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Man City boss Guardiola admits Dias out of Liverpool clash

Manchester City defender Ruben Dias is out of their clash with Liverpool.

The central defender has not played since suffering a hamstring injury in the FA Cup win at Peterborough United last month.

Pep Guardiola does not expect Dias to play any part of City's next three games against Burnley, Atletico Madrid and then Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on April 10.

John Stones has felt no ill effects of his knock on international duty and is expected to partner Aymeric Laporte in the Portuguese's absence.

"I don't know how long, the doctor said four to six weeks," Guardiola said. "Ruben is on four now, March 1 he was injured, it's now four weeks later. I think we need two weeks more."

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