Liverpool players will embrace Europa League - Carragher

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says the players would welcome a new Europa League campaign next season.

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says the players would welcome a new Europa League campaign next season.

Liverpool's European campaign this season started on July 29, albeit with a number of fringe players because of the knock-on effect of the World Cup.

The Reds vice-captain believes utilising the whole squad will keep things competitive and harmonious in the early stages of the new campaign.

"Of course I can understand why fans would not want us to be in the Europa League and [as players] playing Thursday and Sunday doesn't give you much time to recover," he said.

"Realistically the manager would use the squad to start with and it would be good for the young players to get European experience as well.

"And I am sure we will be adding some new players to the squad next season so we would have a bigger squad than we have now and more players could be involved, playing more games.

"When you are only playing every Saturday it is difficult to keep players happy because you don't change the team so much so you end up having 10 or 12 unhappy players.

"Sometimes having more games can keep everyone happy at the club."

 
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