Liverpool 3-1 Man City LIVE! Community Shield result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Liverpool vs Manchester City LIVE!

Liverpool landed the first blow of the new season as they beat Manchester City 3-1 to win the Community Shield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold got the Reds up and running in the first-half with a deflected effort, as Liverpool looked much the better side in the early stages.

City equalised with 20 minutes to go, as Julian Alvarez finished from close range, and that looked set to send the match to penalties. Only Mohamed Salah was required to step up to the spot though, putting away his penalty to restore the lead, before Darwin Nunez got on the scoresheet in stoppage-time to seal victory.

It completes the set of domestic trophies for Jurgen Klopp in his time in England, as his side laid down an early-season marker. The Reds face Fulham in their opening league match of the season, while Pep Guardiola’s side are up against West Ham next weekend.

Liverpool vs Man City latest news

  • GOAL! Nunez seals it with stoppage-time header

  • GOAL! Salah restores lead from penalty spot

  • GOAL! Alvarez levels for City

  • GOAL! Alexander-Arnold opens the scoring

Match report

20:53 , Matt Verri

Liverpool landed the first blow of the new season as they beat Manchester City 3-1 to win the Community Shield.

Trent Alexander-Arnold got the Reds up and running in the first-half with a deflected effort, as Liverpool looked much the better side in the early stages.

City equalised with 20 minutes to go, as Julian Alvarez finished from close range, and that looked set to send the match to penalties. Only Mohamed Salah was required to step up to the spot though, putting away his penalty to restore the lead, before Darwin Nunez got on the scoresheet in stoppage-time to seal victory.

It completes the set of domestic trophies for Jurgen Klopp in his time in England, as his side laid down an early-season marker.

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One down...

20:05 , Alex Young

Darwin Nunez gets his first trophy as a Liverpool player.

More to come, no doubt.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold to ITV

19:20 , Alex Young

"This one means a lot as it's the third time we've been in it. Our season started today and it was important for us to get off on the right foot.

"[Nunez’s performance] has got to be up there. He won the penalty, scored a goal and looked very lively. He's been bought in to score goals and he's proved he can do that today.

"He's a top player, a young player who is willing to learn. He's bonded well with the lads. He came on with a point to prove.

"Who knows what will happen over the course of the season? Our aim is to be as fit as possible to push them from the very first kick. This was the perfect start and we hope to win trophies along the way."

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Nunez gets his goal!

19:05 , Matt Verri

FT: Liverpool 3-1 Man City

18:59 , Matt Verri

Liverpool up and running in the 2022/23 season!

Really impressive display and they have some early silverware. Alexander-Arnold, Salah and Nunez with the goals.

First blow landed by Liverpool!

18:57 , Matt Verri

90+6 mins: WHAT A MISS!

Haaland can only laugh, as the Liverpool fans celebrate wildly. Foden’s shot is parried straight out, Haaland shout have a tap-in from five yards out.

Hammered onto the bar and flies over.

GOAL! Liverpool 3-1 Man City | Darwin Nunez’ 90+4'

18:55 , Matt Verri

NUNEZ SEALS IT!

Perfect match capped in style for Liverpool. Carvalho drives forward, wide to Salah. He cuts inside, dinks it into the back post where Robertson has made the run.

Nods it down for Nunez, who heads past Ederson from close range.

18:53 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Cross from Alvarez is way too deep, Foden does well to even try and get it back in play.

His flick finds Haaland who hammers the ball into the net, but the flag is up. Ball was definitely out before Foden played it to his striker.

18:51 , Matt Verri

90 mins: City still in no rush for a side that are losing with 90 minutes played. Ederson strolling around with the ball at his feet.

Seven minutes added on!

18:48 , Matt Verri

87 mins: Robertson still full of energy as ever.

Pounces on a loose pass and flies forward, tries his luck from 20 yards out. Miles over the bar. Salah less than impressed that he wasn’t played in.

18:47 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Probably be a fair bit of added time after all these stoppages and VAR reviews, so still time for City.

Not if Liverpool keep it up the other end though, as Salah skips past Cancelo. Keita has just been brought on and he wins Liverpool a corner as his shot is blocked.

GOAL! Liverpool 2-1 Man City | Mohamed Salah 83'

18:44 , Matt Verri

SALAH SCORES!

Drills it low to Ederson’s left, the goalkeeper guesses right but he can’t get down to save.

Liverpool back in front.

PENALTY LIVERPOOL!

18:42 , Matt Verri

IT’S GIVEN.

City can have no complaints about that. Salah will take the penalty.

