Rodgers will not be on the sidelines after being isolated from the Merseysiders’ squad and sent home along with the club’s head of performance Glenn Driscoll and second-choice keeper Brad Jones.
First-team coaches Colin Pascoe and Mike Marsh will take charge of team affairs at Loftus Road with Hungarian keeper Peter Gulacsi likely to back up Jose Reina.
Liverpool’s club doctor Zaf Iqbal said: “It was impossible for Brendan, Glen and Brad to attend the game.
“They are not fit to be at the match and any contact with the rest if the squad could cause the bug to spread to more of the playing staff.”
Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon claimed referee John Beaton failed to protect his players from 'disgraceful' challenges during a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone.
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright has accused Neil McCann of deflection tactics as he denied reporting the Dundee boss to the Scottish Football Association.