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Guardiola confirms Delph out ‘for a while’

The injury leaves the team short at left-back

FBL-ENG-PR-LIVERPOOL-MAN CITY Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Fabian Delph is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up a knee problem during Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Delph was forced off after just 31 minutes and was replaced by Danilo but his injury leaves City short at left-back.

“He will be out for a while. It is his knee,” said Guardiola after the game.

“It’s different (to his previous injury). That was a muscular injury.”

Source | Manchester Evening News

With Benjamin Mendy still some months away from a return City are left with Danilo and Oleks Zinchenko as options at left-back.

The club have been linked with a move for a new defender in January with Faouzi Ghoulam and Ryan Bertrand among some of the names mentioned.