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Manchester City vs. Liverpool: Klopp receive huge injury boost ahead of City clash



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Manchester City defender and captain Vincent Kompany is an injury worry ahead of this weekend’s Premier League encounter with rivals Liverpool.

Vincent Kompany, 31, has started all of City’s three of opening League fixtures off after an injury-plagued 2016/17 season with Guardiola’s team where he played only 15 matches in all competitions.

The Centre half has consistently battled with calf injuries over the last three campaigns, and the experienced Belgian was left out of Manchester City’s training on Wednesday after suffering a knock while on international duty with Belgium national team.

As per Belgian news outlet Het Laatste Nieuws, the City’s medical team are hopeful their Captain will be fully fit for selection at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday but are trying not to rush the defender back too soon.

If the Belgium international is unavailable to play against Merseyside giant Liverpool, England international defender John Stones is most likely to come into Pep Guardiola’s starting line-up.

With Brazil international forward Roberto Firmino, Egyptian Mohamed Salah and Senegal international attacker Sadio Mane on top of their form for the Reds this Premier League season, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be worried over Vincent Kompany’s fitness and availability for the game at Etihad.

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