The six Liverpool players Jurgen Klopp will be without for Community Shield clash vs Arsenal

It’s the FA Cup winners against the Premier League champions at Wembley Stadium this afternoon.

Arsenal take on Liverpool in the traditional curtain-raiser for the new season and the Community Shield trophy will be the reward for the victors.

This is the first of two meetings between the two clubs in the space of a month and they are due to resume acquaintances in the Premier League at Anfield on September 28.

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Speaking of the Reds, manager Jurgen Klopp delivered some mixed injury news during his pre-match press conference on Friday.

The good news is that Virgil van Dijk will available despite picking up a knock in the 2-2 draw with Red Bull Salzburg in midweek and could be joined in the squad by Trent Alexander-Arnold who missed the pre-season training camp in Austria.

However, the Jordan Henderson, Joel Matip, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Divock Origi, Xherdan Shaqiri and Harry Wilson are the six players Klopp will be without for the clash against the Gunners.

“All these boys who were not involved so far, or got slight knocks in the pre-season, will not be available for tomorrow,” Klopp told the club’s official website. “But all of them are getting closer, really closer and closer.

“Hopefully the majority of them can start training completely normal after the Arsenal game, but this game is now a bit too early for that.

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“Maybe one or two are involved in the squad, we will have to see. But that’s it pretty much.

“Hendo, Joel, looking really good, on a good way, Ox early stages but good, Shaq good, Trent very close, we have to see and make a decision about tomorrow, Harry looks good.”

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