Liverpool’s stars are currently globetrotting with their respective national teams.
The final international break means Reds fans are twiddling our thumbs waiting for proper football to return. While we wait, RTK has been keeping an eye on our players’ international exploits.
Four Liverpool stars were in action last night and had a mixed evening.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain continued his fine form on international duty with England. The 26-year-old scored the opening goal for Gareth Southgate’s side in a 7-0 win over Montenegro. A lovely ball from Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell found Oxlade-Chamberlain free in the box and he lashed the ball home. The former Arsenal man will be hoping for another run out against Kosovo on Sunday as he continues his return to full match fitness.
Naby Keita scored his first goal since April while away on international duty. The Liverpool midfielder impressed as Guinea drew 2-2 with Mali in their opening game of African Cup of Nations qualification. Keita started and finished Guinea’s first goal of the game. His powerful run and good pass gave his teammate the chance to shoot. The opposition goalkeeper saved well but the Liverpool midfielder had followed his pass and tapped home the rebound.
Sepp Van Den Berg played for the Netherland U19 side who drew 3-3 with Czech Republic. The 17-year-old continues to ship goals for whatever what team he plays in. During his seven starts for Liverpool U23’s they have conceded 19 goals.The Dutch centre back was also part of Liverpool’s epic 5-5 draw with Arsenal. As exciting as these games may be its not what you want to see from one of our best defensive prospects.
The 17-year-old right back Ki-Jana Hoever has been away at the U17 World Cup for the best part of a month. However, he had to watch from the sidelines as Hollands youngsters bowed out of the competition. After some great form Hoever was a sure starter but missed out due to a yellow card suspension. His side went on to lose the semi-final on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Mexico U17’s.
Joe Gomez was embarrassingly booed by England fans last night. After being attacked by Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and refusing to retaliate he has somehow become the villain. The England fans have been condemned by Gareth Southgate and the England players. Liverpool’s centre half will be glad to get back to Merseyside for a much warmer reception.