It’s getting closer to Liverpool’s return to Premier League play against Manchester City.
On Saturday at noon, the Reds take on Man City at the Etihad Stadium. Liverpool’s quest for a top-four finish is still ongoing.
Before the game, Jurgen Klopp will have to cope with a variety of fitness difficulties. During the international break, Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo left their respective teams, while Luis Diaz and Thiago Alcantara’s status is still unknown.
Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola will also have to contend with the absence or injury of a few of his important players. These include Phil Foden and Erling Haaland.
The father of Erling Haaland thinks his son’s participation for Manchester City this week against Liverpool is “touch and go.”
After tallying a hat-trick in City’s 6-0 FA Cup quarterfinal victory against Burnley last weekend, Haaland sustained a groin injury. The striker was initially picked up for Norway but then removed from the team.
Alfie Haaland informed Norway’s TV2 that “Manchester City has a partnership with a hospital in Barcelona therefore he has been there for additional checks and treatment.”
He has now spent a few days in Marbella with the club’s physiotherapist. First off, I’m not a medical professional, and secondly, I believe it to be “touch and go.” You cannot simply skip two weeks of training and then enter a battle. There must be some order to that.
“They can take a chance, but if he doesn’t receive adequate team conditioning, he won’t play. It concerns how he reacts to the medication during the coming days. He requires a lot of tender love and “knuckling.” There are numerous sprints and numerous movements.
Prior to it, he stated: “He really wanted to play in these two international games.
“But he must prioritise his health, try to get his body back in place. Based on the assumptions, he is doing well, but he is very sad.”
Update on Phil Foden’s health On Sunday afternoon, Man City released a statement stating that Foden had undergone appendix surgery.
While no timescale was given, City did state that Foden would not be able to play this weekend against Liverpool.
According to a statement, “Manchester City can confirm Phil Foden has left the England squad after having surgery for severe appendicitis in London.”
“Phil will now go back to Manchester to start his recovery.
He won’t be available for this weekend’s Premier League match against Liverpool at home, and the duration of his absence is currently unknown.