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Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is unable to face Liverpool due to injury

Ederson celebrates after Manchester City's win against Southampton
Ederson shall be absent for Manchester City’s sport towards Liverpool (Picture: Getty)

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Ederson is unavailable to play for Manchester City towards Liverpool on Sunday after he suffered a knock throughout Wednesday’s 1-1 draw towards Atalanta.

The 26-year-old had to be withdrawn at half-time in the course of the sport at San Siro with Guardiola revealing after the sport that he had been affected by a ‘muscular problem’.

Ederson’s alternative Claudio Bravo failed to cowl himself in glory, receiving a late crimson card for a rash problem on Josip Ilicic which resulted in right-back Kyle Walker stepping into objective.

However, the skilled Chilean appears to be like possible to be known as into motion as soon as extra at Anfield after Guardiola insisted that Ederson won’t be prepared to begin the sport.

Claudio Bravo reacts after being sent off against Atalanta
Claudio Bravo was despatched off after approaching instead of Ederson throughout Wednesday’s draw with Atalanta (Picture: Getty)

When requested about Ederson’s situation, Guardiola responded: ‘He is not able to play on Sunday.’

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After being questioned about how lengthy the Brazilian may very well be sidelined for, Guardiola added: ‘I don’t know.’

Since shifting to Manchester City from Benfica in 2017, Ederson has missed only one Premier League sport from a potential 87 and his absence shall be an enormous blow to his aspect.

Bravo had been signed to be City’s first-choice goalkeeper the 12 months earlier than Ederson’s arrival however a collection of pricey errors noticed him changed and he missed most of final season with an Achilles tendon injury.

Nevertheless, Guardiola is assured in Bravo’s capacity to fill in, saying: ‘We have one other prime goalkeeper.

‘We received the Carabao Cup and FA Cup thanks to Claudio Bravo. He is an distinctive goalkeeper and has performed a number of video games for Chile.

‘[We have] No doubts [about him].’

Ederson’s injury is the most recent blow to Guardiola as he is additionally set to be with out David Silva, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Leroy Sane for Sunday’s match, whereas Rodri is additionally a doubt.

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