Quick Bit: The Sporting News delivers live updates as Liverpool and Manchester City meet in the Community Shield 2022 at Leicester’s King Power Stadium on Saturday.
KING POWER STADIUM, LEICESTER — Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City and FA Cup holders Liverpool officially open the 2022/23 season, with new-look attacks reigniting the standout English rivalry of the last half-decade.
The Reds are set to hand a competitive debut to Darwin Nunez, with the Uruguayan striker effectively filling the enormous void left by Sadio Mane, who joined Bayern Munich this summer. Nunez’s four goals against RB Leipzig earlier this month came after a difficult start to preseason.
For City, meanwhile, all eyes are of course on Erling Haaland. The barely-believable physical presence of the Norwegian will provide a fresh test for Liverpool centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate, with Haaland having netted 29 goals in 30 games across all competitions last term.
Pep Guardiola’s men enter this showpiece showdown with the stronger recent record, staying unbeaten in their last five games against Liverpool. However, their last knockout meeting was a 3-2 victory for the Merseyside giants in April’s FA Cup semi-final.
The Sporting News is live from the East Midlands this evening, providing live score updates and commentary below.
Liverpool vs. Man City live score
Liverpool vs. Man City live updates and highlights from Community Shield
1 hour 30 mins to KO: For City, this evening represents only their third game of preseason — the previous two being wins over Bayern Munich and Club America — in a summer which has seen some intriguing changes to the squad. Haaland and Kalvin Phillips have arrived, with several key departures including Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fernandinho.
1 hour 45 mins to KO: Liverpool have lost their last two Community Shield games, making this the only trophy Klopp is yet to lift as manager of the Reds. Most recently, as league champions they fell to a penalty shootout defeat against Arsenal in 2020, after a year before suffering the same fate versus today’s opponents. Both ties ended 1-1.
2 hours to KO: Welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage from King Power Stadium in cloudy Leicester, as Liverpool and Man City raise the curtain on the new season.
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Liverpool vs. Manchester City predicted lineups
An abdominal injury has sidelined first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker since Liverpool’s preseason friendly against Manchester United in Bangkok earlier in July.
Klopp says both the Brazil international and forward Diogo Jota — the victim of a muscle injury — have “no chance” of playing against City, although he expects his No.1 to be ready to feature at Fulham next week.
Liverpool predicted lineup (4-3-3): Adrian (GK) — Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson — Keita, Fabinho, Thiago — Salah, Nunez, Diaz
After losing their first game of the 2021/22 season at Tottenham Hotspur, Guardiola will be wary of City’s tricky trip on Sunday to West Ham United, where they went 2-0 behind before rallying to earn a point in their final away game of the last campaign.
That could mean Guardiola will rest several of his key players for the Community Shield. Regulars John Stones, Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan may be involved after missing the club’s US tour.
Man City predicted lineup (4-3-3): Ederson (GK) — Cancelo, Ake, Dias, Wilson-Esbrand — De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva — Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
Liverpool vs. Manchester City betting odds
Man. City Win
Over 2.5 Goals
Both Teams to Score
*All odds refer to regulation time.
How to watch Liverpool and Man City in Premier League 2022/23
UK: Sky Sports and BT Sport carry matches each week via streaming and TV platforms, with three rounds on Amazon Prime.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on demand on Optus Sport.
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