Reds face a difficult challenge in containing this season's table-toppers, but will take heart from the midweek result in Naples that showed Roberto Mancini's team are beatable
Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique
Maxi, Kuyt, Downing
Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov
Milner, Barry, Toure Yaya
Silva, Dzeko, Aguero
The hosts are still without captain Steven Gerrard, but should be at full strength otherwise. And after their game at Chelsea, don't bank on Kenny Dalglish making too many changes for another game against strong opponents.
Manchester City have the task of facing a Liverpool side that is not only in good form, but probably refreshed following a week of rest after last week's win at Chelsea.
There aren't any new injury worries for City though, so it will likely be a case of shuffling the pack for manager Roberto Mancini after their midweek defeat to Napoli. Owen Hargreaves is the only player absent through injury, and Carlos Tevez continues his dispute with the club so will be unavailable.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero (pictured right) are tied for second place in the Premier League scoring charts this season on 10 each, three behind the leader Robin van Persie on 13.
- Manchester City have not won on their previous eight trips to Anfield, losing six and drawing twice.
- Nine of Liverpool's 11 league goals this season have come in the second half.
- Manchester City have scored 42 goals in their first 12 games this season, more than any side for 48 years at this stage of the season.
- Liverpool are unbeaten in seven league games, while City have not lost at all this season in Premier League action.
- Liverpool are currently in sixth place on 22 points, the same as Chelsea and Arsenal - some 12 points behind leaders Manchester City.
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