England coach’s jibes about Reds training
have been well documented. We try to recover the players as best we can to prepare for the game.
“We have a couple of days’ recovery after the game and we work with the group of players for the next game.
“We do quite a lot of analysis with the players so we break them up into smaller groups and feed back in different ways.”
Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh problem – which kicked off the last spat between Hodgson and Anfield manager Brendan Rodgers – for the trip to Loftus Road.
And German new boy Emre Can is also nearing a return as Rodgers’ squad is close to full fitness.
Marsh accepts the last fortnight has had a totally different feel after the 2-1 win over West Brom dragged the Reds into mid-table following a patchy start to the season.
He added: “It was a big boost and it was important we won because there’s a long time between West Brom and QPR.
“It was nice to get the three points because it gives you a bit of breathing space.”
Jordan Henderson insists being handed the vice-captain’s role will change nothing about his approach.
The England regular has stepped up to be Steven Gerrard’s No.2 after Daniel Agger returned to Brondby in August.
Henderson said: “It is a great honour to be given an important role at a club the size of this one.
“It’s also encouraging that the manager has given me the extra responsibility. All I can do is keep doing what I’ve been doing and look to support Stevie in any way I can as well as the team. For me, nothing changes.
“My attitude in training and games will remain the same. I just want to try my best and help the team to win matches. That’s the most important thing.”