Alf-Inge Haaland, the father of Manchester City striker Erling Haaland, has revealed that his son may miss the upcoming Premier League clash against Liverpool due to a groin injury. The Norway international had to withdraw from his country’s squad this week and has travelled to Spain for recovery. Although he is doing well, it remains to be seen whether he will be fit in time for the crucial match on April 1.
Alf-Inge Haaland stated that his son is in a race against time to be ready for the game and that he must prioritise his health and try to get his body back in place. He added that the national team makes the decision, but they cooperate with Manchester City and ask the doctors and physios for their opinion. Manchester City has a partnership with a hospital in Barcelona, and Haaland has been there for further checks and treatment. He has been in Marbella for a few days with the club’s physio for follow-up.
When asked whether Haaland would be ready to face Liverpool, Alf-Inge replied that he is not a doctor and that it’s ‘touch and go.’ He explained that Haaland can’t just go two weeks without training and then jump right into a fight. There must be a progression there, and if he doesn’t get proper training with the team, then he won’t play. It is about how he responds to treatment in the next few days. He needs a lot of care and ‘knuckling.’ There are many sprints, and there is a lot to move.
Haaland has had an incredible debut season for Manchester City since arriving from Borussia Dortmund last summer. In 37 appearances, he has scored 42 times, including ten goals in six Champions League matches. City are trailing Arsenal by eight points in the Premier League and cannot afford to drop many more points in the final run-in with 11 games to go.
In conclusion, Erling Haaland’s father has admitted that his son may miss the crucial Premier League clash against Liverpool due to a groin injury. Although he is doing well, it remains to be seen whether he will be fit in time for the game. Manchester City and the national team are cooperating to make the best decision for Haaland’s health and recovery. With only 11 games left in the Premier League, City cannot afford to drop many more points and will need Haaland firing in goals to win the title.