Injuries, Goal Threats As Man City Battle Liverpool Tomorrow
Both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola’s managerial skills will be tested on Saturday as they attempt to piece together their injury-hit squads for Liverpool’s visit to Man City.
The meeting has often possessed an added edge in the modern Premier League games due to both clubs fighting to the very last minute for titles on more than one occasion. That is something that was rediscovered when results in the last action before the international break ensured the Reds would be heading to face the league leaders in second place.
The top-of-the-table clash will definitely have some stars of both squads miss out due to injury troubles, and may come too soon for others fighting to be fit.
Both teams have key players locked down with injuries but some may be ready just in time for the very crucial Saturday clash.
Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate and Ryan Gravenberch, and Man City’s Erling Haaland and Sergio Gomez amongst others have been linked with injury talks lately and possible miss-outs.
Man City and Liverpool Managers
The teams come into the game only separated by a single point, with the top five teams covered by just three points. It will be a battle of wits and resilience.
Mohammed Salah’s ’relentless goal-scoring form’ appears to be the biggest worry for Man City.
The Egyptian forward already has 12 goals in all competitions this season, and only Erling Haaland is above him in the league goals. It feels somewhat likely that they will both add to their tally at the weekend.
Virgil van Dijk has been the Liverpool star whose name everyone is calling to stop the mercurial Manchester City’s Erling Haaland’s goal threats during the tie.
A fan said, ‘The issue is, with City, it is not just about him (Haaland) and there are goal threats everywhere. Liverpool have to be careful to not just build the whole game plan around Haaland.’
Halaand finished as the top scorer in the Premier League last season.