Here are your evening headlines for Saturday, September 19.

Opinion: Five options to deal with Aguero absence

Ahead of Manchester City's opening Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday, Pep Guardiola confirmed Sergio Aguero could miss the opening two months of the season through injury.

The Argentine star picked up the knee injury late last season and underwent surgery in Barcelona.

City have several ways to deal with Aguero’s absence, and MEN Sport have considered five different avenues that Guardiola could explore. These include leaning heavily on Gabriel Jesus, Aguero’s deputy, using Raheem Sterling through the middle, or investing in another centre-forward.

Other potential options include using a false nine or turning to the academy, with 17-year-old Liam Delap named as a possible alternative.

You can read the full piece here .

After Jurgen Klopp controversially criticised Chelsea’s summer spending, stating Liverpool is a “different kind of club” to those “owned by countries, owned by oligarchs”, Jamie Carragher has responded in his column in the Telegraph .

The former Reds defender supported managers who spend big, including Pep Guardiola, who once again invested heavily in his squad in the shape of Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake, stating that it is one of the hardest things to do in the modern game.

“Sir Alex Ferguson used to say the hardest thing in football is managing change,” Carragher explained. “There is a risk - I would even call it bravery - in doing so much at once.

“Not all managers are prepared to do it, fearing it will go wrong and they will be remembered for squandering millions with poor judgement.

“Managers who buy big are prepared to put their reputation on the line. That is why I never understand why any coach is sneered at for spending money, whether it is Jose Mourinho in 2004, Pep Guardiola in 2017, or even Klopp when he paid so much for Van Dijk.”

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Why Couto is leaving on loan

After goalkeeper Aro Muric and forward Pablo Moreno left City on loan earlier this summer, young defender Yan Couto is expected to join them as he spends the year in Spain.

City signed the 18-year-old earlier this summer after a lengthy process, tracking the Brazilian prospect for several years beforehand.

However, given Couto’s limited senior experience and the presence of Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo, game time was always going to be limited.

Couto’s move to Manchester was delayed thanks to the coronavirus, while there was no preseason tour to impress and earn more minutes.

Nevertheless, with a loan season now on the cards, Couto will be hoping to play regularly and gain invaluable first-team experience.