FA announce match officials for Manchester City vs Liverpool Community Shield clash

Pep Guardiola Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Manchester City
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Manchester City and Liverpool will kickoff the new season at the end of the month in the FA Community Shield. 

Manchester City won the Premier League title last season while Liverpool won the FA Cup.

The annual season curtain-raiser, which sees the winners of the Premier League face the winners of the FA Cup, will take place on Saturday 30th July.

This year, the Community Shield won’t take place at Wembley Stadium but at the King Power Stadium – the home of Leicester City – due to the Women’s European Championships. 

The FA have announced which match officials will be involved in proceedings at the King Power Stadium for the Community Shield clash on Saturday 30th July.

Craig Pawson, who took charge of the 2022 FA Cup final between Liverpool and Chelsea, will referee the Community Shield clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at the end of the month. 

The assistant referees will be Harry Lennard and Nick Hopton while the reserve assistant referee for the fixture will be Tim Wood. 

The VAR for the match will be Premier League referee John Brooks, and the 32 year-old will be alongside Assistant Video Assistant Referee Lee Betts.

Darren England has been named as the Fourth Official for the match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp