Community Shield: Arsenal Vs Liverpool (Match Preview, Kick-off, Team News And More)
Liverpool face Arsenal today in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium, MySportDab reports.
Coach Jurgen Klopp could be without seven first team players for today’s clash with Arsenal.
This will be Liverpool’s last match before their Premier League season starts at Anfield on September 12th against Leeds United.
Liverpool Team News
Some Liverpool players have been called up for international duty after the match before returning back ahead of the new season.
Liverpool remain without Captain Jordan Henderson due knee injury sustained against Brighton.
However, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Joel Matip, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Wilson, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all unavailable for today’s match.
Goalkeeper Alisson is expected to start with a defence Joe Gomez, of Neco Williams, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson.
Van Dijk will start despite sustaining a head injury in the 2-2 draw against RB Salzburg in Austria.
In midfield, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Gini Wijnaldum are expected to start.
Klopp remains concerned about the future of Wijnaldum after his links to Barcelona.
Wijnaldum is yet to sign a new contract at Liverpool as he goes into the final year of his contract.
Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will start in attack.
Arsenal Team News
Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette could miss out from the starting line-up for the Community Shield match today.
Eddie Nketiah started ahead of Lacazette in the friendly at MK Dons.
The Gunners are hoping to win another trophy.
William Saliba is likely to start as part of a back three, exactly in the game against League One MK Dons in pre-season.
David Luiz could start in the middle of the trio of defenders.
After the Liverpool match today, Arsenal have two weeks to prepare before they start the new Premier League season away at Fulham on Saturday 12 September.
Liverpool Vs Arsenal Kick-off?
The Community Shield match starts at 4:30pm UK Time.
Predicted Liverpool XI Vs Arsenal: Alisson, Van Dijk, Williams, Gomez, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Keita, Firmino, Salah, Mane.
Predicted Arsenal XI vs Liverpool: Leno, Tierney, Saliba, Luiz, Tierney, Xhaka, Cedric, Maitland-Niles, Saka, Nketiah, Willian, Aubameyang.
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