Liverpool won the Community Shield in front of a boisterous crowd inside the King Power Stadium. Trent Alexander-Arnold put Liverpool in front in the first half. New Manchester City signing Julian Alvarez scored an equaliser in the 73rd minute before late goals from Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez sealed the win for Liverpool.
In first half Liverpool were sharp in the opening exchanges with Mohamed Salah threatening on the right wing, but it was Trent Alexander-Arnold who fired them ahead on 21 minutes as the right-back’s shot deflected off Nathan Ake.
In the second half, Nunez was introduced and almost scored from a one-on-one only for Ederson to make a brave save with his face.
Another debutant, Julian Alvarez also came on in the second half and grabbed a 73rd minute equaliser as he followed up a rebound that was allowed on VAR review.
A little over 10 minutes later, Salah converted from the spot after Ruben Dias handled in the box from Nunez’s header.
In injury-time, Nunez sealed the win for Liverpool with a diving header from point-blank range to the delight of the Liverpool supporters.
For City, Erling Haaland started up top but he was frustrated early on, He had a couple of chances alongside his City colleagues off the pace, but missed a couple of decent chances.
Being the man on fans eyes, Haaland squandered a glorious chance to pull a goal back in the final seconds, crashing a rebound from two yards out off the crossbar. Todays performance made him look too down before fans thus criticizing him online. Below are photos that have been Used to critize him as well as comparing him with Nunez.
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