Michael Mongie outlines when Liverpool’s international stars will appear in the FIFA World Cup in June.
After an incredible season, Liverpool’s international stars are getting ready for the FIFA World Cup with the first game of the season set to take place in 15 days. Hosts Russia will open the tournament against Saudi Arabia on the 14th of June at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.
After an entertaining season at club level, fans are excited to see who is crowned as World Champions, with many expecting Germany to win retain the title and continue their stranglehold on international football.
Jürgen Klopp will be going off on holiday but will be keeping a close eye on both transfers and the performances of his players in Russia.
Mohamed Salah for Egypt
There is a certain amount of doubt about whether or not the winger will be fit for the World Cup after spraining shoulder ligaments against Real Madrid in the Champions League but the Egyptian FA is confident he’ll be fit.
The Pharaohs’ first game is on the 15th of June against Uruguay, with their second up against the hosts four days later on the 19th. After taking on Russia, Egypt will finish their group stage fixtures on the 25th, with Saudi Arabia the side standing in their way.
According to Betting Top 10’s World Cup betting guide, Salah’s Egypt are 5.15 to win their toughest game of the group stage.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson for England
After a superb breakthrough season for Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold has been called up to the England World Cup squad and will join Henderson as the only Reds players to make it.
The Three Lions have a very good chance of making it to the knockout stages of the World Cup, with Belgium the only real threat in their group. England’s first game of the group will be against Tunisia on the 18th of June, with their second on the 24th against Panama.
Belgium will likely battle England for top spot in their group in the last fixture of the group stage on the 28th at the Kaliningrad Stadium.
Simon Mignolet has been named in the Belgium squad but will play second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois.
Sadio Mané for Senegal
Of Liverpool’s players going to the World Cup, Mané’s Senegal faces the most difficulty in their group, with Poland and Colombia tipped to be the be the two sides to progress to the Round of 16.
That said, Mané is in great form and is part of a Senegal side that boasts the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, Salif Sane and Moussa Sow. The Lions of Teranga face Poland in their first World Cup game in 16 years on the 19th of June before taking on Japan five days later.
Their final group stage game will feature Colombia on the 28th at the Samara Arena.
On FIFA’s website is a full list of the World Cup fixtures that you can have a look at to get you excited.
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