18:42 , Matt Verri

VAR checking this, replays would suggest this will be given as a penalty. Definitely hit Dias’ arm.

Referee is over to look at the monitor.

18:41 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Poor pass from Gundogan and Liverpool can break.

Salah swings it in for Nunez, looks certain to head it into the back of the net from a matter of yards. He screams for a penalty as Dias blocks.

Referee waves away the appeals!

18:38 , Matt Verri

77 mins: Alvarez has space to break into down the right, opts to slow it up though as he didn’t have many blue shirts up with him.

Reminder that if it’s level after 90 minutes, we go straight to penalties. No extra-time.

18:36 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Changes for both sides. Gundogan replaces De Bruyne, Milner and Elliott on for Alexander-Arnold and Henderson.

City well on top now, Alvarez looking really bright.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-1 Man City | Julian Alvarez 71'

18:33 , Matt Verri

GOAL GIVEN!

Long, long VAR review. Foden was onside for that initial effort, Adrian’s save bobbled back to Alvarez and he bundled the ball home.

It’s level at the King Power!

GOOO... OFFSIDE!

18:31 , Matt Verri

Huge appeals for a penalty from City, as Matip stoops down to clear Foden’s cross. Did it hit his hand? Referee says no.

Not a lot of structure to the match now, so much space on offer. Here come City again, De Bruyne’s cross clipped into the back post. Foden’s shot, saved. Back to Alvarez... WHO SCORES!

Or not. Offside flag up. Looks very tight, VAR will check.

18:28 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Ederson needed a bit of treatment after making that save, was hammered into his face.

City have the chance to break into space, De Bruyne tries to set Alvarez free but the pass ir poor.

18:25 , Matt Verri

64 mins: BIG CHANCE!

Nunez with a massive opportunity to double Liverpool’s lead. Henderson plays it through to him, maybe a bit too much on the pass but it’s still a great chance.

Ederson flying off his line, Nunez doesn’t get enough on the attempted dink.

18:22 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Liverpool on the counter, Diaz versus Rodri is almost unfair. City midfielder quickly gives up on that foot race.

Diaz crosses the ball in towards Salah, just too much on it though and the Egyptain is forced wide.

Back to Henderson, he looks for an early cross to Nunez. Overhit, out for a goal-kick.

18:21 , Matt Verri

60 mins: Nunez immediately chasing after a ball in behind, goes down and appeals for a penalty. Did he get to the ball before Ederson?

Who cares, he was offside. That settles that. Could well have been a penalty otherwise, looked like he beat the goalkeeper to the ball.

18:19 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Changes for City. Alvarez and Foden on, Mahrez and Grealish off.

And a substitute for Liverpool too. Nunez will get about half an hour, as he replaces Firmino.

18:18 , Matt Verri

57 mins: De Bruyne furious with Haaland, wanting him to make the run in behind. Striker had made it but realised he was offside, stopped and left the Belgian with no real option.

Liverpool swiftly on the attack and win a corner, which comes to nothing.

18:15 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Liverpool bring it forward, Salah gets his first chance to run with it since the break.

Worked back inside to Alexander-Arnold, onto his left foot and goes for goal. Blocked. Briefly looked like he had the space to get his second goal of the evening.

18:12 , Matt Verri

52 mins: Grealish holds the ball up, waits for Matip to foul him and the Liverpool centre-back duly delivers. City take the free-kick quickly, De Bruyne wins a corner.

Too much on it, over everyone and Alexander-Arnold can clear it up the pitch.

18:09 , Matt Verri

49 mins: Diaz fouled by Mahrez, free-kick Liverpool and up come the centre-backs.

Robertson swings it in deep, Ake beats Fabinho to it and flicks the header away. Henderson pings it back into the box, Walker there this time to clear.

18:07 , Matt Verri

47 mins: City nearly level with barely more than a minute played of the second-half.

Rodri clips a wonderful pass over the top, Mahrez brings it down onto his left foot. Shot is a bit scuffed, Adrian has time to react and save from close range.

Back underway!

18:06 , Matt Verri

Up and running again at the King Power.

Reminder that both sides can make six substitutes this evening.

18:03 , Matt Verri

Nunez, Carvalho, Foden and Alvarez among those waiting to come on in the second-half. Neither side particularly short of options.

Can expect Klopp and Guardiola to make a fair number of changes before this match is done.

Haaland watch

17:59 , Matt Verri

Haaland not involved in City’s build-up play at all really. He’s played a total of three passes in 45 minutes.

But he’s made a number of brilliant runs and has had a couple of chances - hasn’t been able to make the most of them.

How Liverpool took the lead...

