Manchester City dealt fresh injury blow ahead of Liverpool

Manchester City’s injury crisis is growing, with Matheus Nunes becoming the fourth player to withdraw from international duty for the Manchester outfit.

Manchester City have a huge meeting with 2nd-place Liverpool when club football returns on November 25 and will be desperate to have as many players as possible available. Back the Sky Blues to beat Liverpool at 8/13 with bet365.

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November 25, 2023

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Latest Manchester City injury blow

Before going head-to-head with Liverpool, Manchester City have quite the mounting injury list.

The Citizens are still without long-term absentee Kevin De Bruyne, while Sergio Gomez and John Stones recently picked up fresh injuries to keep them out until after the international break.

Elsewhere, Nathan Ake got injured in training last week so withdrew from the Netherlands squad on Sunday, while Ederson (foot) and Mateo Kovacic (muscle) pulled out of the Brazil and Croatia camps respectively on Monday.

Now, Matheus Nunes has withdrawn from the Portugal squad after reportedly missing training on Wednesday, leaving Man City with just 14 fit outfield players.

City are especially light in midfield, with Rodri the only regular starter available who can operate in a deep-lying role in front of the backline. As a result, Kalvin Phillips may be handed a rare start vs Liverpool next weekend.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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