Liverpool v QPR – TEAM NEWS

Sunday May 19, 2013 Kick off: 16:00 Day 38 Anfield

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher will captain the side against QPR at Anfield on his 737th and final appearance before retirement in the absence of Steven Gerrard. Gerrard – and also Joe Allen before him – had shoulder surgery last weekend which ruled him out of the victory at Fulham. Centre-back Martin Skrtel missed the game at Craven Cottage through illness but could return alongside Carragher and while defender Martin Kelly returned to full training this week after a knee ligament operation he is not in line for consideration.

Arsenal bound?
Arsenal bound?
QPR striker Loic Remy is available. Remy has been bailed following his arrest on suspicion of rape, a claim he denies. Moroccan playmaker Adel Taarabt could miss out due to the death of his grandmother, while Shaun Wright-Phillips (ankle) and Andrew Johnson (knee) are definitely out.

MANAGER QUOTES

Brendan Rogers: “There will be many things talked about him this week, but his sheer professionalism is incredible. He’s never had a lazy day since the day I’ve walked in and he probably hasn’t had a lazy day since he walked into Liverpool. This is a phenomenon. There’s a real sadness for me as he epitomises everything that I want as we are trying to build a team of winners.”

Harry Redknapp: “People talk about lack of effort, it’s more down to lack of quality. In some cases it’s desire but in the main it’s quality. We need changes, for sure. This team weren’t good enough, so we need to make some changes and improve the squad so we’re ready. It’s a big summer for this football club. We know what we need to do. It’s going to be tough for all the teams next year.”

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