SHOULD ROY RISK WORLD CUP PLAYERS IN EUROPA LEAGUE MATCH?

Friends Of Liverpool

Roy Hodgson faces an enormous selection dilemna this week.
As we begin our Europa League campaign on Thursday in Macedonia, he must decide whether to persevere with the Academy and reserve team players who did well enough but were clearly second best in yesterday’s defeat to Kaiserslautern.
“The sports science people are keen we don’t throw the World Cup people into action, but to throw this team into the Europa League might be a bridge too far for them” said new boss Hodgson after the defeat and very limited performance by the youngsters.
With Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, Glen Johnson, Joe Cole and Daniel Agger already back at Melwood, the burning question is, should he go against Head of sports science, Peter Brukner, and play some of our first teamers against Rabotniki.
While I, like everyone else, wants desperately for us to win the Premiership, there is always a need for a club like Liverpool to be playing matches in Europe.
We need those magical European nights to inspire the fans and the club itself.
Lets face it, if Benitez had won the Europa League last season, he might still be the boss.
So what should Hodson do, play the likes of Stevie G and Carra, or stick with the kids?
Hobson’s choice, he is damned if he does and damned if he doesn’t play some of our regular first teamers.
I hope he plays our star players, for one half at least.
What do you guys think, should Hodgson play his best players for this game or face going out of the Europa League at this early stage?

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