It was a difficult weekend for City, with defeat at Anfield leaving us nine points adrift of league leaders Liverpool.

The press are continuing to pore over that one this morning, and there's news of an injury that may affect an upcoming game.

So let’s take a look at the headlines...


ESPN: Liverpool aren't champs yet despite eight-point lead

Gabriele Marcotti writes: “As I see it, despite dropping into fourth place a point behind Chelsea and Leicester, City are still Liverpool's most realistic opponents and it's not over yet. There's the return leg at the Etihad, there's the mad pileup of fixtures caused by the Carabao Cup and FIFA Club World Cup, there's the fact that Liverpool have been relatively fortunate with injuries and certain players (Robertson, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Virgil Van Dijk) are hugely difficult to replace and, more importantly, force you to play differently.”

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Player Quotes

Sky Sports: Vincent Kompany says Manchester City don't need a new centre-back

Vincent Kompany says: "I don't think they need to sign another defender," Kompany told Sky Sports.

"We always struggle at Anfield. I said that on Super Sunday, you're fighting 25 years of not winning at Anfield and that's difficult, it's two games in one game - you're playing a great team and you're fighting history.

"Flip it around and the same will happen for Liverpool - they will fight the history of not winning the league for 30 years.

"That should be to City's advantage I still think. As to the defence, the best way for City to defend in the past has been to attack. They have no reason to change that.

"As soon as they start reconnecting with the best performances, I'm convinced that we can see a sustainable amount of wins."

Injury News

The Mirror: Scott McTominay injury leaves Man Utd star set to miss Man City and Tottenham clashes

Gareth Bicknell writes: “Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay looks set to miss matches against Tottenham and Manchester City following initial scans on his ankle injury.

“United fear McTominay could be out for four weeks, which would rule him out of games against the Red Devils' 'big six' rivals as well as Sheffield United, Astana and Aston Villa.

“However, due to the significant swelling on McTominay's ankle, a second scan is required which will take place in the next 72 hours.

“The 22-year-old midfielder was taken off in United's 3-1 win over Brighton on Sunday, having been a doubt for the game in the first place after taking a knock to his foot in the Europa League win over Partizan Belgrade three days earlier.

“McTominay has been one of United's most consistent performers this season, with only centre-half Harry Maguire having played more minutes than the Scotland international.”

That’s all for this morning’s Media Watch – but stay with us throughout the day as we bring you all the latest City news and updates.