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Manchester City aren’t a one man team, One defeat puts Alan Pardew back under pressure, QPR need to tie down Charlie Austin sooner rather than later

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

Roy Hodgson at Loftus Road

QPR vs Liverpool: Roy Hodgson leaves 10 minutes before end, misses best climax in recent memory

There were four goals in the final seven minutes at Loftus Road

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

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