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Yaya Toure Unlikely to Feature at Anfield

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Yaya Toure has played 210 minutes of high-intensity football in the last week which is a great deal for a man going on 33. Toure now has a foot problem according to Manchester City Manager Manuel Pellegrini and is likely to miss Wednesday's clash at Anfield against Liverpool. Toure hit the winning penalty kick in the shootout during Sunday Capital One Cup Final also against Liverpool.

One player who will certainly feature is former Liverpool-man Raheem Sterling who is likely to be booed on every touch as returns to face his old club. Pellegrini elaborated on the Sterling situation:

"I don't know what the starting XI will be yet, but one player who I'm sure will start is Raheem Sterling.

"He's a young man, a young player starting his career, but he knows how to deal with pressure.

"He'll receive the same treatment tomorrow as he did at the weekend, but I'm sure he can play without a problem, and he'll be a very important player, as he was in last game."

"I don't have any doubts about him, it's important for him to play under pressure, that's what big players do.

"I have 100 per cent trust in Raheem. He will play tomorrow and he'll be important.

"I think in the way he played the other day he demonstrated - maybe he missed a goal - he worked, was always concentrated, and he was difficult for Nathaniel Clyne one one."