ᑕ❶ᑐ Erling Haaland injury to be delivered ahead of Manchester City v Liverpool
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the physical form of the Erling Haaland tie should be parried for the Premier League game against Liverpool.
Haland, 22 years old withdrawal of the Norwegian team with a groin defect suffered in City win the FA Cup against Burnley and will be evaluated after practice on Friday.
City will definitely be without Phil Foden, who faces up to three weeks out after appendix surgery on sunday.
« Life is a risk and sometimes you have to take it, » Guardiola said.
“The doctors and especially the player will see the comment that he will be sent.
« We’ve scored a lot of goals this season and he’s scored an incredible number of goals. But we’ve always scored a lot of goals since we’ve been here. »
Haaland, who a joined city created by Borussia Dortmund In June for 51 million euros, a mark of 42 goals in 37 matches of the season, and not 28 in 26 Premier League matches.
City are a few points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal with a game in the morning.
Foden could return for the first leg of City’s Champions League quarter-final against German champions Bayern Munich on April 11. The return of the game is April 19.
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“Liverpool can beat everyone”
Liverpool and City have won the last five Premier League titles between them and have faced each other often in various competitions during this period.
However, Jurgen Klopp’s side have struggled this season and sit in sixth place, seven points behind the top four.
« They remain an outstanding team, » Guardiola said. “My opinion does not change.
“They can beat everyone, like we can beat everyone.
“This season the biggest rival is another, but whatever happens in the future, he is a big rival. »
« Important, we are sticking »
Saturday’s game marks the start of a crucial period for City, with Guardiola’s side still battling for three trophies.
Alongside the Premier League title race and Champions League quarter-final, against champions Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-final on April 22.
It means City will face at least 13 more games this season – and could play up to 17 over the next 10 weeks if they reach the FA Cup and Champions League final.
They won the domestic treble in 2019 and will look to emulate neighbors Manchester United who won the treble, including the Champions League in 1999.
« I said many times that only one team won the treble because it’s so difficult, » Guardiola said. « That’s why we don’t think [about it].
“We have this game and then a long week and then a tough schedule.
“The most important thing is that we fight in all competitions and that’s so good.
“What we have experienced in the past, there is a tendency to decline. Doing it for 10 or 11 months is so difficult, we’re still there. »
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