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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set to return to action after this month’s international break, according to manager Pep Guardiola. City’s record goalscorer could even have a chance of facing champions Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend.
Aguero suffered a hamstring injury just three matches into his comeback against West Ham on October 24.
Guardiola said: “He’s getting better but right now I don’t know. We don’t want (him) to make a step back again. I don’t know about Liverpool but after the international break, for sure, he’ll be ready.”
With Gabriel Jesus already sidelined, Aguero’s injury has left City without a recognised centre forward. Ferran Torres, the winger signed from Valencia in the summer, has filled the position in the last two games against Porto and Sheffield United and could do so again as Olympiacos visit in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Jesus, who has been out with a thigh injury since the opening match of the season, is now back in training and nearing a return. He could be in contention to face the Greeks in the Group C clash at the Etihad Stadium or, if not, Liverpool on Sunday.
Guardiola said: “It’s too early to know. He is doing better. He did one training session with the team. We’ll see, but he’s happy he’s back. We are awaiting Sergio but we’ve been happy with Ferran, so we have an alternative.”