Erling Haaland Joins Man City Training for Epic Showdown with Liverpool
When Haaland had to withdraw from the Norway squad because of an injury, it raised questions about his fitness.
After entering the game as a halftime substitution in Norway’s friendly triumph against the Faroe Islands, the 23-year-old suffered a foot injury.
It was decided that Haaland would not play in Sunday’s final qualifier against Scotland since Norway would not be able to advance to Euro 2024.
Haaland was expected to be fit for Saturday’s home match against Jurgen Klopp’s team, even though he was forced to leave the Norway camp.
Man City released a photo of Haaland participating in Thursday’s training session, allaying any remaining concerns regarding his fitness.
The Norwegian was observed putting his Man City teammates—some of whom had been on international duty—through their paces.
Among the players participating in a practice led by Man City manager Pep Guardiola was Rodri, who was not there when Spain defeated Georgia.
For this weekend’s pivotal Premier League match, Guardiola is anticipated to have both the Spaniard and Haaland on his roster.
Haaland, who has scored braces in four of his previous five competitive games for the Citizens, will be seeking to maintain his good form.
Haaland is presently top of the Premier League scoring charts with 13 goals in 12 top-flight games this season, ahead of Mohamed Salah of Liverpool, who has 10 goals in the league.
Guardiola is concerned about several other injuries, including Ederson, Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes, and Sergio Gomez’s availability, even if Haaland is anticipated to be fit for the weekend.
Due to muscular problems, the Man City manager is already missing the services of midfielder Kevin De Bruyne and defender John Stones.
The leaders of the league lead Liverpool and Arsenal, who are in second and third place, by just one point heading into the weekend.