Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren helped Croatia to a 4-1 aggregate victory over Greece to secure qualification for the World Cup in 2018.
Lovren played the full 90 minutes in both legs as Zlatko Dalic’s side sealed their place in Russia, winning 4-1 in the first leg and then drawing 0-0 on Sunday.
The 28-year-old is now likely to join the Croatia squad for next year’s tournament, having battled his way back into the fold after issues with former manager Ante Cacic.
And Lovren will be among a host of Liverpool players at the World Cup, having become the last to qualify.
After 28 years without a World Cup, Egypt will make their way to Russia lifted by the heroics of Mohamed Salah.
And Senegal, whose last involvement came in 2002, will also take part, with Sadio Mane likely to be Aliou Cisse’s key players at the tournament.
Emre Can should be part of the Germany squad, though he may have already departed the Reds, with both Borussia Dortmund and Juventus interested in signing the midfielder on a free transfer.
Elsewhere, Marko Grujic received his first call-up to the Serbia senior squad since 2014 for this month’s friendlies against China and South Korea, and could be involved at the World Cup.
The U17 and U19 European Championships will be held in May and July respectively, meaning a host of Liverpool’s youngsters could also be in action over the summer.
Liverpool Players Potentially at the 2018 World Cup
Germany: Emre Can
Spain: Alberto Moreno
Egypt: Mohamed Salah
Senegal: Sadio Mane
Serbia: Marko Grujic
Croatia: Dejan Lovren