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Corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton.
The ball is sent over by Armand Traore, Sanchez Jose Enrique manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken short by Jonjo Shelvey.
Centre by Jonjo Shelvey, clearance made by Joey Barton.
The offside flag is raised against Luis Suarez. Indirect free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Charlie Adam is adjudged to have handled the ball. Luke Young restarts play with the free kick.
Stewart Downing leaves the field to be replaced by Jonjo Shelvey.
The referee shows Craig Bellamy a yellow card for dissent.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Young on Luis Suarez. Shot on goal comes in from Craig Bellamy from the free kick.
Shaun Wright-Phillips has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.
Bradley Orr delivers the ball, clearance by Dirk Kuyt.
Craig Bellamy challenges Armand Traore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton takes the free kick.
(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Craig Bellamy coming on for Rodriguez Maxi.
Jamie Mackie goes off and Clint Hill comes on.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton, save by Jose Reina.
Joey Barton takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Charlie Adam.
Inswinging corner taken by Joey Barton from the left by-line, clearance made by Martin Skrtel.
Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Blocked by Alejandro Faurlin.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Skrtel on Jay Bothroyd. Joey Barton produces a cross, Close range strike by Daniel Gabbidon goes over the bar.
DJ Campbell fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Joey Barton.
Foul by Dirk Kuyt on Alejandro Faurlin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
The ball is delivered by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance made by Armand Traore.
Corner taken short by Stewart Downing.
Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Gabbidon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alejandro Faurlin on Dirk Kuyt. Daniel Agger restarts play with the free kick.
Jamie Mackie crosses the ball, clearance made by Martin Skrtel.
Rodriguez Maxi takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jordan Henderson from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Orr by Martin Skrtel. DJ Campbell comes on in place of Tommy Smith. Radek Cerny restarts play with the free kick.
Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Radek Cerny makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stewart Downing, save made by Radek Cerny.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Luke Young.
Glen Johnson has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam, clearance by Jay Bothroyd.
Rodriguez Maxi takes a shot. Radek Cerny makes a save.
Charlie Adam produces a cross, Armand Traore manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Charlie Adam.
Dirk Kuyt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
The ball is sent over by Armand Traore, Martin Skrtel manages to make a clearance.
Centre by Jordan Henderson.
Bradley Orr is brought on as a substitute for Anton Ferdinand.
Rodriguez Maxi takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand.
The ball is sent over by Charlie Adam, Luis Suarez finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Liverpool 1-0 QPR.Assist by Charlie Adam.
Charlie Adam takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Jay Bothroyd.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey Barton by Charlie Adam. Luke Young restarts play with the free kick.
Long range shot by Alejandro Faurlin goes wide right of the net.
Luis Suarez has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Blocked by Radek Cerny.
Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Stewart Downing crosses the ball, clearance by Alejandro Faurlin.
The ball is swung over by Jordan Henderson, clearance by Luke Young.
Dirk Kuyt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Armand Traore. Daniel Gabbidon takes the direct free kick.
The ball is delivered by Charlie Adam, save made by Radek Cerny.
Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam, clearance by Armand Traore.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joey Barton played to the near post, clearance by Charlie Adam.
Centre by Armand Traore, blocked by Glen Johnson.
The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Stewart Downing, save by Radek Cerny.
Charlie Adam challenges Joey Barton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joey Barton takes the free kick.
Jordan Henderson has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Stewart Downing crosses the ball.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Daniel Gabbidon.
The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, blocked by Armand Traore.
Stewart Downing takes the inswinging corner, Luis Suarez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd. Radek Cerny takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, Armand Traore gets a block in.
Jay Bothroyd is penalised for a handball. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Daniel Agger. Daniel Agger is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Jay Bothroyd from the free kick, blocked by Charlie Adam.
Luis Suarez produces a cross.
Shaun Wright-Phillips challenges Luis Suarez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Adam takes the direct free kick.
Corner from right by-line taken by Charlie Adam.
Alejandro Faurlin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stewart Downing. Charlie Adam shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Daniel Gabbidon.
Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The referee gives a free kick against Luis Suarez for handball. Free kick taken by Radek Cerny.
Stewart Downing produces a cross, Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Radek Cerny.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Henderson on Tommy Smith. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Gabbidon.
The referee penalises Jay Bothroyd for handball. Glen Johnson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Jay Bothroyd. Daniel Agger restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Armand Traore.
Rodriguez Maxi takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Young.
Corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand.
Martin Skrtel takes a shot. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.
Corner taken by Charlie Adam, save made by Radek Cerny.
Rodriguez Maxi takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Gabbidon.
Midfield worries for Reds
Central midfield is once again a concern for Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish ahead of the match at home to QPR.
Jay Spearing, who was expected to provide the long-term replacement for Lucas Leiva after the Brazilian's season was ended by a cruciate knee ligament, begins a three-match suspension after his red card at Fulham on Monday.
