through injury, handing Adrián the start (and getting one of the younger fellas on the bench). Diogo Jota, too, sees this match coming too early for his recovery from a recurring hamstring injury.

New signings are all eligible and fit, though whether they will start is uncertain. Harvey Elliott has impressed in pre-season and might earn himself a start; who Jürgen Klopp chooses to pair with Virgil Van Dijk is similarly up in the air, as Joël Matip and Ibrahima Konaté are both established alongside Van Dijk, and Joe Gomez could use more competitive time as he looks to regain a place following his long-term injury from a few seasons ago.

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