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Community Shield: Why Is Liverpool Vs Man City Not At Wembley?

Community Shield: Why Is Liverpool Vs Man City Not At Wembley?

Manchester City will play Liverpool for the Community Shield this weekend, but why is it being held at Leicester City's home ground?

Today's fixture between Liverpool and Manchester City will take place at the home of Leicester City, the King Power Stadium.

The Community Shield, usually takes place at Wembley but has been moved this year to make way for the Women’s Euro 2022 final.

The Women’s Euros showpiece will take place on Sunday 27th and will see home nation England face off against Germany.

Today's game between Liverpool and Man City kicks-off at 5:00pm UK time. 

Klopp's side will be hoping to get revenge over City, who pipped the Reds to the league title in a dramatic final day of the season.

Last time Liverpool featured in the Community Shield they were defeated on penalties by Arsenal following a 1-1 draw, whilst Manchester City tasted defeat at the hands of current holders Leicester, thanks to a late Kelechi Iheanacho penalty.

Jürgen Klopp has already stated that Diogo Jota and Alisson will miss the game through injury, whilst backup goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher is also a doubt for Saturday's fixture.

This could see a rare start for Spanish goalkeeper Adrian, who has not featured competitively for the Reds since October 2021, having fallen behind Kelleher in the pecking order.

Manchester City are expected to have a fully fit squad which could see new superstar signing, Erling Haaland, making his competitive debut for the Blues.

Both Haaland and Darwin Núñez will be hoping to score their first competitive goals at their respective clubs.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Community Shield, Manchester City, Liverpool, Womens Football, Premier League