Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City: Alexander-Arnold, Salah & Nunez on targets as Reds win FA Community Shield for the first time in 16 Years; Alvarez nets Consolation for Cityzens

Liverpool won the FA Community Shield for the first time since 2006, after defeating Manchester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium.

The Reds dominated and deservedly took the lead through Trent Alexander-Arnold, as Jurgen Klopp’s men went into the interval with the lead.

The second half saw the Cityzens level up through substitute Julian Alvarez, though the VAR was reviewed by the referee.

Liverpool went in front through Mo Salah, after Ruben Dias handled in the area before Darwin Nunez made the game safe as he netted in injury time to help Liverpool win the FA Community Shield for the first time in sixteen years.

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FULL-TIME AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City

90+3′ MIN: Darwin Nunez turns in a header from Andy Robertson.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 3-1 Manchester City (D. Nunez)

83′ MIN: Mo Salah dispatches the penalty to give the Reds the lead.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 2-1 Manchester City (M. Salah)

PENALTY!!! For Liverpool. Ruben Dias inadvertently handles a header from Darwin Nunez. The referee awards the spot-kick following a VAR review.

70′ MIN: Substitute Julian Alvarez levels proceedings, after keeper Adrian fails to deal with an effort from Phil Foden.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City (J. Alvarez)

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City

HALF-TIME AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City

21′ MIN: Trent Alexander-Arnold finds the back of the net from just outside the area, off an assist from Mo Salah.

GOOOAAALLL!!! Liverpool 1-0 Manchester City (T. Alexander-Arnold)

KICK-OFF AT THE KING POWER STADIUM: Liverpool 0-0 Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has named new recruit Erling Haaland in the Starting XI. Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez will be the support options in attack for the Cityzens. The injured Aymeric Laporte is unavailable but Kyle Walker, Nathan Ake, Joao Cancelo and Ruben Dias will be in defence.

As expected, first-choice goalkeeper Alisson Becker misses this one due to injury as well as deputy Caiomhin Kelleher. Big money signing Darwin Nunez is on the bench but the trio of Roberto Firmino, Luis Diaz and Mo Salah will lead the Reds attack tonight.

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