Pep Guardiola’s men hope to close the gap on league leaders Arsenal as they host Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Prolific striker Erling Haaland was not part of Manchester City's squad to play Liverpool on Saturday after failing to recover from a groin injury. The Norway international, who has scored 42 goals in all competitions this season, had to withdraw from his country's European Championship qualifiers against Spain and Georgia last week because of the problem. “He is not fit. He doesn’t feel proper," City manager Pep Guardiola said ahead of the game. "It is not a big issue
Saturday's Klassiker could be pivotal in the Bundesliga title race, with just one point separating the two teams. The contest also marks Thomas Tuchel's first game in the Bayern Munich dugout, and he will be keen to start his tenure with a positive result against his former side, Borussia Dortmund. Bayern have won their last eight Bundesliga home meetings against Dortmund, scoring 33 goals in those victories.