Kop coach Marsh blasts back at
LIVERPOOL have come out swinging after England manager Roy Hodgson criticised their training methods following the “Knackeredgate” rumpus.
According to Hodgson, Reds winger Raheem Sterling asked not to start Sunday’s Euro Championship qualifier against Estonia in Tallinn due to tiredness.
And the Three Lions chief believes that was due to the Kop club’s policy of giving every player two full days to recover after matches.
But according to Liverpool coach Mike Marsh, that approach will be vital to them blasting through their upcoming heavy schedule.
After the international break, the Reds head to QPR at the weekend as they face a run of seven matches in 21 days in the run-up to the home clash with Chelsea on November 8.
It is a run that also includes two matches against Real Madrid that will prove crucial to Liverpool’s hopes of progressing in the Champions League.
Marsh thinks the Anfield outfit have got it spot on when it comes to managing players’ fitness.
He said: “We know it’s a tough fixture list with the amount of games and the quality of the opposition, so we know it’s going to be tough. But the more players we have available the better.
“Our fitness programmes