COMMUNITY SHIELD

Rating Nunez, Liverpool players performance in 3-1 victory over Manchester City

Relieving the Saturday's community shield, how well did Jurgen Klopp's Reds perform?

New boy Darwin Nunez scored Liverpool's victory over Manchester City

Liverpool came off tops in their pre-Premier League encounter with rivals Manchester City on Saturday.

Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez in either half, ensured that Liverpool who won last season's FA Cup and finished second to Manchester City in the Premier League, got their pound of flesh.

On the day, Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp put 14 men on display, but how did they perform?

Made a couple of routine saves, but was shaky on the ball and poor for Julian Alvarez’s equalizer, not clearing the danger.

Impressive, and opening the scoring for the Reds with a deflected strike. after almost setting Andy Robertson up for the opener. Struggled with tracking back well in the lead-up to City’s goal.

Produced a calm, cultured display. Succeded in keeping Erling Haaland at bay.

Bar one stray pass out of play, the Dutchman cruised through proceedings, also making some key interventions inside the Liverpool box.

Missed a chance to give Liverpool the opener from Trent’s aforementioned cross. Did well against Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez in his position.

Was tenacious at the heart of the midfield, biting into tackles, and stopping Manchester City's attacks. Committed a lot too many fouls.

Man of the match performance and was masterful against the Premier League champions.

Made a slow start, losing the ball a couple of times, but he grew into the game, nearly teeing up Luis Diaz with a lovely cross. Pressed endlessly and helped Liverpool outplay their rivals.

Tormented Joao Cancelo and Nathan Ake, and also assisted Trent’s opener. Buried a penalty to put Liverpool 2-1 up and add his name to the score sheet.

Was countlessly relentless as he and Kyle Walker locked horns. Assisted Robertson's forward movements all evening.

Did great with hold-up play. Worked hard in linking with the midfield, Had one poor shot.

Came on in the 59th minute for Firmino to score the winning goal in his competitive debut. Was denied by Ederson when he had a great chance to score but won the penalty, headed wide late on but eventually scored the winner.

Came on in the 74th minute for Alexander-Arnold. Did a good job at right-back.

Came on in the 74th minute for Henderson. Kept it tidy all through, and ensured the ball kept ticking over.

Came on for Thiago in the 85th minute. Played for only five minutes.

Came on for Diaz in the 90th minute. Played only added minutes.

Came on for Salah in the 90+6th minute. Played only for a matter of seconds.

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