Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola speaks on the fitness of Erling Haaland before facing Liverpool. Pep said that Haaland will be fit enough to face the Reds later this month. Speaking to ESPN after the Norwegian superstar was substituted at halftime in City’s 6-1 win against AFC Bournemouth, Pep said Haaland’s injury was not anything too serious. He told,
“[There was a] Twist in the ankle. We didn’t want to take risks with him. He didn’t feel comfortable. He’ll be back maybe Tuesday, but maybe next Sunday.”
Haaland has already registered 13 goals in all competitions so far this season. His goal-scoring rate is not slowing down since last year’s record-breaking Premier League season. Moreover, Guardiola’s comment suggests that the Norwegian will be ready to face the Reds. Though, it is not a very exciting news for Klopp and co. Besides this, the game is also seen as a potential title decider. Indeed, the defenders of Liverpool will have a tough time to stop the mammoth of a centre-forward.
Erling Haaland is no less than a nightmare since his move to City last year. Furthermore, the backline of Liverpool has been a shaky one at times this year. This means they will have to enforce their full-fledged force in order to stop the beast striker. If he is fit enough to play, Klopp has to make some tactical game-plan to stop the Norway international. Liverpool have been good this season comparison to their previous season and are also looking well-organised in their midfield. It will be an eye-catching fixture with every football fan waiting for it.
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