Premier League champions Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium tonight.
Liverpool lost out to City in the race for the title last year and will want to build on their opening day win over Southampton by stealing an early march on title rivals this year.
City ground out a decent 2-0 victory over Newcastle in their opening game last weekend but they will need to expect a tougher test this evening, despite Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers losing star striker Luis Suarez this summer.
Former City striker Mario Balotelli completed a move to Liverpool only a few hours ago, but he won’t be available tonight to make his Reds debut.
Here are the confirmed starting line ups for both sides this evening…
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