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Liverpool Vs FK Rabotnicki: Europa League Highlights, Team News and Preview

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July 29, 2010 - Skopje, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of - epa02266146 Liverpool's player David Ngog scores his second goal against Rabotnicki during the 3rd round qualification soccer match for the UEFA Europa League between Liverpool FC and FC Rabotnicki in Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 29 July 2010.

Liverpool are set to field star players in the second leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie against Rabotnicki on Thursday.
The Reds lead 2-0 from the first leg in Macedonia and summer signing Joe Cole could make his first competitive appearance for the Anfield club.
“I will put out the strongest team possible,” said manager Roy Hodgson.
Fellow World Cup players Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher may feature too, along with Argentina’s Maxi Rodriguez.
Liverpool are still without wantaway midfielder Javier Mascherano, as he was not registered for the early stages of the competition, while Spain duo Fernando Torres and Jose Reina and Netherlands pair Dirk Kuyt and Ryan Babel will not be considered as they only returned to training this week.

But the likes of Cole, captain Gerrard and Carragher may play after featuring in the friendly match against Borussia Moenchengladbach at the weekend.
“We are stronger on paper than we were in the first game because players that I did not consider using have now played at least 45 minutes on Sunday,” added Hodgson.
“That gives me a chance to throw them into the game. There are a few that are just back to Melwood after their holidays and we won’t be risking them of course.
Liverpool (from): Cavalieri, Johnson, Carragher, Skrtel, Agger, Aurelio, Aquilani, Gerrard, Jovanovic, Lucas, Cole, Ngog, Spearing, Kelly, Eccleston, Pacheco, Darby, Insua, Rodriguez, Gulacsi, Shelvey. (BBC Sport)

Tonight’s game at Anfield will give Roy Hodgson a chance to give some of his big name players their first significant run out in a game that may not be ultra competitive but will be a damn sight more useful than a friendly. The likes of Joe Cole, Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard will be looking to ease themselves back into action after their World Cup exertions.

David Ngog will be keen to start after scoring a brace in the first leg and either way the Merseyside outfit should have far too much for their Macedonian opponents.

Highlights of the 1st Leg

Rabotnicki 0-2 Liverpool


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