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Sturridge, Coutinho & Firmino score, Henderson & Mane assist: Liverpool FC International Roundup

Liverpool saw the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge star as the international break got off to a start this week

Of the first team, 10 players were on duty including Coutinho, Sturridge, Simon Mignolet, Ragnar Klavan, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Marko Grujic, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi.

Loanee Lazar Markovic and youngsters Ryan Fulton, Harry Wilson, Ovie Ejaria and Trent Alexander-Arnold were also in action during a busy week for Jurgen Klopp‘s men.

Brazil faced Bolivia on Friday and were thumped 5-0 as Reds’ duo Coutinho and Firmino continued their impressive early form this season by scoring a goal each.

Sturridge was on hand to give England the lead over Malta at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening—his first goal in almost two years at the stadium.

Henderson capped off another impressive performance by taking the Man of the Match award, as the Three Lions secured a 2-0 win.

Wijnaldum completed a full 90 minutes for the Netherlands as his side recorded a comfortable 4-1 victory over Belarus in their first World Cup qualifier of the break.

Estonia were also in action on Friday and Liverpool’s summer centre-back signing, Klavan, was on hand to lead his side out as they swept past Gibraltar, winning 4-0.

Both Mignolet and Origi were named on the bench for Belgium but neither made an appearance as Roberto Martinez’s side netted four against Bosnia & Herzegovina and kept a clean sheet.

Sadio Mane vs. Tranmere Rovers Credit: Propaganda

Liverpool’s man of the moment, Mane, played a full 90 minutes for Senegal as they defeated Cape Verde.

The forward set up a goal and, crucially, remained injury free ahead of the Reds’ clash with Manchester United after the international break.

As well as the Reds’ first-team stars, there were impressive international displays from the youngsters too, with Alexander-Arnold on the scoresheet.

The England Under-19s star netted a brace as Keith Downing’s side defeated Croatia 3-1 on Friday morning.

Later, Ejaria made his debut for England’s Under-20s, and had a successful evening as they also defeated Germany 3-1.

Liverpool’s Serbian Under-21s star, Grujic, continued his fine form for his country as he completed another assured display in their 3-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland.

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