Premier League clubs have had limited time for a break having already returned for pre-season training ahead of a congested campaign to come.
But after romping their way to the title to end their 30-year wait last time out, Liverpool are looking to continue in the same vein as they contest the FA Community Shield for the second year running.
This year they face an Arsenal side rejuvenating under Mikel Arteta and fresh off the back of their FA Cup triumph earlier this month.
Here’s all you need to know about the fixture.
When is the FA Community Shield?
The 98th edition of the annual curtain raiser is taking place this Saturday, August 29 at a behind-closed-doors Wembley.
Kick-off is scheduled for 4:30pm.
What channel is it on?
This year’s match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, BT Sport Extra 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage starting from 4pm.
Highlights will also be shown on BBC1’s Match of the Day at 10:20pm.
How have the teams been preparing?
Liverpool were able to head off on their holidays almost a week earlier than Arsenal but that shouldn’t give them too much of an advantage here.
The Reds have been training out in Salzburg, Austria, where they were reportedly rocked by a positive coronavirus test for one of their travelling party.
Jurgen Klopp’s side beat VFB Stuttgart in a friendly on Saturday and drew with Red Bull Salzburg in another warm-up before meeting Arsenal at the weekend.
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The Gunners meanwhile beat MK Dons 4-1 in their first friendly of pre-season on Tuesday in their only run-out before facing the champions.
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