Brendan Rodgers will be eager to end an eventful week on a high note when Liverpool face QPR in the Premier League tomorrow.
The Liverpool boss has been faced with talk of a club versus country row after Raheem Sterling was benched for England’s victory over Estonia, having informed national team manager Roy Hodgson that he was tired.
Sterling has come in for criticism for admitting fatigue, but Rodgers leapt to the teenage attacker’s defence by highlighting the fact that he had not refused to play in Tallinn.
Rodgers denied talk of a rift with Hodgson and called for an end to the saga as he turns his attention to improving Liverpool’s fortunes following an indifferent start to the season.
The Merseyside club beat West Brom before the international break and they will be eager to build on that by heaping more misery on bottom side Rangers at Loftus Road.
Former Swansea City boss Rodgers knows there is more to come from his new-look side, who sit ninth in the table after winning only three of their first seven top-flight games.