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De Bruyne and Walker miss Manchester City’s training session ahead of their FA Cup semi-final clash with Liverpool

Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker missed training ahead of Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final game against Liverpool on Saturday.

City manager Pep Guardiola revealed the duo were unable to train on Friday due to injuries they picked up against Atletico Madrid midweek.

De Bruyne is unwell with a scar in his foot opening, while Walker sprained his ankle in Spain’s goalless draw.

Both players had to be substituted in the second half, with Raheem Sterling replacing De Bruyne in the 65th minute and Nathan Ake replacing Walker in the 73rd minute.

“You didn’t train today,” revealed Guardiola on Friday. “We’ll see tomorrow but apparently it would be so close after what happened on Wednesday.”

Ruben Dias, meanwhile, is struggling for his first appearance since March 1 after returning from a hamstring injury. He was an unused substitute during the Atletico game.

“Ruben Dias trained today and we’ll see how he’s doing,” added Guardiola.

Diogo Jota is the only doubt for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

(Photos: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images, Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

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