Liverpool should consider resting players for the Champions League

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Liverpool's long awaited return to Europe's elite club competition has resulted in a packed fixture list so far this season which is set to continue in the coming weeks.

Firstly, Liverpool travel to Loftus Road to face a struggling QPR side that currently sit bottom of the Premier League.

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Harry Redknapp's men have been unlucky in their last few games, and with the international break they will hope that they are fully fit for the upcoming game.

Liverpool have many more international players than Queens Park Rangers, and due to this may be in worse shape, an example of this comes in the form of Raheem Sterling who has reportedly been feeling tired and fatigued during the current break.


Brendan Rodgers may have one eye on the Champions League this weekend, as Real Madrid make the trip north to Anfield and as a result may be forced to play a weakened team against The Hoops.

The players who could be seeing a game from the sidelines are the likes of Steven Gerrard, the captain who has a vast amount of Champions League experience, and Daniel Sturridge who scored 21 league goals for the Reds last season, but has only just recovered from a thigh injury.

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Liverpool may find the game against Los Blancos difficult, especially in the full-back positions, as superstar Galacticos Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo will take on the likes of Glen Johnson and Alberto Moreno.

Each having their own problems, with Moreno seeming overly attacking and Johnson being out of sorts for several months now, though his experience may be an advantage.

Liverpool's strength comes in their attacking options, with new comers Adam Lallana and Mario Balotelli looking promising, with Balotelli scoring his only goal for Liverpool in the Champions League against Basel FC.

Overall, it could be a tough few fixtures for the Red half of Liverpool, and a draw against Real Madrid should be seen as a great result, alongside a win against QPR.

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