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‘Extraordinary’: BBC pundit blown away by what Liverpool player did just before first goal against City today

Liverpool beat off Manchester City in the Community Shield today to pick up the first trophy of the season at the King Power.

The Reds just had too much of a clinical edge in the end for City, who were made to rue some missed chances from new signing Erling Haaland. In contrast, Liverpool’s own new centre-forward, Darwin Nunez, had the dream debut as he scored after coming off the bench to seal the deal in injury time.

Manchester City v Liverpool - The FA Community Shield
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Of course, there was a lot to like about Liverpool’s performance other than just that Nunez goal. The first goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold was a wonderfully worked team goal. And while the strike might have taken a nick of Nathan Ake past Ederson, BBC pundit Matthew Upson was quick to point out the pass by Alexander-Arnold just before the goal.

It was a pass which Upson believed only the Liverpool right-back would see and make.

“Alexander-Arnold has extraordinary vision. He plays a pass, almost blind. He sweeps it and instantly switches play with a ball that only he saw,” Upson said on BBC comms.

Alexander-Arnold had a fine game overall and he and fellow wing-back Andy Robertson were both involved in goals.

TBR’s View: Liverpool Looking Good For Title Push Again

Let’s be right, if it wasn’t for how good City have been in the last four or five years, Liverpool would have more than that one Premier League title to celebrate.

Today though, they showed they’re ready to go again and win it. Nunez’s introduction was perfect and the big hitters like Salah, Trent, and more were all in fine fettle.

Rest assured, this is a Liverpool team hungry for success and if they can match this level of performance all season, they might well run out winners this time around.

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