Ederson’s exit from the field, nursing a knee injury, unfolded early on during the Newcastle United vs Manchester City match.
Liverpool have been handed a boost in the Premier League title race without even participating, as Ederson endured a hobbling exit against Newcastle United.
Although Liverpool are not scheduled to face Pep Guardiola’s squad until March 9, the potential setback of Ederson’s absence looms as a threat to their pursuit of a fourth consecutive title.
Since joining the Etihad in 2017, Ederson has played a pivotal role, participating in an impressive 96 percent of City’s top-flight fixtures.
City’s 30-year-old goalkeeper, a crucial figure with five Premier League titles to his name, showcased his prowess with a decisive performance in the previous season’s Champions League final. Guardiola now faces an anxious wait to ascertain the duration of Ederson’s unavailability.
In the early stages of the match at St James’ Park, Ederson collided with teammate Kyle Walker as Sean Longstaff scored a disallowed goal. Despite attempting to soldier on, the goalkeeper was substituted shortly afterward due to knee discomfort.
Stefan Ortega, City’s reserve goalkeeper, was pressed into action, having previously featured in their FA Cup triumph over Huddersfield Town a week prior. His lone league appearance this season occurred in their 2-1 victory against Brighton in October.
Social media erupts with frustration from Man City supporters, arguing that referee Chris Kavanagh should’ve signaled offside sooner in the lead-up to Newcastle’s nullified goal. A fan expressed their discontent, stating: “That’s both (John) Stones and now Ederson injured now because of a stupid offside ‘let them play on’ rule.”
Another comment read: “Bloody hell. Hope it’s just a knock and Ederson will be back soon. Well should have flagged earlier. Absolute joke.”
In other Liverpool news, Liverpool Problem Jurgen Klopp Has to Solve for Premier League Clash Against Bournemouth