Manchestereveningnews reported that Manchester City will be looking to close the gap on league-leaders Arsenal when they face Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.Information Guide Nigeria
Pep Guardiola’s side secured their place in the FA Cup semi-finals after thrashing Burnley earlier this month, with City also cruising to the Champions League quarter-finals after overcoming RB Leipzig in the last-16.
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The Blues were 1-0 winners at Crystal Palace in their last Premier League clash thanks to Erling Haaland’s second-half penalty. With the Gunners not in action until later in the day, City – who have a game in hand on Mikel Arteta’s men – can close the gap to five points.NYSC Portal
Haaland appeared to miss City training on Thursday, and Guardiola admitted the club would have to monitor the player’s fitness during his pre-Liverpool press conference on Friday afternoon.NYSC Portal
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Unless anything drastic happens before kick-off, Ederson will start against Liverpool at the weekend. The goalkeeper couldn’t feature for Brazil during the international break due to illness, but he trained as normal on Thursday and should be fit enough to play against the Merseyside outfit.JAMB Result
Report from manchestereveningnews has it that with Haaland having seemingly missed training on Thursday – and Guardiola coy on his fitness – it would seem a surprise to see him start against Liverpool. Therefore, Julian Alvarez might get his chance to start as a sole striker.
The Argentine ace has only started six times in the Premier League this term, but he has registered 12 goals in all competitions. On the wings, City will be without Phil Foden after he underwent an operation for appendicitis, so Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish are likely to be named in the line-up.JAMB Result
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