The 2019-20 season gets underway on Sunday afternoon as Premier League champions Manchester City and European champions Liverpool meet in the Community Shield at Wembley.
City, who beat Liverpool to the 2018-19 title by a single point, also brought home the FA Cup last season after a 6-0 win over Watford.
That thumping over Javi Gracia’s side in May means that Jurgen Klopp’s team will be the opposition in the annual curtain-raiser through the virtue of finishing second last season.
Liverpool softened the blow of being eclipsed to the league by winning the Champions League in June after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0.
But it will surely be all eyes on a first league title since 1990 this time out but surpassing a City side that have accumulated 100 points followed by 98 in the last two seasons will be a mammoth task.
The Community Shield will present to us the first opportunity to see what both clubs have been working on in the close season.
Although one of the main purposes of this fixture will be to get more minutes into the legs of first-team players there will be eyes on whether we will get a hint of whats to be the narrative of the upcoming season.
Will City steamroll everything and everyone in their way for a third consecutive season? Can Liverpool push Guardiola and his men all the way again?
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