QPR left adrift at bottom of table as Liverpool win 3-0
LONDON (AFP) - Liverpool ended a difficult year in promising style by winning 3-0 at Queens Park Rangers on Sunday to leave Harry Redknapp's hapless side eight points adrift at the foot of the Premier League.
Liverpool have never previously lost as many league matches in a calendar year - 17 - but a Luis Suarez brace and a Daniel Agger header in the first half mean they will start 2013 in ninth place in the top flight.
Illness meant that Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was not present to witness the game, but Redknapp may have wished that he, too, had stayed away after his 600th Premier League game ended in chastening defeat.
The QPR manager elected to replace Rob Green with Julio Cesar in goal and the former Brazil goalkeeper quickly found himself udner assault at Loftus Road.