Harry Redknapp pans Adel Taarabt after Liverpool FC defeat
QPR manager dismayed with Taarabt and with his side’s unjust 3-2 reverse at the hands of Liverpool
October 19th, 2014
Queens Park Rangers remain bottom of the Premier League after a dramatic match at Loftus Road on Sunday which saw Liverpool score a last-gasp winner after the home side had twice pegged back the visitors.
Richard Dunne’s own goal separated the two teams before an extraordinary climax to the match, which saw Eduardo Vargas twice cancel out Liverpool’s lead before Raheem Sterling darted down the other end and his cross was turned into the net by Steven Caulker.
Redknapp was left tearing his hair out at the final whistle and the Rangers manager also had something to say about Adel Taarabt who doesn’t appear to be in the right condition to feature for QPR right now.
“I can’t protect people who don’t want to run and train, and are about three stone overweight,” said Redknapp.
“Taarabt is not injured. He’s not fit. He’s not fit to play football unfortunately.”
“What am I supposed to keep saying? Keep getting your £60,000, £70,000 a week and don’t train? What’s the game coming to?
“I pick people who want to try, who deserve to be at a good football club like QPR, who come in every day and want to work, train and show a good attitude. When he starts doing that, if he ever can do it, maybe he’ll get a game.”
QPR now have just four points from their opening eight matches, with Rangers in danger of losing touch with the teams above them so early in the season.