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Community Shield: Liverpool V Manchester City. Match Preview

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Premier League is close to returning to our screens, with this Sunday’s Community Shield final between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley.

City beat Liverpool to the title by a single point in an entertaining Premier League campaign last term before cruising to 6-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup Final.

Pep Guardiola’s side will be more comfortable after winning three of their four games with new signing Rodri making an immediate impact.

Jurgen Klopp’s side, meanwhile, have endured a rather less convincing summer. But they have picked up a timely morale booster with a win against Lyon in Geneva.

Recent days have seen a return to training of many of the Reds’ absentees, including Roberto Firmino, Alisson and Mohamed Salah, alongside Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita.

Benjamin Mendy currently the only sidelined player at City. Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi and Gabriel Jesus all back from their travels.

With 15 Shields to their name, Liverpool go into Sunday’s clash as the second most successful club in the competition’s history, behind Manchester United with 21, and will be playing the Citizens for the first time in the encounter. City have won the Shield five times and their overall record against the Reds is just 55 wins from 213 games, compared to Liverpool’s tally of 104. There have been 53 draws.

For this game, suggests the following odds:

Liverpool’s possible win –2.52

Manchester City’s possible win –1.55

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