EDERSON has been officially ruled out of Manchester City's top-of-the-table clash with Liverpool through injury.
The Brazilian goalkeeper, 26, was taken off at half-time of City's Champions League draw with Atalanta, in what was thought to be a precaution.
But Pep Guardiola has confirmed Ederson is out of Sunday's big game – with Claudio Bravo set to start.
When asked about the availability of Ederson during his pre-match press conference, Guardiola revealed: "He is out.
"We have another top goalkeeper and Claudio Bravo can do it too. He is an exceptional goalkeeper. He is an international goalkeeper. I have no doubts."
When pushed further about his faith in Bravo after his red card midweek, Guardiola barked: "Why shouldn’t I be confident about my players?
"I see him every day in training. We won’t lose because of Claudio. The red card the other day was because we lost the ball.
"Respect the guy. He is a top keeper."
After the game with Atalanta, Guardiola claimed Ederson's knock was "muscular".
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