Reds and Citizens renew rivalry in Community Shield

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2022 FA Community Shield

Liverpool v Manchester City

King Power Stadium
Leicester, England
Saturday, 30 July 2022
Kick-off is at 19h00  
Liverpool and Manchester City will go head-to-head in the Community Shield for only the second time in the history of the annual contest between the Premier League champions and the FA Cup winners.
City defended their league crown last season after finishing one point ahead of the Reds, who missed out on the domestic treble, having won the EFL Cup and the FA Cup.
The Merseyside giants are the third most successful club in the traditional curtain-raiser to the league campaign with 15 victories compared to six for the Citizens.

Jurgen Klopp
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The two teams could not be separated in their top-flight encounters last term after playing out to 2-2 draws at Anfield and the Etihad Stadium.
However, Jurgen Klopp's side emerged 3-2 victors at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-finals en-route to lifting the trophy for the ninth time in their history.
Klopp also guided Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League final, where they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid. He acknowledges it will be difficult to match their achievements of last term, but feels they can enjoy more success with a bit of luck.
"I know that it is possible, it's not extremely likely but we realise now that it is possible with luck here and there," the German told the club's official website.
"Especially in cup competitions you need luck to get through all the rounds, we scored late goals and all these kind of things.
"So we know that it is doable but not very likely that another team or we will do this again, but we will just play it game by game, starting with the Community Shield and then the Premier League, at some point the League Cup will start, Champions League will start... so yeah, it will be tough [and] it was very tough."

New signing Erling Haaland is relishing the prospect of learning from Pep Guardiola following his arrival from Borussia Dortmund at the start of July.
Haaland, who is playing for the same club his father, Alfie, represented from 2000 to 2003, made an auspicious start to life at City by scoring the winner against Bayern Munich on his non-competitive debut.
"Guardiola is a bit crazy and I like that. So it's going to be fun. It's one week so I cannot tell too much, but I've been training good and I'm ready for what's next," the Norwegian said after the pre-season friendly in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Head-to-Head (Last Five Meetings)

Matches - 5
Liverpool - 1
Man City - 1
Draws - 3

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Published: 07/28/2022