Kyle Walker limped off in City’s 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, and he is now a major doubt for Saturday’s clash against Liverpool. The England international would be a huge miss too, as his pace kept Liverpool at bay for large periods of Sunday’s 2-2 draw.
Thankfully for City, they have a very reliable back-up in Oleksandr Zinchenko, and like all City defenders he also has the capability to play in midfield, which is another spot they may use him in. Kevin De Bruyne also went off injured, so it could call for a tactical rejig by Guardiola.
Zinchenko could have a crucial part to play if used, and his influence could be the difference against Liverpool. The Ukraine international is yet to score for City this season, and there is no better time to break his duck.