It will be incredibly fine margins on Sunday. Liverpool take on Manchester City in a game that could decide the fate of the Premier League title. Jürgen Klopp has been handed a massive boost ahead of the game with the latest Ederson injury update.
On Wednesday night Manchester City played Atalanta at the San Siro. The Bergamo based side have to play their Champions League games at the Milan ground because their own stadium doesn’t meet UEFA standards for the competition.
The Premier League champions were held to a 1-1 draw by the Italians. City went a goal ahead early on when Raheem Sterling finished smartly after a neat lay off by Gabriel Jesus. They went on to miss a host of chances in the first half.
At half time the Blues keeper was forced off with injury. Claudio Bravo stepped up and conceded within five minutes as Mario Pasalic nodded home. Bravo was later sent off for a rash challenge.
The Manchester Evening News reported Pep Guardiola’s pre-match press conference as the Spaniard provided an Ederson injury update. The City boss told the press: “He’s not available.”
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This Ederson injury update could be critical to the outcome of Sunday’s game. The Brazilian number two is crucial to the way the Blues play, he is good with his feet and a keen shot stopper.
Claudio Bravo is City’s deputy for a reason: he is nervous, unreliable and rash with his play – as Wednesday proved.
If the Liverpool front three press as we know that they can, then the makeshift City backline and the substitute keeper could struggle to cope. If we can force errors early, this could be a monumental victory for Jürgen Klopp’s men.