Liverpool won 3-1 against Manchester City to lift 2022 Community Shield, watch goal highlight.

KING POWER STADIUM, LEICESTER — The Community Shield promised to be a story about two new attackers, and it delivered, with Liverpool defeating Manchester City to complete Jurgen Klopp’s trophy collection.

Darwin Nunez came off the bench to seal the Reds’ 3-1 triumph. Meanwhile, Erling Haaland struggled to find his feet in his competitive debut.

In the annual duel between the reigning Premier League winners and FA Cup holders, Liverpool started strongly, with Mo Salah and Jordan Henderson enjoying plenty of space down their right side.

The Reds scored through Trent Alexander-Arnold in a first half that was unsurprisingly full of wayward passes, bad touches, and tiny lapses in focus. With his attempt looping outwards onto the back post and in, he handed Liverpool a deserved lead.

The ball was deflected in by Nathan Ake’s head, but the goal was mostly down to Alexander-Arnold and the guy who helped him, Salah, being allowed too much space to operate.

City got a foothold and finally an equalizer in the second quarter, with Argentinian Julian Alvarez scoring his first goal for City. Adrian parried Phil Foden’s first-time effort to Alvarez, who made no mistake with 20 minutes remaining, even though an offside ruling was reversed thanks to VAR.

Despite a brief revival from Pep Guardiola’s players, who threatened to turn the screw, Liverpool regained control. Nunez’s header impacted the hand of Ruben Dias, prompting VAR to award the penalty kick. Salah took a stride forward and struck low to Ederson’s left.

Nunez’s head was about to play another crucial part, as he dipped low to finish the curtain-raiser in style. The centre-forward had been booed to the rafters all day, and he relished his particular time with the supporters, pulling his jersey off in jubilation. Try arguing the game’s competitiveness with him.

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After almost losing the crown to Guardiola on the last day of last season and failing to win any of his previous five Premier League meetings against the Citizens, Klopp has now laid down an early flag in the next chapter of this exciting rivalry.


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