Erling Braut Haaland Is A Big Doubt Ahead Of Liverpool Clash

Erling Braut Haaland Is A Big Doubt Ahead Of Liverpool Clash

Haaland was absence this morning as he was not pictured training with the rest of Man City’s first-team.

The Norwegian FA confirmed during the international break that Haaland had pulled out of their squad with a groin injury.

It appears the problem may rule him out of the game against Liverpool but, of course, there could be another explanation for his absence from training.

A statement from Norwegian team doctor Ola Sand read:

“We hoped that this was just a familiarity that would carry over to Saturday,

but after doing tests and examinations yesterday it became clear that he will not make it to the games against Spain and Georgia.

“It is better that he receives medical follow-up at the club.”

Haaland’s father revealed last week that the striker underwent examinations at a hospital in Barcelona and provided a pessimistic

update regarding his fitness, stating that he is “touch and go” to recover in time for Saturday’s clash with Liverpool.

Manchester City has a partnership with a hospital in Barcelona so he has been there for further checks and treatment,” Alfe-Inge Haaland told Norwegian news outlet TV 2 Sport last Friday.

“He has been [in Marbella] for a couple of days with the physio from the club.

Firstly, I’m not a doctor and secondly, I think it’s ‘touch and go’, yes. You can’t just go two weeks without training and then jump right into a fight. There must be a progression there.


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“They can gamble on it, but if he doesn’t get proper training with the team, then he won’t play.

It is about how he responds to treatment in the next few days. He needs a lot of care.”

The vast majority of Pep Guardiola’s squad reported back to training earlier this week following the international break,

but Haaland was not pictured during an open session with his teammates at City Football Academy on Thursday.

The Manchester Evening News claims that there is a chance Haaland could have joined the group after the media’s cameras had turned away or the Norwegian may have carried out exercises indoors.

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