Steffen US No 1 keeper despite lack of Man City playing time
Manchester City's goalkeeper Zack Steffen warms up ahead of the English League Cup third round soccer match between Manchester City and Bournemouth at the City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. “I’m really happy with where I’m at right now,” Steffen said Tuesday. 1 over 36-year-old Brad Guzan, 29-year-old Bill Hamid and 31-year-old Sean Johnson heading into the start of 2022 World Cup qualifying next September. Xabier Mancisidor is the goalkeeper coach after following Manuel Pellegrini from Real Madrid and staying on. Their goalie coach is really detailed and is very eager to make me a better goalkeeper,” Steffen said.
Manchester City beats Liverpool
Oleksandr Zinchenko of Manchester City celebrates with the FA Community Shield following his team's victory in the FA Community Shield match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on August 04, 2019 in London, England.(CNN) - Manchester City began the defense of its domestic quadruple with a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over Liverpool in the Community Shield. The Chilean has earned a reputation as a specialist penalty stopper and guessed right to save Georginio Wijnaldum's decisive effort. English fans are divided as to how important the Community Shield is, with some deriding those who celebrate what they perceive to be a pre-season friendly too much. However, a winning mentality and that winning feeling instilled in a squad before the season has even started can only be a positive. Liverpool gets the Premier League season under way when it welcomes Norwich to Anfield on Friday and City begins its attempt at a third straight title away to West Ham on Saturday.