Sturridge Out, Allen In: Predicted Liverpool Starting XI To Take On QPR

By on October 17, 2014

Daniel Sturridge Liverpool

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Liverpool are in the capital this weekend to take on Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Sunday afternoon. Here is my predicted line-up for the game.

Defence: Simon Mignolet will start in goal and Brendan Rodgers has been handed a major boost with Dejan Lovren expected to be passed fit to play after recovering from an abdominal injury he picked up while away with Croatia. He should partner Martin Skrtel in the center of defence with Alberto Moreno and Javier Manquillo likely to keep their places in the full-back positions.

Midfield: Liverpool have also been boosted by the return to fitness of Emre Can and Joe Allen after the pair missed the last six weeks through injury. I think we’ll see Rodgers bring Allen straight back in as he was very-much in favour before his injury, with the Welshman playing alongside Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard in midfield.

Attack: Daniel Sturridge faces a late fitness test but I don’t think he will be risked from the start so Rodgers could keep him on the bench ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Real Madrid.

This should see Mario Balotelli recalled up front with Raheem Sterling offering support in attack. Lazar Markovic should be fit despite picking up a knock last week but I think Adam Lallana will get the nod.

So here’s how I think Liverpool will line-up:

What do you think of the team? What line-up would you pick?

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  2. souyes

    October 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Gerrard should be given a rest so that he can be 100% fit for wednesday.

  3. The Spade

    October 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    ———— Sterling—Balotelli

    Ballet seems isolated up top by himself. I saw Sterling play up top in preseason, and he took to it like a duck to water. If Rodgers doesn’t trust Lambert or Borini, I’d play him alongside Balotelli, if Sturridge isn’t fit enough to start.

    Probably sub Gerrard for Can early doors too.

  4. Adebayo Goodluck Rotimi

    October 18, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Can anyone tell me what Suso has done wrong. This young talent is wasting and rotting not even on the bench.

  5. cal

    October 18, 2014 at 11:23 am

    suso is injured but agree should be given a chance potentialycould be a very good player

  6. asaniyan timilehin

    October 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    all is good but i ll like if these subs is used Emre Can and others is used Best of luck YNWA

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