Due to the delayed end to the previous campaign, the Community Shield is now being held in August, which will be two weeks before the start of the league calendar.
That means that Jurgen Klopp and his squad have exactly one month to prepare for their next ‘competitive’ fixture—though, of course, the Community Shield is widely considered a glorified friendly.
The Reds are currently on a two-week break following the conclusion of their title-winning campaign, but the short gap between the end of 2019/20 and the start 2020/21 likely means they can pick up where they left off on their return.
The Community Shield should see Klopp field a strong side, but with the likelihood of youngsters such as Neco Williams, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott and perhaps even Rhian Brewster, Ki-Jana Hoever and Sepp van den Berg being involved.
Wembley will remain the venue for the final, with it rumoured to be being considered as a ‘test event’ for the return of fans to stadia from October.
The clash will then be followed by an international break from September 2 to 10, with the Premier League then kicking off on September 12.