GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Wednesday, July 31, 2019: Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during a pre-season friendly match between Liverpool FC and Olympique Lyonnais at Stade de Genève. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hoping to repeat history & Liverpool looking for 20th Wembley win

The 2019/20 season starts at Wembley as Liverpool face Man City; here are all the best stats and facts to kick off the new campaign!

Recent rivals

This will be the first time Liverpool and City have met in the Community Shield.

In the last 12 meetings in all competitions Liverpool have won seven and drawn three with two defeats—both at Man City.

Pep Guardiola has defeated Jurgen Klopp twice as a manager in nine meetings.


Shield history

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Only one of the last nine Community Shield encounters has been decided by penalties—in 2017, Arsenal defeated Chelsea.

The last team to lift the Shield after finishing second in the league were Man United in 2010.

Last season saw the Premier League winners win the showpiece occasion for the first time since 2013 when United defeated Wigan.

Liverpool will be appearing in the FA Community Shield (or the Charity Shield as it was) for the 22nd time. They have won 10 outright and shared it on a further five occasions.

It is the first time they have played for the Shield since 2006 after having appeared in 20 of the previous 43.

It will be their first in this match at the ‘new’ Wembley and their 14th at the stadium in total in the Community Shield.

The Reds have played their last three Community Shield fixtures at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff—beating United in 2001 (to become the last winners of the Charity Shield), losing to Arsenal the following year before defeating Chelsea in 2006.


Wembley/Anfield South

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, September 15, 2018: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (right) celebrates scoring the second goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It will be the 39th occasion Wembley has staged this fixture and the 12th in the ‘new’ stadium.

This will be Liverpool’s 39th visit to Wembley in all competitions—winning 19 and losing 13 with six draws.

Their last saw them win 2-1 against Tottenham last September with goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino.

It was their first win in five on the ground, following four defeats.


Key names

BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Thursday, July 11, 2019: Liverpool's James Milner during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers FC and Liverpool FC at Prenton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

James Milner played for City at Wembley in their defeat to Arsenal in 2014, their win over Chelsea at Villa Park in 2012 and the loss to United the previous year. He scored 18 goals in 203 appearances for the Citizens.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain played in City’s last Community Shield defeat in 2014 when Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners.

He scored the only goal in the Gunners’ defeat of Chelsea in 2015 and in the penalty shoot-out as they overcame the same opponents two years ago.

Jordan Henderson was sent off against City at Anfield in April 2014.


City news

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (right) celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game with Raheem Sterling (left) and Mota Bernardo Silva during the Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

Aguero has scored seven goals for City in 21 appearances against the Reds—all those being scored at the Etihad.

Remarkably City have not defeated Liverpool in successive encounters in all competitions since 1937 when they won 5-0 and 5-1 in the league.

City have won each of their last six visits to Wembley in all competitions with their last defeat at the national stadium coming in the 2017 FA Cup semi-final to Arsenal.


Scorers last season

MADRID, SPAIN - SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his sides first goal from the penalty spot to make the score 0-1 during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Liverpool FC at the Estadio Metropolitano. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda) Jordan Henderson

Liverpool: Salah 27, Mane 26, Firmino 16, Milner 7, Origi 7, Shaqiri 6, Van Dijk 6, Wijnaldum 5, Sturridge 4, Keita 3, Alexander-Arnold 1, Fabinho 1, Henderson 1, Lovren 1, Matip 1, own goals 3.

Man City: Aguero 32, Sterling 25, Jesus 21, Sane 16, B Silva 13, Mahrez 12, D Silva 10, Foden 7, De Bruyne 6, Gundogan 6, Laporte 5, Diaz 2, Walker 2, Danilo 1, Fernandinho 1, Kompany 1, Otamendi 1, Zinchenko 1, own goals 7.

*All stats courtesy of Liverpool FC statistician Ged Rea.