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QPR vs Liverpool: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

Liverpool take on struggling Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Wednesday night. Here’s team news, likely line-ups and predicted score for the big game.

Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool take on struggling Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road tonight looking to keep alive their slim hopes of securing Champions League football next season. Rangers have only won one Premier League match  since Mark Hughes took charge, so as Liverpool’s American owners would say; ‘the soccer odds are pointing to an away win tonight!’.

Their poor run has seen QPR nosedive in recent weeks and they currently find themselves level on points with Wolves and Wigan at the foot of the table. Liverpool are seventh and a full ten points off fourth-placed Arsenal, so if Kenny Dalglish’s men have any desire to be playing Champions League football next season, three points are vital at Loftus Road.

Team News

Mark Hughes may recall Adel Taarabt to the starting line-up after the midfielder recovered form a slight knock. Shaun Derry is likely to be the man to make way.

Alejandro Faurlin and Heidar Helguson remain out with long-term injuries while on-loan AC Milan full back Taye Taiwo is pushing for a start but it’s likely Armand Traore will continue at left back.

January signings Djibril Cisse and Bobby Zamoro should continue their partnership up front.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish must decide whether to rotate his side after back-to-back victories over Everton and Stoke. Dirk Kuyt, Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam are all pushing for recalls.

Daniel Agger is closing in on a comeback from his rib injury, while Glen Johnson is also close to a return from a hamstring strain, but tonights game will come too soon for both. Sky Sports also believe that Craig Bellamy will also be out after missing the last two games through injury.

Likely Line-ups

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Predicted Score

No win in six for QPR, only one win in their last sixteen Premier League matches. They must halt this disastrous run of results soon or relegation will become a distinct reality. However, Liverpool were in great form against Everton last week and ground out a hard-faught victory over Stoke on Sunday, so come into the game full of confidence.

Steven Gerrard bagged a hat-trick against the Toffees and if he’s in that kind of mood again tonight, QPR won’t be able to handle him. The only good news for the home side is that Liverpool’s recent away form is poor, having lost four of their last five on their travels.

However, i can’t see past a Liverpool win here. QPR 0-2 Liverpool.

What are your thought on the game? Get involved in the comments section below…

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Ayeni Babatunde Desmond

    March 21, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    We will definitely win by 2 if not 3 nil, common boys u can do it.

  2. Irish R

    March 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Why the confidence in a 2-0 win, chelsea, arsenal, man city all failed to do this and in fact we beat chelsea. Man u were the only top 10 side to come away from loftus rd with two goals and a clean sheet. Are pool better than these teams…..absolutely not! This is why I am going to enjoy the run in even if it leads to relegation, these are the games we are looking forward to the most. We are not expected to win so look forward to it. At least two nil….your havin a laugh! Cisse returns to haunt his old club!!!! We will score! U Rsssssss

  3. Ryhan

    March 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Come on Steven Gerard do it for the reds

  4. Rory Mahon

    March 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    what channel is it on???

  5. Irish R

    March 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    We won the game for three reasons…1. pool players did not show the respect they should have, a team on a bad run of luck and in relegation zone are dangerous especially at home 2. they crumbled when the first goal went in due to a lack of confidence against the so called minnows due to a bad record against lowly opposition and 3. they did not expect the atmosphere and resoluteness of qpr. This determination has been there for all too see since hughes took over, simply qpr never give up.
    If the big guns continue to approach teams struggling at the bottom of the table in this manner there will be more upsets. This is something you have to respect man utd for and why there almost untouchable. I gave other reasons for this being an upset before the game that we perform best against the top teams and cisse would definetly score but I have to say i feel quite smug right now due to the abuse we Rs receive feom the so called big guns.
    Respect to the Rssssssss, there is still hope

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