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

West Ham vs QPR: Premier League match preview

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

Follow the latest news and updates from the day's Premier League action

Mark Noble vs Leroy Fer: Head-to-head analysis ahead of the clash between West Ham and QPR

Check out all the vital statistics concerning the two sides' midfielders ahead of this weekend's Premier League meeting at  Upton Park

Premier League football on TV this weekend: Chelsea vs Arsenal the highlight

A look at all the top flight games on television over the coming days

Adel Taarabt

Adel Taarabt given warning by QPR manager Harry Redknapp

The attacker is agitating for a move

Graziano Pelle celebrates scoring for Southampton

Graziano Pelle pearler is pure pleasure for Ronald Koeman during Southampton's 2-1 win over QPR

The summer signing was on target again in the 2-1 win

Graziano Pelle celebrates scoring for Southampton

Southampton vs QPR match report: Graziano Pelle seals victory with stunning overhead kick after Charlie Austin's effort comes to no avail

Southampton 2 QPR 1: Austin had cancelled out Ryan Bertrand's first goal for Saints but Pelle immediately restored the lead

Ronald Koeman has enjoyed a prosperous week with victories over Millwall and West Ham

Southampton vs QPR: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s Premier League fixture at St Marys

Harry Redknapp looks on from the dugout

Harry Redknapp takes swipe at Mario Balotelli for mocking Manchester United: 'Hang on, your team got smashed up the day before'

Balotelli wrote 'Man Utd...LOL' tweet after United's 5-3 loss by Leicester

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