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Vincent Kompany's Fitness in Question for Liverpool Match After Training Injury

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Manchester City's best defender and captain is now reportedly a doubt for tomorrow's visit to Anfield after suffering an injury in training.

Paul Thomas

All looked to be settled in terms of squad news on both sides ahead of tomorrow's top of the table clash at Anfield, with Daniel Agger and Joe Allen in the clear for Liverpool and Sergio Aguero's return taking the headlines on the Manchester City side of things. Less than 24 hours away from kickoff we wouldn't expect too much more to merge, but this morning there were reports--along with pictures, seen below--of City captain Vincent Kompany being helped off the training pitch after apparently landing awkwardly:

Early reports suggested that the central defender would miss out for sure, but over the course of the last few hours it looks as though he'll be included in the squad and ready to lead his side out tomorrow. Per Phil McNulty in the BBC Football Live Ticker (HT to Elizabeth and Conor):

"Lots of noise around the fitness of Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany ahead of the crucial meeting with Liverpool at Anfield after he left training early today. Word is he sustained a knock and was taken out as a precaution. He will join up with the squad later and City expect him to be fit."

Not that they would divulge a ton of information if there were questions, of course, and I doubt this changes much about Liverpool's preparations. If Kompany does miss out, Manuel Pellegrini would need to turn to Joleon Lescott to partner Martin Demichelis, as Matija Nastasic is still out with a knee injury.