Is Liverpool v Manchester City on terrestrial TV and will Erling Haaland play?

The football season kicks off on Saturday July 30 with one of the showpiece games being the FA Community Shield at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.

Premier League champions Manchester City will play FA Cup winners and league runners-up Liverpool in the traditional season curtain-raiser.

The game kicks-off at 5pm and is being played at Leicester instead of Wembley due to the final of the women’s European Championships taking place at the national stadium on Sunday.

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The game is being shown live on ITV1 (coverage begins at 4.15pm) and ITV Hub.

Erling Haaland of Manchester City (Picture: Getty Images)Erling Haaland of Manchester City (Picture: Getty Images)
Erling Haaland of Manchester City (Picture: Getty Images)

Manchester City’s new summer signing Erling Haaland was named in the starting line-up for the Community Shield but Liverpool’s big-name arrival Darwin Nunez was left on the bench at the King Power Stadium in Leicester.

Haaland, a £51million arrival from Borussia Dortmund, was named up front alongside Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish, with fellow new signing Kalvin Phillips named among the substitutes.

Nunez, a potential £85m club-record signing, continued his integration into his new surroundings on the bench despite scoring four in one half of a friendly against RB Leipzig.

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Roberto Firmino began as the Reds’ central striker with Joel Matip preferred as Virgil van Dijk’s centre-back partner as aside from Nunez manager Jurgen Klopp went with the strongest side available to him.

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