Sport Adel Taarabt hugs Harry Redknapp in 2013

The pair were involved in a very public exchange of views this last week

Rio Ferdinand has said he wants to one day be England manager

Rio Ferdinand retirement: QPR defender announces he will end career next summer

The former Manchester United defender signed for QPR over the summer

Steven Caulker vs Ron Vlaar: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between QPR and Aston Villa

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' defenders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at Loftus Road

Adel Taarabt hugs Harry Redknapp in 2013

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has demanded an end to the row between Adel Taarabt and Harry Redknapp

Fernandes apologises to fans for 'embarrassment' caused

Adel Taarabt: Harry Redknapp claims QPR midfielder only looks slim because he's been ill

Row between the pair looks set to continue after latest jibe

Adel Taarabt hugs Harry Redknapp in 2013

Adel Taarabt: I was ahead of Robinho and Kaka at AC Milan - I don't understand why Harry Redknapp won't pick me for QPR

Taarabt has responded to Redknapp's stinging criticism that he is three-stone overweight by showing off his body and slamming Redknapp's training methods

Adel Taraabt in action for QPR against West Ham earlier this month
Adel Taraabt in action for QPR against West Ham earlier this month
Mario Balotelli failed to impress against QPR

QPR vs Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers claims Mario Balotelli will get off the mark despite latest Premier League frustration

Balotelli is yet to score in the Premier League since completing his £16m move from AC Milan and the striker missed another sitter in Liverpool's win over QPR

Raheem Sterling and Steven Gerrard celebrate a goal for Liverpool

QPR vs Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers defends two-day recovery method as players 'are not sat at home with their feet up and a hot chocolate'

Rodgers believes there will be no problems with playing Raheem Sterling on Wednesday and has explained why he has faith in the two-day recovery method

Mario Balotelli failed to impress
Adel Taraabt in action for QPR against West Ham earlier this month

'Adel Taarabt is about three stone overweight. I can't pick him' - Harry Redknapp

The Moroccan international was not named in the squad to face Liverpool

Richard Dunne scores the 11th own goal of his career

QPR vs Liverpool: Richard Dunne takes own goal tally to 10 after shocker against Liverpool

The defender scored the first goal of the match in the 3-2 win for Liverpool

Steven Caulker of QPR scores an own goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool

QPR vs Liverpool reaction: Steven Gerrard admits Liverpool were 'very lucky', Brendan Rodgers says they were 'very, very lucky'

Four goals in the final seven minutes ended with Liverpool winning the game 3-2

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