John Aldridge thinks he has the solution for Liverpool against QPR - is he right?

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The former Reds striker has offered his thoughts on who Brendan Rodgers could pick at Loftus Road.

John Aldridge has proffered his views on who Liverpool should start at Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

The Reds visit the Premier League's bottom side without their star striker Daniel Sturridge, who was recently ruled out for a further month due to a calf injury.

That news has left boss Brendan Rodgers with a few issues to ponder when it comes to team selection - but former Liverpool striker Aldridge believes he has the solution for him.

Plan A, as far as the 56-year-old is confirmed, is to play Steven Gerrard in behind Mario Balotelli as a no.10:

It has been many years since the Reds skipper played in such an advanced role for an extended period but the 34-year-old demonstrated glimpses of magic when Balotelli came on against West Brom, when Gerrard was indeed allowed to roam forward.

Aldridge's plan B involves Rickie Lambert going up front as he did against the Baggies. Lambert's work-rate certainly outweighs that of Balotelli and a struggling QPR defence could be the perfect target for the 32-year-old to break his duck against.

Interestingly, forgotten Liverpool forward Fabio Borini has, once again, remained forgotten when it comes to team suggestions. Could Rodgers have a surprise up his sleeve?

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