The Reds will be hoping to head to the Etihad poised to deliver a killing blow to their title rivals in April, though Jurgen Klopp has been keen to stress they are still playing catch-up.
Both sides are looking for a perfect end to the campaign, and provided they maintain pace with each other – almost certainly needing to win every game – their meeting in Manchester would be pivotal.
However, that would shift to 5.30pm on Saturday, April 9 if either side is drawn a Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday, April 12.
Meanwhile, the visit of Watford to Anfield has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 2 at 12.30pm, and will be broadcast on BT Sport.
The remaining Premier League fixtures in April – which see Liverpool play Aston Villa (away), Everton (home) and Newcastle (away) – are still subject to change pending the draw for the FA Cup quarter-finals on March 3.