Vincent Kompany is doubtful for Sunday’s epic title-deciding Premier league showdown with Liverpool at Anfield, after the 28-year-old Belgian defender limped out of Manchester City training on Saturday after collision with team-mate Micah Richards.

The City captain, widely revered to be one of the best defenders in Europe, looked to have injured his knee after landing awkwardly and his absence would be a huge blow for Manuel Pellegrini’s team.

Especially now that City are coming up against the league’s top scorers, with 90 goals, spearheaded by Liverpool’s prolific strikeforce – SAS, Luis Suarez
and Daniel Sturridge, who have 49 goals between them this season.

The 27-year-old Uruguayan has already notched 29 league goals, highest this campaign, while Sturridge has 20, and they’ll fancy their chances of adding to that should Kompany miss today’s tie.

Martin Demichelis would have been expected to line up alongside Kompany at the heart of the City defence. But should Kompany fail to recover, then either Joleon Lescott or Javi Garcia will most likely deputise.

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