Pellegrini has fully fit squad for first time this season
Liverpool vs Manchester City
Date: 12.00pm, Sunday 1st March 2015
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Referee: Mark Clattenburg Assistants: S Beck, S Burt Fourth Official: K Friend
Odds: Liverpool 2/1, Draw 5/2, Manchester City 11/8
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports 1
Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Squad (from): Jones, Mignolet, Ward, Johnson, Lovren, Manquillo, Moreno, Sakho, Skrtel, Toure, Allen, Can, Coutinho, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Markovic, Balotelli, Borini, Ibe, Lambert, Sterling, Sturridge.
Injured: Lucas, Flanagan
Doubtful: Johnson, Henderson, Sakho, Gerrard
Form guide: WWDWWW
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Boyata, Clichy, Demichelis, Kolarov, Kompany, Mangala, Sagna, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Fernando, Lampard, Milner, Nasri, Navas, Silva, Toure, Aguero, Bony, Dzeko, Jovetic.
Form guide: WWDDLD
Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that City have no injury concerns, meaning that the manager has his entire squad available for the first time this season.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have doubts over a number of players and have had less time to prepare for the game, after being knocked out of the Europa League by Besiktas on Thursday evening.
"I think that of course it is an advantage," said Pellegrini. "Not a decisive one because I always think the decisive thing is the performance on the day of the game.
"If we think we are going to win that game because Liverpool arrive yesterday night late, that is not the reason.
"We must play very good because they also have a strong squad. I don’t think they will play the same starting 11 as yesterday night."
City's last away game at Anfield ended in a 3-2 defeat, with David Silva scoring for City and a Glen Johnson own goal. Overall City have won 44 of the 170 games played against Liverpool, with 44 draws and 82 defeats.
Prediction: Liverpool 1 Manchester City 1