Former Manchester City striker Niall Quinn implores Manuel Pellegrini to play Joe Hart in League Cup final

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The Argentine Willy Caballero has been the regular cup goalie for City this season.

Manchester City take on Liverpool in the League Cup final this weekend as they look to win what might be Manuel Pellegrini's final piece of silverware as Manchester City manager.

One big decision he will have to make is over his goalkeeper for the game.

Throughout the season Argentine stopper Willy Caballero has been the cup goalkeeper for City and Joe Hart has watched on from the bench.

However, despite saving a penalty in the tie, Caballero put in a poor performance against Chelsea in the FA Cup last weekend and it has left many questioning whether Hart should in fact come back in to the starting XI for the cup final.

Niall Quinn, who spent six years as a Manchester City player believes the choice is a no-brainer - and Caballero should be dropped.

He told Sky Sports News earlier today (26/02/2016):

"I think Joe Hart has to play in this one.

"This is a huge game. You talk about the league being the biggest thing, of course it is, but when you get to Wembley Joe Hart doesn't want to sit on the bench for this one.

"Play him and make sure Man City have a better range on the day. No offense to Caballero but he doesn't come into it in the same type of form.

"I'd play Hart all day long."

His Sky Sports colleague and former Liverpool player Jamie Redknapp wholeheartedly agrees:

"I think it would be ridiculous (not to play Hart). Especially after last week, he (Caballero) was so poor against Chelsea."

The former Malaga stopper is certainly an erratic character on the pitch and the presence of Hart might be the difference between cup final defeat and joy for City.

When it comes to a cup final, there is no room for sentiment, and Hart should start for City.

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