Silva ruled out of Liverpool clash

Silva ruled out of Liverpool clash

Manchester City midfielder David Silva will not travel to Anfield to face Liverpool in the upcoming top of the table Premier League clash. 

The 33-year-old Spaniard suffered a muscular injury in the first half of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Southampton and has been ruled out of the potential title race-defining match. 

City has a number of injury concerns with Aymeric Laporte, Rodri and Oleksandr Zinchenko out while Leroy Sané, who scored the crucial winner the last time the teams played in the league, is also injured.

Speaking after the Southampton win, Guardiola provided an injury update on Silva, "I didn't speak with the doctor but when he has a muscular problem and cannot play more minutes it is because he has something and when it is a muscular problem it is always a minimum of 10-12 days."

With Rodri and Silva injured Guardiola will be without two of his first-choice trio in midfield, an area of the pitch where City are indisputably better than Liverpool.