17:54 , Matt Verri

HT: Liverpool 1-0 Man City

17:50 , Matt Verri

And that’s half-time at the King Power.

Enjoyable 45 minutes. Liverpool with a rapid start, got their reward through Alexander-Arnold’s deflected strike.

City have grown into it and created chances, haven’t been able to take them though.

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17:47 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Robertson cuts out a long ball aimed at Mahrez, heading it behind. City will have a corner late in the half.

It will be Mahrez to take, Firmino is back in his own six-yard box to head away. Two minutes added on at the end of the half.

17:46 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Alexander-Arnold stays down after a challenge from Cancelo. Doesn’t get a free-kick, Klopp furious on the touchline. Liverpool goalscorer back up now, looks fine.

Grealish looking more and more dangerous, combining well with his team-mates out on the right. Ball just bounces away from him in the box.

17:44 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Real waste from Haaland. It was good from Grealish, drifting inside again and plays it into the striker. Decent touch and he’d have been able to get a shot away, but it was a terrible touch.

City stay on the attack, Mahrez goes down under a challenge from Thiago in the box. Not going to get a penalty for that.

17:41 , Matt Verri

39 mins: City building the pressure. Haaland lays it off to Mahrez, couple of step-overs in the box and then the shot comes in. Blocked immediately.

Grealish then cuts inside off the left wing, comes back out to Mahrez on the opposite flank. He can drive into the box, onto his left foot this time and the tame effort is straight at Adrian.

17:39 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Both sides with a fair few sloppy passes. We’ll blame that on the fact it’s July - yes, July.

Certainly wouldn’t say this has been a ‘friendly’, both sides right up for it. Really entertaining match.

17:36 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Haaland’s first real involvement. Silva floats the ball over to him, shrugs off Robertson and he gets a shot away as he loses his balance. Adrian saves.

City stay on the attack, cross whipped in and Haaland throws himself at it. Doesn’t make any real contact, loops it up and Mahrez heads straight at Adrian from behind him.

17:35 , Matt Verri

33 mins: Thiago does really well to hold off Rodri, and then skips past De Bruyne. Liverpool fans celebrate it like a goal.

Darwin Nunez is having his first warm-up on the touchline, huge ovation from the supporters. He’ll be on at some point in the second-half.

17:34 , Matt Verri

31 mins: City seeing all of the ball but again not much is coming of it.

Ake goes long over the top, Mahrez runs onto it. Flag stays down, Adrian tips the shot over the bar. And then the flag goes up for offside.

Haven’t we all missed that...

17:32 , Matt Verri

29 mins: Brilliant from Walker, breaks free of a couple of challenges on the right and he’s away.

Liverpool back so quickly though, they’ve been superb out of possession. Win the ball back and then get a free-kick for good measure.

17:29 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Mahrez has Haaland make a run in behind, but once again City’s new signing is ignored. Hasn’t got any service.

Alexander-Arnold fires a long pass to Diaz, who brings it down and does a few kick-ups as he drives forward. Why not.

17:27 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Liverpool have been by far the better team - City well off the pace in the opening 25 minutes or so.

They could, and maybe should, be level though! Mahrez slides the pass through to De Bruyne, can’t find the near post from a tight angle.

GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City | Trent Alexander-Arnold 21'

17:24 , Matt Verri

LIVERPOOL TAKE THE LEAD!

Fully deserved too. Thiago pings it out to Salah, he plays it back to Alexander-Arnold just inside the box.

The right-back whips it towards the back post, takes a slight flick off Ake and flies into the far corner off the post.

17:22 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Quick throw-in from Salah and Henderson is away down the right. Whips a low cross into the box, Ederson gets a crucial touch to prevent Diaz from having a tap-in.

It’s then messy outside the box, players flying into the challenges. Free-kick City.

17:19 , Matt Verri

17 mins: City starting to find their rhythm now, Liverpool have barely had a touch for the last couple of minutes.

Hasn’t led to any chances though for City, and Haaland hasn’t really had a sniff. Liverpool stay in a solid shape and eventually it’s a wayward pass out to Cancelo.

17:17 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Robertson should really go better.

Big smile from Klopp after a lovely move from Liverpool. Salah lays it back to Alexander-Arnold, clips a deep cross into the back post. Robertson completely free, has players in the six-yard box but goes for goal himself. Header into the side-netting from a tight angle.

17:15 , Matt Verri

13 mins: Handball in midfield and Liverpool have a free-kick. Fairway out and relatively central, not an ideal position. Robertson takes, headed out.

City try to break, but De Bruyne this time handles the ball and the chance goes.

