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Steven Gerrard's career at Liverpool will not be given a fairytale ending after the club were knocked out of the FA CupGetty

Liverpool host QPR at Anfield on 2 May as the Reds look to close the gap on Manchester United and salvage some hope of securing a top four spot.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Highlights of the game will be available on BBC Match of the Day at 10.30pm BST on BBC One.

Overview

Liverpool come into the game having squandered the opportunity to come within four points of Manchester United, losing 1-0 to relegation battlers Hull City in midweek.

Michael Dawson scored the only goal for the Tigers after being played onside by Mario Balotelli, who was too slow to come out of the melee. Brendan Rodgers' men put in a major shift in front of the Hull goal but failed to break their defence, allowing Louis van Gaal and his men to heave a massive sigh of relief.

The Reds, after a sorry start to the season, had gone on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league, before falling to United and Arsenal in quick succession, which led to their downfall. It was a massive disappointment for Liverpool fans, who had seen their side come close to the title last season.

However, the departure of Luis Suarez and an injury to Daniel Sturridge completely rocked their plans as they are set to come out of the season empty handed yet again.

Meanwhile, Queens Park Rangers will take inspiration from Hull, who have shown that positions in the table and the quality of players on the pitch matter little in the final few days of the season, as they look to attempt one final push at keeping themselves safe from relegation.

What Managers Say

Brendan Rodgers: "It is a concern (creating chances) because that is the game. You always worry about working and performing well, and key to creating chances is being able to score. It is about efficiency and if you are not going to create as many opportunities then you have to be clinical. The game the other night (a 1-0 defeat at Hull), we had 20 attempts on goal and nine shots on target. For an away team playing against a low defensive block, to have nine shots on target it is quite a high number and you'd at least expect to score a goal. We didn't have that and how we create the chances, how we arrive into those areas and the scoring of those opportunities (is something) we need to analyse."

Chris Ramsey: "I would really love to have that pressure that he's [Brendan Rodgers] got...I don't know how you guys work if I'm being honest. He's at a big club, he's done very, very well. He said it himself the other day -- three months ago he was a tactical genius. You don't become a bad manager overnight. We understand there is pressure on them because they are a huge club with big expectations. But the pressure is on us really because we don't want to go out of the division. The implications of going out of the division are huge so I think we actually have much, much more to lose than him."

Betting Odds (By 888Sport)

  • Liverpool Win: 3/8
  • Draw: 4/1
  • QPR Win: 8/1

Team News

Liverpool

Possible XI: Mignolet; Can, Lovren, Skrtel, Moreno; Henderson, Gerrard, Allen; Lallana, Sterling, Coutinho

QPR

Possible XI: Green; Isla, Dunne, Caulker, Yun; Phillips, Sandro, Barton, Henry; Zamora, Austin