Pep Guardiola admits Man City goalscorer is a doubt for crucial Liverpool clash

The striker has been playing through the pain barrier in recent weeks

Pep Guardiola admits Man City goalscorer is a doubt for crucial Liverpool clash

The striker has been playing through the pain barrier in recent weeks

01 October 2018 Monday 11:40
Pep Guardiola admits Man City goalscorer is a doubt for crucial Liverpool clash

Pep Guardiola has admitted that Sergio Aguero is a doubt for Man City's trip to Anfield next weekend after playing through the pain barrier in recent weeks.

Aguero suffered a foot injury against Newcastle at the start of September and Guardiola revealed that the Argentina forward has been struggling ever since.

The striker scored against Brighton on Saturday but was brought off just a minute later and the City boss says that Aguero is now a major doubt for their Champions League clash with Hoffenheim, as well as the top of the table clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his sides third goal with Sergio Aguero during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium.

Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring his sides third goal with Sergio Aguero during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium. (Image: (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images))

He said: "Sergio is struggling a bit with some problems in his foot. He's not 100 percent. He's not recovered from what happened against Newcastle. We spoke about playing 55-60 minutes and we were lucky that he scored a goal in the right moment.

"We are controlling, fighting but he needs time. Now we have two games left before the international break. Hopefully, he can do these two games and make a final recovery but he's not in his best condition right now physically because he has a problem with his heel."

Aguero has played nine times this season, scoring seven goals.

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