Match to be played on Monday 25th August 2014 at 20:00. Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
It will be interesting to see if Liverpool adopt a similar approach at the Etihad to last season where they play open and attacking football or shut up shop, playing for a secure and safe point.
We’ve had a go at naming the potential side.
GK – Simon Mignolet
The Belgian is Liverpool’s number one and there’s no sign of that changing any time soon.
RB – Javier Manquillo
He’ll be better for having his first game of Premier League football under his belt. He’ll be important defensively and getting forward to provide width.
CB – Martin Skrtel
Skrtel is a defender Rodgers knows he can rely on to do the basics of defending effectively throughout any big game.
CB – Dejan Lovren
He looked relatively solid throughout the game against the Saints. He’s a good player to have on the ball, moving it forward from the backline.
LB – Glen Johnson
Johnson could continue to deputise at left-back with Jon Flanagan injured and Alberto Moreno working on his match fitness.
RM – Raheem Sterling
Sterling has to play because he’s one of the biggest and quickest attacking threats that Liverpool have. He east up the space on the counter attack.
CM – Lucas
Lucas injects calm and experience into the midfield. He’ll most likely sit as the deepest of the midfielders.
CM – Jordan Henderson
Henderson will work his socks off in this game and cover where players fall out of position. He’s arguably Liverpool’s most versatile player.
CM – Steven Gerrard
This is a big game for the Liverpool captain considering the big performances he put in against some of Liverpool’s title rivals last season.
LM – Philippe Coutinho
Coutinho provides control from the left hand side. He can turn this game in a second so the Reds will more than likely try and get him in possession as much as possible.
ST – Daniel Sturridge
Sturridge seemed to thrive in the role of having the main starting spot up front against Southampton. It’s another chance for him to prove a point against a former club.
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