Problems start for Liverpool because they will be without the team captain Steven Gerrard for the rest of the season after he was sidelined with a groin problem.
In the opponent camp, Gareth Barry, James Milner and Edin Dzeko are all pushing for places in the team after being rested on Sunday in the victory over Sunderland.
Kenny Dalglish(Liverpool): “We’ve got to be mindful of the fact that those youngsters need to be protected. They’ve played a lot of games at their level and if we are going to put anyone in, it won’t be a problem – but we’ll have to make sure we are sensible.”
“They’ll have a few changes in personnel and so will we. Hopefully the biggest change will be in the result.”
Liverpool: Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Wilson, Lucas, Spearing, Kuyt, Meireles, Carroll, Suarez, Gulacsi, Aurelio, Flanagan, Robinson, Shelvey, Rodriguez, Cole, Ngog.
Manchester City: Hart, Taylor, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Boyata, Wright-Phillips, De Jong, Yaya Toure, Vieira, Barry, Silva, Milner, A Johnson, Dzeko, Balotelli, Tevez, Razak, Jo.