Position in the table does not matter. Relative form coming in is of little importance. Twice a year, the Premier League narrative takes a break while cross-city rivals duke it out. As always, the game will be physical and full of entertainment.
To that end, Brendan Rodgers has a challenge on his hands.
There are three full backs with a legitimate claim to a starting place. In addition, a summer transfer looks ready to push his way into the front line. Oh, and there is that question mark at goalkeeper.
Here is my take on who you should see start the match on Sunday and why.