Later News Nov 07

More Liverpool luck as Man City goalkeeper Ederson injured


Someone needs to check if Liverpool or Jurgen Klopp have been practising black magic. Because it seems like Liverpool have been ridiculously lucky once again, with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson suffering an injury ahead of the top-of-the-table clash this weekend. 

 

The Brazilian was forced off the game against Atlanta in the Champions League at half-time and is now a doubt for the big clash on Sunday. 

 

That leaves Claudio Bravo the likely option for the Liverpool game, and Man City fans aren’t that convinced by the Chilean. 

 

Especially not after the back-up custodian somehow managing to play fewer minutes than his injured teammate by getting himself sent off. That, after conceding the first shot he faced merely four minutes after coming on. 

 

The red card was even confirmed by the Champions League VAR - which fares way better than its Premier League counterpart - but the keeper still remains defiant. Not a good sign for City fans (including all five of them in Singapore), we think. Especially with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah both possessing a PHD in the art of diving. 

 

However, Pep Guardiola has another option in goal now. No, we aren’t talking about Rob Green, whom we aren’t sure still qualifies as a footballer. We are talking about Kyle Walker. 

 

The statistics speak for themselves.

 

And since Walker has been dropped from the City and England teams recently as a right-back, maybe he can find a way back – as a goalkeeper. Well, he’s even learning on the job, which is more than we can say for Bravo. 

 

Even Walker himself seems to understand that Bravo can’t be trusted. 

 

At least one City fan (or is he an influencer?) isn’t worried about Liverpool at all. Walker has got a track record after all. 

 

Or maybe Guardiola is learning a trick or two from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who surprised the Reds by playing David De Gea after claiming he was injured the whole week before facing Liverpool.