Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that his striker Sergio Aguero is fit to travel to Anfield on Sunday
Aguero has been absent in the Premier League since Manchester City’s 5-1 defeat of Tottenham Hotspur at the end of January, but is sure to play some part in his sides game with Liverpool at Anfield. Despite the Argentine’s injury problems, he is still City’s top goal-scorer this season with 26 goals to his name in all competitions.
City sit third in the Premier League, four points behind Liverpool in top-spot, but do boast two games in hand over their title challengers. Both managers have been keen to play down the fixture as a potential title decider, but Manuel Pellegrini knows it could have big implications on which club lifts the trophy next month.
“It's a very big game, but I don't think it will decide the title.” Pellegrini said in his pre-match press conference.
“Every game is a big game now until the end of the season.
“Sergio is ok. He worked all week with the squad normally, so he doesn't have any problem. All the squad is ok, except Matija Nastasic.”
Aguero’s return will boost City’s goal-scoring options, with Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo having filled the void in his absence.
It remains to be seen whether Pellegrini considers Aguero fit enough for a start at Anfield on Sunday, to counteract Liverpool’s goal threat’s Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. The Liverpool pairing have scored a staggering 49 goals between them so far this season, and have been fundamental in helping the Merseyside club launch a surprise title bid.
Liverpool have not won a league title since before the Premier League’s formation in 1990, but will look to take a huge step towards achieving that feat with victory over City on Sunday.