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Man City vs Liverpool: Guardiola admits uncertainty over De Bruyne injury

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The Belgian star suffered an injury during Man City’s Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not sure whether he will have Kevin De Bruyne at his disposal for his side’s upcoming battle against Liverpool.

The Citizens go into the FA Cup clash on the back of their goalless draw against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Guardiola’s side qualified for the next round thanks to a 1-0 win in the first leg. 

However, they suffered two massive blows to their squad, with De Bruyne and Kyle Walker both limping off the pitch with injuries. Speaking in a press conference ahead of the Liverpool match, Guardiola suggested Walker’s injury is not serious.

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“He wouldn’t have remained on the pitch,” the Spaniard says. “He had a big twist but it is getting better.

“In football, these kinds of things happen but we will adapt and adjust.”

Asked about the severity of De Bruyne’s injury, he responded: “We will see in the next hours, the next days. 

“In football these kinds of things happen. We will adapt, adjust and go from here.

“Kevin had stitches after he had contact – it’s not a muscular injury.”

The Man City boss added: “We’re going to perform well. Like I said to the players, I don’t want any excuses.

“It is what it is and for that we have to go there tomorrow in Wembley Stadium and try to do our game.”