Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed Erling Haaland’s injury situation ahead of the crunch Premier League tie against Liverpool today, MySportDab reports.
Manchester City takes on Liverpool in what will be a top-four battle at one end and a Premier League title bout at the other end.
Jurgen Klopp is keenly contesting for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, while Manchester City wants to catch up with Arsenal, who are eight points clear on the Premier League table.
Erling Haaland was a doubt for the game after he withdrew From Norway Euros 2024 qualifiers squad due to a groin injury.
Norway sent Erling Haaland back to Manchester City for medical attention after they confirm he will not be able to feature for the team in their double header clash against Georgia and Spain in the qualifiers during the international break.
Erling Haaland was attended to by Physio’s in Barcelona and his father Alfe-Inge Haaland was pessimistic about his son’s chances of featuring for Manchester City in the game against Liverpool.
Alfe-Inge Haaland said Erling Haaland’s situation after the medical examination is “touch and go” and Manchester City can only gamble by featuring him in the game against Liverpool.
He added Erling Haaland will need time to recover fully before returning to action.
Erling Haaland was absent from Manchester City’s first training session after the international break, sparking speculations the Norwegian goal poacher may not start against Liverpool due to the niggling groin injury.
Now, Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed Erling Haaland’s injury situation ahead of the Liverpool game.
Speaking in a pre-match press conference, Pep Guardiola said;
“Erling Haaland is recovering gradually and was able to make it to the last training.
We are still monitoring his progress and will see how it turns out.”
Erling Haaland was injured in Manchester City’s FA Cup win over Burnley before the international break.
He scored five goals in the game and has now increased his tally for Manchester City to 42 goals in all competitions.