Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(64) 40 Goals 57 (67)
(44) 22 Assists 32 (46)
(6.9) 7 Average Ratings 7.2 (6.8)
31.7 Average Age 31.2
182.6 Average Height (cm) 183.7
(1.3) 1.1 Shots pg 1.9 (1.4)
(51%) 52% Aerial Duel Success 54% (52%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1)
(1.5) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Vincent Kompany Out 7.09
Micah Richards Out 7.34
Maicon Out 6.84
Yaya Touré Out 7.18
Kolo Touré Out 6.78
Abdul Razak Out 6
Player Reason Status Rating
Martin Kelly Out 6.47
Jon Flanagan Out N/A

Team News

  • City looked short of ideas in attack against QPR and after the sale of Mario Balotelli to AC Milan was completed, their options have been cut up front.
  • Edin Dzeko could return to the side in place of Carlos Tevez, while James Milner should move back out wide at the expense of Nasri.
  • With Matija Nastasic back fully fit, Javi Garcia will move into midfield alongside Gareth Barry in the continued absence of Yaya Toure.
  • Brendan Rodgers should name a similar side to the one that took a 2-goal lead at the Emirates in midweek, though Jose Enrique returned to action from the bench and could come in for Andre Wisdom.
  • Elsewhere Stewart Downing's place will come under threat from Raheem Sterling and new signing from Inter Philippe Coutinho, who may make his debut from the bench on Sunday.
  • Daniel Sturridge could also be sacrificed to allow Luis Suarez to move into his favoured central striker role, but the former City man may be given another chance against his old club.


  • Three of the last 6 league games between City and Liverpool at the Manchester club have ended 0-0, though the hosts have recorded back-to-back 3-0 wins over the Reds at the Etihad.
  • Liverpool have been much improved in the league of late, despite defeat to Oldham last weekend, but away from home their form remains indifferent, with just 3 victories on the road.
  • City haven't looked particularly convincing of late but they have kept three successive clean sheets at home in the league and this could be a tight affair, settled, if at all, by the single goal.
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