Premier League champions Liverpool facing FA Cup winners Arsenal in the FA Community Shield

English football returns on Saturday with Premier League champions Liverpool facing FA Cup winners Arsenal in the FA Community Shield at Wembley. The clash between the champions and cup winners has been the traditional curtain-raiser to the season in England since it was first staged in 1908. To some, it is no more than a glamorous preseason friendly that tells us little about the season ahead, but for others it is regarded as a trophy worth winning and an opportunity to land an early psychological blow on rivals for the title.

Saturday’s game offers Liverpool the chance to take their haul of silverware to five trophies since winning the Champions League in June 2019, while Arsenal can consolidate their resurgence under Mikel Arteta after beating Chelsea just over a month ago to claim a record-extending 14th FA Cup.