Liverpool have been incredibly lucky with injuries in recent seasons. During the 2018/19 campaign, the only serious long term injury sustained was Joe Gomez‘ leg break, even then, Joel Matip stepped into the side and established himself as one of the continent’s leading centre backs. Pep Guardiola has been nowhere near as lucky with knocks to his side and it looks as though things may have gotten worse as reports surface of a Sergio Aguero injury.
Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni spoke to the press about his fixture with Germany last Wednesday which ended in a 2-2 draw, his comments were reported by the Manchester Evening News. Scaloni told the press “Sergio Aguero is not here because he’s been carrying a problem and has not been training 100 per cent with his club.”
Man City are already without Aymeric Laporte until the new year; Kevin De Bruyne, John Stones, Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker are all battling to return from injury after the international break. The Citizen’s deep squad is currently being decimated by injury, their dearth of defensive cover has been a major contributor to their 2 defeats this season.
A Sergio Aguero injury could be the final nail in City’s coffin this year should he struggle to regain fitness. Whilst it appears to only be a minor problem, the Argentine has a bad injury record which means any small knock could become a larger problem. Pep Guardiola will be cautious with the Aguero injury and won’t want to rush their talismanic striker back too soon lest they exacerbate the problem. Let’s just hope Liverpool don’t get as unlucky – we don’t have the same depth as Man City.