With his fitness being carefully assessed, Pep Guardiola said that Haaland had some 'niggles' after the Bayern game, but has confirmed that he will feature in some capacity against Liverpool this weekend.
Explaining how Haaland has settled in ahead of his domestic debut, Guardiola said: “He's ready to play tomorrow, and the first impression as a guy is really good, a funny guy. He's settled really well with the team. That is important.
“Apparently people think it's not one of the most important things but it is the good vibes in the locker room is more important than any advice or any other thing you can say. We try to settle good with the family, house, try to get to know each other in training, we can see what we want to do, what we did in previous seasons. The rest the quality will do the rest.”
Offering an update on those 'niggles', Guardiola said: “He feels good. When I spoke with him over the last days, he feels a little bit [of niggles] but he can train and move. At the end of August he will be better than now.
“Now we have one game a week, with more training. After that we start the crazy schedule three days, four days. I think for Liverpool and ourselves I think we arrive at this competition a little early but the opportunity to play the Community Shield is always too early. We have to adapt.
“I don't see off the pitch, I dont take a beer with them. Off the pitch is apparently really good. When I see in the canteen and corridors it's really good. We've been incredibly fortunate to have the guys that we had in previous seasons, otherwise you don't win titles thats for sure.
“The new guys are embraced really well from the guys here from day one, thats why it's so easy. Fernandinho left an incredible legacy, how you have to behave in the locker room. Everyone followed his footsteps. Enzo [Maresca] arrived here and replaces Juanma [Lillo] and after two days he is part of all of us giving opinions.”