John Stones is yet to play a minute this season and will hope to force his way back into the side sooner rather than later, but Guardiola may avoid throwing him straight into action at Anfield, so Aymeric Laporte could once again get the nod alongside Ruben Dias.
Bernardo Silva inexplicably missed an open goal from a yard out against Paris Saint-Germain in City's midweek Champions League loss but is expected to earn another start here, with Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne also reprising their roles.
Riyad Mahrez was unable to replicate his 2020-21 performances against PSG on Tuesday and should make way for Chelsea match-winner Gabriel Jesus, while Jack Grealish did not enjoy his finest hour at the Parc des Princes either but ought to be fine to go again here.
Man City possible starting lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, Foden; Jesus, De Bruyne, Grealish
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