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Aug 4, 2019 at 3pm UK at Wembley
Liverpool
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Manchester City team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Liverpool

Sports Mole rounds up Manchester City's latest injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday's Community Shield clash with Liverpool at Wembley.

Pep Guardiola's 'Fourmidable' Manchester City side will look to continue their domestic dominance on Sunday when they take on European champions Liverpool in the Community Shield at Wembley.

City enjoyed a clean sweep of trophies in England last term, although the inclusion of the 2018 Community Shield in their quadruple is not the fourth piece of silverware they were ideally after.

Nonetheless, English football's preeminent force will be looking to kick their 2019-20 campaign off with yet another trophy following their unprecedented achievements last season, and victory over Liverpool - the team that pushed them so close in 2018-19 - would give them a handy psychological boost too.

Here, Sports Mole rounds up their latest injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday's showdown.


Benjamin Mendy

Benjamin Mendy receiving treatment in October 2018© Reuters

Status: Out
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Mendy's seemingly interminable injury problems will drag on into the 2019-20 season, although he is hopeful of being back in first-team action as early as next month.


Fernandinho

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho goes down injury during the derby against Manchester United on April 24, 2019© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Knee
Possible return date: Unknown

Fernandinho picked up a knee injury during the Copa America with Brazil and remains a major doubt to make the new campaign, although City have signed a replacement in the shape of Rodri.



Aymeric Laporte

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte celebrates scoring against Everton on February 6, 2019© Reuters

Status: Major doubt
Type of injury: Knock
Possible return date: August 4 (vs. Liverpool)

Guardiola could also be without Aymeric Laporte - arguably Man City's standout defender last season - as he continues to nurse a knock. A return in time for Sunday is possible, but the champions are unlikely to take any risks with their season opener against West Ham United looming.



MAN CITY'S SUSPENSION LIST

Man City have no players suspended for this match.


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