The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally upon us!
In recent times, a clash between Manchester City and Liverpool has been likened to the Spanish El Classico. No matter the contest in which both sides lock horns, it never falls short of being a dramatic 90-minute thriller.
The two titans produced inseparable ties in both legs of their Premier League collision last season. With an evenly distributed eight goals between both teams and a final gasp title-winning contest, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have been the dominant figures in English football over the past half decade. As a result of this dominance, no other team has lifted the Premier League trophy in the past five years apart from Manchester City and Liverpool.
Saturday’s Community Shield Match will be an opportunity for one side to gain superiority over the other as they set the ball rolling ahead of the 2022/2023 season.
With both managers knowing that the rivalry intensity may have overshadowed the significance of the trophy, they would love to go into the contest with a fully fit squad to increase their chances of winning. However, this is only but a fantasy for Jurgen Klopp as he earlier stated that his Mersey side team will approach the contest without Alisson Becker, Diogo Jota and growing concerns from Oxlade Chamberlain.
Pep Guardiola on the other hand seems to be the happier of the managers as he goes into the contest with an added advantage. The Spanish manager has no injury concerns ahead of Saturday’s match. Guardiola sits in the wealth of a fully fit squad that comprises of debutant Erling Haaland; the subject of much attraction.