Petrov blow ahead of Reds clash

City midfielder Patrick Vieira will also miss the visit of the Reds

to Eastlands as he starts a three-match suspension. Vieira has been

punished by the FA following a challenge on Stoke’s Glenn Whelan

during the draw in midweek. Carlos Tevez is still in Argentina

dealing with a domestic matter. However, Craig Bellamy could come

into contention after stepping up his fitness following a knee

problem. City (from): Given, Taylor, Richards, Zabaleta, Onuoha,

Toure, Lescott, Boyata, Garrido, Sylvinho, Bridge, Wright-Phillips,

Ireland, Barry, De Jong, Ibrahim, Johnson, Bellamy, Adebayor.