Pep Guardiola confirms double Man City injury blow amid Liverpool title race


Liverpool are battling with Manchester City for the Premier League title, and are also both competing in the Champions League semi-finals this week

Pep Guardiola has revealed a potential double injury blow for his Manchester City squad ahead of the title run-in with Liverpool.

The Reds are locked in a battle for the Premier League title with Man City, with five matches left to play. Sunday’s victory over Everton moved Liverpool back to just a single point behind City in the table.

Both Liverpool and Man City are also set to compete in the Champions League semi-finals before they are next in domestic action. The Reds face Villarreal, while Man City host Real Madrid.

Ahead of the European clashes, Guardiola has hinted that he could be without some key players. Joao Cancelo is suspended for the first leg, while John Stones and Kyle Walker are doubts through injury.

“They (Walker and Stones) are doubts, they didn’t train for the last week to ten days and John since Brighton.

“We’ll see how they feel, we’ll speak to them tomorrow and then make the decision.”

While Cancelo is expected to be available for Man City’s next league match, there are doubts that Walker and Stones will not if they do miss Tuesday’s clash against Real Madrid. Liverpool take on Newcastle this weekend, while City face an away trip to Leeds United.