It's the first leg of the Carling Cup semifinal between Manchester City and Liverpool, and the right to go to Wembley to take on the winner of Crystal Palace and Cardiff (and therefore presumably to win the trophy) is at stake. Despite the presence of Andy Carroll in Liverpool's starting eleven, both teams are fielding about as strong a squad as possible. If this match is anything like City's last cup game, we're in for a treat.
Manchester City lineup (4-3-3): Joe Hart; Gael Clichy, Joleon Lescott, Stefan Savic, Micah Richards; Nigel de Jong; Gareth Barry, James Milner; Sergio Aguero, Mario Balotelli, Adam Johnson.
Substitutes from: Costel Pantilimon, Pablo Zabaleta, Aleksandar Kolarov, Nedum Onuoha, Owen Hargreaves, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko
Liverpool lineup (4-2-3-1): Pepe Reina; Martin Kelly, Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Glen Johnson; Steven Gerrard, Jay Spearing; Craig Bellamy, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing; Andy Carroll
Substitutes from: Jose Enrique, Sebastian Coates, Dirk Kuyt, Jamie Carragher, Jonjo Shelvey, Charlie Adam, Doni