With just over a week to go until Euro 2020 kicks off, eight Liverpool stars have been named in their national squads for the tournament.
While the last few weeks have seen the announcements of numerous provisional squads, June 1 was the deadline to get the final 26 names in.
Among these are eight current Liverpool players, plus Gini Wijnaldum and Ozan Kabak, who are confirmed to be leaving this summer.
So while the Reds won’t be in actions any time soon, fans will have plenty of action to catch in order to get their footy fix.
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Here is the lowdown on all eight.
Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold – England
It is actually quite unusual to only see two Liverpool players selected in the England squad. There is normally a fair scatter of Reds wearing white at major tournaments.
To be fair, Joe Gomez would have been in the squad if he was fit, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones could have made it if they were getting more regular game time.
In fact, the two Liverpool stars that are in the squad may not even play. Jordan Henderson is still on the comeback from a long-term injury, while Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of four right-backs selected.
Of course, both should be guaranteed starters. They are both world-class footballers.
Only time will tell us whether we get to see either of them play major roles this summer.
Thiago – Spain
Thiago will likely be a key man for a Spain side that is short on experience.
While Luis Enrique’s side is talented, it is very raw. Thiago will be crucial in bringing guaranteed quality and big-game know-how.
Especially if he brings his form of the last month, the midfielder may help the Spaniards spring a few surprises.
Diogo Jota – Portugal
Of all the Liverpool players going to Euro 2020, Diogo Jota may be the one to keep the closest eye on.
Portugal have a quietly exceptional squad and have a real chance of retaining their crown.
Jota faces competition for a starting spot, but if his recent form for the national team continues, it will be impossible for Fernando Santos to leave him out.
Andy Robertson – Scotland
Andy Robertson will captain Scotland in their first major tournament since 1998.
Ex-Liverpool assistant coach Steve Clarke is in the awkward position of having his two best players in the same position. Kieran Tierney will probably play on the left of a back three, with Robertson at left-wingback.
If Robertson can captain his side to the knockout stages and pick up an assist or two on the way, it will be a great achievement for him.
Xherdan Shaqiri – Switzerland
While he is a bit-part player for Liverpool, Xherdan Shaqiri is a Swiss football legend.
He has 90 caps and 23 goals for his country and will once again be a vital player this summer.
Shaqiri is flanked by some talented players like Nico Elvedi, Denis Zakaria and Breel Embolo, so Switzerland may actually be dark horses to go far in the competition.
Neco Williams and Harry Wilson – Wales
Finally, we have a Welsh duo with sparing Liverpool appearances between them. In fact, the pair may not even be Liverpool players by the time next season begins.
While Neco Williams may leave on loan (he shouldn’t, he is more than capable of being Alexander-Arnold’s deputy), Harry Wilson will surely leave for good this summer.
First, though, they have a major international tournament to worry about.
Williams will likely play second-fiddle to Connor Roberts at right-back, but Wilson will be pushing hard for a starting spot.
Wales will be hoping for another run like they had in 2016. This time may be less of a surprise, however, with some really talented youngsters buzzing around the squad.
The Dragons will hope that the pair of Liverpool youngsters will help them to a successful Euro 2020.