Erling Haaland visited Manchester City’s partner hospital in Barcelona for tests on a groin injury that forced him to pull out of international duty this week.
Sadly for ‘The Cityzens, ‘ the striker’s father has told the media that his son is currently working with squad’s physio in Marbella, and isn’t sure whether he’ll make it back in time for the monster clash with Liverpool next Saturday.
Throughout this season, he’s proven himself as one of the best players on the planet, bagging 42 goals in 37 appearances. And on March 18, he continued his stunning run against Burnley in an eagerly-anticipated FA Cup tie.
Utilising his phenomenal speed and strength, he secured yet another hat-trick. However, in the 62nd minute, disaster struck. Against his own wishes, Pep Guardiola had to substitute his man after picking up a debilitating knock.
Speaking to TV2, his dad, Alfie, said: “Manchester City has a partnership with a hospital in Barcelona, so he has been there for further checks and treatment.
“Now he has been here [Marbella] for a couple of days with the physio from the club. Firstly, I’m not a doctor, and secondly, I think it’s ‘touch and go’ [to face Liverpool], yes. You can’t just go two weeks without training and then jump right into a fight. There must be a progression there.
“They can gamble on it, but if he doesn’t get proper training with the team, then he won’t play. It is about how he responds to treatment in the next few days. He needs a lot of care and ‘knuckling’. There are many sprints, and there is a lot to move.
“It was very surprising. I knew nothing. He called me and said that they had taken some pictures and found something that was not good.
“He would very much like to have played these two international matches. But he must prioritise his health, try to get his body back in place. Based on the assumptions, he is doing well, but he is very sad.”
All fans can do now is wait for their gaffer to address the media to reveal whether Haaland will be available in time to put a few past ‘The Reds’ at the Etihad.
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