Klopp warns both Liverpool and Man City fans ahead of Community Shield

Liverpool and Manchester City face each other in the Community Shield 2022 this week.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes he has followed Community Shield opponents Manchester City closely in the preseason.

Klopp reckons both his team and their title rivals will need to get adjusted to how their big-money strikers operate in the final third.

“We watched the Bayern game obviously and it was not too different but it was good and Erling scored a ‘Manchester City goal’, like a square ball in the six-yard box and that is so far it didn’t change a lot,” Klopp said.

“They have the same problem we have: they are not used to Erling’s natural runs just as we are not used to Darwin’s natural runs yet. When Darwin offers a run we give him the ball all the time, which is not helpful because often a guy who stretches the opponent is there to create space between the lines, these kinds of things.

“I am pretty sure they will need time for Erling but that doesn’t mean he cannot score early like he did in the first game against Bayern. Most of the things look like last year, how they set up the press, how flexible they are in their own possession, it is good, very very good but so far no real change is obvious.”

Liverpool and Manchester City will lock horns for the Community Shield 2022 this week.

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