Jurgen Klopp has hinted he will field a strong team for Liverpool's Europa League group opener at LASK in Austria on Thursday.
The Reds have been installed as one of the favourites for the competition having reached the final in their last participation during Klopp's first season in charge in 2015/16.
New-look Liverpool have made an impressive start to the campaign with Saturday's 3-1 win at Wolves ensuring 13 points from a possible 15 and extending their unbeaten run to 16 games.
Klopp is expected to make wholesale changes for the game in Linz, with the likes of goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, left-back Kostas Tsimikas, midfielder Harvey Elliott and new signings Wataru Endo and Ryan Gravenberch all vying for a starting role.
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But despite having called on Academy players Jarell Quansah and Ben Doak in the Premier League already this season, the Reds boss has intimated he will not use the Europa League to blood a number of youngsters.
"If there will be kids involved that depends on the level the kids can show in that moment," he said. "We have real talent there (in the Academy), but it is not experimental. I think if we don't get hit by an injury crisis then we should have enough players to field Thursday and Sunday (at home to West Ham United) a top team, and that's pretty much the idea.
"So we will see, but we have good kids. That's the benefit of the (recent) international break, when you have all these kids in training. We had 16-year-old boys here, and they are incredibly good, incredibly talented.
"I can't wait for them, but now in the moment weRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk