Manchester City will travel to Anfield at the weekend, as we near seasons’ most anticipated fixture but Pep Guardiola has yet another injury blow to deal with as David Silva will probably miss out on trip to Merseyside.
David Silva limped off at half-time in City’s fixture against Southampton on Saturday, and things were uncertain that was it only precautionary or something more serious.
Pep Guardiola confirmed in his post match press conference that Silva suffered a muscular injury during the game, which will about rule him out for City’s clash against Atlanta in the Champions League as well as trip to Anfield on Sunday.
PEP on @21LVA‘s injury 💬 (Will he be OK for Atalanta and Liverpool?) I don’t think so.
I didn’t speak with the doctor but when he has some muscular problems and can’t play more minutes it’s because he has something, and muscular problems normally means 10 to 12 days (out).
— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 3, 2019
“Five minutes before half-time David told me he had little problem muscular,” said Guardiola confirming Cityzens fear.
“Will he be OK for Atalanta and Liverpool? I don’t think so.
“I didn’t speak with the doctor but when he has some muscular problems and cannot play more minutes it’s because he has something, and muscular problems normally means ten to 12 days [out].”
With all the injury problems City are facing, Guardiola was quizzed over whether he would prioritize the weekend’s trip to Merseyside over Champions League clash against Atlanta – he confirmed that City would take things match-by-match and wouldn’t give weekends trip a genuine priority over Wednesday’s match against Atlanta.