Manchester City are waiting on the fitness of Vincent Kompany for Sunday afternoon's crucial top-of-the-table game at Anfield. The City captain fell heavily in training on Saturday and had to be helped from the pitch by team-mates, though the club say the Belgium defender was kept off as a precaution.

Kompany, a crucial figure in City's success this season, appeared to be hurt after landing heavily when he challenged for a header. The Belgian is likely to face a late test, though City played down the severity of the incident, saying: "At the moment we are hoping Vincent will be able to play at Liverpool. He finished training early as a precaution and he will be travelling to the game with the rest of the squad."

City will be lifted, though, by the return of Sergio Agüero - who is their top scorer with 26 goals from 28 appearances in all competitions - after he missed five games with a hamstring injury, with Manuel Pellegrini saving him for the Liverpool match.