Aymeric Laporte is a doubt for Community Shield clash against Liverpool after picking up a knock.
Manchester City have been dealt with a huge blow after defender Aymeric Laporte picked up a knock ahead of the Community Shield clash against Liverpool on Sunday.
Laporte’s a doubt for the Community Shield with – what has been described to me as – a knock. No word on West Ham availability yet, he’s having treatment on it
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) August 1, 2019
He is a doubt for the weekends’ game, whereas his fitness is yet to be determined for the Premier League clash against West Ham United as he continues to have treatment on it. This will come as a huge blow for Pep Guardiola, who sees the 25-year-old as the most reliable defender in the backline.
The French International, who joined the Citizens in January 2018, has gone on to become one of the best defenders in the league. He played a huge role in the reigning Community Shield holders’ back-to-back Premier League triumphs, League Cups, and one FA Cup.
There are also fears about several star’s missing out for this clash. Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Ederson Moraes, Nicolas Otamendi, and Fernandinho returned to the pre-season training yesterday. Whereas, left-back Benjamin Mendy has been ruled out for a month muscular inury. The French International will return to the training by August last week.
Sunday’s FA Community Shield between @LFC and @ManCity will kick-off the Heads Up campaign and a season of activities aimed at driving the biggest ever conversation on mental health. pic.twitter.com/WcGzU7mJOE
— PFA | Professional Footballers’ Association (@PFA) July 31, 2019
Sunday’s FA Community Shield clash between Liverpool and Manchester City will kick-off the Heads Up campaign and a season of activities aimed at driving the biggest ever conversation on mental health.
Pep Guardiola said: “There’s no doubt there is a stigma that still exists when we talk about mental health and that needs to change,” said the former Barcelona boss.
“I want to live in a society where mental health is considered as important as physical health, and initiatives like Heads Up are a great way of achieving that.
“I hope everyone takes time to think about those close to them who have suffered in silence, and let’s try and find a way of making the conversation around mental health more open and honest. It’s the only way we will move forward.
“Everyone at Manchester City backs the Heads Up campaign and I want to personally thank the FA and the Heads Together charity led by The Duke of Cambridge for the work you are doing.”