Pep Guardiola has revealed that Kevin De Bruyne remains in contention for Manchester City's Premier League title showdown with Liverpool.
The Belgian playmaker sat out Sunday's trip to Southampton with a muscular injury and only returned to full training on Wednesday.
De Bruyne has managed just nine appearances this term due to a couple of knee injuries, but Guardiola remains optimistic that the 27-year-old could make his latest comeback against Liverpool.
"He trained today," he told reporters at his pre-match press conference. "Tomorrow we need to have another check in the morning, but he's much better."
De Bruyne was voted City's Player of the Season in 2017-18 after playing a direct part in 24 Premier League goals.