Liverpool could face Leeds or West Brom in 2020 Community Shield – Times

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Liverpool crowned champions

After a simply sensational campaign which has seen Jurgen Klopp’s men notch a staggering 92 points after 34 games, Liverpool have clinched their first-ever Premier League title.

The Reds blew last season’s champions, Manchester City, completely out of the water, and currently boast a 23-point lead over the Citizens.

Coincidentally, it was actually Pep Guardiola’s men who handed Liverpool their crown, with the Sky Blues’ 2-1 loss to Chelsea at the back end of June having made it mathematically impossible for the runaway leaders to be caught.

Liverpool are also still very much in with a chance of besting City’s record-breaking 100-point season, with four games left to play.

Liverpool to face Leeds or West Brom in Community Shield?

After winning their first Premier League title, Liverpool are now, of course, set to take part in next season’s Community Shield clash.

However, the 2019/20 campaign being delayed by the COVID-19 outbreak means that we could be set for a very different curtain-raiser in the summer.

The Community Shield is normally played out between the winners of the English top-flight and the side who clinched the FA Cup that year.

According to The Times, though, The FA has pencilled in August 23rd as a possible date for the event, with this date set to conflict with the Champions League final.

Should Arsenal or Chelsea end up winning the FA Cup, then there would not be an issue.

However, in the case that one of Manchester City or Manchester United win the FA Cup, and then reach the Champions League or Europa League final, there could be some problems.

Should one of the above scenarios indeed play out, The Times report that the FA will look for another team from within the English league to take part in the 2020/21 season opener.

And one possibility being taken into consideration could see the winners of the Championship invited to face Liverpool.

As things stand, West Brom are sat atop England’s second division, though Leeds will return to the summit if they win their game in hand on Thursday.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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# Team MP D P
1 Liverpool FC 33 47 89
2 Manchester City 33 47 66
3 Chelsea FC 34 17 60
4 Leicester City 34 32 59
5 Manchester United 33 23 55
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 9 52
7 Arsenal FC 34 8 50
8 Tottenham Hotspur 33 8 48
9 Sheffield United 33 1 48
10 Burnley FC 33 -9 46
11 Everton FC 33 -8 44
12 Newcastle United 33 -10 43
13 Southampton FC 33 -13 43
14 Crystal Palace 34 -13 42
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 33 -9 36
16 West Ham United 33 -18 31
17 Watford FC 34 -22 31
18 Aston Villa 33 -26 27
19 AFC Bournemouth 33 -27 27
20 Norwich City 34 -37 21
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Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 20
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 19
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 18
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 16
Aguero, Sergio Manchester City 16
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers 15
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United 15
Martial, Anthony Manchester United 15
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 14
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 11
Jesus, Gabriel Manchester City 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 11
Richarlison Everton FC 11
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 10
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