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How to watch the Community Shield: Manchester City vs Liverpool

Last season's Premier League rivals Manchester City and Liverpool face off at Wembley on Sunday for the 2019 FA Community Shield

The Community Shield game between Manchester City and Liverpool is at 3pm on Sunday 4 August.

The competition considered to be the curtain-raiser for the Premier League – which starts next week – takes place at England’s national stadium at Wembley in London.

Two of the best clubs in world football last season. Two teams that clearly start as favourites in both the Premier League and Champions League this season. Two squads with sensational managers.

Liverpool lost only one game in the Premier League last season but Manchester City won their last 14 games on the trot and stole the title from them on the last day of the tournament.

City finished the season with 98 points, while Liverpool finished with 97. This is the highest total in English top-flight history for a second-place team. Many teams have won the Premier League with much fewer points.

The Community Shield is contested between the winner of the previous season’s Premier League and the FA Cup, but Manchester City won both tournaments. In fact, they were the first men’s football team to sweep all four English domestic trophies last season, the other two being the FA Community Shield and the EFL/Carabao Cup.

Liverpool are, therefore, invited to Manchester City’s party on account of being worthy Premier League runners-up. But Jurgen Klopp’s side is no pushover. A few weeks after that tense last-day EPL finish, Liverpool proved their class by defeating Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final.

The Reds will want nothing more than to spoil Manchester City’s day at Wembley on Sunday and prove to naysayers that they can win their first Premier League title in 30 years after losing to their opponents by a hairline last year.

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How to watch the Community Shield in the UK: BT Sport

Coverage of the Community Shield game starts at 2.30pm and is broadcast live on BT Sport in the UK. There are different ways you can get the exclusive channel. Prices will obviously differ based on whether you have BT TV, Sky TV or TalkTalk TV.

For example, BT Sport costs just £10 if you have BT, but this price increases to £16 a month if you have Sky TV with BT Broadband. Similarly, if you have Sky TV and TalkTalk TV and don’t have BT Broadband, this cost rises to £29.99.

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How to watch the Community Shield in the US: ESPN+

The Community Shield game between Manchester City and Liverpool takes place at 10am Eastern Time if you live in the US.

Your best option to watch the game between the two teams in the English Premier League is to subscribe to ESPN+.

Apart from the Community Shield game, you’ll also get access to Serie A, MLB, MLS and NBA.

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How to watch the Community Shield in the Indian subcontinent: Sony ESPN

Viewers in the Indian subcontinent – in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal – will be able to watch the Community Shield between Manchester City and Liverpool live from Wembley Arena in London on Sony ESPN.

The channel should be part of your TV package and commentary should be available in your local language.

How to watch the Community Shield wherever you are: use a good VPN service

ExpressVPN: Among all the VPN services we’ve reviewed, ExpressVPN stands out because it’s the fastest and most secure. The entire service has been independently audited to back up its claims that it doesn’t log or store any user data. You can use it on five devices at the same time and it has fabulous 24/7 customer support.

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NordVPN: NordVPN is a close second. Like ExpressVPN, its entire service has been audited to prove its strict no-logs claims and you can use it on multiple devices at the same time, making it a great option for a family or a group of friends to share.

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CyberGhost VPN: Rounding up our top-three VPNs is CyberGhost VPN, which is another great family-friendly option. It’s based in Romania and they swear by their strict no-logs policy. You can use it on seven devices at the same time, but you only get a 24-hour trial period, which is shorter than both ExpressVPN and NordVPN, although the service does give you a generous 45-day money-back guarantee.

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