The annual English football curtain-raiser between Liverpool and Manchester City, played at Leicester’s King Power Stadium on Saturday, will determine who will take home the Community Shield.
Even though Jurgen Klopp’s team won both domestic cups last season, the Premier League was once again won by the Citizens.
The England Women will play Germany for a chance at glory while the 100th Community Shield is played away from Wembley. The England women’s team is hoping to outperform what the men’s team accomplished at the European Championships.
Instead, the charity match will be held at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, the site of one of Liverpool’s rare losses during the 2021–22 season. This is due to the fact that the Foxes are preparing to renounce the championship they won last season by defeating Man City in the final.
Liverpool has shared the Community Shield trophy five times, in addition to winning it 10 times in its entirety. But since 2006, the Reds have not won that particular trophy.
Throughout the summer’s friendlies, Alisson Becker’s stomach problem kept the Liverpool medical staff busy. Klopp has now confirmed that Becker won’t play.
In addition to being sidelined due to a hamstring ailment, Kostas Tsimikas has now joined Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the hospital after suffering an injury during practice.
Due to the physical challenges Calvin Ramsay and Caoimhin Kelleher have experienced during preseason, Adrian may be required to fill in for them in goal at the King Power.
Roberto Firmino should face off against Darwin Nunez for the number nine spot here, despite the fact that the Brazilian international has recently been heavily linked with a transfer to Juventus.
Liverpool’s strongest starting XI.
Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Diaz