What exactly is the Community Shield?

The Community Shield or Charity Shield as it was once known is an annual curtain raiser for the League season as the previous seasons winners of League & FA Cup face off against one another, in the event that the league winners also win the FA Cup they face off against the team who came 2nd in the league.

So what is our record like ?

Liverpool have won the competition ten times in total and shared it another five times, it was once the case that if a match ends in a draw both teams would share the shield but now it goes straight to penalty shootouts.

Is it considers an actual trophy?

While some may consider it nothing more than a pre-season game and as much of a cup as the Audi cup some teams have been known to count it as part of their season haul, as an example last season after Manchester City had completed the treble the club account would soon describe them as the fourmidables which counted the Community Shield.

Another example was after Manchester United won the Europa League their then manager Jose Mourinho and his players put up three fingers to signify their Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield treble.

Jose Mourinho counts Community Shield

How will Liverpool line up ?

Jurgen Klopp has a full strenght squad to choose from minus Sadio Mane who is not back to training until after the game, he can also make six subsitutes during the game but is expected to start with a strong side.

Predicted Line up.

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Milner, Salah, Origi, Keita.