Erling Haaland: Man City Striker Hurts Ankle Days To Liverpool Clash

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Manchester City will be concerned about the fitness of Erling Haaland ahead of their top-of-the-table clash against Liverpool on Saturday, November 25.

Haaland was subbed on at halftime in Norway’s 2-0 win over Faroe Islands in a friendly on Thursday but left the field in discomfort towards the end of the game.

The 23-year-old appeared to injure himself in the 87th minute while trying to connect with a cross from his teammate. It is a similar injury to one he suffered several weeks ago which forced him off at half time when Manchester City played Bournemouth.

Norway’s team doctor explains Haaland’s injury

As reported by Liverpool Echo, Norway’s team doctor Ola Sand confirmed Haaland suffered an injury in the same problematic ankle.

“It was much of the same that happened against Bournemouth a week and a half ago. He has had it before too” Sand said.

“He gets a slight twist in his ankle, where he is a bit vulnerable. It hurts a lot right away, and then it goes away pretty quickly. Then we’ll see tomorrow how he is then.”

Haaland’s next fixtures

Norway face Scotland in a Euro 2024 qualifier on Sunday, November 19, and it is yet to be seen whether Haaland will be fit enough to feature in that game.

After that, the Norwegian will return to his club, who face a tricky test against Manchester City in their next Premier League game.

City will be hoping Haaland doesn’t aggravate his injury while on international duty, since he has been the team’s most important player once again this season.

Across all competitions, Haaland has netted an impressive 17 goals in just 18 appearances, an currently leads the Premier League Golden Boot race.

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