Liverpool gave sick manager Brendan Rodgers something to smile about by outclassing last-place Queens Park Rangers 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, with Luis Suarez taking his season's tally to 13 goals with a brace at Loftus Road.
Rodgers was sent home from London on the morning of the match because of an illness, and was so sick that he wasn't able to make contact with assistant manager Colin Pascoe during the game. However, it didn't stop his team producing one of its most fluent performances of the season, albeit against a beleaguered opponent seemingly destined for relegation.
Suarez scored in the 10th and 16th minutes and a lopsided first half was rounded off by Daniel Agger's header from Steven Gerrard's cross in the 27th.
''There was a gap today - you can tell when Brendan is not there,'' said Gerrard, whose team moved up a place in ninth in the standings. ''I'm sure he's getting looked after at home and he'll be happy with the lads.''
QPR, with just one win this cam...