Liverpool vs Man City LIVE: Latest Community Shield Updates

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Liverpool take on Manchester City in the Community Shield final at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, as Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola renew their rivalry in the traditional season curtain. The first stretch of the campaign will be lifted as the Premier League champions and the FA Cup winner collide, and with Liverpool and Manchester City it will be another exciting encounter.

The sides could hardly be separated last season, but it was Guardiola’s City who won a titanic title race by one point – thanks to a dramatic comeback against Aston Villa on the last day of the season. Liverpool beat City on their way to winning the FA Cup, contributing to their Carabao Cup win, but the disappointment at missing the Premier League was heightened after Klopp’s Reds were defeated in the Champions League final in Paris.

With the new Premier League campaign only a week away, both teams are still in pre-season preparation after a significant summer of change at both clubs. It is indeed the beginning of a new era in which both Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez will make their league debuts after the big money has moved this transfer window. City have also lost Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, while Liverpool have seen Sadio Mane leave.

But when these teams meet, there’s usually fireworks and an extra boost for Liverpool after being beaten by City in the 2019 Community Shield final. It’s been 16 years since they last lifted this trophy. Follow live updates from the Community Shield final below:

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HT: Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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

Liverpool were excellent in the first 25 minutes and although Alexander-Arnold’s shot also deflected Ake, it was a deserved lead. City then had the spell, but Haaland didn’t see much of the ball. He had two chances, but was unable to connect to a cross from Cancelo.

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HALF TIME: Liverpool 1-0 Man City

Liverpool had one last attack before halftime with Salah loose on the right. He looked for Diaz with a cross, but Ederson jumped up to retrieve it.

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Liverpool 1-0 Man City

45 min: Another chance for City before the break after Robertson hits Cancelo’s substitution on the pitch to Mahrez. Firmino heads away, but Liverpool can’t clear. Rodri’s shot is then collected by Adrian.

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Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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

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Liverpool 1-0 Man City

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

Liverpool, meanwhile, is disappointed with Cancelo’s high boot on Alexander-Arnold. He caught him, but there was nothing more serious than that.

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Liverpool 1-0 Man City

38 min: Another City Chance! City takes care of Mahrez, who once finds space to shoot in with his left foot. It’s right on Adrian.

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Liverpool 1-0 Man City

36 mins: Another good moment for City as Cancelo comes down on the left. His cross seems ready for Haaland, but Van Dijk comes over. Mahrez then threatens in the penalty area, but Robertson blocks, after which a cross from De Bruyne goes wide.

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Liverpool 1-0 Man City

33 min: Chance for Haaland! Citybreak and a forward pass are knocked down. Robertson does enough to challenge him and he falls while firing on target.

He then tries a flying volley from Bernardo’s cross, but doesn’t get a good touch and it’s over!

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Liverpool 1-0 Man City

31 mins: Manchester City get their first sight of goal as Mahrez races through – Adrian saved the shot but he was way offside. That Liverpool line was very high, but it worked.

Darwin Nunez then has his name chanted by the Liverpool fans as he comes out for his warm-up. In between, Thiago joked about what appeared to be two City players as they tried to shut him down.

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Liverpool 1-0 Man City

28 mins: You can hear the roar from the Liverpool bench as they push Manchester City out of play on the right.

Moments before, Diaz made a stunning flick as he lowered the ball. Liverpool were enjoying themselves and looking cheerful.