Eng­land coach’s jibes about Reds train­ing

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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.

Ap­proach

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.”

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