Liverpool looked to be on course for another night of missed opportunities at Anfield against Queens Park Rangers, but a Luis Suarez header restored a sense of normality around the ground and the Reds would emerge victorious. The match wasn't nearly as difficult as the 1-0 scoreline would seem to suggest - the hosts were by far the better side and only implausibly bad finishing prevented them from putting QPR to the sword.
Visiting goalkeeper Radek Cerny certainly gave Liverpool no help at all, putting on a marvelous first-half performance to deny Suarez as well as Maxi Rodriguez, but despite some terrific goalkeeping the hosts had more than enough chances to go ahead. Suarez was the man responsible for the misses, but he made up for them when Charlie Adam's corner picked him out at the near post and he nodded home for his first goal since the beginning of October.
QPR threatened late, but could never penetrate a Liverpool defence who were far more comfortable in defending the slim lead than they had any right to be, although they will feel somewhat aggreived that Lee Mason didn't give a penalty for a perceived foul on Alejandro Faurlin in the closing stages. Despite the late pressure from their guests, it was Kenny Dalglish's side who looked most likely to add to the scoresheet, and they nearly did just that when Craig Bellamy's effort clipped the bar in the very late stages.