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Liverpool to face Leeds United or West Bromwich Albion in Community Shield?

Liverpool to face Leeds in Community Shield?
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Premier League champions Liverpool may face the Championship winners, likely to be either Leeds United or West Bromwich Albion, in the next Community Shield.

Premier League champions Liverpool may reportedly square off against the Championship winners in the next Community Shield.

Although the traditional season curtain-raiser usually involves the FA Cup winners, a fixture pile-up could potentially hinder any club who progresses to the latter stages in Europe.

While the Europa League final is due to take place on August 21, the Champions League showpiece is due to be staged two days later on the same day as the Community Shield.

With FA Cup semi-finalists Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea still in one of those two competitions, The Times suggests that one of the newly-promoted clubs may take their place.

As it stands, West Bromwich Albion lead the Championship standings, although Leeds United will move ahead of the Baggies if they win their game in hand against Stoke City on Thursday night.

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