Manchester City pair Erling Haaland and Nathan Ake trained with the group ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash at home to Liverpool.

The Blues pair have both been doubts for the lunchtime kick-off after withdrawing from international duty for their respective nations. Ake missed the 4-4 draw at Chelsea before the break due to an unspecified injury.

Haaland was with Norway but suffered a recurrence of the ankle issue that saw him forced off against Bournemouth at the start of the month. He finished the game against the Faroe Islands, a 2-0 win, but did not feature against Scotland on Sunday.

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Norway manager Stale Solbakken did suggest ahead of their trip to Hampden Park that the striker could have played, had the game been a final. But nevertheless, his absence was a concern for City, who host Liverpool in the first game of the weekend.

But in a gallery of training pictures posted on City's official website on Thursday evening, both Ake and Haaland were present among the group. The pair look to be fully involved in the session which is a huge boost for the weekend.

Rodri was another pictured in the session, having pulled out of Spain's first game against Cyprus due to what reports described as 'discomfort'. But the midfielder did play 86 minutes against Georgia on Sunday.

There are no pictures of City's several other fitness concerns, including Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes, John Stones and Ederson. Pep Guardiola will hold his pre-game press conference on Friday and will likely provide an update on all of his players returning from international duty.