Erling Haaland gets injury scare during international break

The left-footed forward has an important match coming up against Liverpool with Manchester City

By Web Desk
November 17, 2023
Erling Haaland lies on the ground while holding his ankle as his teammate and match referee watch. — AFP

Manchester City striker and one of the most important players of the team, Erling Haaland, twisted his ankle during the match between Norway and Faroe Islands during the international break.

Haaland came on as a half-time substitute while his side was already leading by two goals courtesy of goals from Jorgen Strand Larsen and Oscar Bobb.

However, the 23-year-old striker went down holding his ankle in the final minutes of the game and his potential injury might just have increased Pep Guardiola's worries as Man City play Liverpool at home on November 25 just after the international break ends.

Norway team doctor Ola Sand hinted that Haaland's ankle problem was similar to the one he suffered previously.

"It was much of the same that happened against Bournemouth a week-and-a-half ago," he told TV2.

"He has had it before too. He gets a slight twist in his ankle, where he is a bit vulnerable. It hurts a lot right away, and then it goes away pretty quickly. Then we'll see tomorrow how he is then.

"Now he will receive some treatment, then there will be peace and rest and then we will see how he is tomorrow morning."

The prolific striker has been in astounding form, which comes as no surprise, as he has bagged 17 goals in just 18 matches across all competitions this season and seems to be on his way to replicating his heroics from the previous season.

Man City currently sit at the top of the Premier League (PL) points table with 28 points in 12 matches and they are followed closely by Jurgen Klopp's Reds who sit second with 27.

A win over Klopp's men is very crucial to maintain their lead on the top as even a draw can get them off the top spot as Mikel Arteta's Arsenal sit third with as many points as Liverpool and they can climb to the top position should City vs Liverpool encounter ends in a draw by winning their next game against Brantford away.