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man-city-v-liverpoolSummer signings Lazar Markovic and Alberto Moreno are in contention to make debuts in Liverpool’s Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Monday. Fit-again winger Markovic and defender Moreno, recruited last week from Sevilla, are both set to be included in the squad for the match but fellow summer arrival Adam Lallana’s wait to make his bow definitely goes on, with the midfielder not quite ready yet as his rehabilitation from a knee injury nears its conclusion. Jose Enrique’s condition will be assessed, while Daniel Agger, Jon Flanagan and Oussama Assaidi remain sidelined.

Mario Balotelli won’t be playing. Moving on, the main title protagonists from last season meet far too early in this one, neither likely to be at full throttle. City look in good shape to defend their crown, Liverpool were rusty and edgy against Southampton in their opening day victory. While the cameras try to locate Balotelli, Liverpool supporters will be assessing Dejan Lovren. This is the type of fixture where he must add solidity and organisation.

Stat of the game: 2 – Manchester City have scored exactly two goals in each of their last four Premier League games against Liverpool.

Starting XIs

Manchester City (Possible, 4-4-2): Hart; Kolarov, Demichelis, Kompany, Clichy; Nasri, Fernando, Toure, Silva; Aguero, Dzeko.
Out: Negredo (metatarsal).

Liverpool (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Manquillo; Gerrard, Allen; Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling; Sturridge.
Out: Agger, Flanagan, Lallana, Ossaidi (all knee),
Test: Enrique (knee).

Referee: Michael Oliver. Matches: 1, R0 Y3.

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