Manchester City v Liverpool: Team news

MatchManchester City v Liverpool: Team news

By Liverpool FC


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Jürgen Klopp reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of Liverpool's Premier League trip to Manchester City, with four players available to return to action at Etihad Stadium.

Curtis Jones, Ryan Gravenberch, Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez were all back in training this week, having missed the win over Brentford prior to the international break, and Klopp confirmed on Friday that the quartet are all in contention to feature against league leaders City.

Conor Bradley has also resumed training after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, leaving only Andy Robertson, Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago Alcantara absent.

"Only the long-term absentees are still out," Klopp told his pre-match press conference at the AXA Training Centre. "No new concerns – before I entered this room.

"Conor Bradley [is] completely normal in training but now he needs to play games, starting with the U21s. Kaide Gordon was with us in training the whole week, which is really exciting. Looks really good, has to now gain minutes.

"I think that's it."

Klopp does, however, have decisions to make with regards to those returning from international duty, and in particular his South American contingent.

"For these decisions I have to wait until [after training on Friday]," he said. "Look in their eyes, talk to them and then figure out who is ready to start and who is probably better to bring on.

"They all I would say, nearly all, had a really good international break. Colombia were really successful, Lucho [Luis Diaz] scored twice. Uruguay obviously did really well. So we have to see.

"Yes, [Darwin Nunez] is in a good moment and we want to use him as often as possible. If it's possible, I don't know in this moment."

Manchester City, meanwhile, have a few injury concerns of their own, in particular with regards to top scorer Erling Haaland, who is nursing an ankle issue.

"He trained yesterday with some niggles," Pep Guardiola reported on Friday. "Today we are in the last training, hopefully he can play a part."

Guardiola also has doubts over the fitness of Nathan Ake and Mateo Kovacic, who are carrying knocks, while Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones and Sergio Gomez are definitely ruled out.

The City boss continued: "We have a few problems like many clubs. We will see in our training session today. We will see."

Last match

Chelsea 4-4 Man City (November 12): Ederson, Walker, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodri, Akanji, Foden, Alvarez, Silva, Doku, Haaland.

Liverpool 3-0 Brentford (November 12): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Endo, Szoboszlai, Gakpo, Salah, Jota, Nunez.



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