Liverpool vs Man City: How to watch the Community Shield final, TV channel, match officials and team news

Everything you need to know about the Community Shield final between Liverpool and Manchester City on Saturday.

Manchester City will travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Liverpool in the Community Shield final on Saturday 30 July.

The match, which kicks-off at 5pm, will be the Blues’ second consecutive final in the competition, while opponents Liverpool will play in their third in four years.

Pep Guardiola’s side will be aiming not to repeat their performance in the last season’s edition, with City falling to a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City.

Liverpool also have bad memories of the competition, losing their last two finals 5-4 on penalties, including the 2019 fixture against City.

City come into the game on the back of a 1-0 pre-season friendly win over Bayern Munich on Sunday, while the Reds lost 1-0 to RB Salzburg 1-0 on Wednesday.

Here’s all the key information ahead of City’s clash with the Reds on Saturday.

Where to watch Liverpool vs Man City?

The clash between last season’s FA Cup winners and Premier League champions will be shown live on ITV1, with coverage starting at 4:15pm.

Is Liverpool vs City available to live stream?

The match is available to live stream via the ITV Hub, but requires you to subscribe to the streaming service - this is currently free.

Who is the match referee?

Craig Pawson is the man in the middle. He will be assisted by Harry Lennard and Nick Hopton, while the fourth official for the clash is Darren England.

John Brooks will be in charge of VAR, and will be assisted by Lee Betts.

Team news

Guardiola confirmed in Friday’s press conference that Aymeric Laporte will miss the first month of the season after undergoing surgery on a knee injury this summer.

John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden weren’t involved in the City squad that travelled to America for pre-season, and subsequently missed the warm-up clashes with Club America and Bayern. Therefore, they’re unlikely to have the match fitness required to start against Liverpool.

But summer signings Stefan Ortega Moreno, Kalvin Phillips, Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland could be handed competitive debuts by Guardiola.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are expected to have six absentees in the forms of Alisson, Caoimhin Kelleher, Calvin Ramsay, Kostas Tsimikas, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Diogo Jota.