Toure will be looking to exact revenge for last season’s defeat at Anfield.
Former Liverpool star Jamie Carragher has claimed that Manchester City are heavily reliant on Yaya Toure despite the owners investing large sums of money on the squad in the past few years.
After being dominated at home by Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night, Carragher believes the squad should have more stars approaching their prime considering the outlay from the Abu Dhabi owners.
Toure was suspended for the first leg at the Etihad Stadium and will return for the trip to Anfield on Sunday.
“Sheikh Mansour’s recruitment of Ferran Soriano and Txiki Begiristain from Barcelona was seen as crucial in helping transform City’s philosophy and standing in the game,” Carragher said (via Mirror Football).
“Yet have the changes gone to plan? I would strongly argue no. To have such riches but have one of the Premier League’s oldest squads and be so heavily reliant on one player – Yaya Toure – shows there has been mismanagement and poor decisions with the quality and age of signings.”
With two men the club have built the team around reaching the twilight of their careers in David Silva and Toure, the aim to rule Europe with these group of players seems unrealistic.