£65,000-a-week Man City injured shot-stopper will miss the PL clash

Merseyside club look to have been handed a possible boost to their hopes of beating title rivals Man City this weekend after an injury to Ederson Moraes in the Champions League on Wednesday night. The Brazilian goalkeeper is an unchanged figure for the club.

Liverpool host Cityzens at Anfield on the weekend in a crucial six-pointer in the PL, and will no doubt feel more confident about getting a result as the Spanish coach has cast doubt over his first-choice shot-stopper’s availability.

Man City manager could not confirm Brazil international would be able to make it back in time to face Liverpool this weekend. Ederson went off injured in the game at Atalanta, with Claudio Bravo coming on in his place but then being sent off later in the game.

This meant right-back Kyle Walker had to go in goal for the closing stages of the match, in what were pretty surreal scenes in the match in Italy. Man City could do with a key figure like Moraes back to face Liverpool’s world-class front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.