I hope we don't see a really negative line up trying to stop city, our best chance is to get a goal and then play on the counter. I'd give Gerrard license to roam for the first half hour to try and get an early goal in. How about playing Gerrard right up front with Kuyt, they will both press from the front, and it might be handy to have a player who can finish near the box.
I don´t care what the line up is but I do believe control of the midfield will prove vital. We certainly miss Lucas as far as that is concerned so I would go for Kuyt Henderson Spearing Gerrard and I suppose Downing. I´d drop Johnson in favour of Kelly as he is the more aggressive of the two. Given our slight advantage going into the game, I would start Bellamy up front and attack a weakened defence, in the absence of Kompany, from the off and hope to get a goal then park the bus for the match and rely on breaks.
Above all, we have to control Aguero, Silva and Johnston. If we fail in that we will lose for sure.
As LFC says, whoever plays, it all depends on attitude and let´s hope for a one hundred percent improvement over last saturday´s!