Liverpool vs Manchester City: how to watch Community Shield on TV, stream it online
All the information you need on how to watch Manchester City take on Liverpool in the 2022 FA Community Shield in Leicester on Saturday.
Liverpool vs Manchester City: Community Shield preview
Premier League champions Manchester City face FA Cup holders Liverpool in the 100th edition of the FA Community Shield - a fixture both clubs know well.
Liverpool are 15-time winners of the Community Shield - previously known as the Charity Shield - while City have lifted the trophy on six occasions, most recently in a clash with the Reds. In 2019, Pep Guardiola’s men beat the Reds on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Wembley. Saturday will be only the second time the two teams have met in the Community Shield. It will also be the second time Leicester has staged the event; the old Filbert Street stadium hosted the 1971 Charity Shield, with Liverpool involved. The Merseysiders lost 1-0 to Leicester City, Steve Whitworth’s goal earning a surprise win for a Foxes side then in the second tier.
Both Liverpool and City have made key reinforcements to their squads since the end of last season. The Merseysiders lost Sadio Mané to Bayern Munich, with Divock Origi and Take Minamino also moving on. They have brought in three new recruits during the summer transfer window - most notably striker Darwin Núñez, who has joined from Benfica for an initial fee of about $75m. Midfielder Fabio Carvalho and right-back Calvin Ramsey have also arrived, moving to Anfield from Fulham and Aberdeen, respectively.
As for City, Erling Haaland was the major off-season recruit, the Norway centre-forward joining from Borussia Dortmund for around $75m. Guardiola also captured midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Argentine forward Julián Álvarez, and covered Zack Steffen’s departure to Middlesbrough by bringing in Stefan Ortega. Several players left the Etihad Stadium this summer - Raheem Sterling joined Chelsea, and Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko also moved to the UK capital to join Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. Unlike Liverpool, City are still active in the transfer market and hope to add Brighton’s attacking left-back Marc Cucurella.
Liverpool vs Manchester City: team news and injury updates
Klopp will be without both of his first choice goalkeepers. Alisson picked up an abdominal injury in the pre-season friendly against Manchester United in Bangkok, while reserve keeper Caoimhín Kelleher has also been unavailable throughout the summer. That offers an opportunity to Adrián San Miguel, who deputised for the injured Alisson in Liverpool’s 2019 UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea. Another notable absentee is forward Diogo Jota, who has been struggling with a hamstring injury. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ruled out but James Milner is available and will be hoping to show off his new hirsute look.
Meanwhile, City centre-back Aymeric Laporte is out of action until at least September after having an operation on his knee, but John Stones and Phil Foden, who didn’t go on the club’s US tour due to visa issues, are available.
What time does Liverpool vs Manchester City match kick off?
The 2022 FA Community Shield between Liverpool and Manchester City will kick off 5pm local time (BST) at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, on Saturday 30 July 2022. In the United States, that’s 12 noon EDT/ 9am PDT.
How can I watch Liverpool vs Manchester City?
In the US, online streaming service ESPN+ has the rights to this year’s Community Shield.
TV viewers in the UK will be able to watch the match on ITV (STV in Scotland, UTV in Northern Ireland). You can also watch the game online in the country using the ITV Hub.
Liverpool vs Manchester City: AS USA live coverage
You’ll also be able to follow the action at the King Power right here at AS USA. Rob Train will be providing live-text commentary of Liverpool vs Manchester City, with build-up beginning about an hour before kick-off.