What is it?
The Community Shield is the traditional opener to the new season of football – and a sign that it is time to get excited about the matches to come. It pits the winners of the Premier League against the winners of the FA Cup but this year, as Manchester City won both, Premier League runners-up Liverpool will take to the pitch.
When is it?
Sunday 4 August.
Kick-off is at 3pm BST.
2-3 vs. Dortmund
1-2 vs. Sevilla
2-2 vs. Sporting
0-3 vs. Napoli
One week until the Community Shield against Manchester City ? pic.twitter.com/BnI7JZ2ChX
— B/R Football (@brfootball) July 28, 2019
Forward Sadio Mane is Liverpool’s only absentee for the Community Shield
Manchester City's 125th anniversary kit for Sunday's Community Shield game vs. Liverpool ? pic.twitter.com/7wYdF5Idy0
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 1, 2019
The City squad is now close to full strength after a number of players missed the pre-season tour of Asia due to international commitments.
? @DeBruyneKev on the Community Shield:
“It’s always important because it’s a trophy you can win and it sets the standard for the whole year. You want to set the standard from the beginning."
— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) August 1, 2019
Guardiola said: “Except Fernandinho, everybody is back. The guys that came back later maybe they will get a few minutes.”
Midfielder Fernandinho, who was at the Copa America, is due to return to training next week.
?️ "He has bothered me because he is wrong!"
Pep Guardiola has hit back at Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Community Shield on Sunday
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 2, 2019