In a veritable clash of the Premier League titans, Liverpool and Manchester collide this Sunday in a fixture which will most likely decide who finishes up as this season's champions.
The Reds currently sit atop the English pile, with four points separating them from the third-placed Citizens—who hold two games in hand—and in the full knowledge that the trophy is theirs if they can win the remaining five games on their schedule.
In their pre-match noted, both Manuel Pellegrini and Brendan Rodgers have been swift to point out that the season doesn't end with this fixture, per BBC Sport, but that doesn't mean it won't very heavily impact both clubs' trajectories.
Two of the most in-form teams in the division will need all their star talents firing at optimum skill in order to edge this head-to-head, and we bring you all the latest team news ahead of the season's most anticipated matchup.
Date: Sunday, April 13
Time: 1:37 p.m. BST/8:37 a.m. ET
TV Info: Sky Sports 1 (U.K.), NBC Sports Network (U.S.)
Rodgers is fortunate in that he has no new injury worries ahead of this weekend's Anfield meeting, with long-term absentee Jose Enrique the main star still sitting on the sidelines.
As the official Liverpool Twitter account pointed out on Friday, Daniel Agger will be fit to feature for the Merseyside hosts, but Squawka's Jack Watson doesn't see the Dane's return as cause for a starting spot:
I'm really worried that Rodgers is going to start Agger against Aguero. Soldado burnt him for pace, Aguero will ruin him.— Jack (@JackWatson_) April 11, 2014
Both players have been vital in seeing the club surge into title contention over recent months, but will that stellar influence be enough to overcome such powerful opposition in the form of City?
And just as Agger's comeback marks a boost for the home team this week, Pellegrini has reason to be joyful himself after seeing star striker Sergio Aguero return to fitness this week.
Per Sky Sports News, the Argentine international has been away from City's line-up for four weeks now and couldn't have timed his recovery any better in time for such a pivotal fixture:
Sergio Aguero is back for Man City after missing the last four weeks with a hamstring injury - we'll have the latest on #SSN— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 11, 2014
Another key component who's set to play is Yaya Toure, who the visitors feared might be unavailable after picking up a knock against Southampton last week, while Matija Nastasic isn't yet ready for his return.