Manchester City vs Liverpool: Pep Guardiola reveals Kevin De Bruyne may miss crunch Premier League clash


Manchester City vs Liverpool: Pep Guardiola reveals Kevin De Bruyne may miss crunch Premier League clash

Kevin De Bruyne could miss Manchester City’s top of the table Premier League meeting with Liverpool.

The first and second placed sides meet at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday evening in what Pep Guardiola warns is a must-win match for his side.

This is a remarkably important game for Guardiola and Man City

Unbeaten pace-setters Liverpool head into the showdown leading City by seven points after 20 games.

And City may have to do without star man De Bruyne, the Belgium midfielder who is widely regarded as their best player, for the crunch clash.

He missed Sunday’s defeat of Southampton which saw City get back to winning ways after two successive losses, and Guardiola admitted after the match that he does not know if De Bruyne will be fit for Thursday night.

“I don’t know how De Bruyne is,” Guardiola said after Sunday match. “I know it’s not serious, but I don’t know if he can play on Thursday.”