2019 FA Community Shiel is an annual game between winner of Premier League and FA Cup of the previous season. Whereas Citizens won both of the trophies, their opponents will be Premier League 2018/19 runners-up Liverpool.
Two strongest clubs of Premier League will face off each other in the FA Community Shield Final. Liverpool vs Manchester City is always very exciting and interesting to watch since both clubs are at the peak of their game. Last year in the Premier League, these teams staged a real race where at any moment everything could change. But, Manchester City snatched the victory in the Premier League, and Liverpool won the Champions League, so we can say that both were satisfied. This time, teams can compete once again for the title of the strongest team in England. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Liverpool had one of the most successful season’s last year. They won the Champions League and took second place in Premier League. The Reds made the greatest comeback against Barcelona as Liverpool lost first game at Camp Nou with 3:0 and then won at Anfield 4:0. This moment should stay in our memories for a long time. A great example to all teams that lose and give up after the first leg in tournaments. In general, Liverpool played very confidently and strong football in all areas. In Premier League they showed the second result by scoring goals and first by conceding.
They sold only Danny Ings to Southampton for 22,2m €. A very good deal, since Liverpool bought this player in just 8m € from Burnley. While Manchester City or other top European clubs spending big money on new signings, Liverpool brought only Sepp van den Berg from Zwolle for 1,9m € and not planning to take someone else.
Jurgen Klopp looks very confidently after the last season, however, their offseason friendly matches are questionable. They lost against Dortmund, Sevilla, and Napoli without big resistance. I think they just give all the main players rest because before the start of the Premier League there are still 2 very important games. On the 4th of August, they will play against City and then on 14th, they will face Chelsea at UEFA Super Cup.
Manchester City had a very interesting last season. They failed to succeed in Champions League, however, won Premier League and FA Cup. For a long time, it was said that Pep Guardiola sacrificed the Champions League in order to win everything in England. If this is true, it means that this season he will be aiming the Champions League for sure, since this particular trophy is considered the most titular in Europe. In the summer transfer window, Manchester again spent more than earned. Of the famous acquisitions – Rodri, the defensive midfielder from Atletico Madrid for 70m €.
While Liverpool played 7 friendly games during the offseason, the Sky Blues played only 2 and participated in Premier League Asia Trophy in China. However, City lost it in the final against Wolves by penalties. I am confident that the team is serious and aggressive to win in all possible matches. A lot of good substitutions and super players allow Pep to change the line-up and give the rest to the main players. Guardiola loves when there is a choice. Now the team is ready to fight for 100%.
Liverpool vs Manchester City H2H
These teams met last year three times considering a friendly match during the offseason. Liverpool were stronger before the season started, however, in Premier League they failed to win both matches once losing and once finishing in a draw.
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