Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says their league defeat at Manchester City won't count in tonight's Carling Cup semifinal.

Dalglish's side head back across the M62 expecting things to be different on Wednesday.

Striker Luis Suarez is still suspended, as he was last week, but captain Steven Gerrard is expected to start.

City, however, will be without influential duo Vincent Kompany, who begins a four-match ban for his red card at the weekend, and Yaya Toure, who is at the African Nations Cup.

"We lost 3-0 and so we will look at it but I don't think it will be a reflection on the next two games coming up (against City)," said Dalglish of last week's result.