Liverpool morning news: Early team news; loanee attracting Italian interest

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Today Liverpool face what could be a season-defining match against Manchester City, with many citing the Anfield crowd as a potential game-changer in favour of Brendan Rodgers’ side.

But City midfielder Fernandinho has no fear about entering such a passionate atmosphere.

In quotes published by the Daily Star Sunday from an interview he gave to promote the EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil demo, Fernandinho said, “If you go to Paraguay, Argentina and Ecuador, as you approach the stadium you get attacked from all sides.

“Stones, sticks and posts. Attacked on all sides. Now that’s different.”

Considering that, it seems at least one City player will not be put off his stride by a vociferous Anfield crowd.

In early team news, the BBC reports that Brendan Rodgers' major decision is whether to stick with Mamadou Sakho or bring Daniel Agger back into the centre of his defence. He is definitely without Jose Enrique but Joe Allen could return.

Despite reports yesterday that City’s Vincent Kompany could miss the game after a training ground injury, the Belgian is expected to be fit.

And finally, Inside Futbol has picked up on a report from Plaza Deportivo, in which it is claimed Liverpool loanee Aly Cissokho is being tracked by both AC Milan and Inter Milan.

The left-back will not be staying on at Anfield when his current loan deal expires, with the flexible Jon Flanagan proving a more than able deputy an out-and-out left-back expected to arrive this summer.

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