Liverpool can bring down Man City: Downing
Liverpool midfielder Stewart Downing in action during last month's EPL
match against Norwich City. Pic/Getty Images
However, they suffered a morale-sapping Champions League defeat against Napoli in midweek and with Liverpool buoyant having won at Chelsea last weekend, Downing said the squad's confidence is high but their arrogance is not. "I think we should look forward to it and say 'Why can't we be the first team to beat them?'"
he said. "It has the makings of a cracking game. We are at home at Anfield so I'm confident we can get a result."
No Gerrard boost
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has not yet recovered from an ankle infection and will miss Sunday night's showdown with Manchester City.