Liverpool welcome Manchester City to Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday, with Jürgen Klopp's side out for revenge after losing in the final of the Capital One Cup on penalties to Manuel Pellegrini's men over the weekend. Liverpool don't really have anything but pride to play for in the league now, having slipped down to 11th place after a very poor run of form. They're only six points adrift of fifth-placed Manchester United, but they may have left their pursuit too late.
As for City, they're still in the Premier League title race, but only just. Pellegrini's men have suffered two straight defeats at the hands of other contenders, and have fallen 10 points adrift of league leaders Leicester City as a result. They've still got two games in hand (including this one), so they shouldn't yet completely give up hope, but anything other than a win at Anfield on Wednesday could prove terminal.
Key player: Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
If they are somehow able to haul themselves back into the Premier League title race, Manchester City will surely have Argentine striker Sergio Agüero to thank. He's scored nine goals in his last 10 matches in all competitions, and will probably be the only irrefutably world class player on the pitch on Wednesday. Liverpool's notoriously shaky defence isn't going to be relishing the prospect of facing him.
Liverpool have had a surprisingly good record against Manchester City in recent times, with the Merseysiders having won four of their last six meetings in all competitions. Their defeat in the Capital One Cup on the weekend was the first time they'd lost to City since August 2014, and in their last Premier League encounter the Merseysiders emerged 4-1 winners. However, it'd be a huge shock if they were able to repeat the feat here.
Liverpool injuries and suspensions
Out: Joe Gomez, Danny Ings (knee); Jordan Rossiter, Martin Škrtel (hamstring); Kevin Stewart (ankle); Lucas Leiva (muscle). In doubt: Mamadou Sakho (concussion); Daniel Sturridge (fitness);
Manchester City injuries and suspensions
Out: Samir Nasri (hamstring); Kevin De Bruyne (knee); Fabian Delph (Achilles). In doubt: Yaya Touré (knock).
Liverpool still have a very long injury list; among the latest additions is midfield anchorman Lucas, who has a muscular injury. Centre-back Sakho could miss out after sustaining concussion in the Capital One Cup final defeat, while striker Sturridge could also be on the sidelines if he fails to recover from fatigue.
City, meanwhile, will still be without a midfield trio comprising Nasri, De Bruyne and Delph. Touré could be forced to join them in the stands if he fails to recover from a knock sustained on Sunday.
Match date/time: Wednesday, 3 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. local
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England
TV: NBCSN (U.S.), BT Sport 1 (U.K.), TSN1 (Canada)
Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), BT Sport (U.K.), TSN Go (Canada)