Heart Of Football

A curtain-raiser neither Manchester City nor Liverpool may care to win

What eats Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp? Their teams cleaned up nearly all the major trophies last season, both of them outclassing the rest of the English Premier League by 25 points and Liverpool took fantastic consolation for being pipped to the title by bringing home the Champions League trophy from Madrid.

So, starting afresh with today's Community Shield match, might we expect a little friendly fire between ultimate winners?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 04, 2019, with the headline 'A curtain-raiser neither may care to win'. Print Edition | Subscribe