Team news: QPR v Liverpool

Nelsen
Skipper Nelsen has come down with a virus and is likely to miss QPR's match against Liverpool. Photo: PA

QPR defender Ryan Nelsen is a doubt for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool due to a virus.

Goalkeeper Julio Cesar (back), full-back Nedum Onuoha (hamstring) and midfielder Park Ji-sung (knee) are also doubts.

Strikers Andrew Johnson (knee) and Bobby Zamora (hip) are sidelined with long-term injuries.

Striker Luis Suarez has been playing with a swollen ankle in recent weeks but it is not expected to keep him out of the trip to QPR.

Manager Brendan Rodgers may look to make some changes after the disappointing Boxing Day defeat at Stoke and that could see Raheem Sterling regain his first-team place.

Midfielder Joe Allen may also come back into contention having been rested for the last couple of games.

Provisional squads:

QPR: Green, Cesar, Murphy, Cerny, Onuoha, Hill, Nelsen, Ferdinand, Mbia, Park, Fabio, Traore, Derry, Diakite, Granero, Taarabt, Hoilett, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips, Ephraim, Mackie, Cisse.

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique, Gerrard, Lucas, Allen, Sterling, Suarez, Downing, Jones, Wisdom, Carragher, Coates, Sahin, Henderson, Shelvey, Cole, Suso.