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Team news ahead of Monday night's Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield (kick-off 8pm).

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Agger: Ruled out for season

Agger: Ruled out for season

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for the rest of the season and injuries are also mounting up in defence ahead of the City game, with Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly likely to be out for another month with hamstring injuries, and Daniel Agger having had his campaign ended by a knee tendon problem sustained in last weekend's defeat at West Brom.

Liverpool finished the game at The Hawthorns with four centre-backs in defence and that could be how they line up at Anfield, with full-back Fabio Aurelio having trained for only a week after a month out with a hamstring strain.

Jay Spearing is likely to continue in central midfield with Gerrard absent, although Jonjo Shelvey is working his way back into contention with an outing for the reserves on Monday after knee surgery in February.

Gareth Barry, James Milner and Edin Dzeko are all pushing for places in the Manchester City team after being rested in Sunday's victory over Sunderland.

Pablo Zabaleta could also feature after recently returning home to Argentina to visit his father after he was seriously injured in a car crash.

Micah Richards (hamstring) and Jerome Boateng (knee) remain sidelined through injury.

Liverpool (from): Reina, Carragher, Skrtel, Kyrgiakos, Wilson, Lucas, Spearing, Kuyt, Meireles, Carroll, Suarez, Gulacsi, Aurelio, Flanagan, Robinson, Shelvey, Rodriguez, Cole, Ngog.

Manchester City (from): Hart, Taylor, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Kolarov, Boyata, Wright-Phillips, De Jong, Yaya Toure, Vieira, Barry, Silva, Milner, A Johnson, Dzeko, Balotelli, Tevez, Razak, Jo.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 19 April 2014
12:45
Tottenham v Fulham
15:00
A Villa v Southampton
Cardiff v Stoke City
Newcastle v Swansea
West Ham v C Palace
17:30
Chelsea v Sunderland
Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 34 42 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 34 0 60
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 34 5 48
9 Newcastle 34 -14 46
10 Stoke City 34 -10 43
11 C Palace 34 -14 40
12 West Ham 34 -9 37
13 Hull City 33 -6 36
14 A Villa 33 -14 34
15 Swansea 34 -5 33
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Fulham 34 -40 30
19 Cardiff 34 -34 29
20 Sunderland 33 -25 26

Updated Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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