7 mins: Edin Dzeko is preferred to Carlos Tevez in the Man City starting line up. Fair enough so long as Tevez is ready and willing to come on as a sub if required, unlike last season when his alleged refusal to warm up led to a months-long feud with Mancini.
Man City's Edin Dzeko (L) outjumps Dortmund's Ilkay Guendogan in a Champions League game in Dortmund in December. Welcome to AFP's Live Report on the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium as titleholders Manchester City take on Liverpool.
3 mins: Rodgers expressed his concern with his young squad following their embarrassing FA Cup exit to Oldham last weekend but will hoping for a more mature showing today
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