For the resumption of football in the United Kingdom, two cadors of the English championship compete to compete for the first title of the season, the Community Shield.
On the menu, the winner of the FA Cup, the club of Liverpool, opposes its rival of the last seasons, the champion of the Premier League in title, the club of Manchester City.
The centenary of the equivalent of the English Super Cup will not be played as usual at the legendary Wembley Stadium, but at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.
The teammates of the Algerian international, Riyad Mahrez, start this match with a slight lead in terms of preparations. An advance that Liverpool Reds coach Jürgen Klopp highlights in various English tabloids.
Orphans of their prolific striker and African Golden Ball of 2022, Sadio Mané, the finalists of the last Champions League seem disoriented; the 1-0 defeat against the Salzburg club says a lot about the German technician’s men’s pre-season. In addition, the Reds will be without their Brazilian goalkeeper, Alisson Becker.
However, for the match this afternoon, only the reality on the ground could confirm the progress of the preparations of the two teams.
Manchester City and Riyad Mahrez to claim Community Shield title
After their defeat against the Leicester City club in the previous edition, the Cityzens will be keen to respond to this inaugural trophy of the season.
The opportunity arises for Pep Guardiola and his men to win this title on the ground of his former winner. At the King Power Stadium, the Algerian international, Riyad Mahrez, will recall some good memories since the lair is none other than the home of his former club, the Leicester City Foxes.
Equipped with their new weapon in attack, the Norwegian tip, Erling Haaland, Cityzens fans only have eyes for the start of official competitions.
However, this new recruit will not be the only offensive asset of Guardiola’s team. Decisive during the pre-season, the native of Sarcelles, Mahrez, could be a key element in the scheme of the Catalan technician.
Everything will depend, for the player of the Algerian team, on the 11 type that the latter will concoct for the first match of the season.
Note that the match between Manchester City and Liverpool will be played at 17:00 Algerian time.
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