Gerrard, Bellamy and Carroll start – Man City v Liverpool

It’s the semi-final first leg in the Carling Cup and Kenny Dalglish has picked a strong side to face Manchester City in Manchester.

Steven Gerrard makes another start and will be joined in midfield by Spearing, Henderson and Downing. Andy Carroll and Craig Bellamy start up front.

Jose Enrique is on the bench and with Martin Kelly starting Glen Johnson looks set to play at left-back, with Dalglish making a return to the full-back pairing he started his return as manager with just over a year ago. Having had a rest for Friday night’s FA Cup tie Agger and Skrtel are back in the centre of defence.

Man City: 25 Hart, 2 Richards, 6 Lescott, 15 Savic, 22 Clichy, 7 Milner, 11 Johnson, 18 Barry, 34 De Jong, 16 Aguero, 45 Balotelli
Subs: 30 Pantilimon, 5 Zabaleta, 13 Kolarov, 24 Onuoha, 19 Nasri, 20 Hargreaves, 10 Dzeko

Liverpool: 25 Reina, 34 Kelly, 37 Skrtel, 5 Agger, 2 Johnson, 20 Spearing, 14 Henderson, 8 Gerrard, 19 Downing, 9 Carroll, 39 Bellamy
Subs: 32 Doni, 3 Jose Enrique, 16 Coates, 23 Carragher, 26 Adam, 33 Shelvey, 18 Kuyt

Live TV and radio coverage: UK: BBC1 + Radio 5Live USA: FoxSoccer.TV

Referee: Lee Mason

Kick-off: 7:45pm GMT




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