Liverpool Defeats Manchester City 3-1 To Lift Community Shield
July 30, 2022 Ganiyu Amodu
Liverpool landed the first blow of the new season as they beat Manchester City 3-1 to win the Community Shield.
Trent Alexander-Arnold got the Reds up and running in the first-half with a deflected effort, as Liverpool looked much the better side in the early stages.
City equalised with 20 minutes to go, as Julian Alvarez finished from close range, and that looked set to send the match to penalties. Only Mohamed Salah was required to step up to the spot though, putting away his penalty to restore the lead, before Darwin Nunez got on the scoresheet in stoppage-time to seal victory.
It completes the set of domestic trophies for Jurgen Klopp in his time in England, as his side laid down an early-season marker.
Trent Alexander-Arnold said, “This one means a lot as it’s the third time we’ve been in it. Our season started today and it was important for us to get off on the right foot.
Nunez’s performance has got to be up there. He won the penalty, scored a goal and looked very lively. He’s been bought in to score goals and he’s proved he can do that today.
“He’s a top player, a young player who is willing to learn. He’s bonded well with the lads. He came on with a point to prove.
“Who knows what will happen over the course of the season? Our aim is to be as fit as possible to push them from the very first kick. This was the perfect start and we hope to win trophies along the way.”