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Barry boosts Manchester City as midfielder looks set to face Liverpool

19 Nov 2009 11:51:51

Barry boosts Manchester City as midfielder looks set to face Liverpool

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes expects Gareth Barry to shrug off a groin problem and face Liverpool on Saturday.   Barry, who was close to joining the Reds from Aston Villa last summer before moving to Eastlands in May, suffered some discomfort following England's defeat by Brazil in a friendly last week.   Hughes said: 'Gareth came back from the international with a little bit of soreness but it should not be a problem for the weekend.' Fighting fit: Barry (left) should be able to take his place when City travel to Liverpool after representing England against Brazil in Doha It was Barry's fifth outing for England this season and Hughes intends to give the midfielder a rest at some stage.   'It is a long season and he is more than capable of dealing with that but there are going to be times where we will have to protect him,' Hughes told the club's website. 'We are mindful of the fact that Gareth has played so much for us and for England. We want to keep him fresh and well for key games.'  Robinho talks about leaving Man City for Barcelona, reveals Santa CruzLiverpool would already be down and out if it wasn't for Reina, says HansenTHE LIST: The top 50 teenage sensations in Premier League history, Nos 20-11Club-by-club guide to the stars going to the World Cup from your teamTorres back in training: Liverpool striker could return against Man CityMANCHESTER CITY FC


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