Lineups are in:
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) August 26, 2012
#MCFC TEAM: Hart, Kolo, Kompany (C), Zabaleta, Milner, Kolarov, De Jong, Yaya, Nasri, Balotelli, Tevez
Official— Liverpool FC(@LFC) August 26, 2012
#LFC line-up v #MCFC: Reina, Kelly, Johnson, Coates, Skrtel, Lucas, Allen, Gerrard, Borini, Suarez, Sterling.
Gael Clichy's wife just gave birth so he is unavailable today. It appears as though Mancini is using the new 3-5-2 formation, with Kompany, Zabaleta, and Kolo in the back 3, with Kolarov and Milner as the wing backs. Mario Balotelli has gotten the nod ahead of Edin Dzeko to make his first start in the place of the injured Sergio Aguero.