Manchester City will be without Carlos Tevez and Patrick Vieira for Sunday's clash with Liverpool at Eastlands.
Roberto Mancini's side go into the game one point ahead of the Reds in the race for fourth - but without two of their most influential stars.
Tevez is still on compassionate leave in Argentina where his wife has just given birth to their daughter, while Vieira will serve the first game of a three match ban after admitting a charge of violent conduct in an incident with Stoke City's Glenn Whelan in midweek.
However, Mancini insisted former Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy could be available for selection if he proves his fitness, despite reports of a bust-up between the pair at the City training ground.
"I read that I have a problem with him, that I shouted at him. Craig trained on Wednesday, yesterday and he will train today. I have spoken to him, face to face, but as a manager speaks to a player," he said.
"I have not shouted at him, never. I am happy to resolve things, face to face, in a room but I do not have a problem with him. If his knee is OK today and tomorrow, he will be available for Sunday."