Guardiola explains why Phillips wasn’t on the pitch in Liverpool win.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has explain. Why midfielder Calvin Phillips was not name in their 3-2 win over Liverpool in the Carabao Cup last 16.
Manchester City return to action for the first time. After the World Cup and there are still no names for many people in this game, including Phillips, who was in the England national team and was eliminated in the quarter-finals. However, Guardiola explained the reason for not sending him was not about symptoms. injured or wanting to rest in any way
“He didn’t hurt. But he returned with overweight. I don’t know why it could happen to him. He did not come back in a good condition to train and play. If he is ready to return to play when? He will play for sure. But now he’s not ready,” Guardiola said.
Phillips made just two appearances for England at the World Cup and was a substitute in both. He had previously struggled with injuries for half the season and underwent one shoulder operation. Before coming back fit in time for the team to go to the World Cup He has hardly played in Guardiola’s team this season. By playing only 4 games in total, Manchester City’s first game in the Premier League after the World Cup is a game away at Leeds United on December 28, 2022 in British time.