Enjoy this gallery of a few of Liverpool’s players on international duty.
While the international break may deprive us of our regular viewing of Liverpool’s fluid attacking unit, it does provide us with the opportunity watch players link up with new players in different formations. This side of the international break is underrated.
Liverpool has 10 players on international duty with Simon Mignolet, Ragnar Klavan, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Marko Grujic, Sadio Mane, Phil Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Danny Sturridge and Divock Origi all being called up by their respective nations.
Lazar Markovic, Ryan Fulton, Harry Wilson, Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander-Arnold have also been given call-ups.
The most pleasing of the call-ups is Roberto Firmino’s call to join Brazil’s national team. Despite some stunning displays in a Liverpool shirt, the former Hoffenheim midfielder has been snubbed by his nation’s football team for the last year or so.
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Liverpool’s number 11 has been particularly impressive this season with 5 goals in all competitions. His tireless work ethic in the number nine role has led Jurgen Klopp’s gegenpressing machine from the very front. His call-up is very much justified and just what Brazil’s team needs; a potent striker.
Gareth Southgate will take charge of England for the first time against Malta on Saturday. His appointment as caretaker comes after Sam Allardyce was sacked by the FA. While there will be some awkwardness in the England camp, Hendo and Studge will be looking to crack on and make the most of the international break before returning to Liverpool next week.
Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana are both missing from the England squad through injury, while Dejan Lovren also misses Croatia’s World Cup qualifiers after picking up a knock against Swansea City. The trio’s return from injury is still unknown but there is hope that they’ll be available to play against Manchester United on the 17th of October.
Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi have been called up by Belgium but are expected to play second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois respectively. Lazar Markovic and Marko Grujic are both travelling with the Serbian national team and are expected to feature.
Have a look at some photos of the lads with their respective national teams: