Rafa Benitez would have preferred to have been playing in the Champions League this week but instead his Reds prepare to do battle in the Europa League.

With Liverpool the favourites to lift the cup in Hamburg on 12th May Benitez has said he hopes to reward the club’s loyal supporters.

„There are still big clubs involved,” he stated.

„If we can get through a couple of rounds, though, I’m sure the atmosphere will be really good because the fans want to see us winning trophies,” he added.

Jamie Carragher will be fit to face Unirea Urziceni but Liverpool will be without Fernando Torres and Glen Johnson who remain injured.

Yossi Benayoun is rated as 50/50 after recovering from a rib injury.

Elsewhere Fulham face Shakhtar Donetsk at Craven Cottage in their first leg of their last-32 clash.

Roy Hodgson claims that his side have taken the europa Cup seriously throughout as well as juggling Premier League safety.

bigger squad I changed things around and used the freshest legs,” he said.

can,” he added.

Fulham will be without Andy Johnson, Clint Dempsey and John Pantsil as well as Paul Konchesky. Zoltan Gera should be fit to start.

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Europa League: Liverpool Kick Off At Anfield

Rafa Benitez would have preferred to have been playing in the Champions League this week but instead his Reds prepare to do battle in the Europa League.

With Liverpool the favourites to lift the cup in Hamburg on 12th May Benitez has said he hopes to reward the club’s loyal supporters.

„There are still big clubs involved,” he stated.

„If we can get through a couple of rounds, though, I’m sure the atmosphere will be really good because the fans want to see us winning trophies,” he added.

Jamie Carragher will be fit to face Unirea Urziceni but Liverpool will be without Fernando Torres and Glen Johnson who remain injured.

Yossi Benayoun is rated as 50/50 after recovering from a rib injury.

Elsewhere Fulham face Shakhtar Donetsk at Craven Cottage in their first leg of their last-32 clash.

Roy Hodgson claims that his side have taken the europa Cup seriously throughout as well as juggling Premier League safety.

bigger squad I changed things around and used the freshest legs,” he said.

can,” he added.

Fulham will be without Andy Johnson, Clint Dempsey and John Pantsil as well as Paul Konchesky. Zoltan Gera should be fit to start.

Read the article on 97.4 Rock FM

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