Aguero ready to play for City this weekend

first_img0Shares0000Ilkay Gundogan goes in for a tackle as he eyes a first Premier League start of the season. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 13 – Sergio Aguero says he is ‘ready’ to return to action for Manchester City in their Premier League clash with Stoke City on Saturday.The 29-year-old, who was in a car accident in Amsterdam two weeks, was expected to remain sidelined for at least a month after breaking his ribs. But having returned to training, the Argentine said he is gearing up to play as soon as possible.Alongside pictures of Aguero training, on his Twitter account, the players posted: “Back to training. I am ready??!”Aguero had earlier defended his decision to go abroad to watch a concert.He told TyC Sports: “I still do not know if I am going to play on Saturday.“When a player has a free day at Manchester City, most of the players go to London, others to Italy, some to Spain.“I was lucky that I know the agent of Maluma [a Colombian singer], he invited me and I went. I had almost two days off and going to the airport was when I had that accident.“Then one thinks ‘why did I [go]?’, but it’s difficult to imagine that something like that could happen.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Klopp admits he has spoken to Gerrard about Anfield return

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he has spoken to Steven Gerrard about the prospect of him returning to Anfield – but not with a view to making a first-team comeback.The 35-year-old midfielder is currently in the Major League Soccer off-season following his summer move to the Los Angeles Galaxy.Gerrard had been told by former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers he could train at Melwood while he was back in the UK, and Klopp is happy to honour that promise.However, there has been no offer of a potential return to a playing role and, with Gerrard set to resume pre-season training in mid-January, there is no chance of a short-term loan, as the likes of David Beckham and Thierry Henry exploited during their time in the United States.“Stevie has a contract with LA Galaxy, he loves this club and he is a legend and when his contract has ended we can talk about different stuff,” said Klopp.“We will find for sure something for Stevie when he comes back and whatever he wants to do we will help him but not at this moment – we are in the middle of the season.“Do you think he should play at this moment or next year. No? Why did you ask me?“I spoke with Stevie; one phone call and a few messages and I told him ‘When you are here of course you can come whenever you want, you can train with us if you think it is good for you’.“Of course our doors are always open for him, that is clear. But nothing else.”The prospect of Liverpool buying back their former talisman, who has one year remaining on his Galaxy contract, seems equally remote.Gerrard himself has admitted he probably has only one year left of his playing career.“It could be my last season as a footballer. I certainly don’t want to feel like I’m feeling right now come next year,” he told reporters in America last week.“I’d love to go out on a high. It’s a long season, and I only came here for the last four months but I’ll certainly be better for the experience next year.”There does remain a chance, however, he could end up back at Liverpool on the backroom staff in some capacity in the future. Steven Gerrard 1last_img read more