Pep Guardiola has confirmed that goalkeeper Ederson will miss Manchester City’s showdown with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.
Ederson, 26, was substituted off at half-time in Man City’s 1-1 draw against Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday night and now it would seem as though the Brazilian is set for a bit of a spell on the sidelines.
Man City boss Guardiola revealed the update on his number one goalkeeper in his pre-match press conference on Friday.
“He is not able to play,” he said, as quoted by Independent journalist Mark Critchley via his personal Twitter account.
Ederson is out. "He is not able to play," says Pep Guardiola.
— Mark Critchley (@mjcritchley) November 8, 2019
What a huge boost for Liverpool this is. Ederson is one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League and if Claudio Bravo is going to start instead of him at Anfield on Sunday, the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will surely be licking their lips. Bravo got himself sent off in the draw with Atalanta after he replaced Ederson at half-time for a wild piece of goalkeeping. Right-back Kyle Walker ended up seeing out the game in between the sticks and managed to not concede but do not expect the England defender to don the gloves this weekend. Scott Carson is also an option for Guardiola and it would not be a shock if the ex-England international was named to start after Bravo’s shocker in Italy on Wednesday. Either way, it is a boost to Liverpool’s chances of a win because as far as we know, Jurgen Klopp has all of his key players fit to play – unlike Guardiola.