Pep Guardiola defended his goalkeeper Claudio Bravo who will replace the injured Ederson against Liverpool
Manchester City will be without goalkeeper Ederson for their key game against Liverpool on Super Sunday.
The Brazil goalkeeper suffered a muscular problem in the 1-1 draw with Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday.
City boss Pep Guardiola, whose side trail leaders Liverpool by six points, has confirmed Claudio Bravo will start at Anfield.
Bravo, who was sent off in Italy in midweek, last started a league game for the club in May 2018.
“Ederson is not able to play on Sunday,” said Guardiola. “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.”