Updated: Nov 20
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has received bad news after Mateo Kovacic was confirmed to miss Liverpool's next Premier League match due to injury.
As confirmed by English media, the Croatian international will be sidelined for three weeks due to a recurring muscle injury.
This is the same injury that the former Chelsea player suffered at the beginning of this season and he missed three games, but this time it came stronger and with it he will be away for a relatively long time.
At the same time, positive news has reached City with confirmation that Erling Haaland will join the Liverpool game despite his injury to Norway in the Faroe Islands game.
The Premier League's top scorer will miss Norway vs Scotland, but is expected to recover in time and join the Premier League top normally.
Manchester City are suffering from numerous absences before facing the Reds, along with Haaland and Kovacic, Nathan Ake, Ederson and Mateus Nunez are also suffering from injury and their position on facing Liverpool remains undefined.
Manchester City leads the Premier League standings by one point from the Reds before receiving it next Saturday at Etihad Stadium in the thirteenth round.