Reds to rotate in Europe
Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe admits squad rotation is likely to play a significant part in their Europa League campaign.
Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Martin Skrtel and Glen Johnson have all remained behind on Merseyside to rest ahead of Sunday's visit of Premier League champions Manchester City. That means some fringe players will be involved in the Europa League qualifying play-off in Edinburgh and Pascoe accepted that would be the case this season if they successfully progressed from the two-legged tie. "That's the way you've got to look at it," he said. "With the squad and the players we have got here it's fantastic so you have to rotate the players because you play on a Saturday, then a Thursday and a Sunday, so it's an opportunity for all the players to perform. "One minute you are in the Europa League and the next we will be playing Manchester City, then it's the second leg against Hearts followed by Arsenal. "There are some fantastic games and teams who you want to play against. These are games we can't wait for."