Liverpool V Rabotnicki

Can Roy go all the way to the final again this time with the Reds?...

Liverpool face Macedonian side FK Rabotnicki tonight in their first competitive game of the season. To get out the starting blocks in the Europa League it is still guesswork as to who Roy Hodgson will be fielding tonight in his XI.

Expect a lot of the big names to still be missing but perhaps players like Aquilani and David N'Gog who he has already utilised to start. Lucas Leiva is also strongly rumoured to be starting the game as captain which again indicates the likes of Reina, Carra, Gerrard, Torres, Kuyt etc etc will probably not feature. Some haven't even travelled over to Eastern Europe for the game.

It will be interesting to see how Roy sets up the side because although a win should be achievable comfortably, this is no match to be mixing and matching formations. However he sees it and whoever he plays i can't see this being a thriller though. Punt for a simple 1-0.

So who are FK Rabotnicki?

Well they were formed in 1937 and hail from the Macedonian capital Skopje.

They have won the Macedonian Football League three times, the Macedonian Republic League ten times and the Macedonian Cup twice.

The Macedonian League was ranked 40th in a list by UEFA in 08/09.

They play in all red whilst their away kit in mostly white.

They have previously made it too the third qualifying round of the Champions League and also have a decent record within the UEFA Cup/Europa League.

Aside from 5 Brazilians and one Croat their team consists of Macedonians.

Against a Liverpool side of any caliber this team should cause no threat, so let's hope the lads fielded tonight can go out and get a good result.

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