The City academy product Trippier's corner led to Fernando Llorente's decider on Wednesday, but only after Sterling gave him a torrid time. Trippier did not get close enough to his England teammate for either of his two goals. And, if Leroy Sane starts on the left, it is worth remembering he tormented Trippier at the Etihad Stadium last season.
De Bruyne has five assists in his last two games. He got three on Wednesday when he was astoundingly good and played like a man possessed. Alli, with a broken hand, was forced into a deeper role after Moussa Sissoko came off and, instead of breaking forward himself, may have to spend much of his time tracking de Bruyne again.