Liverpool vs Man City – Community Shield: Kick-off time, live stream FREE, TV channel, team news for King Power showdown
THE Premier League’s two top sides, Liverpool and Manchester City, are all set to face off in the season’s traditional curtain raiser.
Jurgen Klopp’s Reds pushed City all the way but were unable to deny them a second straight title after Pep Guardiola’s men completed a thrilling comeback at home to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.
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But the Reds did secure FA Cup glory with the second of two penalty shootout victories over Chelsea they enjoyed at Wembley last season.
Liverpool played out 0-0 draws with the Blues in both the FA Cup and League Cup finals but emerged triumphant in both matches after they went to a shootout.
Victory for Jurgen Klopp’s men in the FA Cup final has seen them qualify for the Community Shield, in which the league and cup winners face off.
In a break with tradition, this year’s match will be played at Leicester as Wembley is hosting the Women’s Euro 2022 final.
When is the Community Shield?
- The Community Shield takes place on Saturday, July 30.
- The match kicks off at 5pm UK time.
- It takes place at the King Power Stadium.
- In last year’s Community Shield, Man City were stunned by Leicester as their former striker Kelechi Iheanacho converted a last minute penalty.
- Last time Man City played Liverpool, the teams played out a 2-2 draw in the Premier League at the Etihad.
What TV channel is Liverpool vs Man City on and can I live stream it?
- The Community Shield is live on ITV.
- To stream the game live, head to the ITV Hub.
Can I watch the Community Shield for free?
Yes. ITV is FREE for all UK viewers with a TV licence.
It’s a clash to whet the appetites of Premier League fans with both sides set to hand competitive debuts to their high profile new strikers.
Erling Haaland joined Man City for a mere £51m back in June while Liverpool forked out £85m for Benfica’s Darwin Nunez.
Liverpool could have to call on third goalkeeper Adrian for this one.
First choice stopper Alisson is definitely out, but is expected to return for next week’s Premier League opening game.
And backup goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher has also had an injury-hit pre-season.
Left-back Kostas Tsimikas is also out after picking up a knock in training.
Aymeric Laporte is ruled out for Man City but Ruben Dias is working his way back to full fitness and completed 57 minutes against Bayern Munich in pre-season.
Man City 7/5
*Odds from Betfair correct as of Thursday, July 28
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