Norwegian footballer Erling Haaland is undergoing a fitness assessment ahead of Manchester City’s match against Liverpool in the English Football League. Haaland withdrew from Norway’s European Nations Cup qualifiers due to a thigh injury incurred during City’s FA Cup win against Burnley. City are eight points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal and are facing a period of intensive matches, including two against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. Haaland’s readiness for the Liverpool match will be decided after the team’s last session. Midfielder Phil Foden is confirmed as absent, having undergone an appendectomy. Despite Liverpool’s current position in the league, City coach Josep Guardiola still considers the team to be strong competitors.