Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, has provided an update on striker Erling Haaland injury ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash against Liverpool.
Guardiola: Early in the European Championship qualifiers against Spain and Georgia, Manchester City striker Haaland was seen withdrawing from his national team’s squad.
However, prior to the international break, Haaland was in devastating form, scoring nine goals in three games, including back-to-back hat-tricks against RB Leipzig and Burnley.
When asked if he would be available, Guardiola said he would make a decision after the final training session before the game on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. (UK).
“Erling is recovering quickly,” the manager said at the pre-match press conference. “We’ll see how he feels after this afternoon’s training session.”
“We’ll see what happens today.” The doctors will determine how he feels. I spoke with him yesterday, and he is in good spirits. We score a lot of goals, but he scores a lot more.”
Meanwhile, Guardiola hopes that Phil Foden will return to the club.
“Two to three weeks,”
According to the forward, who has been ruled out of the game against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
Foden underwent surgery in London after suffering from acute appendicitis while on England duty.
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“Phil underwent surgery,”
“The doctors say two to three weeks.” So we’ll see how he does after appendix surgery.”
Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, reported no new injuries ahead of what will be a major test in our pursuit of a third consecutive Premier League title.
Liverpool currently sits sixth in the EPL table, 19 points behind City, but Guardiola expects one of the toughest tests of the season as we look to close the gap on leaders Arsenal.
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“We’ve known each other for a long time, so we’ve had the same managers for a long time, so one more game,” he added.
“Liverpool is still a fantastic team.” For a season with ups and downs, my opinion remains unchanged. Every team experiences ups and downs.”