Liverpool shed first blood against Manchester City ahead of new Premier League season Darwin Nunejo Jurgen Klopp’s men made a quick impact to win the Community Shield 3-1. In a tale of two big summer signings, Nez came off the bench to win a penalty and scored his first goal since a 75 million euro ($77 million) move from Benfica, while Erling Haaland made a City debut to forget was.
Trent Alexander-ArnoldKi’s blistering strike gave Liverpool a deserved half-time lead at Leicester.
But it was City’s second new forward that brought Pep Guardiola’s men back into the game after the break as Julian Alvarez equalized.
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Uruguay had its proudest moment by bowing home in stoppage time before tearing off its shirt in celebration.
The victory saw Liverpool win the traditional season curtain-raiser for the first time since 2006 and is expected to be another battle between the sides for the Premier League title.
City held off the Reds to win the Premier League for the fourth time in five years by one point in a thrilling finale last season.
Guardiola’s men went down 2–0 on the final day of the campaign to beat Aston Villa and were again guilty of a slow start.
Salah was the provider for the starting target as he placed thiago Alcantara’s crossfield goes back to the edge of the box and hits the post, aided by a slight deflection from Alexander-Arnold Dias.
City had played only two of Liverpool’s four pre-season friendlys and took half an hour to find their feet.
Haaland was denied at first sight by Liverpool’s stand-in goalkeeper Adrian.
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Nez was given the chance to shine at the hour mark, but lost his first major opportunity when ederson Face to face victory.
At the other end, City’s new South American striker also got off to a good start in his career in England.
Alvarez’s arrival at the Etihad has gone under the radar in the hype surrounding Hollande.
But the Argentinean, who scored six goals in a Copa Libertadores match in May, is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young forwards in the world.
Alvarez was quickest to react to the rebound after Adrian’s save Phil FodenA’s initial attempt and goal for offside stood after VAR review.
It once again required the intervention of VAR for Liverpool to restore their lead seven minutes from time.
Referee Craig Poson pointed to the spot after seeing Nunez’s header coming back from Dias’ hand.
Despite Ederson on the right track, Salah was as deadly as ever from 12 yards as he drilled into the bottom corner.
Nez then ended any doubts about the result when he scored on a header from Andy Robertson.
But City’s miserable day did not end there as Haaland hit the bar with a goal deep in stoppage time and kept the Norwegian superstar waiting to open his account in English football.
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