Liverpool forward Luis Suarez will miss the club’s tour of North America and their first game of the season against West Brom after being included in Uruguay’s squad for the Olympics.
Compatriot Sebastian Coates has also been included in the squad, while Craig Bellamy has made the Team Great Britain squad too.
The two countries are in the same group for the tournament and face each other in Cardiff on August 1st – the day before Liverpool’s first Europa League qualifier.
With Uruguay and Great Britain both expected to progress from their group – the other teams being United Arab Emirates and Senegal – they will then play in the quarter finals on August 4th.
With the Final taking place on August 11th, just a week before the opening game of the season at West Brom, it is likely that Suarez, Coates and Bellamy will be ruled out of that plus the second leg of the Europa League qualifier.
New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will hope to have the trio available for the opening home game against Man City on August 25th.