Massive blow: Pep Guardiola confirms bad news for Liverpool

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that striker Sergio Aguero could play a part in the team’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Liverpool on Wednesday.

Aguero, who suffered a knee injury in training last month, has not played since City’s 1-0 win over Chelsea at the start of March.

Guardiola told Sky Sports News, however, that the Argentine international could make the bench for the short trip to Merseyside.

“We will see about Sergio, still he didn’t train,” the manager said. “Hopefully he is much better. On Monday we will see and in these situations, it is day by day. I hope he can help us. Maybe not in the beginning but maybe the bench.

“After that we have Manchester United and then Liverpool in the second leg. Maybe we have to change the system and have six strikers to win the game. We need Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Lukas Nmecha – everybody.

“Liverpool is not one game, it is 180 minutes. We need a good performance for the second leg.”

City host Liverpool in the second leg next Tuesday.