Matchday: Liverpool v. Manchester City

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 28: Liverpool fans show their support during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on January 28, 2012 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Kickoff from Anfield at 4:00PM BST/11:00AM EST

Last season Liverpool won six home matches. Six. Single-digit wins doesn't really qualify a home ground for fortress status, and 24 total points--less than Blackburn and only one more than Bolton, both of whom were relegated--speaks to just how poor the club were at Anfield. But since day one, Brendan Rodgers has pinpointed home form as critical to Liverpool's progress, asserting that he wants "to use the incredible support to make coming to Anfield the longest 90 minutes of an opponent's life. That's the idea."

The home opener against the defending champions is as good a time as any for that idea to take hold.

Ways to Watch: Live on Sky Sports 1 in the UK and Fox Soccer Channel in the US.

Preview: Liverpool v. Manchester City

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Liverpool:

Reina
Kelly Skrtel Coates Johnson
Allen Lucas
Gerrard
Suarez Borini Sterling

Bench:Jones, Enrique, Carroll, Henderson, Carragher, Shelvey, Downing

Manchester City:

Hart
Zabaleta Kompany KToure Kolarov
YToure DeJong
Milner Tevez Nasri
Balotelli

Bench: Pantilimon, Lescott, Savic, Silva, Rodwell, Razak, Dzeko

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