Pellegrini: Aguero big boost

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he delighted to have Sergio Aguero back for Sunday's crunch clash with Liverpool.

Last Updated: 14/04/14 at 10:29 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

City's leading scorer has missed their last five games because of a hamstring injury but he has been training for over a week and is ready for a match which could go a long way towards deciding the Premier League title.

Pellegrini is now hopeful the Argentina international, who has scored 26 goals this season - but none since January - will be able to have an impact at Anfield.

Pellegrini said: "Sergio is okay. He has worked the whole week with the squad as normal. He doesn't have any problems.

"It's very important - he's a top player, it's very difficult for defences to stop him. It's very important for us.

"You always miss important players like Sergio - we also had a lot of other players injured during the year. But we have a squad prepared. You do not just depend on one player."

Pellegrini confirmed that their other main injury doubt - Yaya Toure - would be fit, leaving Matija Nastasic as their only absentee.

The City boss says that while the Liverpool game is huge for both teams, the result will not decide the destination of the Premier League crown.

"It's a very big game - a very important game. We play against a team that is top of the table. We play in their stadium. Liverpool have had a wonderful season so it's a big game and a very difficult game," he said.

Asked if the Anfield clash was the biggest of his time at City, he said: "No - the biggest game is every week. It's not a game that will decide the title.

"It's a very important game but we can beat Liverpool and then lose to Sunderland or West Brom. If we think that this game is more important than next Wednesday (against Sunderland) then we are not going to win."

Liverpool against Manchester City kicks off a massive Super Sunday - coverage from Anfield begins at 12.30 on Sky Sports 1.

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Three Bears consortium criticise Rangers board over Mike Ashley loan

The Three Bears consortium have criticised Rangers' decision to shun their offer in favour of Sports Direct's £10m loan.

Transfer news: Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko happy at the club

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is happy to stay at the club, despite rumours he is a target for Arsenal.

Transfer news: Samuel Eto'o leaves Everton for Sampdoria on free transfer

Samuel Eto'o has completed his free transfer from Everton to Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company