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Community Shield: Giants to clash

Manchester City and Liverpool will mark the 100th edition of the Community Shield when the Premier League giants clash in the traditional season curtain-raiser this weekend.

Pep Guardiola’s City side booked their place in the 2022 Community Shield after they won the Premier League title last season, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side, on the other hand, booked their spot by a virtue of winning the FA Cup last season.

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The duo battled in the Premier League till the very last matchday of last season but in the end, City edged out Liverpool to the Premier League title by a solitary point.

While City ended the campaign with 93 points, the Reds were close behind them with 92 points after the 38-match season and although Liverpool missed out on the league title, they won two domestic titles, including the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup; they beat Chelsea in a penalty shootout in both finals.

Liverpool and Man City will now once again square off in a repeat of last season’s Community Shield with the Sky Blues running out victors in 2019 via a penalty shootout after the match had ended 1-1 in regulation time.

Liverpool have won 15 Community Shield titles in their 23 appearances, while Man City has managed to win the trophy six times in 13 appearances, however, Manchester United are the most successful club to have won this piece of silverware with 21 titles followed by Arsenal, who have won it 16 times.

Heading into the curtain raiser for the new season, Guardiola and Klopp have both brought in new signings including Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips, Julian Alvarez and Stefan Ortega, who joined City, while Liverpool has roped in Darwin Nunez, Fábio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay.

But both teams have also lost a few big-name players as City have parted ways with Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling to Arsenal and Chelsea, while the Reds lost Sadio Mane, who joined Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

Liverpool vs Manchester City All-Time Head-To-Head Stats:

Matches: 171
Liverpool wins: 79
Manchester City wins: 45
Draws: 46

Recent meetings:
14 Jan 2018 Liverpool v Manchester City L 4-3 Premier League
04 Apr 2018 Liverpool v Manchester City L 3-0 UEFA Champions League
10 Apr 2018 Manchester City v Liverpool L 1-2 UEFA Champions League
07 Oct 2018 Liverpool v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
03 Jan 2019 Manchester City v Liverpool W 2-1 Premier League
04 Aug 2019 Liverpool v Manchester City W 1-1 FA Community Shield
10 Nov 2019 Liverpool v Manchester City L 3-1 Premier League
02 Jul 2020 Manchester City v Liverpool W 4-0 Premier League
08 Nov 2020 Manchester City v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
07 Feb 2021 Liverpool v Manchester City W 1-4 Premier League
03 Oct 2021 Liverpool v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
10 Apr 2022 Manchester City v Liverpool D 2-2 Premier League
16 Apr 2022 Manchester City v Liverpool L 2-3 FA Cup

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