Manchester City Faces Potential Injury Setback Ahead of Liverpool Clash as Guardiola Rules Out Grealish

As Liverpool prepares to host Manchester City in a crucial Premier League title battle at Anfield on Sunday, Pep Guardiola delivers concerning news regarding Jack Grealish’s injury status.

Guardiola has confirmed that he is uncertain about Grealish’s return to action for Manchester City. The winger, who was acquired for a staggering £100 million from Aston Villa in the summer of 2021, is currently sidelined due to a groin injury. Grealish aggravated his injury during City’s 3-1 Champions League victory over Copenhagen in the first leg of the last 16 encounter.

While the reigning European champions gear up for the return leg against Copenhagen at the Etihad Stadium tonight, Grealish’s absence looms large ahead of the pivotal clash against Liverpool on Sunday. With Liverpool leading Guardiola’s side by a single point in the title race, Grealish’s unavailability could significantly impact the outcome of the match.

Guardiola confirmed that Grealish will not be part of the squad for the Anfield showdown, emphasizing the importance of player recovery. Despite not providing a specific timeline for Grealish’s return, Guardiola expressed doubt about his availability before the upcoming international break, highlighting the need for a thorough recovery to maximize his playing time.

Additionally, Jeremy Doku, another key player for City, was absent from training ahead of the Copenhagen encounter. Since joining City from Rennes for £55 million last summer, Doku has made significant contributions with six goals and five assists, further compounding City’s injury concerns.

As Manchester City faces potential setbacks due to key players’ injuries, Guardiola’s squad selection for the upcoming matches will be crucial as they aim to maintain their title aspirations amidst fierce competition from Liverpool and Arsenal.

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