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Liverpool predicted line-up to face Manchester City

After fighting till the end in the League Cup final, Liverpool are back in action against he same opponents as they get a chance at redemption just days after the loss at Wembley. A number of players from both sides played the full 120 minutes and it will be interesting to see the teams both managers set out for this mid-week fixture.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that defensive mid-fielder Lucas Leiva was out for this game due to a muscle injury. Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho are closing fitness but might not be a part of this game. Striker Daniel Sturridge played more than he bargained for in the final and will probably be rested for this game. Adam Lallana who came on as a sub at Wembley might start the game against Manchester City. Here is the strongest possible line-up on the night for Liverpool.

Goal Keeper:

Simon Mignolet:

Though he let one through in the League Cup that he should have stopped, Mignolet made a number of crucial saves on the night, and showed why he is still the number 1 at the club.

Defense:

Nathaniel Clyne:

One of the first name on the team sheet for Klopp, Clyne was superb at Wembley and will once again be up against Sterling on the flank.

Kolo Toure:

The veteran played for most of the game at Wembley after Sakho was withdraw early in the first half. He will once again start for the Reds if Sakho is not deemed to be fit for this game.

Dejan Lovren:

Coming back from injury, Lovren will be slotted straight into the back four for Liverpool and will have a tough time against the likes of Aguero and Silva.

Jon Flanagan:

The England international should get his chance ahead of Alberto Moreno who looked out of sorts in the last two games for the club on the left flank.

Mid-field:

Emre Can:

The German put in a great shift at Wembley and was unlucky to be on the losing side. He will once again start in the mid-field on Wednesday and will hope to take some revenge.

Jordan Henderson:

The skipper was not at his best in the final but will have to put it behind and come out all guns blazing if they are to take anything from this game against Manchester City.

James Milner:

The versatile mid-fielder impressed on the flank at Wembley and will be deployed in a similar position at Anfield on Wednesday against his former club.

Adam Lallana:

The England international injected some pace in the Liverpool attack coming on in the second half at Wembley. He might start in place of Sturridge who will be rested.

Phillipe Coutinho:

The Brazilian was superb just a few days ago and will be hoping to return the favor to the travelling side when City and Liverpool meet at Anfield.

Attack:

Roberto Firmino:

With Sturridge rested, Firmino will once again be back to a false-9 position where he looked to thrive just few weeks ago.

Formation: 4-2-3-1

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