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Liverpool v QPR – Team News: Lucas back for Reds

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva returns from a thigh injury to rejoin the squad for the visit of QPR after missing the last three matches.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Tuesday, January 27, 2015: Liverpool's Lucas Leiva in action against Chelsea during the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match at Stamford Bridge. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Striker Mario Balotelli is ruled out with a foot injury sustained in Tuesday’s defeat at Hull while defender Jon Flanagan is sidelined for at least six months after undergoing another knee operation.

Centre-back Mamadou Sakho is still missing with a hamstring problem while fellow defender Alberto Moreno is expected to have recovered from the knock which kept him out of Tuesday’s game.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Ibe, Henderson, Lucas, Moreno, Coutinho, Lallana, Sterling, Jones, Johnson, Manquillo, Toure, Allen, Markovic, Lambert, Borini.

Liverpool v QPR kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 2nd May. You can follow the match here on This Is Anfield from 2.30pm.

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