Man City captain Kompany ruled out of Liverpool clash

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The centre-back picked up a calf problem during international duty with Belgium and has not trained with his club all week

Vincent Kompany has been ruled out of Manchester City's game with Liverpool on Saturday.

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Kompany picked up a calf problem while with Belgium on international duty, his 15th such injury in five years.

Pep Guardiola insists the Belgian will not be out for a long time, but says he will not be able to feature against Jurgen Klopp's side.

“He played with Belgium against Gibraltar," Guardiola said. "They won 9-0. He had a little problem in his calf. I think he will not be able for tomorrow.

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“It will be short, but the next time he will not be able to play.”

Guardiola insists he has enough cover to cope with Kompany's absence, despite failing to bring in a new centre-back during the summer.

“The window is over," he added. "With Vincent or without Vincent, we thought maybe we need another one, but we have [Eliaquim] Mangala, we have Tosin [Adarabioyo] and of course there are other options and other players that can play in that position.”

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