MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Manchester City make three changes for today’s Boxing Day English Premier League clash with Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
Aleksandar Kolarov and Jesus Navas are among the starters for Manchester City, while England international Joe Hart keeps his place in goal.
Alvaro Negredo leads the attack with top marksman Sergio Aguero out because of an injury.
Liverpool, in the meantime, make one change from the last outing with the injured Jon Flanagan replaced by French full-back Aly Cissokho.
The core of the team remains the same, with Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen and Lucas all starting in midfield.
Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho will play the supporting role in attack for Luis Suarez, who is the leading goal scorer in the EPL this season and will be looking to add to his 19 strikes so far.
Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Silva, Nasri, Negredo. Subs: Milner, Dzeko, Javi Garcia, Clichy, Pantilimon, Nastasic, Boyata.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Cissokho, Lucas, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez.
Subs: Jones, Toure, Agger, Alberto, Aspas, Moses, Smith.