PHOTOS: Allen, Lovren & Markovic all train as Liverpool prepare for QPR

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The trio were all injury concerns but are now in the frame to face Queens Park Rangers.

Liverpool have been handed several fitness boosts ahead of their Loftus Road clash with QPR on Sunday.

Of course, that has all been counterbalanced by the news that Daniel Sturridge will be out for a month with another injury problem - this time in his calf.

But back to the good news...

Joe Allen, who had been out injured for several weeks, trained with the Reds at Melwood on Friday, while Lazar Markovic and Dejan Lovren - both fitness doubts after the international break - were also in action on the training field.

Markovic and Lovren have hardly enjoyed fine starts to their Anfield careers, though, with both £20 million signings falling well short of expectations in their opening few games on Merseyside.

Of defender Lovren, former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp said: "Defensively they’ve surprised me because I thought Dejan Lovren would be a colossus for them and he hasn’t been yet and he’s out this weekend."

But both may have the chance to put things right if they are fit enough to start at QPR.

Elsewhere, there were the usual faces on show during Liverpool training. Mario Balotelli and Brendan Rodgers were all smiles, while the likes of Lucas Leiva and Martin Skrtel were hard at work. Here are the best pictures!

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