Guendogan keen to make City return in Liverpool encounter

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(Reuters) – Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Guendogan has set his sights on making a return to first-team action in the Premier League encounter against Liverpool on Sept. 9 as he nears full fitness following an extended injury layoff. The Germany international, who injured his knee in December, played 20 minutes of City’s 1-0 friendly loss to Girona in Spain on Tuesday but said there remained a long way to go to get fully match fit. “I was out for eight months so there is no reason to rush now. When I feel good, ready and safe, I’m ready to play and try. That’s also the target for the next weeks,” he told City’s website. ( “There’s an international break in the next two weeks so plenty of time still to use that for training and maybe more games if that’s possible. “Hopefully after that break I will be ready to join the team fully. I want to be there when my manager and my team mates need me.” City, who beat promoted Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 in their league opener last Saturday, host Everton on Monday.

(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru)
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