After an intense season that saw Liverpool play in each of the 63 games possible, only 10 senior players are to start their summer vacation without first heading on international duty.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side set new benchmarks this season as they took each of the four competitions to the final day, winning two and falling agonisingly short in the next two.
It made for a remarkable, yet relentless campaign that demanded everything the players had to offer, and then some.
But for 22 first-team members, the season is not yet over having been called up for international duty, leaving only 10 senior players to immediately put their feet up for a deserved break.
Thankfully, a handful of international managers have acknowledged the toll the campaign has taken on Liverpool players and are to act accordingly.
Klopp will be eager to see his player enjoy at least three weeks, likely to be four, away from football before reporting back for pre-season for what is to be another hectic and disjointed campaign thanks to the World Cup.