Pep Guardiola Confirms Sergio Aguero Damage With Man Metropolis Striker a Doubt for Liverpool Conflict
Manchester Metropolis have been dealt one other harm blow as Pep Guardiola revealed he expects Sergio Aguero to be out of motion for ‘two or three’ weeks – making the striker a doubt for the crunch match towards Liverpool subsequent month.
In solely his second sport again from a five-month layoff, Sergio Aguero was substituted at half-time throughout his facet’s 1-1 draw with West Ham on Saturday.
Aguero joins Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy and Nathan Ake on the prolonged record of sidelined Manchester Metropolis stars.
The Argentine entrance man had been out of motion since he hobbled off with a knee harm in his facet’s 5-0 win towards Burnley again in June. He loved a 65-minute run out within the 1-0 win towards Arsenal earlier this month and celebrated his return on social media.
Nevertheless, Guardiola has now confirmed that Aguero picked up a muscular harm within the draw with West Ham, ruling him out of Champions League motion towards Marseille on Tuesday.
He mentioned in his pre-match press convention forward of the sport in France, by way of Sky Sports activities: “It is going to be two or three weeks.
“We tried to deal with it [Aguero’s injury] as a lot as attainable, simply 50-55 minutes each sport. Nevertheless it was not attainable.
“If you find yourself out for 4 or 5 months with a knee drawback you all the time have a danger if you come again.”
Gabriel Jesus now has a race for health to make sure Metropolis have a recognised striker for his or her upcoming clashes within the Champions League, in addition to a trio of powerful fixtures towards Sheffield United (31/10),Liverpool (8/11) and Tottenham (21/11).
Pep was, nonetheless, optimistic concerning the return of Jesus, including: ” Gabriel is shut – one week to 10 days to return again.”
Pep additionally admitted that Metropolis had debated whether or not or not to usher in hanging cowl throughout the summer season switch window, however revealed why the membership had finally opted towards it.
He mentioned: “You understand if you determine to purchase a striker they should be on the stage of Aguero and Jesus and we couldn’t afford it. That is the fact.”
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