Both Manchester City and Liverpool go into Sunday's FA Community Shield clash with depleted squads affected by the summer's international tournaments.
The 2019-20 season gets officially underway on Sunday, when Manchester City face off against Liverpool in the 97th FA Community Shield encounter.
Jurgen Klopp's comments have stirred Manchester City the wrong way, with their COO Omar Berrada hitting back at Liverpool.
Bayern Munich have been rebuffed in their attempts to sign Leroy Sane of Manchester City, who have reportedly rejected a £72 million bid from the Bavarians
Manchester United are reportedly plotting a shock €50 million bid for Barcelona superstar Samuel Umtiti, who is also a Manchester City target.
Barcelona reportedly received an enquiry for Nelson Semedo from Premier League champions Manchester City, which they rejected in swift fashion.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed Phil Foden is the most talented player he has ever managed in his career.
Barcelona and Manchester City are reportedly set to compete for the signing of right-back Dani Alves, who is a free agent after his contract with PSG expired.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly confident of landing Leicester City's £75 million-rated defender Harry Maguire, who is also a Manchester City target.
Manchester City are reportedly eyeing a £40 million move for former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake, who is viewed as an alternative to Harry Maguire.