Confirmed: Liverpool v Man City lineups

Anfield Pitch

Here is how Liverpool and Manchester City will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield for a match that is vital for both sides.

Liverpool are currently three points outside the top four and just a single point behind fifth-placed Southampton, while reigning champions City can cut the gap on league leaders Chelsea to just two points with a victory.

That said, City have a poor recent record at Anfield, having failed to win on any of their last 12 visits, and that is likely to spur Liverpool on to what could be a huge win in a still-promising campaign.

Liverpool have enjoyed a wonderful start to 2015, winning five of their last six league games, and while they were eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday there is no reason they cannot get a victory this weekend.

City have won their last two league games having previously gone on a four-match winless run but can they make it three this afternoon against a Liverpool side fighting for every point?

Liverpool lineup

Starting:

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Joe Allen
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Adam Lallana
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Lazar Markovic

Substitutes: Danny Ward, Kolo Touré, Jordan Williams, Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert, Daniel Sturridge.

Man City lineup

Starting:

  • Joe Hart
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Eliaquim Mangala
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Fernandinho
  • Samir Nasri
  • David Silva
  • Yaya Touré
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Edin Dzeko

Substitutes: Willy Caballero, Gaël Clichy, Martín Demichelis, Fernando, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Wilfried Bony.

 

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