Pep Guardiola has surprisingly revealed that Manchester City might be able to call on Kevin De Bruyne when his side visits Anfield tomorrow.
Despite only returning to training on Monday after a six-week layoff with knee ligament damage, Kevin De Bruyne could make his return to action a full two weeks earlier than expected.
Dr. Cugat – a knee specialist based in Barcelona and the go to for Guardiola – helped De Bruyne through his injury as he did with Benjamin Mendy last season. Both players have been able to return to action a lot earlier than expected.
Liverpool might come up against the Belgian playmaker on Sunday if he passes late fitness tests and will almost definitely have a place on the bench even if he is unable to start the game at Anfield.
When asked if De Bruyne will be fit to face the Reds in the Premier League, Guardiola was concise in his reply: “We will see on Saturday.”
Sky Sports also report that Benjamin Mendy is in contention to start while Ilkay Gundogan remains a doubt after picking up a knock against Hoffenheim in the Champions League on Tuesday.
A win on Sunday would be massive for Liverpool both in terms of going back to the top of the Premier League as well as building confidence to carry through the international break and into the next run of fixtures.
Come on you, Reds!