... Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is said to be monitoring his situation.
Taylor’s only previous league start this term came in August’s meeting between the two sides at the Etihad Stadium.
The 27-year-old was shown a red card in the game, which City won 4-0, after catching Sergio Aguero with his forearm.
He has suffered with injuries in recent season's and fallen down the pecking order at St James' Park, forcing his agent to suggest his client wants to move on for a fresh start.
It was not long ago Taylor was tipped to be an England international, but with Brazil just months away, he is a million miles away from a World Cup call up.
Stoke showed on Sunday that their defence can be a shambles as they gifted Liverpool five goals, and reports in the Potteries suggest Hughes will check on Taylor in the next couple of weeks.