Brendan Rodgers’s side have won just once of their previous five Premier league matches and saw the opportunity to reach the FA Cup final disappear with a 2-1 semi-final defeat to Aston Villa.
Their season is over and they have fallen short of their objectives. However, Saturday’s encounter with QPR provides a good opportunity to put a smile back on their supporters’ faces, at least momentarily.
The Hoops arrive at Anfield deep in the relegation mire and all but certain of making an immediate return to the Championship unless they can pull off a miracle.
Chris Ramsey’s men currently lie in 19th position, four points adrift of Leicester City in 17th and facing the task of needing to win at least three of their remaining four matches,
However, their chances of victory on Saturday based on previous results in the North West are slim to say the least, and there is little reason to expect their rotten run to come to an end.
19 - Liverpool have won 19 and lost just one of 22 home league games against QPR. Banker.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) Mayo 1, 2015
183 - QPR have allowed their opponents more shots on target against them than any other team in the top flight. Open.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) Mayo 1, 2015
As per Opta, the West Londoners have won just once in 22 league trips to the red side of Merseyside, losing as many as 19 matches including the last three by a familiar 1-0 score-line.
The famous Kop may not have witnessed as many memorable matches as they would have liked this season, but the Reds’ home record is still fairly impressive and daunting for their opposition.
In their previous nine Premier League matches at Anfield, the Reds have scored 20 goals and evidence points to them grabbing a few more this weekend.