Premier League Preview: Liverpool - QPR

The Merseysiders will hope to bounce back from their defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage, as well as the FA charges that followed, when they face Neil Warnock's side.

PROBABLE LINEUPS

LIVERPOOL
 


Reina
Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique
Kuyt, Adam, Henderson, Downing
Suarez, Carroll

QUEENS PARK RANGERS

Cerny
Young, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Hill, Traore
Wright-Phillips, Barton, Faurlin
Mackie, Helguson
Liverpool received a further blow at the heart of its midfield with the straight card shown to Jay Spearing against Fulham, meaning he faces a three-match ban.

The 23-year-old looked to have earned his spot as a replacement for the injured Lucas Leiva but an enforced midfield reshuffle may now see Jordan Henderson in his more natural position inside.

Despite his stuttering start to life at Anfield, Andy Carroll could partner Luis Suarez in attack with the success of their partnership a must if Liverpool is to consign its recent lack of goals to the past.

For the visitors, Radek Cerny will continue in goal in the long-term absence of Paddy Kenny.

Neil Warnock has been known to favor a back five away from home in the Premier League so far and, given he has few injury worries in that area, could field a strong defensive wall.

Heidar Helguson has earned his right to lead the Loftus Road outfit’s attack with six goals in nine Premier League appearances.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • These sides last met in the Premier League 15 years ago, with Liverpool claiming all three points at Anfield and Loftus Road.
  • QPR last won at Anfield in March 1991 when a Les Ferdinand goal helped it to a 3-1 win just weeks after Kenny Dalglish (pictured right) had left his role as Reds' manager.
  • Neil Warnock previously traveled to Anfield as Sheffield United manager in February 2007, seeing his side lose 4-0.
  • Despite being in 12th position, QPR possesses the worst goal difference outside of the Premier League bottom three.
  • QPR has just one win in its last five Premier League outings.
  • Liverpool has lost one of their last 12 fixtures in all competitions, but has drawn four of those matches.