The teams who contested the Premier League title in the closing moments of the 2021/22 season will meet again at the home of the Community Shield holders when Liverpool and Manchester City compete in the curtain-raiser to the 2022/23 campaign on Saturday.
With the start of their league season a week away, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has described the showpiece — and his team’s opener at Fulham seven days later — as important games and extensions of preseason.
Captain Jordan Henderson has said the Reds will do “everything in our power” to finish the match at Leicester’s King Power Stadium with their first trophy of the season secured.
Before his team beat Liverpool on penalties to win the 2019 Community Shield, City manager Pep Guardiola suggested the game could be dropped in order to allow players to have longer holidays.
Will Guardiola approach this edition with the same…