The date for the Community Shield between Manchester City and Liverpool has finally been confirmed by the FA.
Despite knowing the teams involved being confirmed weeks ago, the Football Association had until now been unable to confirm the date for English football’s curtain raiser.
There had been rumours that the match would take place on Thursday, August 1 but today’s news dispells those predictions.
We now know that the match between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s sides will take place at Wembley on Sunday, August 4, 2019. Kick off will be 3pm.
- July 11: Vs. Tranmere – Prenton Park
- July 14: Vs. Bradford – Valley Parade
- July 19: Vs. Dortmund – Indiana, USA
- July 21: Vs. Sevilla – Boston, USA
- July 24: Vs. Sporting CP – New York, USA
- July 28: Vs. Napoli – Edinburgh
- July 31: Vs. Lyon – Geneva
- Aug 4: Vs. Man City – Wembley
- Aug 6: Vs. Schalke – Anfield
Liverpool last contested – and won – the Community Shield (formerly Charity Shield) in 2006 when they beat Chelsea 2-1 in Cardiff thanks to goals from Peter Crouch and John Arne Riise.
In total the Reds have won the Charity Shield 15 times, more than any other side.