Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke
Roberto Firmino and Christian Benteke will be involved for Liverpool when they take on Manchester City in the Premier League Getty

Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield in a midweek Premier League clash as the reds look to avenge their League Cup final defeat at the hands of the same opponents and put a dent on their Premier League title hopes.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 8pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD. Live updates will be available on BBC Radio 5Live.


Liverpool will be seeking revenge when they face Manchester City in the Premier League, just three days after losing the League Cup final to the Etihad Stadium outfit. The final was decided on penalties and it would have been a severe blow to the Reds, who were targeting their first silverware since 2009. Jurgen Klopp will be keen to see his team put in an improved performance in front of their home fans and dent City's Premier League title hopes. The Merseyside club's hopes of finishing in the top four this season are looking slim, as they are currently in the 11th place, nine points behind Wednesday's opponents, who are in the fourth place.

The German manager could be without Mamadou Sakho and Daniel Sturridge for the game after the duo picked up knocks during the clash at Wembley, and their absence could give Christian Benteke and Kolo Toure a chance to return to the starting XI.

Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling will feel the full ire of the Liverpool fans when he returns to Anfield with Manchester City Getty

Manchester City, meanwhile, will be keen to get all three points as they look to close the gap on the top three of Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal respectively. The Gunners are the closest to reach as they are just four points ahead, and the Citizens have a game in hand on all their title rivals. Manuel Pellegrini's team will be high on confidence following their Capital One Cup triumph, and will look to carry on their momentum in the Premier League.

Yaya Toure could join the list of casualties after suffering a knock, and he will join Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri on the sidelines. The manager has confirmed that former Liverpool star Raheem Sterling will start the game and he can expect a torrid reception after forcing a move away from the club last summer.

What managers say

Jurgen Klopp: I know it's a very important game for them and it's a very important game for us, so it's not that the game is not too important, it's about thinking 'Can I bring in another [player] that is 100 per cent fit? That's the same as what we are doing. We don't make changes to say, 'Come on, it's Man City, you can lose' or that it's more important how we play against Crystal Palace or something. We cannot do this and we won't do this.

Manuel Pellegrini [on PL title]: "The complete squad are confident they can win the title, especially as they have the experience. I have talked about the first [Premier League] title that this club won. That year, they were eight points behind Manchester United, with three minutes of the final game to go, and United were the champions. In three minutes, football changed."

Betting odds

  • Liverpool win: 17/10
  • Draw: 22/9
  • Manchester City win: 7/4

Team news


Possible XI: Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Moreno; Milner, Henderson, Can; Coutinho, Firmino, Lallana

Manchester City

Possible XI: Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy; Fernandinho, Fernando, Navas, Silva, Sterling; Aguero