Manchester City will be without goalkeeper Ederson for their key game against Liverpool on Super Sunday. According to Sky Sports, the Brazil goalkeeper suffered a muscular problem in the 1-1 draw with Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday.
City manager, Pep Guardiola, whose side trail leaders Liverpool by six points, has confirmed Claudio Bravo will start at Anfield. Bravo, who was sent off in Italy in midweek, last started a league game for the club in May 2018.
"Ederson is not able to play on Sunday," said Guardiola. "How long is he out for? I don't know.
"We have another top goalkeeper. We won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup thanks to Claudio Bravo. He is an exceptional goalkeeper and has played a lot of games for Chile.
"Why shouldn't I be confident in my players? I would not like to be a player if my manager doubts me.
"I see him every day in training sessions, how good a player he is. We're not going to lose because of Claudio.
"He has had a long career at the top, won the Copa America. Respect that guy, he is an incredible, top, top 'keeper."
Manchester City have not won at Anfield since 2003 and defeat on Sunday would see them fall nine points behind the Premier League leaders.
Speaking on this, Guardiola told Sky Sports News reporter Ben Ransom at a news conference that he was aware that losing the crucial match would give Liverpool an edge in the title race.
"I know people will say if we lose [the title race] is over but there are a lot of games still to play and I want to fight until the end," said Guardiola.
"It will be more difficult [if City lose], of course. Liverpool lost only one game last season and are unbeaten this season. You'd think they're not going to lose many games but the season is long. A lot of situations can happen."