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Commitment impresses Marsh

Liverpool coach Mike Marsh has revealed midfielder Jordan Henderson was so ill before the match with QPR he was isolated from the rest of the squad.

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Mike Marsh: Praised Jordan Henderson for his attitude

Mike Marsh: Praised Jordan Henderson for his attitude

Henderson, goalkeeper Brad Jones and Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers were all unwell prior to Sunday's 3-0 success at Loftus Road.

And Henderson was the only one of the trio to make it to the ground, where the 22-year-old played a pivotal role for an hour as the Reds cruised to victory.

"I got a phone call early in the morning from the doctor to ask if I was well," Marsh said. "He was ringing round to have a bit of a roll call and I said I was fine.

"Jordan had stayed up in his room and he would stay there during pre-match to see how he progressed.

"He told me Brad wasn't well. He was isolated in his room as well until he left on the train. There were one or two others who were unwell as well.

"Then we got to the ground. We kept Jordan in the shower room until it was absolutely necessary that he came out. We relayed any information through an open door until we actually got outside.

"Jordan was then fantastic in the game and I think he showed us just how much he wants to play for the football club.

"He was certainly under the weather and you could see that from the colour of his face - he was pasty white. He lasted an hour and for that hour, I thought he was outstanding."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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