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Corner taken by Stewart Downing, save by Joe Hart.
Foul by Francisco Javi Garcia on Joe Allen, free kick awarded. Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Stewart Downing fouled by Aleksandar Kolarov, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Sturridge goes off and Joe Allen comes on. Glen Johnson takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line, Edin Dzeko manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Daniel Sturridge. Save by Joe Hart.
Gael Clichy concedes a free kick for a foul on Glen Johnson. Glen Johnson takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the right by-line played to the near post, Stewart Downing makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from the right by-line to the near post, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.
Gareth Barry leaves the field to be replaced by Samir Nasri.
Corner taken right-footed by James Milner, Sisenando Maicon has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by James Milner, clearance made by Glen Johnson.
Glen Johnson has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sisenando Maicon on Daniel Agger. Free kick taken by Daniel Agger.
Shot by Steven Gerrard. Francisco Javi Garcia gets a block in.
Leiva Lucas fouled by James Milner, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
Effort on goal by Daniel Agger from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero by Steven Gerrard. Steven Gerrard is given a yellow card. Aleksandar Kolarov produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Sergio Aguero grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 2-2 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Gareth Barry.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daniel Agger by James Milner. Steven Gerrard sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Daniel Sturridge misses to the right of the goal.
Martin Skrtel joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Sisenando Maicon joins the action as a substitute, replacing David Silva.
Steven Gerrard finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Man City 1-2 Liverpool.Sanchez Jose Enrique provided the assist for the goal.
Centre by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Pablo Zabaleta makes a clearance.
Luis Suarez fouled by Francisco Javi Garcia, the ref awards a free kick. Caution for Francisco Javi Garcia. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Stewart Downing goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Leiva Lucas produces a cross, clearance made by Gael Clichy.
Gareth Barry produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Luis Suarez. Francisco Javi Garcia takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Luis Suarez from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
The ball is swung over by James Milner, blocked by Glen Johnson.
Corner taken by James Milner, Daniel Agger manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero by Jamie Carragher results in a free kick. Caution for Jamie Carragher. Strike on goal comes in from Aleksandar Kolarov from the free kick.
Aleksandar Kolarov is brought on as a substitute for Matija Nastasic.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Gael Clichy gets a block in.
Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball.
Centre by Stewart Downing.
Daniel Sturridge is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.
The ball is crossed by Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Steven Gerrard from the left by-line, save by Joe Hart.
Luis Suarez crosses the ball, clearance by Joleon Lescott.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Edin Dzeko.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Blocked by Matija Nastasic.
Corner from right by-line taken by Stewart Downing.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Francisco Javi Garcia on Daniel Sturridge. Strike on goal comes in from Luis Suarez from the free kick.
Corner from the left by-line taken by James Milner, Close range header by Francisco Javi Garcia goes over the bar.
The ball is sent over by James Milner.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Comfortable save by Joe Hart.
Corner taken by Jordan Henderson from the left by-line, save made by Joe Hart.
David Silva fouled by Jamie Carragher, the ref awards a free kick. Gareth Barry takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Sergio Aguero. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line.
Centre by Glen Johnson.
Unfair challenge on James Milner by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick. Jordan Henderson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Pablo Zabaleta restarts play with the free kick.
Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball, Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard.
Handball by Daniel Sturridge. Free kick taken by Matija Nastasic.
Caution for Edin Dzeko.
A goal is scored by Daniel Sturridge from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-1 Liverpool.Assist by Steven Gerrard.
Foul by Jordan Henderson on Gareth Barry, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gareth Barry.
The official flags Stewart Downing offside. Joe Hart takes the indirect free kick.
Joleon Lescott challenges Daniel Sturridge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stewart Downing sends in a cross, Jordan Henderson takes a shot.
Edin Dzeko grabs a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Man City 1-0 Liverpool.James Milner provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Jordan Henderson. Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Effort from the edge of the box by Luis Suarez goes wide of the left-hand post.
Glen Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Joleon Lescott.
Luis Suarez takes a shot.
Francisco Javi Garcia concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan Henderson. Free kick taken by Leiva Lucas.
Edin Dzeko is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Stewart Downing takes the inswinging corner, Daniel Agger takes a shot.
Centre by Gael Clichy.
Glen Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on David Silva. Gael Clichy takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, Matija Nastasic manages to make a clearance.
Steven Gerrard has a drilled shot. Joleon Lescott gets a block in.
Jordan Henderson takes a short corner.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Pablo Zabaleta gets a block in.
Edin Dzeko challenges Daniel Agger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Sanchez Jose Enrique delivers the ball, clearance made by Gareth Barry.
James Milner sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Francisco Javi Garcia goes over the bar.
Short corner worked by James Milner.
Jordan Henderson fouled by Pablo Zabaleta, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sanchez Jose Enrique.
Matija Nastasic challenges Daniel Sturridge unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sanchez Jose Enrique restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Stewart Downing. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Corner taken by David Silva, Steven Gerrard manages to make a clearance.
David Silva takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.
Kompany still absent for City
Manchester City are again without captain Vincent Kompany for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
The champions are hopeful Matija Nastasic (knee), who could only make the bench at QPR in midweek, will be fit to start, otherwise midfielder Javi Garcia may again have to deputise.
Right-back Maicon (knee) is back in training and could soon be available while fellow defender Micah Richards (knee) hopes to return this month. Midfielder Yaya Toure and defender Kolo Toure are still on international duty.
Liverpool's recent run of good form was undermined by a shock FA Cup loss at League One Oldham last weekend.
But they responded with a positive display in a 2-2 draw at Arsenal in midweek, a game attended by Mancini, and the City boss reckons Brendan Rodgers is doing a good job at Anfield.
Mancini spoke to Rodgers soon after he took over at City with a view to appointing him as his assistant but the Northern Irishman went on to take charge at Swansea and moved to Liverpool last summer.
Mancini said: "Three years ago before David (Platt), I talked with him but for me it was easier to take David because I played with him, I knew him very well and David spoke Italian.
"But I was impressed with Brendan, I met him in Milan.
"I spoke about him with our chief scout and also with (then chief executive) Garry Cook.
"He impressed me because he knows his football very well. He showed he is a good manager in the last two years.
"I'm not surprised he went to Liverpool because he's a good manager."
New signing Philippe Coutinho will not be in the squad for Liverpool.
The 20-year-old Brazilian has briefly returned to Milan after Wednesday's switch from Inter and will not return until next week.
Left-back Jose Enrique could start having made his comeback from a hamstring injury in the midweek draw at Arsenal.
Assistant manager Colin Pascoe insists they have no concerns over their defensive capabilities despite some recent high-profile slip-ups.
The Reds were 2-0 up at Arsenal on Wednesday, only to concede twice within four minutes to draw, and prior to that League One Oldham scored three times to knock them out of the FA Cup.
Rodgers said he wanted at least four points from matches against the Gunners and City, so that means anything less than a win would mean they fall short of that target.
However, one startling statistic from Liverpool's season is that they are yet to beat any team in the Premier League's top 10.
Asked if that put the pressure on, Pascoe replied: "It does, but we will approach it the same way we approach every game - to go out and win.
"Manchester City are the champions and everyone wants to beat them even though Manchester United are top at the moment.
"Against the so-called big clubs - Man City at home, Manchester United at home - we played well. Even Everton away we could have won and we could have got something out of Tottenham.
"We should have got something out of Manchester United at Old Trafford as well and on Wednesday it was a great game at Arsenal.
"The performances against those clubs could easily have brought us more points."
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