‘He’s getting better but we don’t know’: Pep Guardiola raises the prospect Sergio Aguero may play some part in Manchester City’s crunch clash with Liverpool after talisman’s hamstring injury
- Sergio Aguero had injured his hamstring in the draw with West Ham last week
- But Pep Guardiola hinted the Manchester City striker could return very soon
- Guardiola said the striker will definitely be fit and available in the coming weeks
- Aguero may even play some part in City’s clash against Liverpool this weekend
Pep Guardiola has raised the prospect of Sergio Aguero playing some part of Manchester City’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday.
Aguero suffered a hamstring injury during the draw against West Ham last week after starting three consecutive games following a lengthy absence with a knee problem.
Guardiola is unsure whether the Argentine will be ready to feature against Jurgen Klopp’s side at the Etihad Stadium but said the striker will definitely be fit in the coming weeks.
Pep Guardiola has raised the prospect of Sergio Aguero playing some part against Liverpool
Manchester City talisman Aguero suffered a hamstring injury during the draw at West Ham
‘Right now we don’t know, he’s getting better but we don’t know,’ Guardiola said ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League group stage game with Olympiacos.
‘We don’t want to make a step back again, but he’s getting better. What he felt was not so dangerous. He’s getting better – I don’t know about Liverpool but after the international break for sure he’ll be ready.’
Ferran Torres has deputised through the middle with Aguero and Gabriel Jesus both out. Jesus is back in training this week.
Guardiola says he prefers to field Raheem Sterling out wide against teams who defend deep
Guardiola revealed that he prefers Raheem Sterling out wide when teams defend deep, as City often encounter.
‘Raheem can play there when the opponents defend a lot of space in behind,’ Guardiola added. ‘Teams who press and push you.
‘When teams settle in the box for 90 minutes he’s better playing in the sides. We’re happy with Ferran, we have another alternative.’
The City boss also lavished praise on his defensive pairing of Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte
The City boss also hailed his centre half pairing of Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte for fixing the club’s defensive deficiencies in recent weeks.
‘We struggled a lot last season for the problems we had with Vincent (Kompany) leaving for Belgium and the injury to Aymeric,’ Guardiola said.
‘We were damaged for a demanding season. Today we have the new players coming, Eric (Garcia) too, we have alternatives.’
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