Big season ahead. 8 matches in qualifying massively took it out of us last season, and to get to the group stages, we had little option but to play our best team.
Our squad has more depth and is more robust that we can afford to give players game time and rest our more important starters. Yet this is a lineup that has the experience of Fod, Halliday and Goldson; the skill of Aribo and Kamara; and our best player starts up top.
Incredible that we can change it up so much and retain a strong and exciting team, albeit against poor opposition, but we couldn’t have done that this time last year.
Every side we list looks interesting/exciting.
This is a tie that we can use as an intense pre-season affair.
The manager isn't fckn about with the eleven he instead is seriously working out what he has got as a squad and how best he can utilise it.
These players aren't just playing for a first-team place they are slowly but surely learning to play the Gerrard way in a Gerrard team.