Manchester City are in a ‘state of emergency’ ahead of their crucial clash with Liverpool. Striker Eling Halland, 23, of Norway, went down with an ankle injury during an A-match, and his participation in the upcoming game against Liverpool is “uncertain,” especially after it was confirmed that Halland will miss the final UEFA European Championship qualifying group game against Scotland.
“Holland suffered an ankle injury during the A-match,” said multiple media outlets including The Athletic, Football London, Talk Sport, and others in the U.K. “City continue to receive injury reports ahead of their crucial clash with Liverpool this weekend. If Holland is unable to play, City will face a major challenge.”
Holland was introduced as a halftime substitute in the November A trial against the Faroe Islands at the Ulevall Stadium in Oslo, Norway, on Nov. 17 and rolled his ankle near the penalty box in the closing stages of the game. 토토사이트 After going down, Holland held his ankle in pain for a while before receiving treatment from the medical staff and then returning to play the remainder of the match.
The injury is not expected to be serious as Holland played the remainder of the match. However, it has been confirmed that he will miss the final UEFA European Championship qualifying group game against Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland on June 20. “Unfortunately, I will not be able to play against Scotland,” Holland said on social media. I will get treatment and be back as soon as possible.”
Unsurprisingly, the news of Holland’s injury sent City into a state of ‘hyper-emergency’. City return to action after the November international break with a home game against Liverpool in the 13th round of the English Premier League (EPL) at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on May 25. The loss of Holland to injury in such a crucial fixture in the midst of a fierce title race would be devastating.
Notably, Holland had to be substituted against Bournemouth earlier this month with an ankle injury. It’s a nerve-wracking situation for City. If Holland is ruled out of the Liverpool game due to the severity of the injury, the local pundits believe that City will be in big trouble and could even lose the game.
Holland was a key contributor to City’s ‘treble’ last season, scoring a whopping 52 goals in 53 official games in his first season with the club. This season, he has 17 goals and four assists in 18 games across all competitions. In the EPL, he has scored 13 goals in 12 games and is on pace to lead the league in scoring for the second year in a row.