As Liverpool take on Manchester City in the FA Community Shield, let’s look at the head-to-head statistics between these two clubs.
This year’s Community Shield sees Liverpool and Manchester City face in Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Both clubs are entering into this game on the back of a successful season. The Reds ended their seven-year trophy drought with the Champions League, whereas the Citizens became the first-ever side to win the domestic treble.
Additionally, Pep Guardiola’s side won the last FA Community Shield when they played Chelsea twelve months back. The game ended 2-0, thanks to a brace from club’s leading scorer, Sergio Aguero. On the other hand, this will be Liverpool’s first Community Shield appearance in 12 years because of their failure to win either FA Cup or Premier League. Since City wrapped up all three domestic competitions, Liverpool, who finished second in the Premier League, have a chance to start their season with a small prize.
Some key players might miss out on this game because of the late return to club’s duty following international tournaments. However, with star-filled teams in either corner, this game might prove to be an enthralling contest.
As this season’s first game takes us to another Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola rivalry, we shall look at the head-to-head statistics between these sides which produced an exhilarating title clash last season.
Liverpool Vs Manchester City Head-to-Head Statistics
Total number of matches played: 212
Matches won by Liverpool: 104
Matches won by Manchester City: 55
Games drawn: 53
Matches played in Wembley: 1
Goals scored by Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp: 12
Goals scored by Manchester City under Pep Guardiola: 12
Most Goals for Liverpool (Current): Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino (5)
Most Goals for Manchester City (Current): Sergio Aguero (5)
Liverpool were not in their mojo until Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker, Xherdan Shaqiri, and Naby Keita returned to pre-season training. They won 3-1 against Lyon in the last game, thanks to powerful performances from those players who assisted the Reds to regain some confidence heading into the season. They failed to defeat Sevilla, Sporting Lisbon, and Borussia Dortmund in the United States, but ended their pre-season preparations strongly.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s side headed to Asia for the Premier League Asia Trophy. They beat West Ham convincingly, but Wolves overcame the Citizens to win the pre-season trophy. They scored six past Hong Kong side Kitchee SC, and concluded their pre-season preparations by bagging three against Japanese league’s Yokohoma FM on Saturday.
Pre-season is just for intense fitness preparations and there is no marginal difference between these two world-class sides.
How Twitter has reacted..
Sunday’s FA Community Shield between @LFC and @ManCity will kick-off the Heads Up campaign and a season of activities aimed at driving the biggest ever conversation on mental health. pic.twitter.com/WcGzU7mJOE
— PFA | Professional Footballers’ Association (@PFA) July 31, 2019
Manager Comments 🗣
Both Jürgen Klopp & Pep Guardiola spoke ahead of the Community Shield game that takes place later this month – Here’s the comments from both managers:
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) July 31, 2019
— Christopher Beesley (@CBeesleyEcho) July 31, 2019