Liverpool may have ultimately lost when they travelled to Madrid on Saturday, but it wasn't quite in the fashion expected - and the Reds can certainly hold their heads high with their performance throughout the 90 minutes.
UEFA's newly introduced rule means the winner of the Europa League will be rewarded a place in the group stages of next seasons Champions League. With Goodison Park desperate for Champions League football, should Roberto Martinez prioritize this seasons competition over a top four finish in the Barclays Premier League?
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