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Manchester City injury problems grow: Zinchenko, Rodri ruled out vs. Liverpool

Stewart Robson presents his top five players in the world, but questions arise over some glaring omissions.

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City's injury problems have deepened after Pep Guardiola revealed Oleksandr Zinchenko and Rodri will both miss the crucial Premier League clash with Liverpool next month.

Guardiola is already without Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte as they nurse long-term knee injuries and he has now lost left-back Zinchenko and midfielder Rodri until after the next international break.

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Rodri exclusive: On playing for Guardiola, Man City's title hopes, comparing La Liga vs. Premier League

LAS ROZAS DE MADRID, Spain -- The handle turns, the door opens and Saul Niguez bursts into the room. There's just enough space to slip quietly past, out towards the training pitch and up to the players' residence for lunch, but he's not about to do that. He's been listening in from a small office covered with hundreds of old portraits of footballers at the Spanish national team's Las Rozas HQ, 25km northwest of Madrid, and he's grinning.

"Joder, qué inglés, loco!" he shouts as he bounds...

Guardiola taught me 'tactical fouling' at Man City - Rodri

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Manchester City midfielder Rodri has told ESPN FC he has learned "tactical fouling" while working under manager Pep Guardiola.

The midfielder, 23, became City's record signing when he joined from Atletico Madrid in the summer for a €70 million fee.

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Rodri, Man City's club-record signing, plays like Busquets and is a classic Guardiola 'pivot' midfielder

The writing was on the wall. Well, on the shirt. Everyone pretty much already knew that Rodri was going to leave Atletico Madrid, who had set a €70 million buyout clause that was more invitation than deterrent, and that was confirmed when the Spanish club recently presented Marcos Llorente as their new signing. Not just because Llorente too is a deep midfielder, but because he was standing there grinning with his new shirt, No. 14 on the back.

Rodri's number.

Well, it was his number: On Wednesday,...

Man City make €70m Rodri their record signing

The FC crew explain how Rodri will help shore up Man City's midfield and point out one glaring area they still need to address.
With Rodri set to join Manchester City this summer from Atletico Madrid, Sid Lowe breaks down how the Spaniard will make an impact on the pitch.

Manchester City have signed Rodri from Atletico Madrid for €70 million, making him the most expensive signing in their history.

City had made the central midfielder one of their top transfer targets this summer but, according to ESPN FC sources, faced competition from Bayern Munich.

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Man City set to sign €70m Rodri from Atletico

With Rodri set to join Manchester City this summer from Atletico Madrid, Sid Lowe breaks down how the Spaniard will make an impact on the pitch.

Manchester City are set to complete the signing Rodri from Atletico Madrid after the La Liga side confirmed they received the €70 million to cover the Spain international's buyout clause.

Sources had told ESPN FC at the end of June that City were closing in on the club-record deal and the activation of Rodri's buyout moves them one step closer to bringing the 23-year-old to the Etihad.

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