Date:Sunday September 12 2010
Sunday's kickoff live in front of the Sky Cameras sees Birmingham City take on Liverpool.
Alex McLeish only has a few injury problems to contend with although there will be late tests, and will be looking to his new players to play their part in trying to get all three points.
Alex McLeish: 'Barry Ferguson is right to say we fear nobody but we can't leave that in the dressing room.
'We have to go and perform against a club of Liverpool's magnitude.
'Last year we had a good campaign against the bigger clubs here at St Andrews, aided and abetted, of course, by a hostile crowd.
'I'm looking for the crowd to be at their very best again this season.
'I expect Liverpool to be up there fighting with the best teams for the title and for the top four, of course.
'Under Roy's tutelage I'm sure they will get better, but hopefully it takes them a couple of weeks yet.'
Czech defender Martin Jiranek and former Arsenal midfielder Alexander Hleb - if he passes a late fitness test on an ankle injury - will be in contention for the home clash with Liverpool.
Chilean Jean Beausejour also arrived on transfer deadline day although he will not join his team-mates until next week as he waits for visa clearance.
Veteran striker Kevin Phillips (thigh) and defender Stuart Parnaby (hamstring) remain on the sidelines due to injury.
Midfielders who get a taste for scoring every so often are worth their weight in gold and Gardner has hit three in his last two games, including a brace against Blackburn.
Liverpool will also be without a key man, with Dirk Kuyt ruled out because of a shoulder problem.
The Reds are able to call upon Paul Konchesky and Raul Meireles though, and they should help give the visitors a bit of bite.
How can you ignore him?
Last Six Seasons
Birmingham City 1-1 Liverpool 04-04-2010
Liverpool 2-2 Birmingham City 09-11-2009
Birmingham City 2-2 Liverpool 26-04-2008
Liverpool 0-0 Birmingham City 22-09-2007
Liverpool 1-1 Birmingham City 01-02-2006
Birmingham City 2-2 Liverpool 24-09-2005
Birmingham City 2-0 Liverpool 12-02-2005
Liverpool 0-1 Birmingham City 06-11-2004
Birmingham City 0-3 Liverpool 08-05-2004
Liverpool 3-1 Birmingham City 30-11-2003
Birmingham City 2-1 Liverpool 23-02-2003
Liverpool 2-2 Birmingham City 11-09-2002
Premier West Brom vs Birmingham 18-09-2010
League Cup Birmingham vs MK Dons 21-09-2010
Premier Birmingham vs Wigan 25-09-2010
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Date:Sunday September 12 2010
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