Pep Guardiola has suggested Sergio Aguero will probably start Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Liverpool from the bench.
The legendary Argentine forward, who’s scored six goals against Liverpool since he arrived in Manchester from Spain many years ago, missed City’s win over Everton and has to return to full training.
“We will see about Sergio, still he didn’t train. Hopefully he is much better,” he told the Independent.
“On Monday we will see and in these situations, it is day by day. I hope he can help us. Maybe not in the beginning but maybe the bench. After that we have Manchester United and then Liverpool in the second leg.
“Maybe we have to change the system and have six strikers to win the game.
“We need Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Lukas Nmecha – everybody. Liverpool is not one game, it is 180 minutes. We need a good performance for the second leg.”
Gabriel Jesus starts when Aguero cannot, and in fairness, the Brazilian is also exceptional.
He scored against us earlier this season at the Etihad and we’ll need to be on our best form defensively to contain him.
Leroy Sane right now though is City’s most dangerous threat, and what’s most worrying is that he starts wide on the left.
Our first-choice right-back in this fixture would have been Joe Gomez, but the England international is injured which means Trent Alexander-Arnold is the only realistic option considering Nathaniel Clyne hasn’t played a minute of football yet this season.
Hopefully, the teenager can put in a better defensive performance than we saw on Saturday against Crystal Palace.