Manchester City will be without two key players for Saturday’s clash with Liverpool, report the Daily Express.
Captain Vincent Kompany has suffered a recurrence of a calf injury that had kept him out for over a month earlier this season.
The Belgian was only four games into his return, and has suffered persistent calf problems during his career at the Etihad.
Silva, meanwhile, is still feeling the effects of an ankle injury that has prevented him for featuring in the last seven games.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini revealed, ‘Silva continues with some small pain in his ankle, so I think it’s a risk for him to play.’
Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony are also casualties, with both expected to be out of action until 2016. Bony picked a hamstring problem against Aston Villa, while Nasri will be out for around three months after surgery.
‘Unfortunately, Nasri is injured, and Kompany and Bony are also injured’, added the City chief.
However, star striker Sergio Aguero returns to the fold after his own hamstring injury. The Argentine superstar has recovered from the ailment picked up on international duty last month.
‘Aguero is fit, he is ready to come back.’
It is a welcome return for Pellegrini, who can also call on Raheem Sterling, Jesus Navas and Kevin De Bruyne in attacking departments.