Venue and Timings
The match kicks off at 15.00 BST ( 19.00 PST and 19.30 IST) at Anfield (Anfield Road, Liverpool, Merseyside L4 0TH, United Kingdom).
Fabio Borini will miss out for three months as he broke his foot on international duty with Italy. He has been added to Liverpool’s injury list along with Martin Kelly, John Flanagan and Lucas Leiva.
Andre Wisdom will be a doubt at right-back while Jose Enrique is still recovering from a knee-injury.
Liverpool is still struggling with their team as the Rodgers’ side is at 14th position on the table.
Federici is absent so McCarthy will take place in the goal.
Hunt will be on strike with Pogrebnyak after scoring two impressive gals in the last two games he has played.
Mikele Leigertwood did not join his team when they travelled to Swansea before the international break. As his team had put up a good game in his absence, it will be less likely for him to regain his lost position in the team.
Reading 2 – 1 Liverpool
Reading 1 – 1 Liverpool
Reading 1 – 2 Liverpool
Reading 3 – 1 Liverpool
Reading 2 – 4 Liverpool
What to expect?
In matches such as these, you can expect the unexpected. Liverpool has been preforming inconsistenly since the season began so you must not expect any wonders from them.
Reading are in their quest to earn the first three points of the season and with Hunt being in form, you might get to see an early goal.
However, Reading has given up their lead in the last few matches and as they would be travelling to Anfield so winning will be a big task for them.
My prediction: 2 – 1 to Liverpool