17:13 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Bit more possession now for City as Liverpool sit off. That is until Walker drifts into an offside position, Rodri floats it out to him anyway and the flag goes up.

Haaland has had his first chance to run with the ball, shrugged off a challenge and played it out nicely to Grealish.

17:10 , Matt Verri

8 mins: City’s passing has not got going at all. Not often you say that. Ederson with a wayward clip out wide and Liverpool win it back.

Cancelo pounces on a loose ball though and City can bring it forward. De Bruyne goes for goal from the edge of the box, deflected behind for a corner.

He’ll take it too - Ake flicks the header wide.

17:07 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Haaland makes the run in behind, would have been in if De Bruyne’s pass had gone through. It doesn’t.

The Belgian then wins a free-kick, not his best though and it flies over Haaland, over everyone and out for a goal-kick.

Frantic start at the King Power!

17:06 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Confident start from Liverpool. They break up the right, Henderson whips a decent cross in. Rodri should deal with it, doesn’t and it runs through to Diaz. He has time to take a touch but his shot is also blocked.

Liverpool swiftly back on the attack though, Salah looking really lively. Skips past Cancelo, into the box and fires into the side-netting. That’s really poor from Cancelo.

17:04 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Liverpool dominating possession in the opening moments, Thiago has a shot from outside the box but it’s blocked.

Adrian a bit rushed as the ball comes back to him, not particularly convincing. Hasn’t had much football at all since joining the Reds.

KICK-OFF!

17:02 , Matt Verri

We are underway at the King Power!

16:59 , Matt Verri

Just as well they got out a bit early - handshakes aplenty. Ian Rush among those making their way down the line of players. One of the mascots goes for a handshake and doesn’t get one. Tough scenes.

Pretty much time to get underway.

16:55 , Matt Verri

Big smiles and handshakes in the tunnel, very friendly between the sets of players. Thiago and Rodri having a long conversation - both will be intending to see lots of the ball over the couple of hours.

Teams are out onto the pitch!

16:51 , Matt Verri

Community Shield is a trophy that Klopp hasn’t been able to get his hands on since arriving in England. Liverpool last won it in 2006.

Manchester City won it in 2018 and 2019 - three years since that last success seems a long time by their standards!

Kick-off in 15 minutes!

16:44 , Matt Verri

Nunez will “definitely” play a role

16:39 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp confirms Darwin Nunez will “definitely” come off the bench and get some minutes.

Can expect plenty of changes from both sides during the match - only a week to go until the Premier League season starts but fitness levels certainly not at their peak yet.

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Goals, goals, goals

16:36 , Matt Verri

City to do it again?

16:29 , Matt Verri

Man City favourites to win this evening... and favourites to lift the Premier League title.

They’ve done it in four of the last five seasons and with a strong transfer window strengthening the squad, it would be no surprise if they were lifting the trophy in May once again.

Latest Premier League odds:

Manchester City City 4/7

Liverpool 11/5

Chelsea 13/1

Tottenham 14/1

Via Betfair.

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(AP)

Firmino in the side

16:25 , Matt Verri

Roberto Firmino has been linked with a move to Juventus this summer, with his Liverpool future seeming uncertain.

But Jurgen Klopp has made it clear how important the Brazilian is to the squad, and he now starts today.

“Bobby is crucial for us, the heart and soul of this team,” Klopp said earlier this week.

“Everything looks really good and I am absolutely fine. For me, no doubt about his quality, so yes, he is essential for us.”

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Liverpool in the building!

16:15 , Matt Verri

16:09 , Matt Verri

Big team news for City is that Haaland starts, he’ll get the chance to test himself up against Van Dijk. Grealish and Mahrez start alongside him, with De Bruyne and Bernardo in midfield positions. Ake gets the nod to partner Dias, with Stones on the bench.

For Liverpool, Nunez is on the bench and Firmino starts, which is somewhat of a surprise. Matip partners Van Dijk, with Konate and Keita among those who will surely get minutes off the bench later in the match.

Liverpool lineup

16:04 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Firmino, Salah, Diaz.

Subs: Davies, Gomez, Konate, Milner, Keita, Jones, Elliott, Nunez, Carvalho.

Man City lineup

16:00 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo, Rodri, Bernardo, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Phillips, Stones, Gundogan, Alvarez, Foden, Mbete, Palmer, Wilson-Esbrand

Not long now...

15:54 , Matt Verri

Team news coming up in about five minutes.

Nunez to start for Liverpool? Haaland for City? Likes of Grealish, Foden and Mahrez all pushing for starts too.

