Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp does not believe a positive approach to his Europa League team selections will affect his side's Premier League form.
In stark contrast to his predecessor Brendan Rodgers, who would regularly rotated his side in Europe, the German coach has named strong starting XIs in both of his two European fixtures thus far.
Much has been made in recent years of the ramifications of playing in Europe on Thursdays and in the league on Sundays, but Klopp does not think it is any different to playing on Wednesdays and Saturdays, like most Champions League sides do.
"If you play Champions League, you are playing Wednesday and Saturday," Klopp said following his side's 1-0 win over Rubin Kazan this week.
"Nobody says 'okay, come on, go to Real Madrid with 17-year-old guys!', that is not fair for them. They get experience but not the experience they should get.
"Where is the difference [with Thursday and Sunday]? Is the only benefit that you like the other tournament more?"