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LIVERPOOL VS MANCHESTER CITY

Published:Friday | February 27, 2015 | 2:00 AM

LIVERPOOL (3-4-2-1)

MIGNOLET,

LOVREN, SKRTEL, CAN,

IBE, HENDERSON, ALLEN, MARKOVIC,

LALLANA, COUTINHO,

STERLING

CITY (4-2-3-1)

DZEKO,

SILVA, AGUERO, NASRI,

TOURE, MILNER,

KOLAROV, MANGALA, KOMPANY, ZABALETA,

HART

Two teams in form clash at Anfield on Sunday, when Liverpool, who have taken 23 points from 27 available and have won their last four games in the Barclays Premier League, meet a City side boasting a 5-0 win over Newcastle in their last outing.

On Tuesday, City met Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League, and lost 2-1, though keeper Joe Hart saved a late Lionel Messi penalty. Sergio Aguero scored for City and is now two goals short of 100 for the club.

Liverpool, who played a European League tie in Turkey on Thursday against Besiktas, are now sixth in the table, 10 points behind second-placed City.

With Chelsea being held to a 1-1 draw at home against Burnley last weekend, City closed the gap on the leaders to five points and they can reduce the deficit further this weekend.

If they win at Anfield, they will be just two points behind Chelsea, who take a rest from the league to contest the Capital One Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.

City will need to improve on their poor record at Anfield in the Premier League. In 17 visits in the competition, City have won just once - in May 2003. Overall, Liverpool have won 11 and drawn five of 17 home games against City and, since their only win there, City have lost seven and drawn four.

Liverpool will test skipper Steven Gerrard, who has missed the last three games with a hamstring problem. Jose Enrique, Mamadou Sakho and Lucas Leiva are all absent. City have Yaya Toure available after he missed the Barca tie through suspension.