Liverpool vs Man City LIVE: Community Shield result and final score as Darwin Nunez goal seals win

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Liverpool are the winners of the Community Shield for the first time in 16 years after a debut goal from Darwin Nunez wrapped up a 3-1 win over the Premier League champions Manchester City at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

In a contest befitting of Liverpool and Manchester City’s intense rivalry last season, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s teams produced a compelling match as new arrivals Erling Haaland and Nunez made their first competitive outings following big-money moves this summer.

Liverpool were sharp in the opening exchanges with Mohamed Salah threatening on the right wing, but it was Trent Alexander-Anrold who fired them ahead on 21 minutes as the right-back’s shot deflected off Nathan Ake.

Haaland had a couple of chances before the break, the best of which when he stretched for Joao Cancelo’s cross, but it was the other new signing Julian Alvarez who equalised for City after a lengthy VAR review.

Nunez also had chances to open his account but the Uruguay striker in the decisive late penalty, as his header was blocked by Ruben Dias’ outstretched arm. Salah converted to restore Liverpool’s lead before Nunez added a late third to seal it, as Klopp added a Community Shield to his trophy haul at Anfield.

Haaland had an afternoon to forget after a late miss from six yards, as Liverpool gained revenge from two previous defeats in the Community Shield in 2019 and 2020. Follow live reaction from the Community Shield final, below:

Liverpool vs Man City: Community Shield final updates

  • Match moved to Leicester due to Euro 2022 final

  • GOAL! 21’ Alexander-Arnold’s deflected curler beats Ederson

  • CHANCE! 33’ Haaland can’t make connection with stretching volley

  • CHANCE! 64’ Nunez races through but denied by Ederson

  • GOAL! 70’ Alvarez scrambles in and goal given after VAR check

  • GOAL! 84’ Salah penalty restores Reds lead after Dias handball

  • GOAL! 90+2’ Nunez wraps up Community Shield with debut goal

FULL TIME! Liverpool 3-1 Man City

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As Liverpool get their medals, Trent Alexander-Arnold is delighted with the win. Some might question how important the Community Shield is but the right back says Liverpool were motivated after previous defeats in 2019 and 2020.

“Our season started today,” he tells ITV. “It was important to get off on the right foot. [On Darwin Nunez] He won the pen, scored the goal. He looks lively. He’s been brought in to score goals. He’s willing to learn and has bonded well with the lads.”

FULL TIME! Liverpool 3-1 Man City

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But just as Liverpool fans should not be getting carried away with Nunez, neither should rival fans read too much into Haaland’s debut outing.

And that’s especially when this clip will be doing the rounds on social media until the start of the Premier League next weekend...

FULL TIME! Liverpool 3-1 Man City

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This was the moment that sealed it. Even before then, Nunez had linked up well with Liverpool’s attack.

FULL TIME! Liverpool 3-1 Man City

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Liverpool win the Community Shield!

The Reds win the trophy for the first time since 2006 after a brilliant match against Manchester City, who had levelled through Julian Alvarez late on.

But it’s Liverpool’s day, and the talk will all be about Darwin Nunez after his late goal. It wasn’t to be for Erling Haaland,

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Liverpool 3-1 Man City

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90+6 mins: What a miss from Haaland!

Adrian palms the ball out but he blazes over from six yards!

GOAL! Liverpool 3-1 Man City (NUNEZ 93’)

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Darwin Nunez wraps up the Community Shield for Liverpool on his debut!

It’s a lovely move from Liverpool and is finished off by the striker as he drops to steer Robertson’s cross into the net.

An instinctive finish and he whips off his shirt to celebrate in front of the Liverpool fans!

Liverpool 2-1 Man City

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92 mins: Haaland has the ball in the net! But the cross from the left had gone out of play before Foden’s cut-back.

Guardiola paces on the side-lines.

Liverpool 2-1 Man City

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90 mins: This isn’t over yet. There will be SEVEN minutes added on!

Liverpool 2-1 Man City

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86 mins: Close! Almost a brilliant header from Nunez, who rises in between Haaland and Dias but his glances effort goes wide. Turned a decent cross from Milner into a good chance.

Robertson then blazes over.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Man City (SALAH pen 83’)

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Salah converts in front of the Liverpool fans! He beats Ederson and the Reds lead with seven minutes to go! Great penalty.

