Liverpool will now look ahead to the Community Shield clash against Manchester City on Saturday, with a final friendly against Strasbourg a day later, before their Premier League season commences on August 6 against Fulham.
With the start of their league season a week away, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described the showpiece — and his team’s opener at Fulham seven days later — as important games and extensions of the preseason.
Captain Jordan Henderson has said the Reds will do “everything in our power” to finish the match at Leicester’s King Power Stadium with their first trophy of the season secured.
Before his team beat Liverpool on penalties to win the 2019 Community Shield, City manager Pep Guardiola suggested the game could be dropped in order to allow players to have longer holidays.
Will Guardiola approach this edition with the same attitude? Can Liverpool make it four unbeaten against City? Here’s how to watch the action.
Liverpool predicted lineup (4-3-3): Adrian (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson — Keita, Fabinho, Thiago — Salah, Nunez, Diaz
Man. City predicted lineup (4-3-3): Ederson (GK) — Cancelo, Ake, Dias, Wilson-Esbrand — De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva — Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
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