Liverpool vs Man City, FA Community Shield 2019 Final – Preview, Prediction, Head-to-Head, Predicted Lineups and Live Stream
Liverpool and Manchester City meet in the 2019 FA Community Shield final on Sunday as the 2019-20 season authoritatively gets in progress. After an exciting fight for the Premier League title last season, Manchester City and Liverpool will renew their competition in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
Liverpool vs Man City Team News
On the off chance that belief is to be given to pre-season competitions, Liverpool have just grabbed a respect, finishing up a winless three-match US tour by drawing 2-2 with Sporting Lisbon, which means they shared the Western Union Cup.
On paper, Liverpool’s preliminary results have gone much the way in which people may expect for a squad whose competitive season finished minimal over two months back with that Champions League triumph over Tottenham.
Sporting were just denied triumph by a magnificent presentation from Reds goalkeeper Simon Mignolet after his initial bumble talented their rivals the lead at Yankee Stadium.
Beside a ten-minute spell against the team who completed third by 11 points in last season’s Portuguese Primeira Liga, Liverpool were not ahead in any of their Stateside showpiece matches this summer.
Missing Roberto Firmino, Alisson, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, they fell 3-1 behind after the interval against Borussia Dortmund in their opening game, making a series of defensive errors before prospect Rhian Brewster’s late consolatory penalty.
They endured a very late 2-1 defeat to Sevilla, and matters became no better back in Britain.
A 3-0 friendly defeat to Napoli in Edinburgh left Klopp wailing over the concession of “simple goals”, despite the fact that he pointed out that Liverpool had “heavy legs”, and that the Serie A season begins three weeks after the Premier League starts.
There were better signs in Geneva, where an uncommon Alisson error gave Lyon the lead before a goal from the returning Firmino and an astounding strike by youth Harry Wilson added to an agreeable 3-1 win.
Endeavoring to read much into City’s pre-season is likewise possibly futile. Like Liverpool, they have spent a significant part of the time attempting to build wellness and sharpen their preparation in searing warmth – heading to China for a tour that was heavily commercially entwined.
There was a hitch when they were beaten on penalties by Wolves in the final of the Premier League Asia Trophy at the Hongkou Football Stadium, Guardiola sinking his head into his hands in the dugout as Raheem Sterling missed a spot kick in normal time.
The champions barely recommended unheralded liberality in surrendering the final, managing hazardous Wolves a single shot on objective during the match.
Guardiola has some precarious decisions to make at a stadium that has moved toward becoming as well-known as the homes of a large number of their adversaries to City fans. In a similar manner as his partner for the day, international competitions have kept him from naming a first-choice side in any of the warm-ups he has managed up until now.
Man City scored nine goals in their final two matches in China, with Sterling, David Silva, Leroy Sane and Kevin De Bruyne – playing a fullpar t in the tour, to the alleviation of fans fussing over his damage strewn past season – among the scorers.
Sane was on target twice against Hong Kong Premier League club Kitchee, yet keeps on being vigorously connected with a transition to Bayern Munich, who are reputed to confront an asking cost in the region from £137m for the 23-year-old Germany international.
Simultaneously, Guardiola seems to have his eye on Juventus full-back Joao Cancelo in an exchange possibly sending Man City’s Danilo the method for the Serie A victors.
Regardless of whether Guardiola is more centered around business than table-topping opponents at the present time, he will be wise enough to realize that a misfortune to Liverpool at this stage could be at any rate a minor psychological blow.
Man City won their last 14 matches of last season to hold off their relentless chasers as part of a run of 18 triumphs from 19 games. Upgrading that imperious record would attest their close strength in a season when minor variables could have a significant effect.
Liverpool vs Man City Head-to-Head
With 15 Shields to their name, Liverpool go into Sunday’s conflict as the second best club in the competition’s history, behind Manchester United with 21, and will play the Citizens for the first time in the experience.
Man City have won the Shield five times, and are the current holders following a year ago’s 2-0 prevail upon Chelsea. They are correspondingly sub-par inferior with regards to their overall record against the Reds, with only 55 wins from 213 games, contrasted with Liverpool’s count of 104. There have been 53 draws.
This will be the first time these two sides have met in the FA Community Shield, with the Reds being the second-most improved club in the annual competition’s history, flaunting 15 wins, while the defending champions have appreciated achievement only five times.
Man City’s record against the Merseyside club additionally makes for truly terrible reading, having just won 55 matches to the Reds’ 104, and that pattern of play has remained genuinely reliable even in recent times, with the Citizens just claiming three successes in their past 12 excursions.
Liverpool vs Man City Match Prediction
Having been full-quality for longer ahead of the lead up to the game, progressively active in the transfer market and generally possessing a more prominent squad, Man City are top picks to hold the ‘coveted’ trophy.
In any case, Jurgen Klopp’s side have consistently been the thorniest team in England for Pep Guardiola, and the return of Alisson (gaffes and all), Salah and Firmino will be without a doubt exciting. At last, however, the nonattendance of Sadio Mane could bear more significance.
Liverpool vs Man City Match Details
Date: Sunday, August 4
Time: 3:06 p.m. (BST), 10:06 a.m. (ET)
Venue: Wembley Stadium
TV Channel: BT Sport (UK)
Live Stream: BT Sport website (UK), ESPN+ (U.S.)
Liverpool vs Man City Predicted Lineups
Predicted Liverpool Starting XI: Alisson, Trent, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Origi, Salah, Firmino.
Predicted Man City Starting XI: Bravo; Walker, Stones, Garcia, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Bernardo, Sterling, Sane