Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson will miss Sunday’s game against Liverpool according to boss Pep Guardiola.
The 26-year-old Brazil international was substituted at half time during City’s 1-1 draw with Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday as a precaution but Guardiola claims he will not be involved at Anfield and that Claudio Bravo will deputise.
Speaking this afternoon, Guardiola said: “Ederson is not able to play on Sunday.
“How long is he out for? I don’t know.
“We have another top goalkeeper. We won the Carabao Cup and FA Cup thanks to Claudio Bravo. He is an exceptional goalkeeper and has played a lot of games for Chile.
“Why shouldn’t I be confident in my players? I would not like to be a player if my manager doubts me.
“I see him every day in training sessions, how good a player he is. We’re not going to lose because of Claudio.
“He has had a long career at the top, won the Copa America. Respect that guy, he is an incredible, top, top ‘keeper.”
He added” “I know people will say if we lose [the title race] is over but there are a lot of games still to play and I want to fight until the end. It will be more difficult [if City lose], of course. Liverpool lost only one game last season and are unbeaten this season.
“You’d think they’re not going to lose many games but the season is long. A lot of situations can happen.”