Liverpool vs. Young Boys will be one of the matches opening up the Europa League group matches this season. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
Liverpool historically are one of the most successful European teams in history, however, like many of the sides at this stage in the Europa League have opted to rest many key players and field a weakened side for tonight's game.
Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has decided to leave out Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, Pepe Reina and Joe Allen among others for the trip to Switzerland. Instead he has called up teenagers Samed Yesil, Suso, Conor Coady, Andre Wisdom and Adam Morgan. He has also included in the traveling squad new summer signings Nuri Sahin and Oussama Assaidi.
Some have been quick to criticize Rodgers over the weakened side, but others have defended his decision, pointing out that Liverpool face off against arch rivals Manchester United on Sunday in a key Premier League fixture.
Rodgers has said ahead of tonight's game, "I've brought young players who I feel, from what I've seen in the early part of the season, can come in and contribute," according to the BBC.
"You never actually know about young players until you actually put them in this situation but we have a good mixture as well," he added.
"We have experienced international players and some very talented youngsters so I'm very much looking forward to the game."
He continued: "[Goalkeeper] Brad Jones will play. He has been first class. He hasn't had a look in at all this season but he has come in and worked well. Guys like Jamie Carragher have been phenomenal. To see how he works and his passion to play for Liverpool is really encouraging and he is a great role model for players here.
"They are going to be up to speed in terms of games as the Europa League gives them chance to play.
"Boys like Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing have all been working hard in training and they will get minutes under their belts so if they are required to play they will be up to speed.
"Nuri Sahin needs games to get up to speed and they all need to keep ticking over because they're important players.
"There is no [reason] why they can't be involved at the weekend. The idea is for the squad to be small as it gives players who are just on the outside the motivation that they still have an opportunity."
Young Boys vs. Liverpool kicks off at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream by clicking here.