Ahead of today’s blockbuster meeting between current Premier league champions Manchester City and Liverpool, this article will take a look at some players who have graced this fixture for both teams in recent memory.
Sterling came to limelight under former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in 2012 in which he made his first league start against his club.
He made a total of 129 appearances for the Reds before leaving for Manchester City in a deal worth around £50m deal in 2015.
Mario Balotelli joined City’s super team under Roberto Mancini in 2010 for £20m from Internazionale.
He won a premier league title with City in 2012 and also an FA Cup in 2011.
Balotelli joined Liverpool from AC Milan in 2014 for £16m, but that move was disappointing to say the least as he only managed three goals in 28 appearances for the Reds.
Sturridge never made a first team appearance for Manchester City after he left for Chelsea in 2009.
Sturridge left Chelsea for Liverpool in 2013 in a deal worth around £12m due to lack of first team opportunities.
Manchester City signed Toure from Arsenal in 2009, he made 109 appearances for the Cityzens before joining Liverpool in 2013 for free.
He won a league title with Manchester City, but didn’t win any major honours with Liverpool.
Milner has played for four clubs in the Premier league of which it includes Manchester City and Liverpool.
Milner spent five years at the Etihad after joining City from Aston Villa in 2010 for £26m, after making 203 appearances he left Liverpool for free in 2015.
The Sheikh Mansour revolution at Manchester City began with the signing of Craig Bellamy among others.
Bellamy initially joined Liverpool from Blackburn Rovers in 2006, he left the club in 2009 for Manchester City in a deal worth £14m but sensationally returned to Liverpool in 2011 under Kenny Dalglish.
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler had two amazing and successful spells at Liverpool scoring 183 goals in 369 matches for the Reds.
Fowler only played for one season at Manchester City of which he was blighted by injuries.
McManaman came through the Liverpool youth system and ended up playing over 300 games for the Reds.
A Liverpool legend, he left for Real Madrid before returning to England with Manchester City, his stay at City was however disastrous as he was named one of the the worst free transfer signing in the club’s history.
Former England International David James had successful spells with both Liverpool and Manchester City.
He first joined Liverpool in 1992 from Watford for £1m, making 277 appearances for the Reds and winning a League cup title.
He joined City in 2003 after spells with Aston Villa and West Ham United.
Anelka played for Liverpool on loan from Arsenal in 2001.
After failing to make an impact at the club he returned to the Gunners, Anelka however enjoyed a successful spell with Manchester City after joining the club in 2002, scoring 45 goals in 103 appearance.