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Liverpool v City: Injury update

Pep Guardiola has given an injury update ahead of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool.

Ilkay Gundogan and Oleks Zinchenko will miss the trip to Anfield, but the boss added there are no fresh injury concerns after the midweek defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

“Everyone is fit except Zinchenko and Gundogan,” said Pep. “We expect both back after the international break, hopefully.”

Guardiola also expressed his satisfaction with his team’s current form.

The outstanding win at Chelsea was followed by an excellent display in Paris – even though the hosts triumphed on the night – and the Catalan is hoping his players can maintain their levels going into Sunday’s game and beyond.

“Our level was so great, huge in these two games,” he said.

“Despite the result in France, the performance was excellent. Same at Stamford Bridge and hopefully we can continue for nine more months ahead of us.

“Since I arrived here – the first year maybe not, but after we won 100 points - Liverpool always were there.

“Last season they had big problems with injuries in the same position.

“We were excellent again last season. Both teams are there all the time. Both clubs and organisations can say all the time we were there. This is the important thing. But we know there are many teams who can fight for Premier League.”


Pep also paid tribute to Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp who he says has helped him become a better manager over the past few years.

When asked for his pinion of the German, Pep said: “He helped me. His teams and Jurgen helped me become a better manager.

“He put me on another level, to think about it and prove myself to be a better manager and try to beat them.

“This is the reason why we're still in this business. Some managers make a challenge to make you step forward.

“We did it in Germany when we tried to face each other. Here in England we are many years together, in many competitions and we face many times, sometimes we win sometimes lose, but it’s nice because both teams have the same idea - score goals.

“They are quicker than us but we both try to win the game.”

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