23 Liverpool players called up for international duty in March

As domestic football makes way for another international interval, there are 23 Liverpool players in action throughout the March break.

Liverpool’s 1-1 draw away to Man City saw them head into this month’s recess in positive spirits, with their hopes of finishing in the Premier League‘s top four intact.

Jurgen Klopp is now set to take his squad to Tenerife for another mid-season warm-weather training camp, as he plots for a strong finish to the 2016/17 campaign.

The German will be without the majority of his first-team squad, however, with many of his key names embarking on international duty.

Picture by: Tim Goode / PA Wire/Press Association Images England's Adam Lallana during the International Friendly at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

While Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge missed out due to injury Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana were both included in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad.

The Three Lions will take on Germany (March 22) in a friendly and Lithuania (March 26) in a World Cup qualifier.

Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho have been drafted into Tite’s Brazil setup once again, with the duo likely to feature heavily for the Selecao.

Brazil play Uruguay (March 23) and Paraguay (March 29) as they look to seal their place in next year’s World Cup in Russia.

CARDIFF, WALES - Thursday, June 11, 2015: Belgium and Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet during a training session at the Cardiff City Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifying Round Group B match against Wales. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Another brace of Reds stars to be called up alongside each other are Simon Mignolet and Divock Origi.

They will hope to take part as Belgium play Greece (March 25) in their World Cup qualifier, before a friendly away to Russia (March 28).

Georginio Wijnaldum is in the Netherlands squad to play Bulgaria (March 25) and Italy (March 28), Emre Can has been called up for Germany’s clashes with England (March 22) and Azerbaijan (March 26) and Sadio Mane‘s Senegal play Nigeria (March 23) and the Ivory Coast (March 27).

Estonia will be looking for inspiration from Ragnar Klavan as they face off with Cyprus (March 25) and Croatia (March 28), with Dejan Lovren missing out for the latter.

BANGOR, WALES - Tuesday, November 15, 2016: Wales' Ben Woodburn celebrates scoring the third goal against Luxembourg during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship Qualifying Round Group 6 match at the Nantporth Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

A trio of Liverpool’s young hopes, Danny Ward, Ben Woodburn and Harry Wilson all made the Wales senior squad to play the Republic of Ireland (March 24).

And rounding off the Reds’ senior call-ups, Hull City loanee Lazar Markovic is in the Serbia squad to take on Georgia (March 24) in their World Cup qualifier.

Nine more Liverpool players have been included in their nations’ youth squads, as they look to continue their progress on the international stage.

LEIGH, ENGLAND - Tuesday, October 18, 2016: Liverpool's Marko Grujic warms-up before the FA Premier League 2 Under-23 match against Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Marko Grujic (Serbia U21s), Joe Gomez (England U21s), Ryan Fulton (Scotland U21s), Corey Whelan (Republic of Ireland U21s), Trent Alexander-Arnold (England U19s), Caoimhin Kelleher, Conor Masterson (both Republic of Ireland U19s) and Rhian Brewster (England U17s) will all be hoping to impress.

Meanwhile Liverpool U18s forward Glen McAuley helped the Republic of Ireland to the European U17 Championship with victories over the Faroe Islands, Slovakia and Cyprus this month.

Liverpool players on international duty: Simon Mignolet, Danny Ward (loan), Ryan Fulton (loan), Caoimhin Kelleher, Ragnar Klavan, Joe Gomez, Conor Masterson, Nathaniel Clyne, Corey Whelan, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Emre Can, Marko Grujic, Georginio Wijnaldum, Adam Lallana, Phillipe Coutinho, Harry Wilson, Sadio Mane, Lazar Markovic (loan), Ben Woodburn, Divock Origi, Roberto Firmino, Rhian Brewster, Glen McAuley

Left out: Kamil Grabara (injured), Adam Bogdan (injured), Loris Karius, Lucas Leiva, Mamadou Sakho (loan), Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, Jordan Henderson (injured), Kevin Stewart, Ovie Ejaria (injured), Sheyi Ojo, Danny Ings (injured), Daniel Sturridge (injured), Liam Millar

Retired: Alex Manninger, Joel Matip, James Milner

* Non-internationals will go to Tenerife with Klopp.

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