In Need Of A Win At Loftus Road

Thinking time for Rodgers...
Liverpool are away at Loftus Road on Sunday as they look to put out a better performance than the one that unfolded at the Britannia on Boxing Day. So far it's not been a tremendous festive period for the Reds and many fans have lost their confidence in Brendan's boys at the moment.

Liverpool have no new real injury worries but Luis Suarez picked up a slight knock in the game against Stoke and has been nursing the problem this week, it is assumed he will still start on Sunday though. There's also a doubt hanging over Joe Allen who has had a problem with his pelvis.

For Queens Park Rangers they are without Onuhoa, Cesar and Park Ji-sung. There is also a doubt hanging over Ryan Nelsen who has picked up a virus this week.

Queens Park Rangers are currently dead last in the drop zone but after new manager Harry Redknapp turned up they've been given a new lease of life. Liverpool on the other hand had the chance to start knocking on the door of the top four if they'd of beat Stoke, instead the find themselves in 10th place.

The last time the two sides met was in March 2012 when QPR got the better of Liverpool in a lively game complete with that acrobatic goal from Sebastian Coates.

Stat Sandwich

  • Liverpool have lost 17 league games this season, an all time high.
  • Redknapp will lead QPR out for his 600th league match as a manager.
  • Liverpool have taken 20 out of 27 points against sides in the bottom half of the table.

I'm not quite sure what to expect from this game to be honest, Harry Redknapp may have brought some more stability to QPR but he's not quite got the ball rolling yet however Liverpool aren't exactly stable either. The results against Stoke and Aston Villa show just how weak we can be at times even after taking an early lead in the Stoke case.

There's far too much reliance on Suarez at the moment and players aren't stepping up to the mark to support him. The wingers should be busting a gut to get into the box but it just doesn't seem to be happening. Steven Gerrard also works better in the side when he's allowed more freedom but he seems to have been grounded in recent games.

I'm hoping the Reds can pull out a win at Loftus Road though and will optimistically punt for a 2-1 win. Enjoy the match folks!