Liverpool vs Chelsea & Man City
For the sixth time in their history, Liverpool are the champions of Europe.
After a remarkable 2018-19 season, in which the Reds narrowly missed out on winning the Premier League title to Man City, Liverpool have now been crowned Champions League winners.
Liverpool got to lift ‘Big Ears’ for the first time in 14 years in Madrid.
The Reds beat Tottenham 2-0 in the showpiece, thanks to goals from Mo Salah and Divock Origi.
Liverpool’s triumph has now set up two key matches: the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea, and the Community Shield against Man City.
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UEFA Super Cup: Liverpool vs Chelsea
The 2019 UEFA Super Cup will be staged on Wednesday, August 14th.
UEFA are yet to confirm when the match will start, but it’s likely to be an 8 pm kick-off (UK time).
The showpiece will be staged in the Vodafone Park in Istanbul. That’s the home ground of Super Lig side Besiktas.
The ground can seat a little under 42,000 fans.
It’s currently unclear how many tickets will be given to both Liverpool and Chelsea.
For the record, this will be the first time that the UEFA Super Cup will be staged in Turkey.
Liverpool last won the UEFA Super Cup back in 2005, when they beat CSKA Moscow 3-1 in Monaco.
Community Shield: Liverpool vs Man City
It’s also worth noting that Liverpool will face Man City in the Community Shield.
That match will be staged at Wembley Stadium in August.
The FA are yet to confirm whether the game will be played on August 3rd or 4th.
UEFA Super Cup & Community Shield: How many tickets will Liverpool have?
Liverpool have confirmed the following regarding their ticket allocation:
The club is in the process of finalising ticket allocations with both the FA and UEFA, but we expect to receive an initial allocation of around 28,000 tickets for the Community Shield and around 5,257 tickets for the UEFA Super Cup.
Social media reaction
August: Community Shield vs. Man City
August: UEFA Super Cup vs. Chelsea
Liverpool could have two more trophies this time in three months… pic.twitter.com/GYteWCZ6Rp
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) June 2, 2019
Liverpool could complete their own domestic treble if they beat Man City in the C Shield and Chelsea in the Super Cup in August…
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) June 1, 2019