Manchester City are unbeaten in six Premier League games against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium ahead of Saturday’s latest encounter.
Manchester City could welcome back Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Pablo Zabaleta, while Fabian Delph has also trained despite missing England’s friendly against France in midweek with an unspecified problem.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, must decide whether to throw Daniel Sturridge straight back into action with the forward fit again after his latest injury lay-off.
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is set to replace the injured Mamadou Sakho, while Jordon Ibe and James Milner are fit despite missing international duty.
Kick-off at the Etihad Stadium is at 5.30pm.
- Manchester City have won four and lost none of their last six Premier League games against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
- This is Manchester City’s third best start to a Premier League season after 2011-12 (34 points) and 2012-13 (28).
- Liverpool have lost just one of their last six Premier League away games (W2 D3 L1), but that came in Manchester at Old Trafford v Manchester United.
- City have fired in the most shots on target of any team in the Premier League (83).
- City have allowed their opponents just 28 shots on target this season, fewer than any other team in the Premier League.
- Liverpool have scored just 13 Premier League goals, the joint-lowest tally of any Premier League season for the Reds after 12 matches.
- Liverpool have the worst chance conversion rate of any team in the Premier League (10.5%).
- Only opposing goalkeeper Joe Hart (14) has kept more Premier League clean sheets in 2015 than Simon Mignolet (13).
- Philippe Coutinho has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances against Manchester City.
- Coutinho has scored as many goals in his last two Premier League appearances under Jurgen Klopp as his final 18 under Brendan Rodgers (3).