Penalty to Liverpool! Liverpool 1-1 Man City

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Nunez’s header is blocked by Dias’ arm and Craig Pawson points to the spot after being sent to the monitor!

It’s a clear pen. Dias had his arm outstretched.

Liverpool countered on City and Nunez was involved in the build-up.

Liverpool 1-1 Man City

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80 mins: Penalty check!

Liverpool 1-1 Man City

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While all that went on there were a few more changes. James Milner and Harvey Elliott are on for Liverpool, replacing Alexander-Arnold and Henderson. Gundogan comes on for De Bruyne.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Man City (ALVAREZ 70’)

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It stands and City are level! The play opened up thanks to De Bruyne picking out Foden at back post. Adrian saved from the volley but at the rebound, Alvarez forced it over the line! The check was for offside from the De Bruyne pass but it was a messy goal from there. Adrian did not do enough with the save.

DISALLOWED! Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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City have the ball in the net but the offside flag is up... check underway.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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68 mins: There are shouts for handball as Maatip rather awkwardly stoops to clear, but Liverpool then race up the pitch through Diaz on the counter. Salah was free but he couldn’t find them!

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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64 mins: Chance! City get troubled by a long ball and as it breaks to Henderson, Nunez is through! Henderson slides the ball forward and Nunez goes for the chip, but Ederson races out and saves with his face.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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62 mins: Brilliant pace from Diaz to race clear from Rodri down the left. He looks for Salah but the cross is overhit.

Rodri will not want to be in that position again.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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60 mins: Almost an instant impact! Nunez races clear and bursts away from Ake before he is challenged by Ederson. He was offside, though, but that may have been a penalty.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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58 mins: Not the day Grealish wanted. He’s off for Foden while Alvaraz replaces Mahrez.

Nunez is coming on for Liverpool and replaces Firmino.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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56 mins: An incredible example of Liverpool’s high line refusing to budge. De Bruyne picked up possession just inside the Liverpool half but Haaland had nowhere to run and De Bruyne was swallowed up by Matip.

Changes are coming from the bench.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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54 mins: Grealish with a chance to run at Matip down the left. The defender drops but Grealish tries to find Haaland. It goes behind him and Robertson can chest back to Adrian.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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53 mins: Lovely close control from Salah on the edge of the box. He sets up Alexander-Arnold, who takes aim but his shot is blocked. Liverpool go again down the left and Dias has to slide in to block.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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50 mins: It’s been a bit scrappy since Mahrez’s early chance. Julian Alvarez is warming up and could be set to feature.

Jack Grealish may be keen to make an impact as soon as possible but it brought down by Matip with his back to goal.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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Back underway - and an immediate chance for City! Ake looks long for Mahrez, whose touch is fantastic and cuts inside Robertson. The shot though is scuffed and Adrian parries away.

HT: Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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Both teams can make six substitutes so expect plenty in the second half.

For now, Nunez remains on the bench but Klopp said he will feature.

Second half coming up next!

HT: Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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Ian Wright thinks Haaland should have headed the cross from Cancelo, which he instead attempted to volley with his right foot. Both Wright and Keane are very impressed with his performance so far.

HT: Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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Just the eight touches so far for Haaland - you can hear the hot takes being prepared on the statistic alone. But should we be surprised by that? City want him to be their penalty box striker and he had two chances in the box. It will come.

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HT: Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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Well that flew by. Liverpool and Manchester City have wasted no time in picking up where they left off from last season. That was a proper fight, as Jurgen Klopp might say, and I don’t remember too many Community Shield finals in recent years that have matched its intensity.

Liverpool were excellent in the first 25 minutes and although Alexander-Arnold’s shot too a deflection off Ake, it was a deserved lead. City then had their spell but Haaland did not see much of the ball. He did get two chances, however, but couldn’t get a connection on a cross from Cancelo.

HALF-TIME: Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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Liverpool had a final attack before the break with Salah getting loose down the right. He looked for Diaz with a cross but Ederson leapt to collect it.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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45 mins: One more chance for City before the break after Robertson touches on Cancelo’s crossfield switch towards Mahrez. Firmino heads away but Liverpool can’t clear. Rodri’s shot is then gathered by Adrian.

Two minutes added on.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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43 mins: City have been well on top over the past 10 or 15 minutes, but have lacked the sharpness Liverpool showed in their dominant spell earlier on.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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41 mins: Mahrez threatens again dribbling in from the right, before crashing into Thiago. He goes down and City want a penalty, but nothing is given.

