Liverpool versus Manchester City has certainly become “the game” in the Premier League these past few years, but the next edition will be staged in the most dreadful slot of all- the Saturday early kickoff. The Reds have a short list of injury concerns here, and it includes the likes of Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones and Ryan Gravenberch.
Let’s run through them all.
Liverpool FC at Manchester City FYIs
Kick: Sun. Nov 26, 12:30pm, The Etihad, Manchester, UK
Team News: Liverpool Manchester City
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Google Result Probability: Liverpool 20% Manchester City 58% Draw 22%
Premier League Standing, Form: Liverpool 2nd, 27 pts, WDWWD Manchester City 1st, 28 pts, DWWWL
Liverpool FC Team News
Konate missed the last match before the international break, as well as national team duty with France, due to a knock on his hamstring. He’ll be back here though, as will Curtis Jones, who’s been battling a hamstring injury of his own.
Ryan Gravenberch, who has a knock, is a slight doubt here, but most likely he will be available.
Thiago Alcantara (of course!), Stefan Bajcetic, Andy Robertson and Conor Bradley all remain out as long term injury absentees.
And with that, you are now fully up to speed.
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