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Liverpool will be keen to post their first domestic win at Anfield this season when they host Premier League new boys Reading.

Where to Watch (All Times BST)

Kick-off is set for 3pm. LFC TV will have a build-up to the match from 2pm. Watch highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One at 10.30pm.


Neither side has managed to start the season in the way they wanted and both are now languishing near the foot of the Premier League table; the Reds 14th and the Royals 18th. Liverpool have won just one league game so far and their tally of six points from seven games is the joint-worst in their history, while Reading are still to win a match after their return to the English top flight.

Liverpool have won just two of their 13 league home games in 2012, losing six. Manager Brendan Rodgers now faces the task of turning around their home fortunes, especially after the recent decision to ditch a long-planned move to Stanley Park and redevelop Anfield instead. Meanwhile, Reading's away record in the Premier League is equally bad - Brian McDermott's side have won just two of their last 23 visits, losing 15 times.

Form Guide


  • Last five (all competitions, most recent first): D L W W L
  • Last result: Liverpool 0 - 0 Stoke City


  • Last five (all competitions, most recent first): D D W L L
  • Last result: Swansea City 2 - 2 Reading
Brendan Rodgers

Team News

Liverpool: Forward Fabio Borini has been ruled out for up to three months after he suffered a fractured foot while on duty with the Italy U21 side. Wing-backs Jose Enrique and Jon Flanagan returned to training this week but will miss this game due to lack of match fitness, while long-term absentees Lucas Leiva and Martin Kelly also remain sidelined. Pepe Reina was injured while warming up for Spain for their World Cup qualifier against France but should be fit to face the Royals. Jonjo Shelvey is available again after serving a three-match suspension for a straight red against Manchester United last month.

Reading: Forward Noel Hunt is a doubt and will have a late fitness test. First-choice stopper Adam Federici remains sidelined, with deputy Alex McCarthy set to continue in goal. Apart from that, McDermott has no injury or suspension worries as midfielder Mikele Leigertwood has been passed fit after recovering from a dead leg that kept him out of the last game against Swansea City.

Possible Starting Line-ups

Liverpool (4-3-3): Reina; Wisdom, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson; Allen, Gerrard, Shelvey; Suso, Suarez, Sterling

Reading (4-5-1): McCarthy; Cummings, Mariappa, Gorkss, Shorey; Kebe, Karacan, Leigertwood, Guthrie, McAnuff; Pogrebnyak