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Pascoe: Rodgers was too sick to get in touch during QPR win
Meanwhile, Reds defender Jose Enrique will be out for around six weeks with a torn hamstring

LIVERPOOL ASSISTANT MANAGER Colin Pascoe has revealed that Brendan Rodgers was so sick on Sunday that he was not able to even make phone contact during the 3-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.

Reds boss Rodgers became so ill on the morning of the game that he was forced by the club’s doctor to return to Merseyside from London.

Pascoe himself had been struck down by the virus and was forbidden from entering the dressing room during half-time, in case any of the players were to become sick.

“(On Sunday morning), he [Rodgers] phoned me. I wasn’t feeling very well myself, but he was worse than me!” said Pascoe.

“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.”

The Reds were also struck by an injury blow to defender Jose Enrique, who is expected to miss the next six weeks of the season with a torn hamstring.

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