Reuters6:52 a.m. Eastern Time2 minute read
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland will miss Saturday’s Premier League decider against Liverpool with a groin injury.
The 22-year-old has scored an extraordinary 42 goals in 37 games across all competitions this season, including eight in his previous two games, but picked up a groin injury against Burnley on March 18.
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City manager Pep Guardiola kept his cards close to his chest on Friday, saying Haaland would be assessed after training, but Haaland did not appear to be involved.
Haaland withdrew from the Norway squad during the international break due to a groin injury and missed the European Championship qualifying matches against Spain and Georgia.
“We’ll see,” Guardiola said at a news conference on Friday.
“The doctors and the player will decide if he’s feeling well. Life involves risks and sometimes you have to take them. He’s scored a lot of goals, he’s scored a lot, we’re always a team to score a lot of goals in the season.” , this is what we try to do until the end of the season.”
City continue to battle to win three competitions before the end of the season and face Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup matches during a hectic April schedule.