Manchester City will face title rivals Liverpool in the Community Shield as the curtain-raiser for the 2022/23 season.
The two best teams from last year will face off once again in a bid to lift the first trophy of the campaign before the Premier League returns.
City overtook the Reds to the title last year, while Jurgen Klopp’s men won the FA Cup.
Both teams were near perfect last season and were also active in the transfer market.
The defending champions signed Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips, while the Reds signed Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsay and Fabio Carvalho.
This game could be the perfect opportunity for City and Liverpool fans to see their new flesh and blood faces for the first time.
The Community Shield is part of the pre-season schedule, but every time these two meet there are fireworks, and it would be a surprise if it was different this time around, especially with all the new additions.
Manchester City v Liverpool: talkSPORT coverage
The Community Shield will take place on Saturday July 30 with a kick-off at 5 p.m.
It will be held at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
The referee for the match will be Craig Pawson while John Brooks will be on VAR duty.
The match will be live on talkSPORT with coverage starting at 4pm with Adrian Durham.
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Manchester City v Liverpool: team news
Both teams have only just returned to pre-season training, so it remains to be seen which players will be available and which will be absent.
City don’t have to worry about long-term injuries and neither do the Reds.
Both teams are still waiting for many players to return from their holidays after participating in the June internationals, and they hope that no one will return unfit.
But that game could be when we all finally see Haaland and Nunez.
Both clubs have splashed two new strikers, and what better way to test them than against Virgil van Dijk and Ruben Dias.
We could also see Phillips, Ramsay and Carvalho as Klopp and Guardiola look to bring their new signings into the fold.
Manchester City against Liverpool: what was said?
Manchester City new man Kalvin Phillips: “I think over the last few years at Leeds I’ve done very well.
“Obviously I also got into the England team and I did very well there and I really appreciate what I did at Leeds and everyone I was around.
“I just want to test myself at the next stage with players who have an incredible work ethic and an incredible manager as well.
“The quality of City players, the way they play and the way they pass the ball is an incredible style of play.
“It’s something that has always appealed to me.”
Liverpool new man Darwin Nunez: “I’ve played against Liverpool and seen them in many Champions League games, and that’s my style of play.
“There are great players here and I think it will suit my style of play here. Like I said, I watched a lot and it’s a very big club and I hope I can give everything I have to help the team.
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