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Man City blow with Kevin De Bruyne facing four-week lay-off and missing Liverpool clash with hamstring KO

MANCHESTER CITY have suffered a huge blow with Kevin De Bruyne facing up to four weeks out with a hamstring injury.

The Belgium superstar was forced off after just an hour in City’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa at the Etihad on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old now faces a fight to be fit for their crunch Premier League title clash against Liverpool on 7 February.

SunSport understands club medics are hopeful he could be out for around two to three weeks, in a best case scenario.

De Bruyne had a scan on the problem today and it is believed to have shown a slight hamstring tear.

He has suffered a problem like it before, and felt similar signs just after half-time against Villa earlier this week.

The ex-Chelsea ace will not be rushed back, and will have a slow rehabilitation period to not aggravate the injury further.

De Bruyne will definitely miss City’s FA Cup fourth round clash at Cheltenham on Saturday night.

And he will almost certainly be out of their Premier League matches with West Brom, Sheffield United, Burnley and more than likely against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

They then take on Tottenham and Arsenal on what is set to be a tricky few weeks for Guardiola’s side.

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City have been on an incredible run in the league and are bang in the hunt for another title after some impressive wins.

De Bruyne has three goals and ten assists in England’s top flight this season.

And he is widely-regarded as their most influential player.

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