Liverpool to call on Steven Gerrard and Joe Cole for Europa League tie

26 July 2010 10:46
Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is ready to pitch his World Cup players back into action by calling on them for Thursday's Europa League clash with FK Rabotnicki.[LNB]The Reds boss admits he is ready for a difficult discussion with his medical staff, who believe the players who were on duty in South Africa are not yet ready to play in Macedonia.[LNB]But Hodgson is clearly keen to get his Liverpool career off to a winning start and wants senior players, such as England's Steven Gerrard and Joe Cole, available for duty. [LNB] Are you ready? Roy Hodgson wants to call on the players who were on World Cup duty, including new signing Joe Cole and defender Jamie Carragher [LNB]'I don't know what to do at this stage,' said Hodgson. [LNB]'I will have to liaise with them and (head of sports science) Peter Brukner and make a decision by Tuesday on what sort of team I can put out.[LNB]'I can promise the Liverpool fans we will put out the best possible team, without compromising the future.[LNB] Team-mates: Steven Gerrard and Joe Cole played together for England in South Africa[LNB]'It is going to be a difficult discussion between myself and Peter because his feeling is we shouldn't use any of them and I am going to be tempted to say I want to use quite a few of them.[LNB]'The only players I will take will be the ones that I definitely think will play a valuable part in the game.[LNB]'If we are talking about senior players, it would be players prepared to start the game. [LNB]'I would not take Steven Gerrard there to play for the last 10 minutes as a substitute.' Liverpool defender Daniel Agger wanted by Juventus - and Italian giants may offer Christian Poulsen in returnLiverpool new boy Jovanovic is happy to Kop burden in absence of TorresPremier League kit special: The strips your team will be wearing next seasonLIVERPOOL FC

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