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Live Reporting

By Emma Sanders, BBC Sport at Wembley

All times stated are UK

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    Tom McCarron: City playing with 6 midfielders! Looks like Pep is going to try and overrun our midfield 3. Could be a solid blue print for other teams this season

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    Here come the Manchester City players for a warm-up. Full marks to Zinchenko and Jesus for moving to squad numbers 11 and 9 this season.

    Phil Foden (47), hang your head in shame. Don't even start me on Trent Alexander-Arnold...

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    Liverpool v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Yaya Toure

    This is the first Community Shield meeting between Man City and Liverpool. The only other meeting between the sides at Wembley Stadium was in the 2016 League Cup final, with Man City winning 3-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

  4. Bayern target Sane starts for City

    Liverpool v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Emlyn Begley

    BBC Sport at Wembley

    Leroy Sane starts for Manchester City today, despite persistent links with Bayern Munich.

    No proper striker - Copa America duo Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are on the bench - so it will be up to Sane, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva to get forward. Sterling as a false nine perhaps.

    Goalkeeper Ederson is left on the bench... despite spending the summer sitting on the Brazil bench watching Alisson, who starts in the opposite goal.

    It's a kind-of-competitive debut for midfielder Rodri, the record signing from Atletico Madrid.

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    Liverpool v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Pep has taken up his traditional pre-match seat in the dugouts down at Wembley. Will be interesting to see how Leroy Sane gets on today. He continues to be linked with an exit from Manchester but surely the club will hang on to him?

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    Liverpool v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Peter Crouch

    This is Liverpool’s first appearance in the Community Shield since 2006 when they beat Chelsea 2-1 in Cardiff.

    This is their first time in the match to be played at Wembley since 1992 when they lost 3-4 against Leeds.

  7. Liverpool are going for this

    Liverpool v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Emlyn Begley

    BBC Sport at Wembley

    Jurgen Klopp seemed surprised in the build-up to this game to discover that the Community Shield is not taken very seriously.

    But he has named the strongest XI he possibly could, with Sadio Mane not due to return to the club until tomorrow.

    Goalkeeper Alisson and forwards Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino are all in the starting line-up, having barely featured in pre-season.

    The trio - who all had busy international summers - returned to training on Monday and featured against Lyon - albeit not for 90 minutes - on Wednesday.

    Klopp has already said he plans to use all six subs today.

  8. BreakingRodri starts

    Liverpool v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    New boy Rodri starts for Manchester City, who don't name an out-and-out striker. Claudio Bravo starts in goal. Always entertaining...

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    Should have the City line-up any minute now...

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    Colin Bundred: Of course this game matters. Any meeting of these, the two dominant teams in the Premier League, is now being considered an indication of supremacy

  11. How ready are they?

    Liverpool v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Emma Sanders

    BBC Sport at Wembley Stadium

    Liverpool fans with their European flags dominated Wembley Way when we made our way over to the stadium.

    Results haven't gone their way since Madrid - with one win in their last five pre-season games - but fans are understandably optimistic for the new season.

    Whatever your views towards the Community Shield are, this will be a good marker of how prepared the teams are for the start of the Premier League.

    Liverpool kick their campaign off at Anfield next Friday against Norwich, while Man City take on West Ham at the London Stadium on Saturday.

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  12. Where are we?!

    Liverpool v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Bernardo Silva

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has questioned the absence of his players on the shortlist for the 2019 Best Fifa Men's Player award.

    Tottenham's Harry Kane and Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are among the 10 nominated men.

    City won the Premier League, the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup last season.

    "Maybe we have to win five or six or get 250 points to be considered next season," said Guardiola.

    "I don't think there is one player who had a better season than Bernardo Silva last season, even winning [the Nations League] with Portugal.

    "These awards are normally when you win the Champions League. We were in the last stages and the other competitions do not count, are not important."

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    Pep Guardiola

    Can anyone other than these two sides challenge for glory in the coming season?

    Do these two still need work before the close of the window?

    Get those views off your chest...

  14. Great Community Shield goals

    Remember when...?

    When thingy scored against, you know...?

    Who was in it last year again?

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    Video caption: Community Shield: Re-live five great goals ahead of Liverpool v Manchester City
  15. 99-0? Why not!

    Liverpool v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Emma Sanders

    BBC Sport at Wembley Stadium

    With just over an hour to kick-off, the Wembley pitch is getting a final sprinkling.

    There's plenty of media representatives pitch side too. One lady has just asked a young Liverpool fan his score prediction. He went with 99-0.

    That's more than a goal every minute. I'll definitely take that kind of ratio!

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  16. 'It makes no sense'

    Liverpool v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Trophies

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it "doesn't make sense" that the Premier League starts before other leagues.

    The Reds kick-off the English top-flight season when they host Norwich City on Friday, 9 August.

    The top divisions in Germany and Spain start a week later, and Italy's Serie A on 24 August - the leagues all have 20 teams, bar Germany's Bundesliga (18).

    "I don't know why we start that early," said Klopp.

    The Premier League declined to comment but, in terms of the general football schedule, it takes into account Fifa international dates, Uefa dates, and the FA and EFL Cup dates with a draft schedule then put to the clubs for ratification.

  17. BreakingAs good as it gets...

    Liverpool v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Liverpool

    Liverpool name nine of the XI who started their Champions League win against Tottenham. Sadio Mane and Joel Matip are the missing men.

    Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Origi

  18. 'So good for football'

    Liverpool v Man City (15:00 BST)

    Emma Sanders

    BBC Sport at Wembley Stadium

    Wembley

    Whether you count the Community Shield a 'proper' trophy or not - Pep does and included it as part of the 'quadruple' last season.

    He will be taking this match seriously and the new-found rivalry between City and Liverpool means there is an added spice to the occasion.

    Whenever these two teams meet it's often a good game and Guardiola was very complimentary of Klopp's football philosophy this week.

    "[Klopp's] message is always positive in the way he plays, it's so good for football."

    Let's hope the occasion lives up to the hype.

  19. Start of a two-horse race?

    Liverpool v Manchester City (15:00 BST)

    Manchester City

    The best two teams in the land come face to face once again.

    Yes, it's only the Charity Shield*.

    Yes, neither club have many new faces.

    Yes, it doesn't really count.

    Virgil van Dijk

    But yes, it means top-flight football is officially BACK. Sort of.

    *Fine, Community Shield if you must.