All will be revealed!

Guardiola: A lot of clubs can be in title race

15:47 , Matt Verri

Pep Guardiola was giving little away when he was asked about this season’s Premier League title race.

Man City are the favourites to come out on top yet again, with Liverpool likely their closest challengers, but the City boss believes there are a number of teams capable of competing.

“I don’t know, I promise you, if I was able to predict the future I’d let you know,” Guardiola said.

“Normally in Premier League there are many teams and you expect that. Always before, I repeat the same, I expect a lot of clubs involved, the quality they all have in terms of managers, players, history.”

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Popular man!

15:39 , Matt Verri

No surprise to see plenty of Haaland shirts being worn.

He’s played 41 minutes in pre-season so far, scoring against Bayern Munich to get off the mark for his new club.

Will he be in the Man City starting lineup today? We’ll find out very soon.

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Speaking of that FA Cup clash...

15:34 , Matt Verri

Goals to flow?

15:29 , Matt Verri

Three matches between these two sides last season - 13 goals.

It finished 2-2 in both of the Premier League matches, before Liverpool won 3-2 at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final.

Goals almost guaranteed. Almost.

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Klopp: Challenge just to play 90 minutes

15:19 , Matt Verri

Jurgen Klopp has suggested that there will not be too much to read into this afternoon’s clash.

Liverpool have had a mixed pre-season so far, while Man City have only played too matches, and Klopp has downplayed the significance even if he is keen to come out on top.

He said: “The game on Saturday, will it show a lot about the season? I expect two good teams. I saw [against RB Salzburg], even when we lost, especially in the second half, I saw us in a really good shape.

“I hope that we can bring that on the pitch on Saturday as well. But, of course, it will be a challenge just to play now 90 minutes. I’m not sure how the weather in England is but it can be hot as well, so that all comes then together.

“We will see. But if you win it, it’s a very important competition. If you lose it, then it becomes less important.”

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Stage is set!

15:12 , Matt Verri

In short, the weather is absolutely perfect at the King Power!

Busy day...

15:05 , Matt Verri

Majority of Premier League sides are in action today, ahead of the new season getting underway next week.

Arsenal have beaten Sevilla 6-0, while Manchester United fell to a 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid.

Crystal Palace and Southampton are among the sides to have just started their matches, while Wolves and Spurs are two of those playing later today.

Predicted lineups

14:51 , George Flood

Official team news to come in an hour or so from Leicester, but here’s how we envisage both sides lining up this afternoon:

Liverpool predicted XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago; Salah, Nunez, Diaz

Manchester City predicted XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Ake, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva; Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish

Liverpool vs Man City prediction

14:45 , George Flood

It’s difficult to make a definitive prediction given the fact that the two teams have only played friendlies so far, but Liverpool haven’t always looked convincing this summer.

With Haaland already among the goals, a City win would not be a surprise.

Man City to win, 2-1.

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Man City team news - Laporte out until September after surgery

14:44 , George Flood

For City, Erling Haaland will likely join Nunez in making his first appearance for his new club in England. The forward scored in his first game against Bayern Munich in the US, although has been suffering with slight niggles of late, so it’s not clear as to how heavily he will be involved at this stage.

Elsewhere, Aymeric Laporte is likely to be out until September after knee surgery, although Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and John Stones are all available after missing the pre-season tour of the United States.

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Liverpool team news - Alisson and Jota among absentees

14:43 , George Flood

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that both Alisson Becker and Diogo Jota will miss today’s game as they continue their recoveries from injury.

With Jota injured, Darwin Nunez has an even better chance of making his debut on English soil for the club, while Adrian will come in for Alisson given that usual No2 Caoimhin Kelleher is also struggling for fitness.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also set to miss a large portion of time with a serious hamstring injury.

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Where to watch

14:36 , Alex Young

TV channel: In the UK, today’s game will be broadcast live on ITV and STV.

Live stream: Both the ITV Hub and the STV iPlayer will provide live streams online.

Hello!

14:28 , Alex Young

Good afternoon and a very warm welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of the 2022/23 Community Shield!

Two of the best teams on the planet lock horns once again this afternoon as rivals Liverpool and Manchester City clash at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, selected to host the annual English football curtain-raiser due to the Women's Euros final taking place at Wembley tomorrow.

Only two months have passed since City beat Liverpool to the Premier League title by a single point on a dramatic final day of the season, with the Reds no doubt eager to enact some swift revenge before the new top-flight campaign officially gets underway next weekend.

Kick-off today is at 5pm BST, so stay tuned for match build-up, all the latest team news and live match updates!

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