Man City star midfielder a ‘major doubt’ for weekend Liverpool clash at Anfield

Source: Instagram Ilkay Gundogan

Manchester City star playmaker Ilkay Gundogan is unlikely to feature against Liverpool this weekend.

The Citizens travel to Merseyside to take on Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday, kick-off is scheduled for 16:30 (GMT).

Gundogan previously stated that he was looking forward to City’s bout with Liverpool however, the 27-year-old is a major doubt after picking up an injury.

The Germany international was forced off during the second half of City’s win over Hoffenheim on Tuesday after picking up a hamstring injury.

Following the game, Man City boss Pep Guardiola told reporters that he was in the dark about the extent of Gundogan’s injury.

“Gundogan has a problem with his muscle, I don’t know his injury. We’ll check it tomorrow,” Guardiola told reporters.

“[But] Kevin [De Bruyne] has started to train with us, so that’s the first step.”

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Meanwhile, The Sun has stated that Gundogan is a “major doubt” for Sunday’s blockbuster fixture.

The news will come as a huge blow to Pep Guardiola, especially as Kevin De Bruyne is also out with an injury.

Star striker Sergio Aguero is also an injury doubt with a heel injury.