FA Community Shield, which is the first trophy of the new season, will be won by one of the two English heavyweights, Liverpool and Manchester City, this weekend.
Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah, and Virgil van Dijk, as well as Ederson and Alisson, two of the best goalkeepers in the world will be the stars of the clash.
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, perhaps the two best coaches in the league, would hope to kick off their rivalry in grand style ahead of the 2022-2023 season.
Even while every clash between Manchester United and Liverpool often draws more attention from around the world than any other Premier League match, the outcome of games involving the two teams is now far from being equal.
Before City and Liverpool rivalry, it was United and Liverpool rivalry but that has been watered down. For instance, last season, Liverpool defeated United 9-0 on aggregate over two games, making that rivalry less significant in determining the outcome of title contests and competitions for hardware.
The English football season will kick off on Saturday when defending FA Cup champions Liverpool and Premier League champions Manchester City square off in the FA Community Shield.
The 100th Community Shield game will not be played at its normal location since the final of the Women’s Euro 2022 will be played this weekend at Wembley Stadium. Instead, it will be played at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
After losing 1-0 to RB Salzburg on Wednesday, Jurgen Klopp’s team has won 50% of their preseason games this summer, while the Citizens have won their first two games after defeating Club America and Bayern Munich.
Kostas Tsimikas, Alisson Becker (abdominal issue), and Diogo Jota (hamstring injury) are expected to miss the match.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Calvin Ramsay, and Caoimhin Kelleher are all still not totally fit, which gives Klopp additional cause for concern.
Despite the former’s rumored transfer to Juventus, Darwin Nunez should attack with Roberto Firmino.
On the other hand, Aymeric Laporte is one of the players Pep Guardiola is missing due to a knee injury, while the other three players who missed the US tour, John Stones, Phil Foden, and Ilkay Gundogan, are available for the 2022 FA Community Shield.
In addition to Nathan Ake, who supports Ruben Dias, Erling Haaland is rested after playing 41 minutes against Bayern and scoring the game’s lone goal.
When does the Liverpool vs. Manchester City game begin?
The Community Shield 2022 will be played on Saturday, July 30, 2022, a day earlier than usual because the new Premier League season will start on August 5, 2022.
The match will kick off at 5:00 PM BST.
Where is the venue of the 2022 FA Community Shield?
Due to the hosting of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Final, the 2022 FA Community Shield will be played in Leicester City’s King Power Stadium instead of Wembley Stadium for the first time in ten years.
Predicted Line up
(4-3-3): Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.
(4-3-3): Ortega; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish.
FA Community Shield Prediction
Going into the new season, these two teams are once again considered the favorites to win the Premier League.
Their meeting in the Community Shield is expected to be a blast and a tasty appetizer for the subsequent campaign. Hopefully, the game will live up to the expectation.
Liverpool is more prepared than Man City and even has a game at home against Strasbourg the day following this match. Whilst Pep Guardiola’s team has only played in two friendlies thus far.
Since the outcome of this match is frequently decided by the tiniest of margins, Liverpool’s additional friendlies this summer might just give them the advantage.
Liverpool will likely defeat Man City 2-1.