Manchester City play host to Liverpool in Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off this weekend.
The Sky Blues head into the clash top of the table and with an excellent home record behind them. Back Man City to beat Liverpool at 13/20 with bet365.
Manchester City injury update before Liverpool
Ahead of facing Liverpool, Manchester City have a few injury concerns to deal with.
Erling Haaland suffered a foot injury during Norway’s friendly with the Faroe Islands last week.
Fortunately for Pep Guardiola, Norway boss Stale Solbakken has assured fans it was a ‘small knock’ that might not have prevented the striker from playing in Sunday’s draw with Scotland had it not been a dead rubber:
“It’s the movement in his foot that is the problem but it’s not a serious injury,” said Solbakken. “Had it been a final, I don’t know [if he would have still risked playing]. All parties agree it is probably a little too soon but it is not a career-threatening injury.”
Ederson picked up a foot injury in City’s draw with Chelsea before the international break and he was forced to pull out of the Brazil squad. An update by Brazil team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar outlined the situation: “[Ederson] suffered a foot injury in the final minutes and was able to continue the match, but the pain became intense. The foot became swollen, difficult to walk.”
Finally, having already missed a chunk of the season with a hip injury, a fresh muscle issue will keep John Stones out for the coming weeks.