Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists ‘it’s very important’ ahead of the Community Shield

‘It’s the last domestic cup we haven’t won’: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists ‘it’s very important’ ahead of the Community Shield clash with Premier League champions Manchester CityLiverpool take on rivals Manchester City in the Community Shield on SaturdayBoss Jugen Klopp has insisted the match is ‘very important’ for his Reds squadThe Reds have arranged a friendly for after Premier League opener at Fulham

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has re-iterated the importance of the Community Shield, as they face Premier League champions Manchester City with the first trophy of the season up for grabs.

The German is hoping his FA Cup-winning side can hit the ground running against City, the team who pipped them to the Premier League title by just one point last season.  

In a break with tradition, this year’s final will be played at the King Power Stadium, as Wembley is hosting the Women’s Euro 2022 final.

Jurgen Klopp is hoping his FA Cup-winning side can hit the ground running against Man City

Jurgen Klopp is hoping his FA Cup-winning side can hit the ground running against Man City

‘It’s very important. We have played this ‘final’ a couple of times. It would be nice if we could win it. It’s the last domestic cup we haven’t won,’ Klopp said.

Due to the early start to the campaign, Klopp admits he has not had enough time in pre-season to do all the work he would have liked.

Because of that, the Reds are to play another friendly after the Community Shield and then another friendly will be arranged for after the opening Premier League game against Fulham on August 6.

Klopp said: ‘We have to extend our pre-season, if you like, into the season. We have a friendly on Sunday with Strasbourg, then Fulham, then a game after that.

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