By FOX SPORTS staff
The Reds travel to Russia for a tricky Europa League tie against Zenit St Petersburg on the back of a disappointing 2-0 Premier League defeat to West Brom.
Rodgers told the club's official website that he would not be applying his rotation policy for the upcoming fixture as the competition was not one that Liverpool were keen to let slip.
"I want to go in as strong as we can. I think we're on the down slope now - we've only got 12 games in the league and hopefully we can progress in the Europa League. We'll be looking to go strong," Rodgers stated.
"On the back of the players playing international games and two tough games away to Arsenal and Manchester City, it's something we'll need to look at. But there certainly won't be wholesale changes as there were in the earlier rounds because this is a competition that we want to be strong in and we've now only got two opportunities to get through to the next round."
With striker Daniel Sturridge and new signing Philippe Coutinho both ineligible to represent the Reds, the Northern Irishman urged the rest of the squad to pull their weight.
"Because of being involved with Chelsea in the Champions League and then them dropping down into the Europa League, it makes Daniel ineligible to play in the competition for us," Rodgers explained.
"Likewise, it's the same for young Philippe Coutinho, so those two miss out - but it's an opportunity for others to come into the group and hopefully prove their worth."
The Europa League game between Zenit St Petersburg and Liverpool will take place on Thursday.