Liverpool are meanwhile upset about a high boot from Cancelo on Alexander-Arnold. He caught him, but there was nothing more serious than that.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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38 mins: Another City chance! City work it out to Mahrez, who finds an once of space to get a shot in on his left foot. It’s straight at Adrian.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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36 mins: Another good moment for City as Cancelo gets down the left. His cross looks set for Haaland but Van Dijk gets across. Mahrez then threatens in the box but Robertson blocks, as De Bruyne’s cross then goes wide.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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33 mins: Chance for Haaland! City break and a forward pass is brought down. Robertson does enough to challenge him and he’s falling as he shoots on target.

He then attempts a flying volley from Bernardo’s cross, but can’t get a proper touch and it goes over!

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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31 mins: Manchester City get their first sight on goal as Mahrez raced through - Adrian saved the shot but he was well offside. That Liverpool line was very high, but it worked.

Darwin Nunez then gets his name sung by the Liverpool fans as he comes out for his warm-up. In between, Thiago nutmegged what looked like two City players as they tried to close him down.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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28 mins: You can hear the roars from the Liverpool bench as they press Manchester City out of play on the right hand side.

Moments before, Diaz did a stunning flick while bringing the ball down. Liverpool are enjoying themselves and looked fired up.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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25 mins: Chances at both ends! First Van Dijk heads clear as Haaland shaped to shoot, before De Bruyne found the side netting from the angle.

Then Liverpool burst clear. Henderson passed inside to Diaz, who then moved it on to Firmino. The move slowed down, though, and Firmino sliced wide.

Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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23 mins: It may have been going in anyway, or it was fortunate, but the move from Liverpool was lovely.

The restart was delayed due to red pyro in the Liverpool end.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Man City (ALEXANDER-ARNOLD 21’)

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Liverpool lead and it had been coming! They stretch City from left to right with switches of play. Salah rolls it back to Alexander-Arnold, who looks for the far corner. It takes a deflection off Ake and finds the side of the net!

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Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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20 mins: Chance! Great quick-thinking from Salah releases Henderson. He swings it in but Ederson punches clear with Diaz lurking.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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18 mins: It’s chaos in midfield! Bodies flying everywhere as Thiago, De Bruyne, Diaz, Bernardo and Henderson scrap for the ball. You don’t get a moment to think in there.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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16 mins: Now it’s City’s turn for a bit of possession in the final third. Cancelo swings in a cross but Matip reads it and heads clear in front of Haaland.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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14 mins: Chance! Another lovely move from Liverpool. The familiar switch from Alexander-Arnold to Robertson almost catches City out, but the left back heads wide.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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11 mins: Salah looks the sharpest but there are still a few passes being overhit as players try to find their range. Henderson plays one out of play looking for Robertson but Liverpool quickly win it back. Haaland hasn’t had much of a touch yet.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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8 mins: Chance for De Bruyne! He picks up a loose touch in midfield, works a yard of space away from Van Dijk, and then sees a shot deflect wide. City get a corner and Ake heads wide at the back post.

How are these teams playing this quickly already?

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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7 mins: Cancelo has changed shirt numbers over the summer, moving to 7, and Salah is attacking him as if he’s now an attacker playing in defence. The City full-back has to scamper back to cut out a ball towards Salah, who looks well up for it.

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Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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5 mins: A first chance for De Bruyne to look for Haaland from a free kick, but the timing is off and the Belgian’s cross swings harmlessly out of play.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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4 mins: Ooh chance! Fabinho switches to Salah, as Liverpool go down the right again. He beats Cancelo all too easily, ducking outside, but fires into the side netting!

Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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2 mins: Liverpool fans sing for their own number 9, Roberto Firmino, while Salah steals possession from Rodri. Henderson crosses towards Diaz and City hack clear! Diaz’s shot was blocked by Dias.

Community Shield final: Liverpool 0-0 Man City

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Kick-off!

There’s a huge game tomorrow, this isn’t bad either. The Community Shield is underway with Liverpool pushing right away down the right.

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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There will be a signing of the national anthem before we start, which is predictably booed by the Liverpool fans.

You can read why they do, here:

I’m not sure why the FA bother...

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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The players is in the tunnel and there are plenty of high-fives and back-slapping between the Liverpool and Manchester City players. Roy Keane is staying silent, for now.

But the 100th edition of the Community Shield is moments away.

