Sterling still out for Reds

Forward Raheem Sterling will be absent again for Liverpool’s trip to Reading as the club continue to manage the teenager’s thigh injury.

Forward Raheem Sterling will be absent again for Liverpool’s trip to Reading 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).

Provisional squad: Reina, Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Sturridge, Coutinho, Suarez, Downing, Jones, Skrtel, Wisdom, Coates, Shelvey, Suso, Assaidi, Morgan.

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