Premier League: possible Manchester City starting XI vs Liverpool
We take a look at how Manchester City could line up against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.
Manchester City welcome Liverpool to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday for the match of the weekend in the Premier League.
City went into the international break after a pulsating 4-4 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The reigning league champions currently have a one-point lead over the Reds ahead of what promises to be a fascinating affair in the early kickoff.
Will Haaland feature?
Erling Haaland suffered more ankle issues while playing for Norway against the Faroe Islands in a friendly last week. Norwegian team doctor Ola Sand admitted the 23-year-old suffered an ankle sprain and that he would “receive some treatment and, above all, rest”.
Guardiola on Haaland
In Friday’s press conference, City boss Pep Guardiola said Haaland had taken part in training on Thursday “with some niggles” and that he would “hopefully” play against Liverpool on Saturday.
Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Gómez are long-term absentees for City, while defender John Stones is working to be fit to feature. Mateo Kovacic and Matheus Nunes could also miss out.
Possible City XI vs Liverpool
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Gvardiol; Rodri, Silva; Foden, Álvarez, Doku; Haaland.