Liverpool round-up: Early team news; reported boost in pursuit of 49-goal star

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Liverpool

Liverpool welcome Queens Park Rangers to Anfield this afternoon for a Premier League clash both sides are desperate to win for very different reasons.

Liverpool want to remain in touch with the top four while QPR are trying to avoid relegation from the top flight.

In early team news, the BBC reports that Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge may not play again this season.

There is better news regarding midfielder Lucas Leiva, who returns from injury, but both Mario Balotelli and Jon Flanagan are unavailable.

In other news, the Liverpool Echo reports that Liverpool could still sign Memphis Depay this summer even if the Reds fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The Netherlands international is hot property having scored 27 goals for PSV Eindhoven this season and 49 in his senior club career to date.

But the latest report claims that playing in Europe’s elite club competition is not a deal-breaker for the young winger and that he has been impressed by Liverpool’s intention to put a disappointing season behind them.

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