Vincent Kompany

Good for Liverpool: Man City’s Vincent Kompany problem

Man City & Vincent Kompany

If you’re a Man City fan, if always have to be prepared for the following news.

There are now major doubts that Vincent Kompany will be available this Saturday for Man City’s vital Premier League clash with Liverpool.

Kompany has picked up a knock during the international break, report Belgium paper Het Laatste Nieuws.

31-year-old Kompany played the full match against Gibraltar in a World Cup qualifier, however the Man City centre-half missed the 2-1 win over Greece earlier this week.

According to HLN, Kompany’s calf is “not yet 100%”, while the defender missed training with Man City on Wednesday.

So will he play against Liverpool? HLN say that panic has yet to set in over Kompany, meaning there’s a chance he’s available.

But considering the defender’s injury history, HLN concluded that Man City are determined not to take any chances over the star CB.

It’s also worth noting that Raheem Sterling, who is City’s top scorer so far with two Premier League goals, is suspended for the Liverpool game.

What about Liverpool?

Earlier this week, Liverpool fans received bad news regarding first-choice right-back Nathaniel Clyne.

Clyne has been left out of Liverpool’s Champions League squad due to injury.

Clyne last featured for Liverpool during a pre-season friendly versus Tranmere Rovers on July 12th, having struggled with a back injury since. He could now be out for several months.

Liverpool fans may also have to wait a little bit longer to see Philippe Coutinho in action.

Having failed to move to Barcelona in the summer, Coutinho was in action for Brazil during the international break.

But Brazil coach Tito admitted that Coutinho is still not match fit. So could that mean Jurgen Klopp takes his time introducing the playmaker back into the Reds setup.

Adam Lallana is also out for Liverpool with a thigh injury.