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Man City injury count now at eight ahead of massive Liverpool encounter

Man City injury count now at eight ahead of massive Liverpool encounter

Manchester City is grappling with a growing injury tally, reaching eight in number just before their crucial encounter with Liverpool.

The clash between Liverpool and Manchester City, a perennial highlight of the season, is eagerly anticipated, especially as it marks the teams’ return to action after the international break.

As the current top two teams in the Premier League, Liverpool and Manchester City are gearing up for a significant showdown.

Although both teams aren’t replicating the dazzling form witnessed in their extended title race two years ago, they remain formidable competitors.

However, City seems to be facing a surge in injury setbacks ahead of the pivotal match. Kevin De Bruyne is already sidelined for an extended period, and the recent absence of John Stones and Nathan Ake in the 4-4 draw with Chelsea added to their woes.

Ederson’s unavailability for international duty, along with Matheus Nunes and Mateo Kovacic sitting out the break, has further strained their squad. Sergio Gomez is currently out but might return to face Liverpool.

The injury count has now reached eight with Rodri experiencing ‘discomfort’ and being ruled out of Spain’s meeting with Cyprus, according to Cope journalist Miguel Angel Diaz.

This latest setback leaves City potentially short-handed for the upcoming clash with Liverpool.

For Liverpool, the situation presents a mix of positive and negative aspects.

On one hand, City may field a weakened squad, but on the other, key Liverpool players are benefitting from an extended break. If Nunes, Kovacic, Ederson, and Rodri recover in time for the match, they won’t just be fit but also well-rested.

Currently, Liverpool has 18 players on international duty, with only a few missing the break due to long-term injuries, such as Andy Robertson or Thiago.

Ibrahima Konate might be the sole exception, still sidelined but possibly returning. The true nature of the challenge Liverpool will face against City remains uncertain until the match day – it could be a depleted City team or one reinvigorated by the break.

Man City injury count now at eight ahead of massive Liverpool encounter

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