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‘Really Hope It’s Mind Games’ – City Fans On Social Media Worried About Guardiola’s Latest Comments on De Bruyne

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he doesn’t know whether Kevin De Bruyne will be fit to face Liverpool.

The Belgian international was left out of the squad that won 3-1 against Southampton yesterday but, while Guardiola says the injury to the midfielder is minor, he cannot say whether he’ll be ready for Thursday:

“I don’t know how he is. Today he was not able to play, but it is not a big issue. It is normal for this to happen when you spend three to four months out injured – you come back in such a demanding period and you have a little bit of a problem. It’s not a big issue, but I cannot say if he will be able to play on Thursday.”

Fans on Twitter are hoping that De Bruyne is fit and raring to go for the crucial top of the table clash:

As Guardiola says, it can be difficult after having been out for the best part of four months. When you are not up with the tempo of the match, you can get caught late and pick up a knock.

Even so, without De Bruyne’s involvement, City’s attacking play against the Saints was excellent at times, and with both David and Bernardo Silva influencing play from the middle of the park, there’s no shortage of creativity.

Still, having the Belgian fit to face the Reds at the Etihad would certainly be a massive boost.