Liverpool v Man City predicted line-ups and match preview

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Liverpool take on Manchester City three days after their meeting in the League Cup final.

To be played on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 at 20:00. Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

Odds: Liverpool 8/5, Draw 23/10, Man City 17/10

There will no doubt be a buoyant away end at Anfield as Manchester City head to Merseyside on the back of their League Cup success against Liverpool - now their focus turns to putting pressure on those at the top in an effort to secure their third Premier League title in five years.

Going into the game, City are nine points behind leaders Leicester City having played a game less so could do with recording their first win at Anfield in 13 years.

For Jurgen Klopp's side, it will be interesting to see how the game is approached after the heartache of Wembley for his side. 

His side's league season has been very inconsistent, which is why they are currently in ninth place in the league, but by exacting revenge over their opponents this week, they could move themselves to within six points of them - from there it is hard to suggest that hopes of finishing in the top four should be completely out of the question. 

One feels this is the kind of game that could be decided in the opening exchanges to see if there is any kind of hangover from events at Wembley a few days earlier. Though there may be no silverware on offer at the end of this, no-one should be any illusions as to the magnitude of the fixture, and the importance it could have on both side's seasons. 

Liverpool predicted lineup

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Kolo Touré
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Lucas Leiva
  • James Milner
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Daniel Sturridge

Man City predicted lineup

  • Joe Hart
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Nicolás Otamendi
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Fernandinho
  • Fernando
  • David Silva
  • Yaya Touré
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Raheem Sterling
 

Liverpool injury news

Mamadou Sakhoprobable - head

Joseph Gomezout - ACL

Kevin Stewartout - ankle

Jordan Rossiterout - hamstring

Danny Ingsout - ACL

Man City injury news

Kevin De Bruyneout - knee ligament

Fabian Delphout - calf

Samir Nasriout - hamstring

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