How Manchester City Will Line Up Against Liverpool

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How Manchester City Will Line Up Against Liverpool
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For all that they've achieved in the Premier League so far this season, Manchester City still haven't faced anyone like Luis Suarez yet.

All eyes will be on the division's most lethal marksman and Liverpool's probable captain when the two highest scoring teams in the top-flight meet at the Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day, and with Liverpool coming into the game off the back of four straight wins in which Suarez scored a staggering 10 goals, City will be wise to be wary of the Reds.

But their hosts have won eight of their last nine in all competitions, and boss Manuel Pellegrini will be urging them to simply play their own game against a team who have quite unexpectedly become one of their title rivals.

Still without the injured Sergio Aguero and Pablo Zabaleta, but with the luxury of a squad strong enough to leave the likes of Jesus Navas and James Milner on the bench at Fulham last time out―with both coming on to score―City will hope that a stellar home record of eight wins of eight and 35 goals scored will be enough to see off the Reds.

Here is the team that Pellegrini might select:

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