Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City - Observations as City nick Community Shield

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City - Observations as City nick Community Shield

It was the stereotypical game of two halves at Wembley Stadium, as Liverpool came out second best after a penalty shootout, that saw 9 out of 10 penalties hit the back of the net. Unfortunately, Gini Wijnaldum was the unlucky one, and the Reds had to be content with what you could possibly call a moral victory, but I'm sure Jurgen Klopp and the players would've rather had the silverware to show for it. City took the lead after questionable …
Match Report: City Triumph in Wembley Shootout over Liverpool

Match Report: City Triumph in Wembley Shootout over Liverpool

A Gabriel Jesus penalty condemned Liverpool to a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester City at Wembley. Goals from Raheem Sterling and Joel Matip saw normal time finish 1-1 in an entertaining game, but one in which Liverpool could justifiably think that Lady Luck evaded them. In the second half, in particular, Liverpool -- with Mohamed Salah to the fore --  peppered Manchester City's goal with shots, but a combination of the goal frame, Kyle Walker acrobatics and Claudio Bravo …
Player Ratings as Liverpool Lose Community Shield on Penalties

Player Ratings as Liverpool Lose Community Shield on Penalties

Liverpool concluded their pre-season preparations with a penalty shootout defeat to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield. After a poor first-half performance, the Reds looked by far the better team in the second and probably deserved to come away with the “trophy”. Liverpool fans should be optimistic about the season ahead after this one with many players yet to hit full fitness and Sadio Mane still to return. Alisson: 6 Unlucky with the Sterling goal. Had …
Man City 1 Liverpool 1 - Community Shield: Who Was Man Of The Match?

Man City 1 Liverpool 1 - Community Shield: Who Was Man Of The Match?

With the Community Shield – a match part-preseason friendly, part-trophy competition – you can construct any narrative you want. You can easily overreact to the result: If you win, it’s laying down a marker to start the season; if you lose, it shows you’re not ready to make a serious title challenge. You can also dump a big bucket of cold water on the results: If you win, it doesn’t mean much; if you lose, the side just hasn’t hit …
Liverpool v Manchester City preview - Reds look to get one over on Guardiola's City

Liverpool v Manchester City preview - Reds look to get one over on Guardiola's City

THE DETAILS Venue – Wembley Stadium, London Referee – Martin Atkinson Date & Time – Sunday, August 4th @ 15:00 Current Odds – Liverpool 14/5, Draw 11/4, Manchester City 10/11 Liverpool will play Manchester City this Sunday in the traditional curtain-raiser to the English Premier League campaign at Wembley. Jurgen Klopp's Reds will be eager to take at least a draw from the encounter and deny Pep Guardiola's Manchester City any psychological edge going into what is sure to be another battle …
Liverpool's possible starting eleven against Manchester City this Sunday

Liverpool's possible starting eleven against Manchester City this Sunday

This Sunday, Liverpool and Manchester City face off at Wembley in the traditional curtain-raiser to the English Premier League season - the Community Shield. Jurgen Klopp should be able to select close to a full-strength line-up for the fixture as The Reds try to get some kind of psychological headway against Pep Guardiola's City machine ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. In goals, Alisson will continue his reintegration into the team after his summer break. The Brazilian number one committed a …