London: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling ended a difficult week on a high as he inspired his side's 3-2 win over QPR in an incredible finish featuring three goals in stoppage time at Loftus Road.
Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling (left) vies with Queens Park Rangers' Leroy Fer at Loftus Road yesterday. Pic/AFP
Sterling had endured widespread derision after England manager Roy Hodgson revealed the Reds star had told him he was too tired to play in last weekend's Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia.
But Sterling made a point to the critics as he played the entire 90 minutes at Loftus Road and produced two key contributions to seal the points.
Sterling won a free-kick which led to defender Richard Dunne turning into the net for Liverpool's opener.
That set the stage for an astonishing finale as Eduardo Vargas equalised with three minutes left, only for Philippe Coutinho to restore Liverpool's lead in the 90th minute.
Vargas levelled again in stoppage time, but Liverpool won as Sterling's cross was deflected into the net by QPR defender Steven Caulker.