Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini makes two changes to the side which drew against Premier League strugglers QPR.
Matija Nastasic starts at the back for the Premier League title holders alongside Joleon Lescott, who also faces a potential international appearance mid-week as England face Brazil.
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Nastasic, Lescott, Clichy; Garcia, Barry; Milner, Silva; Dzeko, Aguero.
Subs: Pantilimon, Rodwell, Kolarov, Sinclair, Nasri, Tevez, Maicon.
Liverpool: Reina; Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Enrique; Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson; Downing, Suarez, Sturridge.
Subs: Jones, Wisdom, Skrtel, Allen, Shelvey, Sterling, Borini.
more to follow….