Liverpool v Man City team news: Pep Guardiola confirms goalkeeper Ederson is out of trip to Anfield, with Claudio Bravo to start

Manchester City's Ederson
Manchester City's Ederson

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson will miss Sunday's crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool through injury.

The Brazil keeper 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.

Although Bravo has his critics, Guardiola insisted he had no doubt about him going into such a massive game as Sunday.

"He is an exceptional goalkeeper," said Guardiola. "He is an international goalkeeper. I have no doubts.

"Why shouldn't I be confident about my players? I see him every day in training. We won't lose because of Claudio.

"The red card the other day was because we lost the ball. Respect the guy. He is a top keeper."

For Liverpool, Joel Matip, Nathaniel Clyne and Xherdan Shaqiri are all out, but Jordan Henderson and Virgil van Dijk are both available after missing training this week.

Jurgen Klopp's major selection headache is deciding between Joe Gomez and Dejav Lovren at centre half, and whether Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has done enough to earn a start in midfield.

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