Erling Haaland misses Man City's Premier League game vs. Liverpool through injury

Manchester City striker Erling Haaland missed Saturday's 4-1 Premier League win against Liverpool with a groin injury.

The 22-year-old has scored an extraordinary 42 goals in 37 matches in all competitions this season, including eight in his previous two games, but he injured his groin against Burnley on March 18.

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Haaland subsequently withdrew from the Norway squad during the international break because of a groin injury and missed their European Championship qualifiers against Spain and Georgia.

"We spoke [on Friday] and he didn't feel fit," City boss Pep Guardiola said postmatch. "Of course we want to take a risk, this is an important game but we have Julian [Alvarez] and now we have a long week to recover. Hopefully next weekend [against Southampton in the Premier League] he can be involved."

City remain eight points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal with a game in hand after both sides won 4-1 on Saturday.