A convincing win against London rivals Chelsea on Sunday has given Liverpool the belief needed to overcome pace-setters Manchester City when the Sky Blues travel to Anfield this weekend. Both clubs will be keen for a win, but it's the Merseyside club that is in more need of three points.
For this reason, Kenny Dalglish will hold no one back from the fray as he bids to beat Manchester City at Anfield for the second time.
Steven Gerrard is unlikely to feature, but there are no fresh injury concerns for the Reds.
So, here is my hypothetical starting XI with a short justification.