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Roy Keane is back and looking refreshed from his summer break. Nothing, apart from perhaps Manchester United, could possibly dampen his mood ahead of the start of the men’s football season.

He predicts that Haaland will score a minimum of “20 goals” for Manchester City this season. Ian Wright nods and thinks it will be an “exciting time” for City fans.

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Here’s Jurgen Klopp speaking to ITV:

On his team selection and Darwin Nunez: “The line-up is used to each other and against an opponent like City we want a team that 100% knows what it is doing. Darwin is in a good way and will come on definitely.”

On facing Haaland: “I can’t see that they have to change too much. Erling is made for City. He is a presence in the box, City have a lot of situations in the box. It is clear he will have a lot of opportunities. It is an addition that unfortunately will help City.”

What does this game tell us about the season: “Arsenal [today winning 6-0 against Sevilla] are impressive. Chelsea will come. Tottenham improved a lot. It will be tough, tough season for all of us. We want to be ready for a new challenge.”

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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The words came from Jurgen Klopp’s mouth but it could have been Pep Guardiola speaking. “He’s a different striker to what we have or what we had, but he’s a really good one,” said the Liverpool manager. He was talking about Darwin Nunez, while Guardiola may spend much of Manchester City’s season discussing Erling Haaland.

Their flagship signings are the sorts of players they neither had nor, perhaps, needed. City and Liverpool scored a combined total of 297 goals last season. Very few came from actual strikers: with Gabriel Jesus rebranding himself as a right winger, arguably none of City’s 150 did. Maybe only Divock Origi, who was responsible for six of Liverpool’s 147, qualified as a conventional centre-forward at Anfield. Diogo Jota could excel in the middle in his own fashion, Sadio Mane proved a remarkable success as a No 9 and Roberto Firmino remains Anfield’s definitive false nine. But arguably none would have met traditional descriptions of a centre-forward.

Enter strapping six-footers who can be defined by their scoring statistics.

By Richard Jolly

Liverpool and City face new challenge to make old solutions work after striker deals

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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We were treated to three extraordinary games of football between Liverpool and Manchester City last season.

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City (3/10/21): Mohamed Salah’s stunning individual goal was cancelled out by Kevin de Bruyne’s finish as Rodri then made a crucial clearance off the line at Anfield.

Manchester City 2-2 Liverpool (10/4/2022): ‘The Premier League title decider’ certainly deliver in a ferocious, high-speed thriller at the Eithad. Liverpool equalised twice but could not get the winner and City’s point helped secure the title.

Liverpool 3-2 Manchester City (16/4/2022): The teams met again six days later at Wembley and Liverpool kept their quadruple hopes alive with a first-half blitz. The Reds would win the FA Cup for the domestic cup double but City would rule supreme again in the Premier League.

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool and Manchester City require time to get used to their new strikers and said his team need to learn to give Darwin Nunez the ball less, Richard Jolly writes.

Nunez is set to make his competitive debut for Liverpool in Saturday’s Community Shield where City could give Erling Haaland his bow after his £51 million move from Borussia Dortmund.

Both teams have been accustomed to playing with false nines in recent years whereas their summer signings are more traditional centre-forwards and Klopp feels each will adapt.

He still expects Haaland, who scored in a pre-season friendly for City against Bayern Munich, to be prolific in the meantime but feels his players need to learn that part of Nunez’s value lies in his ability to drag defences deeper and create room for others.

He said: “Erling scored a Manchester City goal, a square ball in the six-yard box and so far it didn’t change a lot, they have same problem we have they are not used to Erling’s natural runs just as we are not used to Darwin’s natural runs yet.

“When Darwin offers a run we give him the ball all the time, which is not helpful because often a guy who stretches the opponent is there to create space between the lines, these kind of things.

“I am pretty sure they will need time for Erling but that doesn’t mean he cannot score already early like how he did it in the first game against Bayern.”

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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There’s a big chance for Jack Grealish today, and indeed over the first few weeks of the season. He’s had a settled pre-season, seen competition for places reduce after the departures of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, and has the chance to nail down a starting spot with Phil Foden catching up and Julian Alvarez still getting up to speed.

With a full season under his belt, there will also be an expectation for Grealish to kick on now.

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola refused to comment on reports linking the Premier League champions with Brighton left-back Marc Cucurella.

City have been linked with the Spanish defender throughout the summer and there have been reports that he has now handed in a transfer request at the Amex Stadium.

