Date: 28th February 2016 at 8:16am
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Liverpool and Manchester City do battle for the first piece of English silverware on Sunday as they contest the League Cup final at Wembley.

Liverpool have won the competition three more times than any other side, while City are looking for a second triumph in three years.

This will be the first final in any competition contested between Liverpool and Manchester City.

Vital Quotes:

Jurgen Klopp

Manuel Pellegrini

Liverpool Team News:

Liverpool midfielders Adam Lallana (calf) and Joe Allen (hamstring) and defender Martin Skrtel (also hamstring) are all back in training, although might not play.

Centre-back Dejan Lovren has recovered from illness. Boss Klopp played midfielder Lucas at centre-back in the Europa League win over Augsburg on Thursday.

Player to watch: Philippe Coutinho

Manchester City Team News:

Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony, winger Jesus Navas and defender Eliaquim Mangala could all return from injury at Wembley. Mangala was an unused substitute for the 3-1 win in Kiev on Wednesday.

Pellegrini is hopeful captain Vincent Kompany, former Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling and right-back Bacary Sagna can play after having recovery sessions.

Fabian Delph, Kevin de Bruyne and Samir Nasri are all long-term absentees.

Player to watch: Raheem Sterling

Match Facts & Stats

This will be Liverpool’s 12th League Cup final, a record for the competition and they’ve lifted the trophy eight times including the 2012 win over Cardiff City. Meanwhile, Man City have been in four previous League Cup finals, winning in 1970, 1976 and most recently in 2014 against Sunderland.

Ref Watch:

Referee – Michael Oliver

Assistant Referees

Simon Bennett and Adrian Holmes.

Bobby Madley has been appointed as Fourth Official, while Eddie Smart will be the Reserve Assistant Referee.

Match Prediction:

Liverpool 1-3 Manchester City

Next Fixtures:

Premier League
Liverpool v Man City
Wednesday 2 March 2016
Kick off 8pm
Live on Sky

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