That incentive should spur both managers to name strong teams for the meeting at the Etihad Stadium.
Luis Suarez is still serving his suspension for racist remarks made towards Patrice Evra, meaning that Craig Bellamy may be in line to face his former club.
City manager Roberto Mancini will have to wait until later on Tuesday to find out whether captain Vincent Kompany will be available. The Belgian is currently challenging the red card that he received during the weekend's Manchester derby.
Should Kompany's appeal fail, young centre-back Stefan Savic may take his place.
Man City: WWDLWL
Man City: Hart; Zabaleta, Savic, Lescott, Richards; Johnson, Barry, Hargreaves, Nasri; Silva; Dzeko.
Liverpool: Reina; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique; Downing, Gerrard, Spearing, Kuyt; Carroll, Bellamy.
Sports Mole says: 2-1