Guardiola issues vague update on fitness of Ederson

Pep Guardiola admitted that Ederson is a doubt for Manchester City’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

The two main title contenders go head to head for the first time this season at the weekend, but City may be without their goalkeeper after Ederson was taken off at half-time of their Champions League draw with Atalanta – with Kyle Walker ending up in goal after substitute Claudio Bravo was sent off.

City would have qualified for the knockout stages with a win, but instead have been made to wait.

Guardiola told BT Sport: “In this competition you know you have your chances and moments and you have to take it. But with the problems we have, we made a good first half.

“First half we were outstanding and second we suffered. In the last 15 minutes we had the issue with the new keeper.

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“I don’t know right now [if Ederson will miss the Liverpool game].”

Gabriel Jesus could have given City a 2-0 lead before half-time, but he dragged a penalty wide – and Guardiola admits it was a game-changing moment.

“Definitely. Football is emotion.

“The second half we didn’t do exactly what we should do. It was few chances conceded against one of the teams who create more. It was a perfect result away and we need one more point to go though.

“When we land in Manchester we will think about the next game in the Premier League.”

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