Pep Guardiola has hinted Erling Haaland may miss Manchester City’s league clash against Liverpool at this weekend.

The English champions managed a 0-0 draw against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday. The striker was left out of Manchester City’s starting lineup for the first time this season and finished the game in Denmark as an unused substitute.

In his post-match press conference, Guardiola admitted the striker was ‘so tired’ after the clash against Southampton on October 8th.

The Citizens will make a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool in the upcoming league clash. The Norway international’s availability remains a concern for the clash against the Reds.

When Norway’s TV2 asked Guardiola about Haaland’s absence against Copenhagen, he said: “He is so tired. He has some muscle disorders, and we didn’t want to take any chances.”

The Manchester City manager was further pressed whether his star will be fit on time to face Liverpool on Sunday.

“We will have to see tomorrow, I hope he will be ready,” Guardiola stressed.

Haaland has 20 goals and three assists from 13 matches and failed to score in the league only once. His absence could come as a major boost for Liverpool, who have won only two of their eight league games this term.