Two top-flight Premier League clubs meet on Monday night when Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield.
Manchester City are trying to overtake Chelsea in the Premier League standings, and are coming off a resounding 5-0 win over Sunderland last week.
The victory followed a 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. A win at Anfield could help disspell the reputation that Manchester City is incapable of beating strong teams on the road.
Currently, the Citizens have played 31 games, like Chelsea, and trail the Blues by two points.
The two teams played each other in August and Manchester City won handily, 3-0. Liverpool will be looking to avenge that loss and make up for the 2-2 draw at Anfield last year.
The Reds will also look to rebound from a painful loss to West Bromwich on April 2nd. Liverpool were up 1-0, but then gave up two penalty goals to Chris Brunt.
Liverpool have won six of their last 10 Premier League matches, including vital victories over Chelsea and Manchester United. In 2011, Liverpool have been particularly strong at Anfield. In six matches, the Reds have won four and tied two.
Both Manchester City and Liverpool have their share of notable injured players. For Liverpool, midfield star Steven Gerrard will be sidelined, along with defenders Glen Johnson, Martin Kelly, and Daniel Agger. Manchester City will be without Jerome Boateng, Micah Richards, and goalkeeper Shay Given.
Kolo Toure remains inactive due to suspension, while Adam Johnson made his first start for the Citizens against Sunderland after suffering an ankle injury in January.