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Internationals: Where each LFC player is playing this weekend

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With a long weekend of international football ahead of us, we take a look at which Liverpool player is performing where over the next few days.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, June 2, 2012: England's James Milner in action against Belgium during the International Friendly match at Wembley. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

We’d be lying if we said the international break was little more than a nuisance, with the new Premier League season frustratingly called to a halt for a fortnight.

There is also the risk of a Liverpool player picking up an injury while in action for their respective country; something we have experienced time and time again with Daniel Sturridge, among others.

Numerous Reds players will be action over the weekend, whether it be in Europe, South America or elsewhere across the globe.

Here is a round-up of who is playing where:

Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner – England

Liverpool’s new signings are both likely to start for the Three Lions, as they face minnows San Marino away on Saturday, before hosting Switzerland at Wembley next Tuesday in their Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Simon Mignolet, Christian Benteke and Divock Origi – Belgium

The Reds’ Belgian trio have all been called up by coach Marc Wilmots, although it is unlikely any will start against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Thursday.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - Sunday, November 16, 2014: Wales' James Chester and Belgium's Christian Benteke during the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Group B game at the King Baudouin [Heysel] Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Simon Mignolet is very much back-up to Thibaut Courtois, Christian Benteke has a thigh injury and Everton‘s Romelu Lukaku will likely start ahead of Divock Origi.

Belgium also play Cyprus on Sunday.

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho– Brazil

Roberto Firmino is joined by Philippe Coutinho despite Dunga’s original omission of the Liverpool No. 10 for this squad.

Firmino is likely to feature heavily in the Selecao‘s friendlies against Costa Rica and USA, which take place in New York and Boston, respectively.

Martin Skrtel – Slovakia

Martin Skrtel is Slovakia’s captain, but the 30-year-old is suspended for his country’s clash away to Spain on Saturday evening.

The Eastern European’s also host Ukraine on Tuesday when Skrtel should return.

Dejan Lovren – Croatia

The Reds’ much-maligned defender will probably be relived to get away from Melwood for a week or so, after another disappointing performance against West Ham last Saturday.

He may well start for Croatia when they travel to Azerbaijan on Thursday, before visiting Norway three days later.

Emre Can – Germany

Emre Can has received his first call-up to Germany’s senior squad, and will be hoping to make his debut in one of his country’s qualifiers against Poland and Scotland.

The 21-year-old is someone who coach Joachim Low rates highly, and it will be interesting to see how he fares, should he play for the world champions.

Adam Bogdan – Hungary

Liverpool second-choice goalkeeper has joined up with his Hungary teammates ahead of qualifiers at home to Romania on Friday and away to Northern Ireland on Monday.

Jordan Williams – Wales

The youngster received a surprise call-up to the Wales squad for their crucial qualifiers against Cyprus and Israel on Thursday and Sunday, but it seems unlikely that he will feature, given his lack of experience.

Lazar Markovic – Serbia

The 21-year-old, who has surprisingly been loaned out to Turkish side Fenerbahce by Liverpool, could start for Serbia in Friday’s home qualifier against Armenia, and Monday’s friendly away to France.

PORT TALBOT, WALES - Thursday, November 1, 2012: England's Joseph Gomez in action against Wales during the Under-16's Victory Shield match at Victoria Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Joe Gomez and Jordon Ibe – England U21s

Two of Liverpool’s brightest young players, and England’s for that matter, will should play a part in Thursday’s friendly against USA’s U23 side, and in Monday’s clash away to Norway’s U21s.

Tiago Ilori – Portugal U21s

Ilori’s loan move to Aston Villa on Deadline Day came as a surprise to many, but the young centre-back’s attention now turns to Portugal U21s and their European Championship qualifier in Albania on Tuesday.

Jordan Rossiter – England U19s

Jordan Rossiter should play a prominent role for England’s U19s when they face Germany and Croatia’s U19 sides. Sheyi Ojo, on loan at Wolves, may also feature.

Not involved: Mamadou Sakho, Alberto Moreno, Jose Enrique, Jon Flanagan, Kolo Toure, Lucas Leiva, Danny Ings

Injured: Daniel Sturridge, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, Joe Allen

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