title rivals and face off on Saturday in the Community Shield after a busy summer of transfer activity.
Both the reigning champions and winners have shuffled their packs ahead of next campaign and this clash at the King Power Stadium offers fans a perfect opportunity to see their refreshed squads in action.
With a first shot at silverware on the line for both City and CPR Training Gold Coast Liverpool, Sportsmail has assessed their pre-season form, reviewed their new signings and analysed the impact of their departures ahead of the Community Shield clash.
Jurgen Klopp and CPR Training Gold Coast Pep Guardiola have overseen significant changes to their squads this summer
Pre-season formMan City's tour of America did not kick off the way Pep Guardiola would have hoped.
Phil Foden, John Stones and Ilkay Gundogan travelled to Croatia with the under-23s after failing to meet US entry protocols, while Aymeric Laporte, who is still recovering from a knee injury, was forced to stay at home.
But the Premier League champions prevailed in both outings during the brief pre-season tour, winning 2-1 against Club America and 1-0 against Bayern Munich.
Kevin De Bruyne impressed for Man City in pre-season with a double against Club America
<div class="art-ins mol-factbox floatRHS sport" data-version="2" id="mol-e75f1f50-0e65-11ed-adbd-7330b1f436c6" website City and Liverpool are shaping up ahead of the Community Shield