Manchester City is yet to be bedeviled with another nightmare, following Nathan Ake’s injury.
Ake picked up a groin injury while on an international duty for his country, the Netherlands.
The “Citizens” have not been impressive at the backline this season, forcing Guardiola to run five matches without a win, the first time in his career, despite having spent almost 500 million pounds on purchasing defenders alone, since taking over city four years ago.
Meanwhile, almost all Liverpool defenders are now injured.
Cristiano Ronaldo also came from the bench to score, thereby taking his international tally to 102, just seven behind Ali Dae’s all-time record.