Liverpool host Queens Park Rangers on Saturday at Anfield (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) with Brendan Rodgers’ side looking to bounce back after two games without a win.
The Reds’ top four hopes are diminishing and if they lose at home to QPR and their rivals Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United lose this weekend then Liverpool’s Champions League dreams will officially be over.
As for QPR, they have a more desperate situation as Chris Ramsey’s men are four points from safety with four games to go. Can they seal a shock win and drag themselves towards the pack above the drop zone.
In team news Steven Gerrard, Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert come into the starting lineup for Liverpool, while QPR make one change with Leroy Fer replacing Bobby Zamora. Defender Rio Ferdinand isn’t in QPR’s squad after the shocking news that his wife had passed away on Friday.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Johnson, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Sterling, Coutinho, Lambert. Subs: Ward, Toure, Moreno, Lucas, Allen, Ibe, Markovic
QPR: Green; Onouha, Caulker, Dunne, Hill; Phillips, Sandro, Barton, Henry; Fer; Austin. Subs: McCarthy, Wright-Phillips, Yun, Kranjcar, Hoilett, Zamora, Grego-Cox