Guardiola, speaking at a press conference to preview Saturday’s Community Shield against Liverpool, said: “He’s a Brighton player, I cannot say anything else.”

In a new development, Cucurella was absent from Brighton’s squad ahead of their friendly against Espanyol today.

City have been linked with Marc Cucurella throughout the summer (Gareth Fuller/PA) (PA Wire)
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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Best of rivals.

Not quite the iconic Guardiola high-five that almost took Klopp’s arm off last season but good to see there is still plenty of respect between the two managers.

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Liverpool: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Diaz

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Mahez, Haaland, Grealish

Two strong teams. Liverpool perhaps choosing their strongest line-up apart from the injured Alisson and Darwin Nunez, who is on the bench, still getting up to speed.

Phil Foden, John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan are all on the bench after missing the US trip, as is Kalvin Phillips. But there’s a first start for Erling Haaland.

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Confirmed line-ups

Liverpool: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Diaz

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Mahez, Haaland, Grealish

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Jurgen Klopp insists it makes no sense to dwell on last season’s near-misses as he prepares for the start of another campaign with Liverpool.

The Reds manager claims he got over the disappointment of losing the Champions League final to Real Madrid in May – which came a week after his side were narrowly pipped to the Premier League title by Manchester City – within a day.

Now his full focus is on the new season, which begins on Saturday as the Merseysiders face City in the Community Shield at Leicester’s King Power Stadium.

“It took me a day and then we had a parade in Liverpool and I was fine with everything,” said Klopp, whose side still had FA Cup and Carabao Cup successes to celebrate.

“We knew, obviously, it was close. When you’re unlucky in moments these kind of things (happen). It’s sport and we accept the rules. One point more is enough after 38 matchdays, and one goal more is enough in a football game. We accept that too, so it didn’t take me long.

“What was my conclusion of the last season? I don’t think it makes too much sense to think like this. We played in an incredibly high level, we were consistent, we played good football – not always but very often. We fought hard. These are all things we need to do again.”

‘It took me a day’: Jurgen Klopp on recovering from Liverpool’s near-misses

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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I don’t think I’ve seen a half-and-half scarf in two months, but I regret to inform you that they are back from their summer break.

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And will we see a debut for this man today? Team news coming up.

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Aymeric Laporte has been ruled out until September as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.

The Spain international will miss the Community Shield and Manchester City’s first five Premier League games and could face a race against time to be fit for their 10 September clash with Tottenham.

It means Pep Guardiola only has five fit senior defenders for the start of the season after Oleksandr Zinchenko was sold to Arsenal with Ruben Dias, John Stones and Nathan Ake the three main options at centre-back.

Guardiola praised Laporte for playing through the pain barrier at the end of last season, when Dias, Stones and Kyle Walker all had injuries, and postponing his own operation.

“Laporte is injured,” said the City manager. “He had knee surgery after last season and played the last two or three games with an important injury. He made an incredible effort. He had surgery. So far he is doing really well but you have to be careful with a knee. I think August he will be out. I think maybe he will start to be with us in September.”

Manchester City handed Aymeric Laporte injury blow

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Alisson Becker will miss the Community Shield, meaning Liverpool’s third-choice goalkeeper Adrian is set to face Manchester City.

The Brazilian has returned to training after suffering an abdominal problem and Jurgen Klopp expects him to be fit for the start of the Premier League season, when Liverpool face Fulham, but they will be without both the goalkeeper and forward Diogo Jota when they face Pep Guardiola’s team.

Alisson’s deputy Caoimhin Kelleher has also been sidelined so Adrian is on course for a first competitive game since facing Preston in the Carabao Cup in September.

Jota, who scored 21 goals last season, did not travel to Austria for Liverpool’s second pre-season tour because of a hamstring injury and he will sit out the start of the Premier League campaign.

Liverpool without Alisson and Diogo Jota for Community Shield

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Pep Guardiola has hinted that Kevin de Bruyne will be named Fernandinho’s successor as Manchester City captain.

City’s players will vote next week but Guardiola believes De Bruyne, who has been wearing the armband in pre-season and is likely to lead them in Saturday’s Community Shield, is a strong candidate.

The Belgian is City’s longest-serving player after Fernandinho’s departure in the summer and the only one who was in the team before Guardiola’s 2016 arrival.

The City manager said: “I’m pretty sure Kevin will be… as the oldest player here, the responsibility he takes on the pitch and in many cases off the pitch he will be a key role within the team, I’m pretty sure.”

