The Reds face a difficult challenge in containing the current 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, Yaya Toure
Silva, Dzeko, Aguero
The hosts are still without captain Steven Gerrard, but should otherwise be at full strength, 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 leader Robin van Persie.
- Manchester City have not won in their previous eight trips to Anfield, losing six and drawing two.
- Nine of Liverpool's 11 league goals this season have come in the second half.
- 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.
- The Reds are unbeaten in seven league games, while City have not lost at all this season in Premier League action.
- Kenny Dalglish's side 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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