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#LFCdebate: Should Liverpool treat the Europa League as a youth trial?

Every day at 6pm (UK) on This Is Anfield, we provoke discussion by posting an #LFCdebate question.

Dani Pacheco could benefit from more first team action in the Europa League
Much has been said about the dumbing down on the trophy formally, and gloriously, known as the UEFA Cup. But Liverpool live to challenge for the Europa League for another season.

And with the final qualifying round before the group stages kicking off with a first leg trip to Hearts in Scotland for the Reds, we ponder whether Brendan Rodgers would be best using this competition to give some of the more junior members of the squad a chance of first team action.

Or is the Europa League a trophy too important to experiment in? Should we be always fielding our best team, or giving more senior players a rest?

Should Liverpool treat the Europa League as a youth trial?

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