Exceptional Player” – Guardiola Wary Of One “Incredible” Liverpool Threat Ahead Of Community Shield.
Mohamed Salah of Liverpool has received high praise from Pep Guardiola before of today’s Community Shield match at the King Power Stadium.
After winning all of their games on their US tour, Manchester City will go back to the UK for the encounter. Klopp’s team will arrive after a mixed preseason in Europe and Asia.
Wembley will not host the game because the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 final will take place there tomorrow.
Guardiola emphasized in his pre-game press conference, which was broadcast on mancity.com, that his team is cautious of the threat that Salah poses.
All of us in this room are familiar with Salah, so I’m not saying anything new, the city manager stated. He is a superb player, a terrifying menace, a top goal scorer, and we are aware of his caliber.
Although Salah has seven goals in 15 games versus the champs, he notably went scoreless in the title game at the Etihad Stadium last year. In today’s game, the 30-year-old will be looking to change this.
The Egyptian has scored 156 goals in 254 appearances for the Reds throughout his stay on Merseyside, scoring 31 goals last season for the Reds in all competitions.
There will be increased pressure on Salah to maintain his stellar form in the forthcoming matches given that his left-sided opponent Sadio Mane is leaving Anfield this summer for Bayern Munich.
Darwin Nunez joined Jurgen Klopp’s squad for £85 million, but the Uruguayan is expected to need some time to adjust, so Salah will once again bear the enormous responsibility of serving as Liverpool’s talisman for another campaign.
The Reds’ match against City today will give us a decent idea of how ready they are for the new season.
Even though the Citizens lost Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus this summer, the signing of Erling Haaland is only likely to make them stronger. Liverpool will need to be at the top of their game to once again compete against this unrelenting club.