Liverpool star allays injury fears before Manchester City meeting

Liverpool are back in action during Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off when they face off with bitter rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

The Reds head into the meeting sat 2nd in the Premier League and one point off Man City in top spot but Liverpool are in better form. Back Jurgen Klopp’s side to pick up the win at 16/5 with bet365.

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November 25, 2023

12:30 pm GMT

Liverpool star provides injury update

Prior to the weekend’s clash, a Liverpool star has played down injury fears that mounted during the international break.

Kostas Tsimikas has allayed any injury fears ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Manchester City.

Concerns over the left-back’s condition mounted after he was a surprise absentee from Gus Poyet’s Greece squad to face France in their final Euro 2024 qualifier in Athens on Tuesday night.

But Tsimikas explained that his absence against France was due to fears of picking up a yellow card that would rule him out of the first leg of Greece’s play-off tie in the New Year:

“I could not play in the game against France because if I should take a yellow card, I would not play in the [play-off] games in March, which are more important than the one against France,” Tsimikas explained to Liverpool’s official website.

“I decided to come back earlier to the team, to be with the squad, to train with the team, to be more ready. It was my decision and this is what I wanted to do because, as everybody knows, most of the time we play 12.30 after the international break and even the players who played far, they didn’t come yet, they come probably one day, two days before the game.

“So for me, I think it was a very good chance to come earlier to be with the team and to train hard.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.