Aleksander Kolarov is not likely to be in the staring eleven for Manchester City in their match against Liverpool, later today.
Jerome Boateng will also be benched.
But James Milner could get his first opportunity for City after leaving Aston Villa.
A piece of good news for Man City is that Mario Balotelli is likely to have recovered fully from his knee injury.
Balotelli sustained the injury in his first match for Manchester City, in the Europa Cup.
The Italian scored the only goal of the match, coming on as a substitute.
Roberto Mancini sees a bright future for Balotelli who he feels is better than Liverpool striker Torres.
City has signed Balotelli for a reported price of £24 mn.
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