Manchester City fans are more than happy to see the return of defensive midfielder Rodri. The Spaniard has been on the sidelines since he came off with a hamstring issue against Atalanta towards the end of October.
As reported by Tyrone Marshall of the Manchester Evening News, the 23-year-old returned to training on Tuesday. did some ball work and stretched before he went back indoors. However, it is important to note that Rodri did not complete a full training session and only did some ball work and had a stretch before leaving the pitch, as Marshall confirmed.
Rodri signed for City in the recent window for a club record fee of £62.6m, and the former Atletico Madrid man has since gone on to be a great addition to the squad. The versatile player has pitched in with a goal and averaged a rating of 7.54 in the Premier League so far.
Fans are rightfully buzzing with his potential return and one supporter said, “we need this guy” for the Liverpool match, with another fan simply asking “am I dreaming”.
It will be a welcome return to Pep Guardiola’s team, as Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko remain sidelined. Also, Nicolas Otamendi’s recent form has been poor, with the Argentine playing a hand in the losses to Norwich City and Wolverhampton Wanderers over the past two months.
Here’s what some fans have had to say about Rodri’s return to training…
We need the guy fo lfc game .. soo solid in cdm
— eric (@Itsnderitu_eric) November 5, 2019
— Steven (@StevenMcinerney) November 5, 2019
— ‘deji (@bobskino) November 5, 2019
HE’S PLAYING LIVERPOOL. YESSSSS
— Ola (@H__6009) November 5, 2019
— Ashleyão cancelo (@FouldsAshley) November 5, 2019
— Josh M (@MassiveMyatt) November 5, 2019
— Mohamed Abdulkadir (@mohamedamiin2) November 5, 2019