Liverpool Confirmed XI: Criticised International Starts

Brendan Rodgers has named his Liverpool eleven to face Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League this afternoon.

Despite missing out on starting for England last weekend, Raheem Sterling has taken a place in the line up for the Anfield club this afternoon. This will surely drum up further controversy, although it is not to be forgotten that Sterling actually began his career with QPR, which, given how footballing narratives work, means he will almost certainly score against the London side today.

Raheem Sterling is 11/2 to score first with William Hill

Rodgers has also turned to Mario Balotelli to lead the line, despite dropping him for Liverpool’s last game in the Premier League.

Mario Balotelli to score first and Liverpool to win is 6/1 with William Hill

This means that the Reds are gonna play with a front three of Adam Lallana, Sterling and Balotelli.

At the heart of defence, Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel pair up.

Emre Can also features in midfield.

Also, Glen Johnson has been restored to the first team after recovering from a long running injury.


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