Toure an injury doubt, but Pellegrini confirms that Sterling will start
Liverpool vs Manchester City
Competition: F.A. Premier League
Date: 8.00pm, Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Referee: Martin Atkinson Assistants: M Mullarkey, S Child Fourth Official: C Pawson
Odds: Liverpool 17/10, Draw 5/2, City 15/8
Tickets: Sold out
TV: BT Sport
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Squad (from): Bogdan, Mignolet, Caulker, Clyne, Jose Enrique, Flanagan, Ilori, Moreno, Sakho, Toure, Allen, Can, Coutinho, Henderson, Ibe, Lallana, Lucas, Milner, Teixeira, Benteke, Firmino, Origi, Sturridge.
Injured: Stewart, Rossiter, Ings, Gomez
Doubtful: Sakho, Lucas, Lovren, Skrtel
Form guide: WDLWLD
Manager: Manuel Pellegrini
Squad (from): Caballero, Hart, Wright, Clichy, Demichelis, Kolarov, Kompany, Mangala, Otamendi, Sagna, Zabaleta, Fernandinho, Fernando, M Garcia, Navas, Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Bony, Iheanacho
Injured: Nasri, De Bruyne, Delph
Form guide: LLWDWD
Yaya Toure is an injury doubt for City, after suffering a knock to his foot during the Capital One Cup final. Samir Nasri, Kevin De Bruyne and Fabian Delph remain long term absentees. Raheem Sterling, booed throughout by the Liverpool fans, will definitely start however, according to manager Manuel Pellegrini.
"He’s a young man, a young player starting his career, but he knows how to deal with pressure.
"He’ll receive the same treatment tomorrow as he did at the weekend, but I’m sure he can play without a problem, and he’ll be a very important player, as he was in last game."
Pellegrini added: "I don’t have any doubts about him, it’s important for him to play under pressure, that’s what big players do.
"I have 100 per cent trust in Raheem. He will play tomorrow and he’ll be important.
"I think in the way he played the other day he demonstrated - maybe he missed a goal - he worked, was always concentrated, and he was difficult for Nathaniel Clyne one one.”
City's last away league game at Anfield ended in a 2-1 defeat, with Edin Dzeko getting City's only goal. Overall City have won 45 of the 173 games played against Liverpool, with 44 draws and 84 defeats.
Prediction: Liverpool 1 City 1