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Gerrard still out as Liverpool tackle QPR after Fulham setback

Published 09/12/2011 | 10:42

Steven Gerrard: still recovering from ankle infection. Photo: Getty Images
Steven Gerrard: still recovering from ankle infection. Photo: Getty Images

CENTRAL midfield is once again a concern for manager Kenny Dalglish ahead of tomorrow's match at home to QPR.

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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.



Provisional squad: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Enrique, Kuyt, Adam, Henderson, Downing, Suarez, Bellamy, Doni, Kelly, Carragher, Coates, Shelvey, Coady, Rodriguez, Carroll.

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