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

The former Manchester United defender signed for QPR over the summer

Steven Caulker (centre) watches on in despair as his injury-time own goal rolls in
Mario Balotelli pictured in the win over QPR

Mario Balotelli Liverpool miss: Best memes for striker's shocker against QPR as Premier League drought continues

The Italian is still yet to score a league goal since joining Liverpool

Bobby crush: QPR striker Bobby Zamora (above) backs Harry Redknapp

QPR vs Liverpool: Bobby Zamora determined to stay positive despite speculation over Harry Redknapp's future

Striker hails 'togetherness' of squad and says Rio Ferdinand has been impressed with the unity since arriving from Manchester United in the summer
Mario Balotelli says manager Brendan Rodgers plays him as a lone striker for Liverpool while he is used to two up front

Premier League: QPR vs Liverpool match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at Loftus Road

Charlie Austin vs Daniel Sturridge: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between QPR and Liverpool

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

Hands off: Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge and manager Brendan Rodgers

QPR vs Liverpool: Daniel Sturridge injury latest - 'We'll have to see' says Brendan Rodgers

The England international is expected to play a role at Loftus Road

Maurichio Pochettino swapped St. Mary's for White Hart Lane at the beginning of this season

Statistical preview to the Premier League, featuring Manchester City vs Tottenham, Crystal Palace vs Chelsea and QPR vs Liverpool

WhoScored.com, who offer the largest online database for detailed football statistics, preview the top matches the Premier League this weekend on behalf of The Independent

Brendan Rodgers and Mario Balotelli at Liverpool’s training ground yesterday

QPR vs Liverpool: Mario Balotelli determined to score first Premier league goal for Reds and hints at playing alongside another striker

Daniel Sturridge is closing on a return to first-team action and could partner Balotelli in attack for Liverpool

Tim Sherwood (left) had worked under Harry Redknapp at Tottenham before becoming Spurs' manager

Tim Sherwood: QPR consider replacing Harry Redknapp with fellow former Tottenham manager Sherwood

Redknapp's position at QPR is becoming increasingly perilous

Patrick Vieira and Luis Suarez nearly joined Tottenham, according to Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp claims Tottenham nearly signed Patrick Vieira AND Luis Suarez - missing out on striker is one of his biggest regrets

Former Spurs manager claims he held talks with Vieira in 2009 and chose not to sign Suarez despite a glowing reference from Ruud Gullit

Jermain Defoe transfer news: QPR on alert after Toronto hint at possible exit

The former England striker has been linked with a return to the Premier League

Diafra Sakho

West Ham 2 QPR 0: Sam Allardyce delighted with Diafra Sakho's start to life in the Premier League

Allardyce admits the striker's start has been outstanding and that he has settled much quicker than he had expected

Nedum Onuoha puts the ball in his own net

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A look ahead to Sunday’s Premier League fixture at the Boleyn Ground

Premier League live: West Ham vs QPR, plus all the reaction from Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham victories

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
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The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
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Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker