Match Preview : Reading FC vs Liverpool FC

Reading manager Nigel Adkins: ““The momentum has gone the wrong way with our run of results but we saw last season with Reading that if you get the right momentum you can go the right way”

Team news: Jimmy Kebe is sidelined witha groin problem, while fellow midfielder Hope Akpan is a major doubt due to an ankle injury sustained in last Saturday 2-0 defeat by Southampton. Adkins said Reading have further niggles, but no other players are expected to be ruled out.

Reading (from): Federici, Taylor, Mariappa, Pearce, Shorey, Kelly, McAnuff, Leigertwood, Karacan, Robson-Kanu, McCleary, Hunt, Pogrebnyak, McCarthy, Gunter, Harte, Le Fondre, Morrison, Blackman.


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: “Reading will keep fighting and their supporters will get behind the team very well.”

Team news: Forward Raheem Sterling will be absent again as the club continue to manage the teenager’s thigh injury. Winger Stewart Downing, who played in last weekend’s goalless draw with West Ham despite illness, is now fully recovered.

Forward Fabio Borini and midfielder Joe Allen (both shoulder) are sidelined, as is defender Martin Kelly (knee).

Liverpool (from): Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Sturridge, Coutinho, Suarez, Downing, Jones, Skrtel, Wisdom, Coates, Shelvey, Suso, Assaidi, Morgan.

Match officials
 Mark Clattenberg; Assistants: S Child, R Ganfield; Fourth official: A Bates.

FIFA 13:
 1-3; Don Hutchison: 0-2; Dean Sturridge: 0-2. Can you beat the experts? Make your prediction in the Barclays FanZone below.

Current form

Last six matches
LOST 0 – 2 v Southampton (H) 06 Apr 2013
LOST 4 – 1 v Arsenal (A) 30 Mar 2013
LOST 1 – 0 v Man Utd (A) 16 Mar 2013
LOST 1 – 2 v Aston Villa (H) 09 Mar 2013
LOST 3 – 1 v Everton (A) 02 Mar 2013
LOST 0 – 3 v Wigan (H) 23 Feb 2013
Last win/defeat
WON 2 – 1 v Sunderland (H) 02 Feb 2013
LOST 0 – 2 v Southampton (H) 06 Apr 2013

Current form

Last six matches
DRAWN 0 – 0 v West Ham (H) 07 Apr 2013
WON 1 – 2 v Aston Villa (A) 31 Mar 2013
LOST 3 – 1 v Southampton (A) 16 Mar 2013
WON 3 – 2 v Tottenham (H) 10 Mar 2013
WON 0 – 4 v Wigan (A) 02 Mar 2013
WON 5 – 0 v Swansea (H) 17 Feb 2013
Last win/defeat
WON 1 – 2 v Aston Villa (A) 31 Mar 2013
LOST 3 – 1 v Southampton (A) 16 Mar 2013

Last corresponding meeting

ReadingLiverpoolSat 08 Dec 2007 | Madejski Stadium | Attendance: 24,022

Reading3 – 1Liverpool
  • Stephen Hunt (17 Pen)
  • Kevin Doyle (60)
  • James Harper (67)
  • Steven Gerrard (28)

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