Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kompany in Business

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Kompany in Business

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CITY are hopeful Vincent Kompany will recover from a calf injury in time for tomorrow's clash with Liverpool.

Doctors are confident the knock, which he suffered on international duty with Belgium, is only minor.

He was rested for his country's World Cup qualifier against Greece on Sunday as a precaution - but the problem was not expected to rule him out of the lunchtime kick-off against Jurgen Klopp's side.

Pep Guardiola and City's medical team believe they have finally resolved the calf and muscular issues that have plagued Kompany over the past three seasons.

They have been so encouraged by his fitness in recent months that Guardiola was confident enough to head into the season without signing central defensive cover.

But news of his knock in Belgium's 9-0 win against Gibraltar will have come as a concern. …

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