Manchester City & Liverpool both win
After nine rounds of the Premier League season, Man City and Liverpool are still neck and neck.
Both sides have 23 points on the board, although Man City have +10 goal difference compared to Liverpool.
The Sky Blues boosted their goal difference on Saturday in a 5-0 home win over Burnley.
As for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp’s men picked up three points in a 1-0 win at Huddersfield.
Why Kyle Walker missed Burnley
There was something of a surprise when the Man City XI was named on Saturday.
Raheem Sterling was surprisingly left on the bench as Pep Guardiola rotated his side.
However of greater surprise was the complete absence of Kyle Walker from the City squad.
It’s since been reported that Walker missed the Burnley game due to an ongoing groin problem.
One suspects that Walker will return to action in midweek.
Shakhtar Donetsk host Man City in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Kyle Walker missed today's game with a slight groin problem sustained on international duty with Pep Guardiola deciding not to risk him.
— City Watch (@City_Watch) October 20, 2018
Jordan Henderson picked up a knock vs Huddersfield
Jordan Henderson was subbed out of Liverpool’s match at Huddersfield at halftime on Saturday.
Gini Wijnaldum came on to replace Henderson in the middle of the park.
After the match Jurgen Klopp gave an update on Henderson’s health. As reported on Liverpool’s website:
Jurgen Klopp is hopeful the issue Henderson felt is not too serious.
“I hope so,” said the Reds manager at his post-match press conference when asked whether the substitution was precautionary.
“It was not that he felt nothing but he didn’t feel a lot. He wanted to carry on – that’s a good sign. We decided no. Hopefully it’s nothing.”
Liverpool host Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday night.