Captain Steven Gerrard is still recovering from an ankle infection so Jordan Henderson could start in his favoured central position, although the in-form Jonjo Shelvey has continued to impress following his recall from a loan spell at Blackpool.
Dalglish insists his side will not be distracted by off-field issues this week and is certain they will need no extra motivation as they look to bounce back from their first defeat since mid-September.
The Reds' 11-match unbeaten run was ended in controversial circumstances at Fulham with Spearing's dismissal and, after the match, Luis Suarez was pictured allegedly making an offensive gesture to the crowd.
Those incidents resulted in two Football Association charges arriving at the Melwood training ground a couple of days later, one for the club for failing to control their players in the wake of the red card and the other for Suarez for his apparent misconduct.
All in all it has not been a good week for Liverpool but Dalglish said it was business as usual for him and the players in terms of the approaching game.
"It has only distracted me because I've got to answer questions about it," said the Scot.
"It is a distraction which has to be covered but it should never take precedence over what we are trying to do on the pitch and the training ground.
"We will do what we always do and that is our best as well as we can and see if we can get a bit of luck going our way."
QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt will undergo a fitness test on a thigh strain.
Matt Connolly (ankle), Kieron Dyer (foot) and DJ Campbell (foot) returned to training this week and have an outside chance of being involved.
Boss Neil Warnock says he sympathises with Suarez, who was targeted by Fulham fans who felt he was going down too easily in the game, and insists action must also be taken against the source of the taunts.
"The FA should look into the chants by crowds and fine Premier League clubs if they give individual players so much abuse as they have done with Suarez," he said.
"If you're going to do the player, they should also look into where these chants come from and look at fining the people or clubs concerned."
Suarez stars in Reds win
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez showed just why he is prized and feared in equal amounts with an impressive all-round performance as he guided the Reds to a 1-0 home victory over QPR.
The Uruguay international, who has been in the headlines for the wrong reasons during a two-month lean spell in front of goal, was at his threatening best as he scored his first goal in the Barclays Premier League since October 1.
His header ended a run of four successive draws at Anfield and helped repair some of the damage done to his reputation in recent weeks.
Suarez had been the main topic of conversation pre-match - having received his second Football Association misconduct charge of the season earlier in week for allegedly making an offensive gesture to Fulham fans - but it was another instrumental display on the field which was the talking point afterwards.
The 24-year-old has found himself targeted by opposition players and fans alike who believe the South American goes to ground far too easily.
Early signs at Anfield were that QPR were not going to dish out the sort of harsh treatment that had prompted Reds manager Kenny Dalglish to produce video clips in a determined defence of his striker at his press conference on Thursday.
Suarez, who is also facing a racism-related charge dating back to mid-October, should have taken advantage in the 10th minute from Stewart Downing's right-wing cross but he headed straight at Radek Cerny from 10 yards.
It set the tone for the rest of the half as he then somehow squeezed a shot from a narrow angle between the goalkeeper and his left-hand post which eventually went out for a throw before skewing wide with the outside of his right foot when it looked easier to go with his left.
Having dominated at home against the other promoted teams Norwich and Swansea - which both finished in draws after missing a number of chances - a familiar pattern was developing for Liverpool.
In the 31st minute Dirk Kuyt put Maxi Rodriguez through in the inside-left channel and his low shot across Cerny was destined for the far corner of the net until the goalkeeper fingertipped it behind.
A driving run from Downing set up another Suarez chance but his attempted close-range lob was clawed away by Cerny and the Uruguay international blazed over the rebound.
It took Liverpool just two minutes to put the frustrations of the first half behind them when they returned after the interval.
Charlie Adam's left-wing corner was cleared back to him and his right-footed cross picked out the unmarked Suarez who easily headed past Cerny from five yards.
It was the Uruguayan's first goal since getting two in the Carling Cup in late October and his first in the Premier League since the Merseyside derby on October 1.
The situation worsened for QPR when Anton Ferdinand sustained a hamstring injury and had to be replaced by Bradley Orr.
Suarez continued to be Liverpool's main threat in the final third and when he pulled the ball back for Rodriguez to shoot only a great one-handed save low to his left by Cerny prevented a second all-important goal.
Rodriguez should have scored after a brilliant interchange with Suarez in the area but he wastefully shot straight at the goalkeeper.
Liverpool continued to dominate but QPR were always capable of nicking a goal and they almost did when Danny Gabbidon, five yards out, diverted over Joey Barton's inswinging free-kick.
Neil Warnock's side enjoyed their best spell in the closing 20 minutes but the hosts still looked the most likely to score again as substitute Craig Bellamy curled a free-kick into the side-netting.
QPR felt they should have had a penalty late on when Alejandro Faurlin went down under Martin Skrtel's challenge but referee Lee Mason saw nothing wrong.
In the last action of the game Shaun Wright-Phillips deflected Bellamy's cross on to the bar but, unlike in recent weeks, one goal proved to be enough as Liverpool moved up to sixth in the table.
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