Liverpool will collide with Man City for the 2022 Community Shield. But the Reds may play the match without their complete strength following the injury update on Alisson and Diogo jota.
The Community Shield is always the first opportunity for English clubs to win a trophy before the regular season begins.
The FA Cup and Premier League champions from the previous season determine which two teams will compete. The Premier League runner-up from the previous season will be the team that plays in the match if a club wins both of these awards.
Leicester City defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the Community Shield match played at Wembley in 2021. Leicester won thanks to a Kelechi Iheanacho penalty in the 89th minute.
FA Community Sheild 2022
This year’s matchup between Manchester City and Liverpool should feature some of the best football ever played. This game is sure to be entertaining because the teams are currently among the greatest in the world of football. Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips, and Darwin Nunez are all recent signings who could play during the match, so there may be some new talent on display as well.
The King Power Stadium in Leicester will serve as the site of the 2022 Community Shield, which will take place away from Wembley.
This is so that Wembley, a neutral stadium, could be utilized at that time for the Women’s European Championships. And because Leicester is the current owner of the Community Shield, the King Power Stadium was selected as the location.
Alisson and Diogo Jota Injury Update
Alisson Becker and Diogo Jota will both be absent from Liverpool’s forthcoming preseason match against RB Salzburg, according to Jurgen Klopp, even though the former is “near to getting back.”
Theoretically, this means that by the time of our Community Shield match against Manchester City this weekend, the Brazilian should be back in the first-team squad, if not the starting XI.
He said to Liverpool.com:
“Obviously Diogo [Jota] is not here, that’s clear. But from the boys who are injured but are here, Ali is the closest – definitely not for Salzburg, but then we will see. He is close to getting back, I think.
Between now and five o’clock, it’s now 2 pm and between now and 5 pm I will wait for messages and see who can train this afternoon properly. Then the game tomorrow, we will see.”
With less optimism for the Jota, Bobby Firmino and Darwin Nunez will square off for the attacking line’s point position.
It’s not ideal to be crossing our fingers for our No. 1’s rapid recovery. It’s especially because the fitness of our No. 2 Caoimhin Kelleher is in question.
We trust Adrian to fill in for the starters in the forthcoming match against Pep Guardiola’s team. But the decline in quality just cannot be overlooked.
Given the trophy’s modest significance, that won’t be as much of an issue. But Jurgen Klopp will undoubtedly be excited about the idea of giving the Sky Blues a bloody nose before the regular season actually begins.