Suarez effort enough for Reds
Striker Luis Suarez scored his first Barclays Premier League goal since October 1 to give Liverpool a 1-0 win at home to QPR.
The Uruguay international, in the headlines for anything but his football in recent weeks, headed in Charlie Adam's cross from close range in the 47th minute.
Liverpool once again dominated possession without really taking their chances but, unlike in recent matches, one goal proved to be enough to end a run of four successive draws at Anfield.
An early header from Suarez set the tone for the first half as he then somehow squeezed a shot from a narrow angle between goalkeeper Radek Cerny and his post, before skewing wide with his right foot.
In the 31st minute Dirk Kuyt put Maxi Rodriguez through in the inside-left channel and his low shot was clawed away by Cerny.
A driving run from Stewart Downing set up another Suarez chance but his attempted close-range lob was parried and he hit the rebound over.
But it took Liverpool just two minutes to put the frustrations of the first half behind them when they returned after the interval. Charlie Adam's left-wing corner was cleared back to him and his right-footed cross picked out the unmarked Suarez who easily headed past Cerny.
Suarez continued to be Liverpool's main threat in the final third and when he pulled the ball back for Rodriguez who was denied by Cerny.
QPR finally stirred and Danny Gabbidon nodded over.
Rangers felt they should have had a penalty late on when Alejandro Faurlin went down under Martin Skrtel's challenge, while Liverpool`s Craig Bellamy clipped the bar in the closing stages.