Manchester City skipper David Silva is all set to miss Sunday’s summit clash against leaders Liverpool due to injury, said manager Pep Guardiola.
The veteran Spanish midfielder, whose contract runs out at the end of the season, suffered a muscular injury during the 2-1 win over Southampton on Saturday.
Silva is expected to miss out of action for a couple of weeks as Guardiola did not discuss much, regarding the nature of the injury.
“David Silva was injured,” said Guardiola during a press conference. “Five minutes before the first half ended he told me he had a muscular problem”.
Liverpool hasn’t lost a single Premier League home game at Anfield since 2017, which according to Guardiola was a daunting prospect.
The Reds have dropped just two points this season — a 1-1 draw at Manchester United — and haven’t lost since losing 1-2 to City at Etihad last season.
However, Guardiola refuse to call Sunday’s fixture as decisive as to who wins the title. He said that there are still a lot of games to be played.
Manchester City, meanwhile, faces a trip in the Champions League in Italy, away at debutants Atalanta, who are enjoying life, at the moment.
The 48-year-old, Guardiola, refused to take the Serie A outfit for granted.
A win in Italy on Wednesday will secure City’s place in the Champions League knock out stages.
Pep Guardiola’s men won the reverse fixture 5-1 at Etihad, a couple of weeks ago, despite conceding first.
Ruslan Malinavskiy had scored in the 28th minute before Aguero had City 2-1 before the break.
Raheem Sterling then scored a second-half hattrick before City’s Phil Foden was given his marching orders.