Brendan Rodgers insists there is no reason to protect Raheem Sterling ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with Real Madrid at Anfield.
Sterling influenced all of Liverpool's goals in Sunday's edgy 3-2 victory at QPR, back in club action after criticism of England's decision to use him sparingly in Euro 2016 qualifiers.
The Liverpool boss remains frustrated with "misinformation" around the teenage forward's post-match recovery schedules.
Rodgers once again refuted suggestions the 19-year-old is handed two days' rest after club matches and confirmed Sterling will not be held back ahead of the Real showdown.
QPR 2 Liverpool 3 player ratings
QPR 2 Liverpool 3 player ratings
1/22 QPR: Alex McCarthy
Did a solid job deputising for Rob Green – little he could do about any of Liverpool’s goals. 6/10
2/22 Nedum Onuoha
Hardly tested during the first half before going off with an injury. 6
3/22 Richard Dunne
At fault for the Reds’ opener – didn’t adjust his feet quickly enough and turned Sterling’s effort into his own goal. 5
4/22 Steven Caulker
Scored the match-winning goal… at the wrong end. Unfortunate, having worked hard to keep his side in touch as Liverpool threatened to run away with the game having gone 1-0 up. 5
5/22 Yun Suk-Young
Solid performance apart from losing concentration for Liverpool’s opener – defended capably and provided width down the left as QPR dominated the first half – should keep his starting place. 6
6/22 Mauricio Isla
A real threat down the right in the first half, forced to move backwards by Onuoha’s withdrawal at half-time. 6
7/22 Karl Henry
Bullish performance in the centre of midfield. Bullied his more illustrious opponents at times. 7
Influential for 60 minutes before going off injured – his departure coincided with Liverpool taking control of the game. 7
9/22 Leroy Fer
Should have given his side the lead in the first half as he twice hit the bar with great chances – aside from that played well. 6
10/22 Bobby Zamora
The captain’s physicality was a threat to the Liverpool defence right from the opening moment – laid on chances for Austin and Fer that should have been taken. 8
11/22 Charlie Austin
A threat to the Liverpool defence throughout, could have got himself on the score sheet, but did well to set up Vargas’ first. 7
12/22 Liverpool: Simon Mignolet
Another shaky performance – made some good saves but looked extremely vulnerable at times. 5/10
13/22 Glen Johnson
Looked a little rusty on his return to the starting XI from injury – helped prevent a goal with some last ditch defending in the first half and crossed for Dunne’s own goal. 6
14/22 Martin Skrtel
The enforcer of Liverpool’s back four was completely bullied by Zamora and can count himself fortunate (or unfortunate) if he keeps his starting place against Real Madrid on Wednesday. 5
15/22 Dejan Lovren
Unable to handle the inspired Zamora until he went off – unconvincing. 5
16/22 Jose Enrique
Caused a lot of trouble by Isla in the first half – unable to impact the game going forward. 5
17/22 Jordan Henderson
One of few Liverpool players who could be reasonably satisfied with his performance. His mixture of effort and quality helped to keep the Reds in the game as they struggled in the first half. 7
18/22 Emre Can
Making his first Premier League start, the German U21 international failed to stamp his authority on the game and was replaced by Joe Allen soon after the hour mark. 5
19/22 Raheem Sterling
It wasn’t his finest game, but his decisive impact speaks for itself. Played a part in all of Liverpool’s goals and can now looking forward to taking on Real Madrid on Wednesday. 7
20/22 Steven Gerrard
Pushed into a more advanced role in the first half, he was anonymous until almost giving his side the lead just before the break – a bit better when dropping deeper in the second half. 5
21/22 Adam Lallana
Gradually working his way back to full fitness, the England man struggled to get involved during the first half but his shot did lead to Balotelli’s big chance. Went off soon after the hour mark. 5
22/22 Mario Balotelli
He didn’t deserve to be on the winning side. Spurned two great opportunities and generally didn’t look after possession very well. 4
"His recovery will be the way it is every single week and game that we play; there's no difference," said Rodgers.
"We always train: I think there was probably some sort of misinformation that went out.
"I said in the press conference the other day, and I can repeat for those that didn't hear it.
"When we play a game like today, tomorrow the players that have played today over the 70-minute mark will have a recovery session inside.
"The other players will work, the second day they will be outside on the field.
"The difference with the recovery on the second day, it's still tactical work, it's still technical work, but the density of the session is closed right down.
"So it will be no different from every other session.
"I call the second day recovery for me a football recovery session - they are not sat at home with their feet up and a hot chocolate.
"He'll be at Anfield on Tuesday night training and working, getting ready for the game."
Liverpool squeaked past luckless QPR, who dominated large swathes but paid a bitter price owing to own goals from Richard Dunne and Steven Caulker.
Eduardo Vargas equalised twice in the dying stages, before Caulker turned a Sterling pass into his own net.
Boss Harry Redknapp fumed at his side's rotten luck, with Rangers still rooted to the Premier League's foot.
The former Tottenham manager shrugged off speculation linking the likes of Tim Sherwood to his Loftus Road post, saying: "I couldn't give a monkey's.
"If it ain't good enough, it's up to other people to make their mind up.
"I don't go home and worry about speculation, I'm 68 nearly.
"What am I worried about? I'm not 35 with five kids trying to pay a mortgage.
"I love my job, and I do my best: I can't do any more and there's no one could do any better here at the moment than me.
"I hear other names mentioned, but they couldn't do any better than what I can do, that's for sure."