30 Liverpool players on international duty – with Mane and Mo staying at home

2 September 2019

Liverpool have seen 17 senior players called up for international duty in September, but both Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are able to rest.


The Reds ended August with a 3-0 victory at Burnley, topping the Premier League with four wins in four and having lifted the UEFA Super Cup earlier in the month.

It was a perfect start to the season for Jurgen Klopp‘s side, but now the squad departs for various qualifiers and friendlies for their national teams.

Seventeen players from Klopp’s first-team squad have been called up, along with 13 others either out on loan or playing for the Reds’ academy sides.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all named in Gareth Southgate’s England selection for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria (Sept 7) and Kosovo (Sept 10).

Jordan Henderson, England ((Nick Potts/PA))

Henderson was considered a minor doubt after being substituted at Turf Moor, but the Liverpool captain has confirmed he is fit to feature.

Alisson‘s injury forces him out of Brazil duty, but Fabinho is called back into the squad alongside Roberto Firmino for friendlies against Colombia (Sept 7) and Peru (Sept 11) in the United States.

Both Virgil van Dijk and Gini Wijnaldum remain staples for the Netherlands, who take on Germany (Sept 6) and Estonia (Sept 9) in their bid to reach Euro 2020.

Andy Robertson will captain Scotland in their qualifiers against Russia (Sept 6) and Belgium (Sept 9), with the latter including Divock Origi, who could also hope to feature against San Marino (Sept 6).

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Croatia's Dejan Lovren celebrates after the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Semi-Final match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium. Croatia won 2-1 after extra-time. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

While he is yet to play for Liverpool this season, Dejan Lovren is part of the Croatia squad to play Slovakia (Sept 6) and Azerbaijan (Sept 9).

Loan duo Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn can aim to feature for Wales against Azerbaijan (Sept 6) and Belarus (Sept 9), while Liam Millar was a late call-up to the Canada squad to play Cuba (Sept 8 and 11).

Caoimhin Kelleher is back from injury and will join the Republic of Ireland under-21s, while Kamil Grabara is with the Poland under-21s and Rhian Brewster with the England under-21s.

Brewster is one of seven Liverpool players named in the England youth sides, along with Rhys Williams and Curtis Jones (U19s), Layton Stewart (U18s), Harvey Elliott, Jarell Quansah and James Norris (U17s).

Netherlands captain Kenneth Taylor lifts the cup with his team-mates after victory in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final at Tallaght Stadium, Dublin. (Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images)

Sepp van den Berg is with the Netherlands under-19s and Ki-Jana Hoever is an age group below with the under-18s.

Wales under-19s have retained Morgan Boyes and Neco Williams, while the latter’s younger brother Keelan Williams will play for the Wales under-17s.

Mattio Ritaccio joins the United States under-20s for their clashes with Croatia (Sept 5) and the United Arab Emirates (Sept 9) in Slovenia.

Finally, Allan Rodrigues has been called up by the Brazil under-23s to take on Colombia (Sept 5) and Chile (Sept 9).


Liverpool in the September International Break

LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 26, 2017: England's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in action against Lithuania during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group F match at Wembley Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Senior players called up: Kelleher, Van Dijk, Gomez, Lovren, Van den Berg, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Hoever, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Elliott, Firmino, Origi, Brewster

Loanees and youth: Grabara, R.Williams, Boyes, N.Williams, Quansah, Norris, K.Williams, Allan, Woodburn, Wilson, Ritaccio, Millar, Stewart

Notable omissions: Alisson (injured), Adrian, Andy Lonergan, Vitezslav Jaros (injured), Joel Matip (retired), Nathaniel Clyne (injured), James Milner (retired), Marko Grujic, Naby Keita, Adam Lallana, Xherdan Shaqiri (pulled out), Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane

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