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Liverpool: Reds Ease To QPR Win

Liverpool: Reds Ease To QPR Win

Liverpool overcome a bout of illness in the camp to categorically defeat Queens Park Rangers 3-0 at Loftus Road yesterday...

One of the best Liverpool displays of the season could easily have led to a more emphatic scoreline against a surprisingly lacklustre Rangers.

A quick-fire Luis Suarez double had the visitors 2-0 up within 16mins.

The first of the Uruguayan's brace was a brilliant piece of individual skill as the Uruguayan's quick feet and movement left the home defence trailing before a clinical finish rolled the ball home.

Centre-back Daniel Agger headed a Steven Gerrard cross into the net on 28mins for the third and there were numerous chances either side of half-time for Liverpool to add to their tally.

Assistant manager Colin Pascoe, leading the side after manager Brendan Rodgers was sent home on doctors orders along with backup goalkeeper Brad Jones and LFC's head of performance Glen Driscoll, described the team's performance as 'awesome'.

"They were awesome today. The way they played, conducted themselves and controlled the game," said Pascoe at the post-match press conference.

"The way Luis and Stevie [Gerrard] and the boys played - you could go through the whole team. It was just a great team performance."

The 47-year-old also gave some insight into the illness that had effected the travelling party and praised the medical team's efforts to contain the situation.

Pascoe explained: "This morning, he [Rodgers] phoned me. I wasn't feeling very well myself, but he was worse than me!

"He didn't look so good, he was very, very white. We were in the hotel.

"All the preparation had been done for the match. Brendan picked the team. The presentations to the players were all set, I just did the presentations today. The driver had to take him [Brendan] back home.

"He wasn't in touch during the game - he's that bad!

"The way the medical team and the doctors isolated the players and the staff, they've been fantastic. Hopefully it's nipped in the bud and not too many players or staff will be affected by it."

Victory caps an inconsistent Christmas period for Liverpool with two emphatic victories following two disappointing defeats.

The results leave the Reds in ninth place where they trail fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur by eight points.

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Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Monday December 31 2012
Time: 12:48PM

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