City have only won away at Liverpool once in the last 36 years
Liverpool vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 4.00pm, Sunday 14th January 2018
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Referee: Andre Marriner Assistants: S Ledger, R West Fourth Official: M Dean
Odds: Liverpool 11/5, Draw 14/5, City 13/10
Tickets: Sold out
TV: Sky Sports
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Squad (from): Karius, Mignolet, Ward, Gomez, Lovren, Klavan, Matip, Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Moreno, Milner, Wijnaldum, Can, Henderson, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, Sturridge, Firmino, Salah, Solanke, Ings
Doubtful: Sturridge, Henderson, Moreno
Form guide: WDWWWW
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Squad (from): Bravo, Ederson, Muric, Adarabioyo, Danilo, Mangala, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, Delph, De Bruyne, Diaz, Fernandinho, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero
Injured: Kompany, Mendy, Jesus, Foden
Form guide: WWDWWW
Vincent Kompany has not yet recovered from the calf injury he sustained at Newcastle a fortnight ago, whilst Benjamin Mendy and Phil Foden remain long term absentees. There was, however, brighter news on the injury front as Pep Guardiola revealed that Gabriel Jesus could return in as little as two weeks time after damaging knee ligaments against Crystal Palace on New Year's Eve.
Guardiola said: "He was (this week) in Barcelona and the news is quite good. I think two or three weeks, against Basel in the Champions League, he could be ready."
City go into the game unbeaten in the league this season, but have a dire record at Anfield with just one win in the previous 36 years. Guardiola, however, is relishing the challenge:
"Of course if you want to achieve something that’s good and win titles you have to win these kind of games.
"This season we were able to do that but we still have to go to Anfield, to Tottenham - there are still lots of games to play.
"But Liverpool is such an important game, to realise again if we are able to do big things in this season, in important stages, in the Champions League.
"To see ourselves, when we arrive in Basel, knockout games - how is our behaviour? We did it in Stamford Bridge, Old Trafford, and we'll see on Sunday how we do."
City's last away game at Anfield ended in a 1-0 defeat, with Georginio Wijnaldum scoring the only goal of the game. Overall City have won 46 of the 177 games played against Liverpool, with 45 draws and 86 defeats.
Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, D Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, Aguero
Score prediction: Liverpool 2 City 2