On Wednesday, Manchester City will have to face Liverpool – the only team to have defeated them in the Premier League this season – in their Champions League quarter-final first leg without Sergio Aguero, the man that leads City’s attack, Pep Guardiola has confirmed.
The Argentina international has been sidelined since sustaining a knee injury during a training session at the beginning of last month and did not travel with the squad.
Guardiola revealed in his pre-match conference that “Sergio is in Manchester. He was injured the last two weeks.”
There is good news for City fans, however, as the Spanish gaffer also suggested that Aguero could return in time to play in the potential title-winning Premier League clash against Manchester United on Saturday.
Asked whether Aguero will be back for the Etihad Stadium tie, he said: “We’ll see.”
The striker linked up with the Argentina national squad in the international break but failed to play in either games against Italy or Spain.
Much has been made of the welcome the City team coach can expect as it arrives at Anfield.
But Guardiola is not concerned by any potential hostility they will face.