crazy ball – Premier League new season opening, Community Shieldwhich takes place between Liverpool vs Manchester city Saturday midnight (30/7) will be a battle between the two front two: Luis Diaz and Erling Haaland.
If you are used to watching Haaland’s actions, you will soon see how the Norwegian centre-forward’s scenario tore the Reds’ defense apart. The 22-year-old is used to running at high speed to break through the gaps between two opposition centre-backs and waits for passes from both flanks.
This is very dangerous for Jurgen Klopp’s men given their habit of playing high in the opposition half, leaving only one or two players in their own half. Just one small mistake and a counter attack would have easily reached the former Borussia Dortmund man.
Once the squirrel reached Haaland, it would have been difficult to stop him due to his large size, 194 centimeters, and especially his incredible running speed.
Klopp and his men must find a way to prevent the round from coming to Haaland. Or even better: don’t let the ball get to the player who will feed the former RB Salzburg striker, which means cutting off the supply line to the two helpers, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne.
On the other hand, Pep Guardiola will also be busy with tactics to stop the new Colombian signing, Luis Diaz. The 25-year-old left winger enjoys playing one-twos with his teammates, keeping the opposition’s right-back busy and then darting through the middle for feedback, before unleashing an attack.
Not to mention the consideration of new Uruguayan player Darwin Nunez, in addition to the smart player factor of Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian has good vision of the game, can turn the ball to the other side of the field to create new attacks.
Both teams will play with ball dominance throughout the field. Those who make mistakes more often and faster will suffer more in this game.
Liverpool have not won since 2006
It’s just a Community Shield game, a Premier League season opener with a lesser trophy. But as Jurgen Klopp pointed out in his press conference, it is the only trophy he has not won under his reign since taking over as head coach at Anfield.
He added a slight comment that there were Premier League games to follow so that the German manager would implicitly not force himself to win this title. Liverpool have not won the Community Shield since 2006, losing twice in 2019 and 2020 at the hands of Manchester City and Arsenal.
As for the Skyblues, this will be their best chance to win the Community Shield for the seventh time in history, after they failed to win it last season, losing 1-0 to Leicester City. The last time City won was in 2018 and 2019.
According to the latest news, the opening game of the Premier League season will be played at the King Power Stadium in the city of Leicester instead of the usual Wembley Stadium, as the national stadium will host the 2022 Women’s Euro Final between England and Germany offer.
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