Ngog and Torres start vs City

Fernando Torres makes his first start of the season, and is partnered by David Ngog, as Liverpool face Man City this evening.

Steven Gerrard partners Lucas Leiva in midfield, with Javier Mascherano reportedly refusing to play. Milan Jovanovic and Dirk Kuyt start on the wings, with Daniel Agger continuing to deputise at left back.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Carragher, Skrtel, Kuyt, Gerrard, Lucas, Jovanovic, Ngog, Torres
Subs: Jones, Babel, Aurelio, Kyrgiakos, Maxi, Poulsen, Pacheco

Man City: Hart, Richards, Toure, Kompany, Lescott, De Jong, Toure Yaya, Barry, Milner, Adam Johnson, Tevez
Subs: Given, Zabaleta, Wright-Phillips, Adebayor, Silva, Vieira, Jo

Referee: Phil Dowd
Kick off: 8pm