Pep Guardiola expects Kevin de Bruyne to be named next Man City captain

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

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Jurgen Klopp told his Liverpool team to be angry as he tries to build a siege mentality that will help them fight their way to glory this season, as Richard Jolly writes.

Liverpool won the FA and Carabao Cups last season and were runners-up in the Premier League and the Champions League but Klopp held a meeting in which he said he wants them to use their team spirit to improve again.

Klopp – who said he feels like the “lonely moaner in the room” when he complains about the workload of top players – has made Darwin Nunez his major summer signing but feels he has the scope to make his existing group better again, drawing on their team spirit.

He explained: “We had a big meeting where I told the boys what I expect from them next year. I want to use the togetherness we have, the atmosphere we have in the team, the experience we made for better. We can grow closer together. We can be clearer in the things we do. The things we do are good. Can we do it better? Yes. Will that always lead to a better result? That is not possible because we won a lot of games but performance-wise we can definitely improve and that is what we try.

“We want to create a resilience and a fighting spirit. Being angry is important to fight against the outside world in this specific moment. All these things we can do. We don’t know where it will lead us but we know it will improve us, based on the things we know are important when we bring them on the pitch.”

Jurgen Klopp tells Liverpool to be ‘angry’ as Reds renew rivalry with Manchester City

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

14:35 , Jamie Braidwood

A couple of Norway flags gleamed in the Manchester sun. In front of the stage where the new signings were paraded, a Norwegian’s sky blue shirt was held aloft. “Haaland 15,” it read. The shirt was a couple of decades old and Alf Inge Haaland, who turns 50 in November, was there to see it.

It was outnumbered, however, by a newer kit, with his surname on it, but the No 9. Without even making his debut, Erling Haaland’s fan club already appears rather larger than his father’s ever was during his 47 games as a defensive midfielder.

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

14:20 , Jamie Braidwood

It was, Jurgen Klopp said at the time, one of the best halves his Liverpool team had ever played. Sadio Mane was arguably the best player in it, too. He was the scorer of two goals, one the product of pressing, the second with a crisp volley. They went in at half-time 3-0 up on Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final. That victory is a reason why they reconvene with the Premier League champions in Saturday’s Community Shield.

Mane will not be there. It will be Liverpool’s first competitive game without the Senegalese on their books; in most of those matches, he was on the pitch. Life after Mane starts now and City, against whom he scored four goals last season, may have celebrated his move to Bayern Munich more than most outside Bavaria. That Zack Steffen, the goalkeeper whose pocket Mane picked for his first goal at Wembley, is also gone - exiled on loan to Middlesbrough - does not feel a coincidence but for Liverpool, a dynamic will be different.

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

14:12 , Jamie Braidwood

Odds

Liverpool: 19/10

Draw: 5/2

Man City: 11/8

Prediction

Both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola will approach this match as another chance to try things out ahead of the start of the Premier League campaign and it’s unlikely the Community Shield final will be a display of two sides at their peak. A draw could be likely, with Liverpool perhaps taking the penalty shoot-out. Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City (Liverpool win on penalties)

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

14:08 , Jamie Braidwood

What is the team news?

Liverpool will be without goalkeeper Alisson and forward Diogo Jota after both players picked up injuries in pre-season. With Liverpool’s back-up goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher also side-lined, it means third-choice Adrian will be making his first appearance for the Reds since last September.

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is out after undergoing knee surgery while Ruben Dias and Erling Haaland have had their minutes limited in pre-season. John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden did not travel to the US for City’s pre-season tour so are short of match fitness.

Predicted line-up

Liverpool: Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Diaz

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Mahez, Haaland, Grealish

Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

14:04 , Jamie Braidwood

The match will kick off at 5pm BST on Saturday 30 July at Leicester City’s King Power stadium. The venue of the match was moved from Wembley for the first time since 2012 due to the Euro 2022 final between England and Germany, which takes place tomorrow.

How can I watch it?

The Community Shield final will be shown live on ITV 1, with coverage starting from 4:15pm. It will also be available to stream online on the ITV Hub.

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Community Shield final: Liverpool vs Man City

14:00 , Jamie Braidwood

Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of the Community Shield final.

It’s a new season, there are new players, but it’s the same rivalry as Liverpool face Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s teams went toe-to-toe last season but a summer of change has shifted the dynamic.

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