Confirmed Liverpool v Man City lineups: Origi dropped, Aguero starts

Anfield Pitch

Liverpool take on Manchester City in the Premier League this evening...

Liverpool and Manchester City will both be looking to make it four wins in a row as they lock horns at Anfield this evening.

The Reds beat Stoke City 4-1 on Tuesday evening, but manager Jurgen Klopp has decided to make a surprise change to his side for tonight's clash.

Divock Origi - who has been in fine form in recent weeks - has been dropped to the bench in favour of midfielder Emre Can, with Adam Lallana seemingly moving forward into the front three.

Former Manchester City ace James Milner continues at left back tonight, whilst there are also places on the bench for ex-City youngsters Daniel Sturridge and Loris Karius, along with youngsters Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's City side beat Hull City 3-0 on Boxing Day to make it three wins in a row - and tonight, he's able to call upon Sergio Aguero in attack.

The Argentinian is back from a four-game suspension and starts up front, with ex-Liverpool ace Raheem Sterling joining Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne in attack.

John Stones starts in the heart of defence alongside Nicolas Otamendi, whilst Fernandinho also returns from suspension, and will play alongside Yaya Toure in midfield.

Kelechi Iheanacho is only on the bench, along with the likes of Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Fernando.

Liverpool lineup

Starting:

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Ragnar Klavan
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Emre Can
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Adam Lallana
  • Sadio Mané
  • James Milner
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Roberto Firmino

Substitutes: Loris Karius, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alberto Moreno, Lucas Leiva, Ovie Ejaria, Divock Origi, Daniel Sturridge.

Man City lineup

Starting:

  • Claudio Bravo
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Nicolás Otamendi
  • John Stones
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Fernandinho
  • David Silva
  • Yaya Touré
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Raheem Sterling

Substitutes: Willy Caballero, Gaël Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Aleix García, Fernando, Jesús Navas, Kelechi Iheanacho.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for MANCHESTER CITY team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch