Several big names return to the fold for the hosts, too, after being rested in midweek. Glen Johnson, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez are all named in the starting XI.
David Silva is dropped to the bench after his penalty miss against Southampton, with James Milner coming into the starting lineup.
Liverpool: Reina; Kelly, Johnson, Coates, Skrtel; Lucas, Allen, Gerrard, Sterling; Borini, Suarez
City: Hart; K Toure, Kompany, Zabaleta, Kolarov; Milner, De Jong, Y Toure, Nasri; Balotelli, Tevez